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Department of Psychology, Unit Catalogue 2011/12

PS30130: Organisational psychology

Click here for further information Credits: 6
Click here for further information Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Click here for further information Period: Semester 2
Click here for further information Assessment: CW80OR20
Click here for further information Supplementary Assessment: Supplementary assessment information not currently available (this will be added shortly)
Click here for further information Requisites:
Click here for further information Description: Aims:
The intention of this unit is to:
* To provide students with an introduction to the role that psychological factors play in work-related behaviours.
* To cover core topics such as leadership, organisational learning; occupational health, safety & well-being, communication, group decision making, culture/cultural change; power, motivation, and group productivity and performance.

Learning Outcomes:
In completing this unit students would be expected to:
* Critically evaluate the ways in which psychological factors can affect organisational behaviour.
* Critically evaluate how psychologists conduct research in organisations.
* Be able to utilise their knowledge to discuss issues in organisational psychology.


* Comprehensive and scholarly written communication (e.g. essays) [e.g. F/A]
* Ability to select, summarise and synthesise written information from multiple sources
* Ability to develop rigorous arguments through precise use of concepts and models
* Ability to apply organisational theory into workplace practice
* Ability to select and use appropriate ideas to produce a coherent response to a pre-set question
* Ability to produce work to agreed specifications and deadlines
* Ability to work independently, without close supervision or guidance. Content:The course will cover key areas of organisational psychology. The following are a list of possible areas:
* Leadership
* Occupational health, workplace safety and well-being
* Man-made disasters and hazard-risk management systems
* Climate, culture(s) and cultural change interventions
* Communication - including managing public concerns
* Group decision making - including risk decision making
* Power
* Motivation and performance.
Click here for further informationProgramme availability:

PS30130 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Psychology
  • UHPS-AKB03 : BSc (hons) Psychology (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 4

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