PY3105 - Behaviour in Organisations
|Student Contribution Band:
||School of Arts and Social Sciences (pre 2015)
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.
- acquire a working knowledge of the aims, methods, tasks and topics of organisational
psychology in an holistic framework;
- be able to explain the purpose and scope of organisational psychology;
- develop a more comprehensive critical understanding of one aspect of organisational
- develop critical understanding of the application of selected psychological theories
||PY1101 OR PY1102
Study Period 52
|Census Date 17-Jul-2014
||Dr Smita Singh.
- 26 hours lectures
- 24 hours tutorials
||end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (25%); presentations (25%).
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