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This module is available for 2017/18

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Module code:PSYCGB01 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Consulting Psychology
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser (provisional):Prof Adrian Furnham
Organiser's location:26 Bedford Way
Available for students in Year(s):
Module prerequisites:None 
Module outline:This module reviews the current state of knowledge regarding themes, core processes, methods, and applications of psychology to organisations. It examines how individuals behave in organizations, especially how their behavior is affected by others at work, and how this impacts on organisational processes and outcomes. Core constructs to be examined include individual differences (e.g., interests, values, competencies and personality), human motivation (including goals), organisational designs, and employee productivity and engagement. These key themes in industrial organisational psychology will be discussed in the context of modern organizations, leadership, and culture. Current controversies and debates will also be discussed. 
Module aims:Through the course, students are expected to develop knowledge and understanding of: - How the individual behaves in organizations - How organisations affect individuals’ behaviour - How and why individuals differ in motivation, ability and productivity at work - How recent technological advances are shaping the world of employment - Why certain organisations are more effective than others - How psychologists can contribute to different types of organisational roles  
Module objectives:To introduce students to the main areas of application of organisational psychology, and understand how psychological theories and methods can help organizations become more effective. 
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Module timetable: 
Module assessment:Presentation (15 minutes) 40.00%
Essay (3,000 words) 60.00% 
Taking this module as an option?: 
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Last updated:2017-03-03 15:05:14 by tjmshsp