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- 24 Feb 2020
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At the completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- Conduct simple job analyses -- to systematically collect and analyse information about jobs, enabling an accurate description of the job and the competencies required to be successful at the job
- Write behavioural interview questions -- to create interview questions that elicit evidence about a candidate's previous behaviour in relation to core job competencies
- Apply appropriate assessment principles to employee selection -- to utilise awareness of test reliability and validity as well as strengths and limitations of different assessments
- Set effective goals (for self or others) -- to specify goals that are challenging, measureable and achievable
- Identify stressors -- to recognise major sources of employee stress in a workplace situation
- Apply models of human performance -- to use knowledge about the factors that impact employee performance to direct performance-improvement interventions
- 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 the most 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:
13 units at 1000 level or above (including PSYX1104 and PSYX1105)
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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%)
- 800 word introduction to a research report (30%)
- Written research summary (30%)
- Invigilated exam (30%)
Work Psychology Understanding Human Behaviour in the Workplace 6th ed. Choose one of these books.
Arnold and Silvester
Work in the 21st Century An Introduction to Industrial and Organisational Psychology 4th ed. Choose one of these books.
Landy and Conte