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Organizational Psychology

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Industrial and Organizational psychology is a subfield of psychology concerned with various facets of people in the workplace, including employee productivity and well-being.  This course will introduce methods, practice, research, and theories of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. The “Industrial” part of this course deals with human resource functions such as analyzing jobs, appraising employee performance, selecting, placing, and training employees.  The “Organizational” part is concerned with the social and psychological aspects of work, including employee attitudes, behavior, emotions, health, motivation, leadership, etc.  Both real-world applications and research will be emphasized throughout the course.
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By the end of this course unit students should be able to:
  • explain the meaning of Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • develop an awareness of the history and major perspectives underlying and driving the field of Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology.
  • describe how theory and research in I/O Psychology is applied in work settings.
  • elaborate the potential impact I/O Psychology has for society and organizations now and in the future.

Course Content : Introduction & History of IO Research Methods, Job Analysis, Attarctions and Socialization, Criterion Measurement, Productive Behavior in Organizations, Performance Appraisal Training & Development, Motivation Job Attitudes, Organizational Theory and Development, Organizational Change & Development Health & Safety at Work.

Method of Teaching & Learning:

Lectures, Tutorials and Assignments

Scheme of Evaluation:

End semester examination, Assignments and Tests

The weights given to each component of the evaluation method is announced at the commencement of the module.

Recommended Readings: Jex, S.T. and Britt T. W., (2008).Organizational Psyhology; scientific Practitioner Approach, 2nd Edition, John Wiley & Sons Inc., New Jursey.

Levy, P. A., (2010), Industrial Organizational Psychology; Understanding the Work Place, 3rd Edition, Worth Publishers, New York

Aamodt M. G., (2012), Industrial/Organizational Psychology: An Applied Approach, 7th Edition, Wadsworth Publishing, Belmont