Academic Catalog

BUS221 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

Course Code: 3530221
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 6.0
Department: Business Administration
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Lecturer Dr. BURAK ZOLU
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

The human element is a fundamental component of management. This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts and research in social psychology and human behavior. Particular attention is given to human behavior in large and complex organizations and the impact of organizations on human interrelationships. The course thus focuses on how social factors influence individual behavior. Topics include basic research methods, causes and effects of biases, attribution, happiness, depression, individualism, collectivism, conformity, gender, corruption, communitarianism, persuasion, groups and productivity, diversity and prejudice, conflict. Skills and strategies in organizational development and change, such as leadership, influence and control systems, group dynamics, and personal/organizational goals. The implications for managers in these areas are a major focus for this course.