PSYC336-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020

Industrial and Organisational Psychology

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 February 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 29 May 2020

Description

This course provides an introduction to the field of Industrial Organisational Psychology (I/O Psychology). It will examine the applications of psychological theory and research to the workplace, in particular the contribution of I/O Psychology to enhanced organizational performance and improved employee attitudes. It is a prerequisite for entry into the postgraduate programme in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

The purpose of this course is to familiarise the students with the field of Industrial Organisational Psychology (I/O Psychology). This course will examine the applications of psychological theory and research to the workplace, in particular the contribution of I/O Psychology to enhanced organizational performance and improved employee attitudes.

Goals of the Course:
• To familiarise students with the field of Industrial/Organisational Psychology
• To prepare students to undertake postgraduate study in Industrial/Organisational Psychology and related disciplines
• To provide students planning to enrol in APSY courses with an introductory understanding of Industrial/Organisational Psychology
• To facilitate competence development relevant to Industrial/Organisational Psychology research and practice

Learning Outcomes

  • A graduate of the course will be expected to:
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of the principal theories in the field and understand their applicability to the workplace
  • Identify and apply the methods and tools used by I/O psychologists, and understand their implications for personnel decisions
  • Identify the antecedents and outcomes of workplace attitudes, and demonstrate basic knowledge of the principal strategies employed by leaders to manage those attitudes
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of the impact of group and organisational structure on workforce perceptions, attitudes, behaviours
  • Critically evaluate material presented in journal articles

Pre-requisites

PSYC206. RP: PSYC211, 15 further points from PSYC200

Recommended Preparation

PSYC211, 15 further points from PSYC200

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Joana R C Kuntz

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Case Study Analysis 15%
Mid-Term Assignment 40%
Final Project 45%

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Kalliath, T., Brough, P., O'Driscoll, M.P., Manimala, M., & Siu, O-L; Organisational behaviour: A psychological perspective for the Asia-Pacific ; 2nd Ed; McGraw-Hill, 2014.

Course links

Library portal

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $867.00

International fee $4,250.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing on the department and colleges page .

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  • PSYC336-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020