Advanced Social and Organisational Psychology
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
Forms part of the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council's accredited sequence.
Organisations are collections of people comprising different social groups (e.g., in universities there are students, lecturers, administrators, librarians, etc.).
In order to be successful, it is important that these groups contain the right sorts of people, who compete or cooperate with one another appropriately, and make effective decisions.
This course looks at the ways that social psychology has been applied to understanding human behaviour in organisations. The course also deals with the discipline of organisational psychology. Issues that are covered may include intergroup relations in the workplace, communication, leadership and power, and organisational change.
This course will:
1. Introduce classic and contemporary theories and evidence in social and organisational psychology.
2. Develop the academic ability to report and discuss social and organizational psychology in both written and oral formats in a clear and concise manner and using a professional style.
3. Develop the academic ability to critically evaluate theory and evidence in social and organisational psychology.
4. Provide an opportunity to apply social and organisational psychology to 'real-life' situations.
5. Encourage logical, original, and creative thinking in relation to social and organisational psychology.
Lectures are divided into two strands: social psychology and organisational psychology.
The social component builds on the intermediate level unit on social psychology in PSYC2600 Personality and Social Psychology(which is assumed knowledge) and will concentrate on applications of social psychology, especially in the workplace. Specific topics that may be included are: applying social psychology to real-life problems, intergroup conflict in the workplace, and stereotyping in the workplace. The discussion of organisational psychology may include an analysis of perceptions and attributions, team dynamics, communication, rewards, conflict, and stress in the workplace.
The course forms part of the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council's accredited sequence.
PSYC3001, PSYC3301, PSYC3500
Students who have completed PSYC3100 will not be required to complete PSYC3600.
PYSC3600 is not to count with PSYC3100.
STAT2000 and PSYC2600
Modes of Delivery
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Laboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks