Psychology of Leadership

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PSY 532 Psychological Foundations of Leadership

This course will provide a broad foundation of the psychological (social, cognitive, industrial and organizational) foundations underpinning leadership thinking and theory.

PSY 533 Ethics and Leadership: Psychological and Social Processes

This course provides a broad exploration of important psychological, cognitive, and social issues in leadership that will introduce students to the basic principles of operating as an ethical leader in organizations.

PSY 539 Foundations of Behavior, Motivation, and Attitudes at Work

This course will provide a broad foundation of the motivational, attitudinal, and behavioral aspects of leadership underpinning leadership thinking and theory. It will focus on material that will prepare students to think critically about their roles as leaders in organizations and expand their analysis skills to operate more effectively as future leaders.

PSY 811 Global and Cross-Cultural Leadership

This course provides a comprehensive examination of the psychological, social, and cultural factors that underlie expectations, preferences, and judged effectiveness of leadership practices and styles in organizations and work groups in the major cultural regions of the world.

PSY 812: Group Leadership and Effective Decision Making

This course examines the psychological and social factors that underlie decision making in work groups in organizational settings with an emphasis on the role that group leadership plays in decision processes.

PSY 813: Leadership for Creativity and Innovation

This course examines the psychological and social factors that influence individual and group creativity, with particular emphasis on how leaders can motivate individuals and teams to develop creative ideas and produce innovative products.

PSY 814: Psychology of Leading Work Groups and Teams

This course provides a comprehensive examination of the psychological and social factors that underlie group and team processes in work and organizational settings.

PSY 815: Psychology of Servant and Authentic Leadership

This course will provide students with an overview and awareness of the social, cognitive, and psychological processes characterizing authentic and servant leadership, respectively. The primary purpose of the course is to provide students with a deeper understanding of the importance of follower relationships and their role as leaders in guiding and developing subordinates.

PSY 816: Dysfunctional Leadership

This course approaches the psychological processes surrounding the darker side of leadership, with specific foci on destructive leadership, toxic supervision, leader error, and error recovery.

PSY 817: Psychology of Shared and Collective Leadership

The course will focus on providing a broad exploration of cooperative leadership. In particular, it will provide an understanding of the varying approaches to understanding and thinking about shared and collective leadership.

PSY 894: Capstone Experience

The capstone presents an opportunity for you to demonstrate that you can apply the principles, theory, and content studied over the course of the Psychology of Leadership Master of Professional Studies (PSY MPS) program to an applied issue of importance in the field of leadership.

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