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PSYC12-211: Psychology at Work


 This subject introduces students to the applied social psychology of the workplace with particular attention to the psychology of individuals at work and their interactions with others. Topics include communication and socialisation in the workplace; the use of psychological tests and interviews in the workplace (in selection, placement and commitment); psychological aspects of work conditions and accidents at work; and personal attributes and their effects on groups and on conflict and stress management in the workplace. This subject aims to develop a critical thinking perspective on issues and findings in organisational psychology.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2021: $3,890
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate understanding of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and historical trends in organisational psychology.
2. Comprehend and apply a broad and coherent body of knowledge of Psychology in the workplace, with depth of understanding of underlying principles, theories and concepts in the discipline, using a scientific approach.
3. Apply knowledge and skills of Psychology in a manner that is reflexive, culturally appropriate and sensitive to the diversity of individuals.
4. Analyse and critique theory and research in the discipline of Psychology and communicate these in written format.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate values and ethics in Psychology.
6. Demonstrate self-directed pursuit of scholarly inquiry in Psychology.
7. Cultural responsiveness, including with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

Enrolment requirements

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Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

All Psychology programs are accredited in the sequence presented and designed to provide students with learning and graduate outcomes in line with APAC accrediation standards. In order to meet these outcomes, students in the Undergraduate program should complete PSYC11, then PSYC12, and finally PSYC13 subjects in the order sequenced.

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