PSYC 3210: The Psychology of Leadership

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Course Format Lecture 4.0 h + Seminar 0.0 h + Lab. 0.0 h
Credits 3.0

Course Description

What makes a great leader? Social psychologists exploring this question have inspired a wide range of research since the 1930s. Students explore the history and nature of leadership and the challenges in defining leadership. In the course, students review major approaches and theories and outline their strengths and weaknesses and their application to a variety of leadership situations. Topics covered may include the great man theory, charisma, individual differences, contingencies of leadership, the importance of followers, transactional and transformational leadership, power, social identity, and contextual issues such as gender, culture, and ethics in leadership.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in PSYC 1115 and 1215; or a minimum "C-" grade in BUSM 2200.

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