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

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 11:00 - 13:00 - (24/4-29/5)
A5 Lecture Theatre (21/2-20/3)
17 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May

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

* Fees include New Zealand GST 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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