The purpose of this module is for students to gain a broad understanding of work psychology and the context within which it operates.
Work Psychology - An Initial Orientation
Basic psychology and work psychology. Work psychology today. The changing world of work. Diversity and culture.
Individual Differences and Attitudes at Work
Traditional models of cognitive ability. Socio-cognitive approaches to individual differences. Job satisfaction. Organisational committment. The psychological contact.
Assessing Performance, Training and Development.
Performance in practice. Improving performance. The training cycle. Training and development in practice. Training and the learning organisation.
Work Related Stress and Wellbeing
Work related stress and models of work stress. From stress to positive well being. Work stress interventions. Promoting employee wellbeing. Popularity and effectiveness of interventions.
Organisational Change and Culture.
The importance of change management. Changing organisational culture. Planned organisational change. Emergent approach to organisational change.
The Psychology of Dispersed Work
Core features of dispersed collaborations. Designing for dispersion.
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