Class Psychology of Labour and Organisations

  • Presentation


    This CU allow students to be able to identify the specific and applied domain of work psychology and organizations in the field of psychology.

  • Code


  • Syllabus


    1. Work and organizational context

    Evolution of work over time: from the Industrial Revolution until the 21st Century

    Transition to new ways of working

    Concept and approaches to organization

    Organizational structure and culture


    2. Organizational context

    Organizational culture

    Change and innovation

    Corporate social responsibility

    Application contexts ( e.g. organizational diagnosis, training, social responsibility programs)


    3. Individual, teams, and organization

    Motivation and job satisfaction

    Stress and well-being

    Commitment, identification and engagement

    Work teams: communication, cohesion and leadership

    Application contexts ( e.g. human resources selection, performance evaluation and career planning)

  • Objectives


    At the end of the semester, students should be able to: Understand the evolution of work as a source of production and personal development; Know the organizational models and their evolution over time, situating its current approach in an historical context; Know the psycho-social processes related to work and organizations; Identify the main contexts of application of work and organizational psychology.

  • Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Teaching methodologies and assessment

    The course is organized in theoretical lessons and laboratory practice. The theoretical classes are planned so that the exposition of the programmatic contents is complemented by discussion of the application of the contents to organizational reality. Laboratory practice includes a) analysis and discussion of representative cases of the course contents, and b) orientation, analysis and presentation of an empirical study.

  • References


    Anderson, N., Ones, D. S., Sinangil, H. K., & Viswesvaran, C. (2001). Handbook of industrial, work and organizational psychology (vol.2). London: Sage Publications .


    Cooper, C. L. & Barling, J. (Eds.) (2008). The SAGE handbook of organizational behavior . London, UK: SAGE Publications.


    Ferreira, J. M., Neves, J. G., & Caetano, A. (Eds.) (2011). Manual de psicossociologia das organizações. Lisboa: Escolar Editora. Furnham, A. ( 2005). The psychology of behaviour at work. The individual in the organisation. (2 ed.). London: Psychology Press.


    Pina e Cunha, M., Cabral-Cardoso, C., Campos e Cunha, R. & Rego, A. (2006). Manual de comportamento organizacional e gestão (6ª ed.). Lisboa: Editora RH.

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