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Introduction to Work Psychology

Business Management
Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

About This Course

The aim of this course is to introduce you to the field of work psychology. Several topics that relate to work in organizations are addressed, such as the job performance, recruitment, training and professional development. The relationship between productivity, job satisfaction and work motivation are also taken into account. Lastly, we look at the areas of career management, leadership and organizational culture and climate.

Course Content

1. Introduction to industrial, work and organizational psychology

2. Assessment of job performance

3. Performance appraisal and feedback

4. Recruitment and selection

5. Individual and team training and development

6. Developing personal and management skills

7. Productivity, job satisfaction and work motivation

8. Career management

9. Leadership in organizations

10. Organizational culture and climate


Anderson - Handbook of Industrial, Work and Organizational Psychology. Organizational Psychology. Volume 2 - Sage (2001)

Gary N. McLean - Organization Development: Principles, Processes, Performance (A Publication in the Berrett-Koehler Organizational Performance) (2005)

Margaret Wheatley, Paula Griffin, Kristine Quade, National OD Network - Organization Development at Work (2003)

William J. Rothwell, Roland Sullivan - Practicing Organization Development: A Guide for Consultants - Pfeiffer (2005)