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PY3105 - Working it: Psychology in the Work Force

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject presents a contextual approach to organisational psychology encompassing both theoretical roots and their application to the workplace. The psychology of behaviour in organisations is explored at descriptive and analytic levels and linked to its use in intervention. Topics range from understanding the impact of context on organisations, managing change and organisation development to specifics such as criterion development, job analysis, performance appraisal, staff selection and management. Both lectures and tutorials will be interactive. This subject draws heavily on the social psychological approach to understanding organisations, but explores an area of psychology which may be viewed as being more applied than pure. As such, in addition to presenting a sound introduction for students interested in specialising in organisational psychology or human resource management fields, it provides insight into how organisations function. This insight can be useful for any employee.

Learning Outcomes

  • explain the purpose, scope, and theoretical principles of organisational psychology;
  • apply research evidence to critique a critical issue in organisational psychology;
  • explore and critically discuss a range of topics within organisational psychology theory and practice.

Subject Assessment

  • end of semester exam (50%)
  • class participation (10%) and presentation (10%) (20%)
  • assignments (30%).
Prerequisites: PY1101 OR PY1102
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
BU1904 PY3085

Availabilities

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 06-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.