PSY 647 - Applied Industrial Psychology

  • 3 credits
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Industrial psychology is the study of theory and techniques related to understanding, predicting, and managing human behavior within organizations. Key methodologies emphasized in the course include: job analysis and competency modeling, recruitment, selection and validation, performance management, and training and development.

This course can be applied toward:


Admission to the Plan C graduate program in Applied Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Offered as an online course only. Credit not allowed for both PSY 647 and PSY 643.

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Human Resource Management: An Experiential Approach, 6th Ed. (2012)
    John Bernardin
    ISBN: 978-0078029165

Only basic version of textbook is needed, not the premium content.

ISBN is: ISBN-13: 978-0078029165


James Weston

James is an alumnus of Appalachian State University and Colorado State University. James' research interests include employee motivation, organizational culture and organizational change. At present, James teaches Fundamentals of Management in the College of Business at Colorado State, and also works as a project manager on a National Science Foundation grant actively managing organizational change and culture. James' consulting experiences have focused on leadership development and assessment centers.

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