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On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:
- Conduct simple job analyses entailing the systematic collection and analysis of job-related information.
- Apply appropriate assessment principles and models of human performance to employee selection, goal setting, and employee performance interventions.
- Identify stressors - to recognise major sources of employee stress in a workplace situation.
- Engage others in a survey process - to follow an ethical procedure of providing informed consent to recruit employed people to complete a carefully-designed survey.
- Research discoveries in organisational psychology - to locate, understand and apply theories and findings about psychological and behavioural issues in the workplace.
- Communicate about organisational psychology - to write reports for different audiences on conceptual and practical aspects of psychological factors that relate to the modern workplace.
- 1. Introduction to Organisational Psychology
- 2. Job Analysis + Recruitment & Selection
- 3. Selection Techniques
- 4. Occupational Stress
- 5. Motivation, Attitudes, and Justice
- 6. Training & Career Development
- 7. Personality in the Workplace
- 8. Organisational Behaviour
- 9. Climate & Culture in Organisations
- 10. Measuring and Managing Work Performance
- 11. Teams and their Leaders
- 12. Human Factors at Work
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:one of
- MAQ-PSYX1104-Introduction to Psychology I
- MAQ-PSYX1105-Introduction to Psychology II
- MAQ-PSYX104-Introduction to Psychology I (No longer available)
- MAQ-PSYX105-Introduction to Psychology II (No longer available)
(130cp at 1000 level or above) including (PSYC104 or PSYU1104 or PSYX104 or PSYX1104) and (PSYC105 or PSYU1105 or PSYX105 or PSYX1105) NCCW (pre-2020 units) PSY338 NCCW (2020 and onwards) PSYU3338 Organisational Psychology
- Other requirements -
Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.
This subject introduces students to psychological perspectives of the world of work, including both individual and organisational aspects. We cover such topics such as personnel selection, job attitudes, stress, personality, and human factors at work. Students discover some of the ways organisational psychologists have used the science of psychology to learn more about the human condition and to assist in the effective management of businesses. This unit provides a valuable background for the application of scientific principles and findings to workplace policies and practices that involve people. Through tutorial exercises and discussions, the unit ensures that students gain an appreciation of job analysis; recruitment and selection techniques; occupational stress management; and other psychological issues in the workplace.
- Participation in weekly online quizzes (6%)
- Participation in survey recruitment task (4%)
- Scientific report introduction (30%)
- Research summary (30%)
- Invigilated exam (30%)