Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


CODE PSY3647

 
TITLE Selected Topics in Organisational Psychology

 
LEVEL 03 - Years 2, 3, 4 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 4

 
DEPARTMENT Psychology

 
DESCRIPTION The study-unit aims to provide the students with an opportunity to expand their understanding of organizational dynamics, behaviours and psychology by engaging in several case studies relevant to organizational psychology. Participants will have the opportunity to appreciate how theories translate into real practices at work. They will do this by evaluating case studies, group discussions, short lectures and presentations. At the end of the study-unit students will:
- Appreciate better how certain theories learnt in organizational psychology translate into the workplace;
- Be able to provide a more knowledgeable opinion about the validity and utility of such practices at work.

Tentative Study-unit Outline:

There is no fixed study-unit outline for this study-unit. Students will be given a brief overview of organizational psychology and then presented with several case studies in several areas of organizational psychology to discuss.

Required Text:

- Arnold, J. & Randall, R. (2010). Work psychology: understanding human behaviour in the workplace. (5th edition). Londlon: Pitman Publishing.

Required List:

- Harvey, D. & Brown, D. R. (2001). An experiential approach to organizational development (6th edition). New Jersey: Prentice Hall.
- Lussier, R. N. (2002). Human relations in organizations: applications and skill building (5th edition). Boston: Mc-Graw Hill Irwin.
- Osland, J. S., Kolb, D. A., & Rubin, I. M. (2001). Organizational behavior: an experiential approach (7th edition). New Jersey: Prentice Hall.

 
RULES/CONDITIONS Before TAKING THIS UNIT YOU ARE ADVISED TO TAKE PSY2623

 
ADDITIONAL NOTES This study-unit is only offered to students with Psychology as an area of study.

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Assignment SEM1 Yes 100%

 
LECTURER/S

 
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