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PSYCH 358

Leadership Development

Psychology College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Course Description

Principles and practices of successful leadership: decision making, communications, planning, team building, motivation, and interpersonal skills.

When Taught

Fall and Winter

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

2

Fixed

2

Note

Offered by BYU Independent Study; enroll anytime throughout the year; one year to complete; additional tuition required; register at is.byu.edu.

Title

2. Apply leadership theory to specific situations

Learning Outcome

Students will learn to apply leadership theory to specific organizational situations. Measurement: Writing assignment.

Title

1. Major areas of the psychology of leadership

Learning Outcome

Students will demonstrate a basic understanding of the major areas of the psychology of leadership, including leadership as trait or as function; leadership styles (charismatic, transactional, transformational); contingency and situational leadership; ethics and responsibility; influence tactics; teamwork and team-building; motivation and coaching skills; creativity and innovation; communication, negotiation, and conflict resolution; strategic and tactical leadership; leadership development and succession planning. Measurement: Multiple choice tests, short essays.