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PY4402 - Social and Organisational Psychology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

Social psychology is concerned with the influence of social others on individual thought, feeling, and behaviour; as well as the psychological processes that govern interactions between individuals and groups. Employer organisations, as well as the teams and departments that comprise them, are among the most the most important sources of social influence and interaction for individuals of working age. This subject provides an introduction to key theories, findings, and areas of research in both social and organisational psychology, highlighting synergies between these closely related disciplines and emphasising the value of applying this knowledge to working and professional practice. The subject also adopts a contextualised and culturally sensitive approach, highlighting cultural influence on social and organisational processes while placing a particular emphasis on the East and Southeast Asian context.

Learning Outcomes

  • Appraise key theories, findings, and concepts in global social psychology;
  • Apply culturally inclusive social psychological theories to the challenges faced by individuals, groups, and organisations;
  • Evaluate professional and workplace practices with respect to evidence from psychological research.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Poster - (30%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties, and attempt and submit the written essay and the poster and at least 8 of the 10 weekly quizzes.


Availabilities

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Mixed attendance
Census Date 05-Aug-2021
Face to face teaching (As per subject outline)
Coordinator: Dr Jonathan Ramsay
Lecturers: Dr Patrick Lin, Dr Jonathan Ramsay.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 20 hours workshops
  • 20 hours online content
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Mixed attendance
Census Date 02-Dec-2021
Face to face teaching (As per subject outline)
Workload expectations:

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

  • 20 hours workshops
  • 20 hours online content
  • 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.