Managerial Psychology OpenCourseWare: A Free Bachelor Level Course on Managerial Psychology by MIT

Published Feb 02, 2009

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Explore psychology principles related to operating a business and managing employees in 'Managerial Psychology Laboratory,' a free OpenCourseWare from MIT Sloan School of Management. This undergraduate level class helps business students get into the heads of potential customers and workers in order to manage more effectively.

Managerial Psychology Laboratory: Course Specifics

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Managerial Psychology Laboratory: Course Description

'Managerial Psychology Laboratory' combines lectures and hands-on experience to give students insight into how to deal with people and how to interpret the results of psychology studies impacting their businesses. The course begins with a survey of psychology concepts, such as perception, intuition and memory. Lectures then move into experimental design, giving students a foundation on which to build and conduct their own experiments in the psychology of economics. Assignments guide students through designing, conducting and interpreting a psychology experiment relevant to the business world. The final portion of the course analyzes experimental psychology's findings in business-related fields, including the psychology of money, labor, negotiating and working in groups. A set of classroom notes fleshes out the lecture slides. Professor Dan Ariely taught 'Managerial Psychology Laboratory' at MIT Sloan School of Management in 2004 as part of the bachelor's degree program in management science.

The lecture and recitation OpenCourseWare includes textbook recommendations, presentation slides, lecture notes taken by an MIT student, assignment guidelines and study questions. To download course materials, visit the business psychology course page.

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