Internationalizing the Curriculum in Organizational Psychology

Internationalizing the Curriculum in Organizational Psychology


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This book assembles state-of-the-art thinking on the internationalization of the curriculum of training centers in I/O and Work Psychology. The experts contributing chapters share their thoughts on the knowledge and skills that students must master in the 21st century, as well as their research on how we can develop students to be globally perceptive, culturally competent working professionals. Chapters cover a full range of topics such as: the scope of subject matter and content, learning objectives and outcomes, global competencies, co-curricular activities, experiential learning and the tacit curriculum, while curriculum development must stem from the philosophy of each institution, these philosophies may diverge in focus (e.g. science versus practice) and outcomes (e.g. jobs versus mastery). Therefore, the goal of the book is not to prescribe a particular curriculum, but rather to provide insight on possible curriculum elements that may be customized for use by training institutions.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461494010
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 11/26/2013
Edition description: 2014
Pages: 338
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Richard Griffith, Ph.D.

Dr. Griffith is a Professor in the Industrial Organizational Psychology program and the Director of The Institute for Cross Cultural Management at the Florida Institute of Technology. He received his doctoral degree in I/O Psychology from The University of Akron in 1997. He is the author of over 75 publications and presentations in the area of personnel selection and is the editor and author of several books, chapters, and journals on the topic. He has conducted funded research for the Department of Defense examining the measurement and training of cross-cultural competence and the development of region specific cultural databases. Dr. Griffith provides coaching in global leadership and executive presentations, specializing in presentations conducted abroad. He is currently the Associate Editor of the European Journal of Psychological Assessment and the co-editor of the books "The Age of Internationalization" and "Leading Global Teams: Translating the Multidisciplinary Science to Practice". His work has been featured in Time magazine and The Wall Street Journal.

Lori Foster Thompson, Ph.D.

Dr. Lori Foster Thompson is an Associate Professor of Psychology at North Carolina State University. Her area of specialization lies at the intersection of Industrial-Organizational (I-O) psychology and technology, with a notable proportion of her work dealing with global issues, such as the application of technology and I-O to humanitarian work within and outside of developing countries. She currently leads a task force on Humanitarian Work Psychology for the International Association of Applied Psychology, Division 1. She is also a member of the Society for I-O Psychology’s (SIOP’s) Executive Board where she oversees three committees, including International Affairs. Lori has taught graduate I-O courses domestically and abroad and has traveled to various countries including Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Spain, Italy, France, England, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, and Mexico. She is founder and editor of the “Spotlight on Global I-O” column for SIOP’s quarterly publication, TIP.

Brigitte Armon, Ph. D. candidate

Brigitte Armon is a Ph. D. candidate in the International I/O Psychology program at the Florida Institute of Technology where she also works as the Assistance Coordinator in the International Student Services Office. She is a research scientist with the Institute for Cross-Cultural Management (ICCM), where she conducted funded research on the development of regional cultural databases. Brigitte is the author of several articles and chapters discussing the internationalization of the organizational psychology curriculum. Ms. Armon graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh with B.S. in Psychology in 2007.

Table of Contents

Expect Surprises: I-O and the Global Business Environment.- Challenges and opportunities to developing South-North program partnerships.- The Science of a Global Organizational Psychology: Differing Approaches and Assumptions.- Educational Approaches Across Cultures: Consequences for International IO Programs.- An Integrated International Learning Model for Internationalizing I/O Psychology Programs.- Teaching and Learning Work, Organization and Personnel Psychology Internationally: The Erasmus Mundus Program.- Preparing Global Managers and Consultants: A Justification and Framework for International Exchange Programs in Higher Education.- I/O Cross-Cultural Competencies: Enhancing Creativity and Innovation in Organizations.- Developing Successful Global Contracts.- Training and Retraining I-O Psychology Faculty for Internationalization.- The Making of Generation G: Education and Collaborative Teaching to Create the Next Generation of International Work and Organizational Psychologists.- International Collaboration Experience (ICE): Using Multi-Country Student Projects to Enhance Learning and Faculty Research.- Challenges of Conducting Global Research.- Doing Research in International Organizations.

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