This course will begin with an introduction to Applied Psychology in work settings by taking a context based approach. Students will be introduced to the development of Applied Psychology and will then see how various psychological theories help our understanding of, and contribute to explaining, human behaviour in the workplace. The course will look at the application of Psychology in the context of organisational behaviour, including leadership, working in groups, and employee motivation, satisfaction and wellbeing. There will be a different focus each week to enable greater depth of learning, and students will learn to recognise the multiple psychological perspectives that help in understanding of human behaviour in context.
Aims of the course:
- To introduce students to Applied Psychology.
- To show students how Psychology can be applied specifically to the workplace.
- To show students how various psychological approaches contribute to our understanding of workplace behaviour.
As a result of the course, within the constraints of the time available, students should be able to:
- Develop knowledge of how Psychology can be applied to work settings and workplace behaviour.
- Show knowledge of how various psychological perspectives help explain selected examples of workplace roles and behaviour
- Show knowledge of how to reapply Psychology to other workplace contexts
- Orientation Week: 27 October-2 November, 2014
- Teaching Weeks: 3 November-7 December, 2014
- Feedback Week: 8-14 December, 2014
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