Psychology of Leadership
Explore effective and adaptive leadership. Learn to apply psychological principles to solve business problems. Through various psychological processes, unpack management and leadership topics including power, diversity, and resilience.
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- 02 Mar 2020
- 31 Aug 2020
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- apply basic psychological principles and theories to novel problems in leadership and management
- develop evidence based psychological solutions to business problems concerning leadership and management
- demonstrate how psychological solutions to business problems must be adapted to the culture in question.
- Leadership styles, conformity, and obedience
- Leadership and social identity theory
- Leadership as a group phenomenon
- Stereotyping and diversity issues in leadership
- Change, stress, resilience, and leading difficult conversations
- Leadership, positive psychology, and emotional intelligence
- Developing leadership ability
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Embedded Multimedia
- Online assignment submission
- Standard Media
- Audio-Video streaming
- Printable format materials
- Resources and Links
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No special requirements
This subject considers the psychology surrounding leadership: by addressing what constitutes effective leadership and how leadership skills might be improved. It differs from standard business courses in leadership, of which there are, of course, many. In this unit we focus specifically on psychological processes (what is that is clear and distinct in the psychological make up of a 'leader' for example). The Unit is split into 8 modules and each of these has a separate and discreet topic. Whilst there are core readings for each module which you must read you are also strongly advised to review the additional reading as a way of enhancing your learning for this unit. Each of the eight sections introduces a key reading in the area of concern, and the introductory text and key reading complement one another in forming the core teaching materials.
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- Written Assignment (50%)
- Invigilated Examination (50%)
Textbooks are not required.
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