PSYC306 Organisational Psychology

Updated: 13 June 2017
Credit Points 6
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 3 Off Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is a UNE Supervised Examination held at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled.
Pre-requisites PSYC101 and PSYC102 or MM105 or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions None
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Natasha Loi (
Unit Description

Industrial psychology is concerned with the applications of psychological principles, research methods, and intervention strategies to practical problems of workplace settings. The advent of globalisation has brought with it great challenges/benefits for organisations and employees around the world. Employees are increasingly exposed to diverse work settings. Communication, interpersonal or work boundaries and technological challenges are important issues in today's workplace. Topics covered in this unit will include deviant work behaviours (eg workplace bullying, rumours in the workplace), and workplace compensations and discriminations at the workplace (e.g., gender inequality, ageing workforce).

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate coherent theoretical knowledge of organisational psychology concepts;
  2. apply the skills needed to meet the challenges of diverse work settings;
  3. critically analyse and identify a specific workgroup issue/problem and develop an applicable intervention plan;
  4. use autonomy and judgement to work independently; and
  5. effectively communicate to specialist and non specialist audiences.