The subject reviews the major theories and practices in the field of industrial and organisational psychology. In the industrial psychology section attention is given to selection and to staff training and development with emphasis on job analysis, the use of test procedures including assessment centres, interviewing, decision strategies and training. In the organisational psychology section attention is given to the social psychology of the workplace including motivation, leadership and change facilitation. This subject emphasises the scientist-practitioner approach.
|Faculty||Faculty of Society & Design|
1. Demonstrate understanding of major concepts and historical trends in organisational psychology, and knowledge of the theoretical and empirical bases underpinning evidence approaches to psychological intervention.
2. Demonstrate practical skills in laboratory based and other psychological research.
3. Respect and use critical and creative thinking, sceptical enquiry, and the scientific approach to solve problems related to behaviour and mental processes.
4. Explain how the science and practice of organisational psychology is influenced by social, historical, professional and cultural contexts.
5. Communicate effectively in a variety of formats and in a variety of contexts.
6. Understand and apply psychological principles to social and organisational issues.
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.
Only available if admitted into a Postgraduate Psychology accredited program
This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.