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PSY 660 - Applied Cross-Cultural Industrial/Organizational Psychology

  • 3 credits

This course will examine cultural differences in the application of individual differences and organizational-level interventions to improve the utilization of human capital and organizational effectiveness. Research strategies and applied tools covered in earlier courses will be re-examined through a cross-cultural perspective.

This course organizes ideas in a way that students emerge from the class more “literate” in reading the often subtle, unaware operation of cultural factors in everyday life situations. We will consider how the study of culture is impacting psychology I/O Psychology as a discipline, but maintain an interdisciplinary perspective in order to create, for students, a useful schema for guiding cross-cultural research and managing intercultural encounters.

This course can be applied toward:


PSY 647 (Applied Industrial Psychology) or PSY 648 (Applied Organizational Psychology). Admission to the Plan C graduate program in Applied Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

Textbooks and Materials

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


  • Going Global: Practical Applications and Recommendations for Professionals (2010)
    Lundby, K., and Jolton, J.
    ISBN: 978-0470525333
  • The World is Flat 3.0: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century (2007)
    Friedman, T.
    ISBN: 978-0312425074