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PS5531: ORGANISATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (2020-2021)

Last modified: 11 Aug 2020 12:25


Course Overview

At some point in our lives we will, hopefully, enter the world of work and be met with some of the challenges and issues which confront organisations globally such as managing organisational change, how to create a talent pipeline and how to create high performing teams. This online module provides an opportunity for students to understand the role of Occupational Psychology in dealing with these challenges and how psychological theory underpins practice in the workplace and across organisations. 

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Jason Bohan

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of MSc Psychological Studies or Master Of Science In Psychological Studies or Msc Psychological Studies With Organisational Psychology (September)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

In exploring current challenges which impact on workplace performance and productivity, students will use insights from cognitive, behavioural and positive psychology to understand and evaluate these challenges for organisations. This module will highlight key theories and research in Occupational psychology as well as sharing case studies which demonstrate how the theory and research is used in practice to deliver specifically tailored workplace interventions. This module will equip students with knowledge and critical thinking skills required to understand and create real-world application of research. Through weekly discussion, students will be supported to use their developing knowledge to evaluate key theories, models and research and their practical application within a workplace setting.  

 

Topics include:

Psychometric assessment;

Learning, training and development;

Leadership, engagement and motivation;

Wellbeing and work;

Work design, organisational change and development.


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Class Test - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Feedback will be delivered online on all summative assessments.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandTo relate concepts and principles from the psychology of training and development to real occupational issues and to describe the rationale for designing useful training interventions and evaluation.
FactualUnderstandTo demonstrate an understanding of different types of psychological assessment in the workplace and the relationship between test scores and job performance.
FactualUnderstandTo understand Occupational Psychology, the role of the practitioner and the impact that psychology-based interventions can have on workplace performance.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Class Test - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks 48 Feedback Weeks 51

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Feedback

Similar to first attempt, with existing pass mark carried forward so that resit is only needed for failed element(s).

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandTo discuss how the concept of work-life balance is linked to other organisation concerns, wellbeing, job satisfaction and engagement.
ConceptualApplyTo understand theories of motivation and their application in the workplace.
FactualRememberTo describe the role of applied psychology to the study of organisations undergoing organisational change and development programmes.
FactualUnderstandTo demonstrate an understanding of different types of psychological assessment in the workplace and the relationship between test scores and job performance.
ConceptualUnderstandTo discuss and reflect on key leadership theories and their relevance to organisations.
ConceptualUnderstandTo relate concepts and principles from the psychology of training and development to real occupational issues and to describe the rationale for designing useful training interventions and evaluation.
FactualUnderstandTo understand Occupational Psychology, the role of the practitioner and the impact that psychology-based interventions can have on workplace performance.

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