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Psychology at Work (6 points)


Leader: Dr Barry Richardson

Gippsland First semester 2004 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2004 (OCL)

Synopsis: This unit examines the application of psychological theory and methodology to the problems of organisations and the activities of groups and individuals within a wide range of organisational settings. The influence of groups on individual employees through organisational structure, communication patterns, and decision making processes will be considered. Other topics affecting individuals within the workplace include personnel recruitment, selection and training, job satisfaction, motivation, stress reduction, and balancing family and work life.

Assessment: Workplace case study (1500 words): 30% + Seminar or poster presentation (equivalent of 1000 words): 20% + Examination (2 hours): 50%

Contact Hours: 2 hours per week (1-hour lecture and 1-hour laboratory)

Prerequisites: 48 points of study in any discipline

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