Explain the historical, philosophical, and empirical foundations of the field of organizational psychology and the psychology of leadership.
Summarize the major tenets of pre-modernism, modernism, and post-modernism as they apply to the field of psychology.
- Evaluate how the history of organizational psychology has helped to shape important contemporary psychological theories and issues of leadership and leading organizations.
- Discuss the relevance of issues of diversity as they are related to the history of the psychology of leadership, with particular emphasis on how diversity issues have been handled historically and how people from diverse backgrounds have struggled in gaining influence in the field.
- Compare and contrast psychological theories of leadership in order to determine their foundational philosophical assumptions and values.
- Develop critical comparative skills in order to determine important similarities and differences in the various approaches to the psychology of leadership.