Industrial and organisational psychology is an area of psychology that concerns the scientific study of employees, workplaces, and organisations. It involves the application of core areas of psychology (personality, motivation, learning, health, group processes, intergroup relations) to understanding and improving performance and well-being in an organisational context. This course will cover the main topics in this field including personnel selection, performance management, training and development, motivation, teams, leadership and organisational culture and change. A distinctive aspect of the course is the continual focus on industrial and organisational psychology as being oriented to whole-of-organisation purpose, performance and sustainability.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
1. Have a broad understanding of key concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in industrial and organisational psychology from lectures, readings, assignments and interactions with the course convener, tutors and peers. (LO1)
2. Have a deep understanding of personnel assessment and selection, training effectiveness and how organisational identity and culture (norms, practices) can affect employee and organisational functioning. (LO2)
3. Have a deep understanding of basic research methods, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation that applies to industrial and organisational psychology. (LO3)
4. Have a broad understanding of the way theory and research in Industrial and Organisational Psychology applies to real-world issues and challenges and the practice of industrial and organisational psychology. (LO4)
5. Have an understudying of the distinctive role of organisational psychology in addressing whole-of-organisation functioning. (LO5)
6. Have effective written and oral communication skills facilitated through report writing, small group discussion, and presentations to class. (LO6)
Course Reading Assessment where students will be asked a specific question in labs based on the Course Reading listed in this handout (15%) (LO1, LO2)
A group presentation outlining an Assessment and Selection Process for Staff Recruitment (20%) (LO2 - LO6)
A Laboratory Report on Training Effectiveness Exercise (25%) (LO1, LO2, LO4, LO6)
Final Exam (40% short answer and essay questions). (LO1 - LO4, LO6)
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26 hours of lectures, 18 hours of laboratory classes (overall expected workload of 10 hours per week, including personal study time).
Requisite and Incompatibility
There is no textbook for this course.
Assumed KnowledgeThe course will assume an understanding of core areas of psychological research methods in Psychology and how to conduct, analyse and interpret quantitative findings. This would be consistent with students having completed PSYC2001 and any other two second-year units.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|8588||21 Jul 2014||01 Aug 2014||31 Aug 2014||30 Oct 2014||In Person||N/A|