PSYC09009 2019 Organisational Psychology
This module aims will give participants have an advanced understanding of essential theories and research evidence within the psychology of organisations and work. It is designed to form the participant within a strong theory but also equips them with a deep understanding of relevant issues related to the individual within work and the workplace. The module will address key areas, examining motivation, training, leadership, wellbeing, organisational culture; to group team roles and individual differences.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Examine the individual, human problems and the organisation
Assess the human motivations within work and the organisation
Critically evaluate the theories of leadership and participation within the work environment
Explore the role of groups and group dynamics within the workplace
Identify the fundamental principles underpinning the organisational culture and dynamics
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Live and online delivery: Synchronous delivery of live learning will occur weekly. Scaffold approach to the learning will occur; this will allow the student to develop the required skills over the term. During the semester online and one onsite workshop will be provided. Participants will contribute to the plan for the onsite component of this module. It may take the format of the workshop, but students will be able to determine their collective needs that can be addressed in this forum.
Module Assessment Strategies
This module will be assessed by continuous assessment worth 100%. This will be in the form of an organisational report.
The repeat assessment strategy will be dependent on overall grades and will be decided and documented at the Progression and Award Boards.
Subject repeat submission is capped at 40%.
LO1) The individual, work and the organisation
Understanding the individuals within work, human problems in the organisation and Organisational Psychology as a field.
LO2) Motivation, performance and job design
Assessing the various theories of motivation and the complexity of human nature; examine how managers assumptions and actions influence their worker's motivations; how job performance and motivations are related; and how job design can impact workers motivations, satisfaction and performance at work.
Critically evaluate the differing theories of leadership, understanding the difficulty of analysing leadership; connecting leadership and organisational participation.
LO4) Groups, teams and teamwork
Explore the formation and role of groups, group dynamics and the individual within the group. Understanding how teams work regarding communication, leadership, power and politics, conflict and negotiation; and function of teams within the organisational structure.
LO5) Organisations, organisational structures and dynamics Identify the key principles underlying the organisational culture and management; work-life balance, job satisfaction and job stress; ethical issues within organisations and conducting research in organisations; and careers and careers management.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Organisational Report||Continuous Assessment||Written Report||100 %||Week 10||1,2,3,4,5|
Required & Recommended Book List
2016-04-22 Work Psychology: Understanding Human Behaviour in the Workplace FT Publishing International
ISBN 9781292063409 ISBN-13 9781292063409
1979-12-01 Organizational Psychology: United States Edition (Foundations of Modern Psychology) Pearson
ISBN 9780136413325 ISBN-13 9780136413325
Written by an authority on organizational psychology, this interdisciplinary text can be used as a supplement in organizationsl behavior courses in departments of psychology and business.
2012-05-17 The Psychology of People in Organisations Pearson
ISBN 0273755765 ISBN-13 9780273755760
2017-11 Organisational Behaviour
ISBN 1292200685 ISBN-13 9781292200682
2016 Management and Organisational Behaviour
ISBN 1292088486 ISBN-13 9781292088488
Now in its 11th edition Laurie Mullins's Management & Organisational Behaviour is the essential guide to OB for students today. Over half a million students have used this engaging and practically focused book as their introduction to the world of management and organisational behaviour, and it continues to evolve and improve to serve the needs of modern students.Using both theory and practical, real-world examples, the textbook considers how organisational performance can be improved through effective management of people. This unique approach to the subject enables students to relate Organisational Behaviour to Management in the broader social and cultural contexts.
Journal of Occupational & Organisational Psychology
Advances in Organisational Psychology