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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
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 workplaceIdentify and apply the methods and tools used by I/O psychologists, and understand their implications for personnel decisionsIdentify the antecedents and outcomes of workplace attitudes, and demonstrate basic knowledge of the principal strategies employed by leaders to manage those attitudesDemonstrate basic understanding of the impact of group and organisational structure on workforce perceptions, attitudes, behavioursCritically evaluate material presented in journal articles
PSYC206. RP: PSYC211, 15 further points from PSYC200
PSYC211, 15 further points from PSYC200
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Joana R C Kuntz
Chmiel, Nik , Fraccaroli, F., Sverke, Magnus;
An introduction to work and organizational psychology : an international perspective
John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2017.
Domestic fee $877.00
International fee $4,438.00
* 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.
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