Psychology

Organisational Psychology

Module code: C8041
Level 6
15 credits in spring semester
Teaching method: Lecture, Workshop, Seminar
Assessment modes: Essay, Coursework

The module explores the application of psychology to a wide range of issues relating to work organisations. Theories from mainstream psychology regarding issues such as social identity, group decision-making, stereotyping, leadership and motivation will inform detailed discussion of key topics in organisational psychology. These include: work motivation and work behaviour; group processes, teamwork and leadership; organisational structure and culture; organisational change and development; and gender and cultural diversity in the workplace.

Module learning outcomes

  • Consolidate knowledge of theory and research in key areas of contemporary organisational psychology
  • Systematically understand the complexity of theory and methodology in organisational psychology and of major debates within the discipline
  • Critically evaluate the relationship between organisational psychological theory and research findings and organisational practice
  • Devise arguments and comment upon current research and primary sources in organisational psychology effectively