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PSYC8009 - Occupational Psychology

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Title:Occupational Psychology
Long Title:Occupational Psychology
Module Code:PSYC8009
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Psychology
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DON CROWLEY
Module Author:  
Module Description: In this module essential components of occupational psychology such as work motivation, testing and performance predictors and work-process design will be discussed
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Integrate key concepts of occupational psychology into performance management systems
LO2 Analyse work systems/processes
LO3 Differentiate between innate drives and (work) motivation
LO4 Analyse performance parameters using perceptive and motivational dimensions
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Key concepts of occupational psychology
History of occupational (work) psychology, parameters, selection and performance, learning and training, work system analysis
Selection and testing
Selection criteria and performance indicators, psychometric testing and classic test theory
Work systems
Work process/system analysis: cost, adaptability, acceptance, performance and Nilsen's acceptability model
Motivation Theories
Innate drives versus process-actualized motives Porter and Lawler's model and management intervention
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Case study: Performance management and work-process analysis 1,2,4 50.0 Week 7
Other Case study: Performance,Perception and Motivation 1,3,4 50.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self-directed study 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture classic lecture 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self-directed study 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Lynne Millward 2005, Understanding Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 1 Ed., all, Sage Publications London [ISBN: ISBN: 9780761941347]
  • Sue Hutchinson 2013, Performance Management, 1st Ed., all, Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development London [ISBN: 9781843983057]
  • John Arnold, Ray Randall, Fiona Patterson (Contributor), Joanne Silvester (Contributor), Ivan Robertson (Contributor), Work Psychology, 5th Ed., all, Financial Times Management [ISBN: 978-0-273-71121-6]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_BHRMN_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Human Resource Management 7 Elective

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