Industrial & Organisational Psychology

University of Queensland

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Industrial & Organisational Psychology

  • Host University

    University of Queensland

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Behavioral Science, Psychology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Recommended Prerequisite

    PSYC2040 + PSYC2010

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Description
    The work environment is a challenging context in which to understand human behaviour. Organisational psychology is a growing field. This course overviews theories and empirical research in industrial and organisational psychology from individual and group views. Topics include work motivation, job attitudes, team conflict, leadership, personnel selection and training.
    Course Introduction
    Organisational psychology is concerned with the application of psychological principles and practices to the workplace. This course introduces theories and models relevant to understanding behaviour at the individual, group, and organisational levels of analysis. In addition, PSYC3202 focuses on a range of practice issues in the area of organisational psychology (e.g., recruitment, selection, training, and appraisal). Throughout the course, links between research and practice will be emphasised in line with the scientist-practitioner approach to organisational psychology.
    Learning Objectives
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    • Develop a comprehensive understanding of theories and models relevant to understanding behaviour in organisations at the individual, group, and organisational level
    • Become familiar with a range of human resource practices implemented by organisational psychologists in organisations (e.g., selection, training, performance appraisal)
    • Evaluate research papers in terms of their methodological and theoretical adequacy
    • Describe the roles and responsibilities of organisational psychologists in the workplace
    • Demonstrate familiarity with a range of tools and instruments (e.g., surveys and other data collection strategies) used when conducting organisational psychology research and practice
    Class Contact
    2 Lecture hours, 2 Tutorial hours
    Assessment Summary
    Online Quiz: 10%
    Paper: 50%
    Final Exam: 40%

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