Internationalizing the Curriculum in Organizational Psychology

  • Richard L. Griffith
  • Lori Foster Thompson
  • Brigitte K. Armon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ishbel McWha, Gubela Mji, Malcolm MacLachlan, Stuart C. Carr
      Pages 17-40
  3. Curricula

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Jessica L. Wildman, Rubina A. Qureshi, Maritza Salazar, Eduardo Salas
      Pages 59-78
    3. Sharon Glazer, Carolina Moliner, Carmen Carmona
      Pages 79-103
  4. Competencies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Barbara Kożusznik, Barbara Kożusznik, Małgorzata W. Kozusznik, Małgorzata W. Kozusznik
      Pages 151-181
    3. Matthew O’Connell, Mei-Chuan Kung, Esteban Tristan
      Pages 183-206
  5. Concrete Action

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 335-338

About this book


Since the days of silk roads and spice routes, international commerce has been essential to business. Today, from air travel to the Internet, advances in technology have served to make the business world smaller. Yet, despite the real world's march towards globalization, organizational psychology as an academic discipline has yet to incorporate these developments into its degree programs.

Internationalizing the Curriculum in Organizational Psychology counters this resistance with a flexible floor plan to bring practical cross-cultural content into education and training. An expert international panel offers guidance on key aspects of curriculum design, including subject matter, learning objectives, competencies, and experiential learning, with here-and-now global insights and business as well as pedagogical savvy. The approach is far from monolithic, as these diverse contributors challenge readers to embrace complexity, surprise, and the inevitable humorous moments that come with cultural exchanges. Among the areas featured: 

  • Meaningfully applying cultural knowledge.
  • The dominance of Western perspectives and assumptions.
  • Core competencies for the cross-cultural curriculum.
  • Tools for implementing internationalism in course content.
  • Educational models from abroad.
  • Internationalizing faculty development.

For faculty and administrators in industrial/organizational psychology, organizational behavior, work psychology, and applied psychology programs who wish to incorporate an international component to their curriculum or courses, Internationalizing the Curriculum in Organizational Psychology occupies the ground floor of the next major paradigm shift.



Cross Cultural I/O Competencies Global Business Environment Global I/O in the Classroom Internationalization in global business management The Erasmus Mundus Program applied international/organizational psychology cross-cultural issues in organizational psychology global talent management industrial/organizational psychology international HR international curriculum work and organizational psychology

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard L. Griffith
    • 1
  • Lori Foster Thompson
    • 2
  • Brigitte K. Armon
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Cross Cultural ManagementThe Florida Institute of TechnologyMelbourneUSA
  2. 2.North Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA
  3. 3.The Florida Institute of TechnologyMelbourneUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-9401-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-9402-7
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