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MANT347 Occupational Psychology

Study of applied organisational situations connected with how workers behave and why.

MANT 347 Occupational Psychology is designed to explore applied organisational situations connected with how and why workers behave. In doing so this paper exposes students to key psychological elements associated with managing employees in the workplace, such as job design and occupational health, as well as selection and performance. The key to this is understanding the employee as an individual with a complex set of needs and ways of working. It is, additionally, important that students interested in human resource management develop knowledge and understanding of the nature of workplace relationships and interactions in order to maximise the performance of human resources within an organisation.

Paper title Occupational Psychology
Paper code MANT347
Subject Management
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $813.45
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
one of MANT 250, MANT 214, MANT 215
Schedule C
Commerce
Notes
May not be credited together with MANT 360 passed in 2011 or 2012.
Contact
management@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Paula O'Kane
Teaching Arrangements
Lectures and tutorials (compulsory).
Textbooks
Woods, S. A., & West, M. A. (2010). The psychology of work and organizations. Hampshire: Cengage Learning.
OR
Arnold, J., & Randall, R. (2010). Work psychology. Harlow: Pearson.
Course outline
View the course outline MANT 347
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module students should have:
  • A knowledge of core elements of occupational psychology
  • An understanding of the complex set of factors that combine to influence and/or determine human and work behaviour in organisations
  • An ability to identify the existence and causes of work behaviour problems within organisations
  • Acquired and developed skills that enable them to apply knowledge in order to minimise or resolve complex behavioural problems
  • An understanding of the interrelationships between the various aspects of occupational psychology
It is also expected that on successful completion of this module students should have developed competence in communication, team working, problem solving and information technology. Competence development in these areas will be facilitated by a range of exercises requiring students to prepare written reports, make presentations, participate in team exercises, administer psychological tools and access literature from electronic sources. Additionally, class exercises will be included to enhance individuals' self-awareness.

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Wednesday 12:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Tuesday 12:00-13:50 29, 33, 36, 38, 40
T2 Tuesday 15:00-16:50 29, 33, 36, 38, 40

Exploration of applied organisational situations connected with how and why workers behave. How to manage and motivate employees through organisational processes such as job design, well-being, selection and performance.

MANT 347 Occupational Psychology is designed to explore applied organisational situations connected with how and why workers behave. In doing so this paper exposes students to key psychological elements associated with managing employees in the workplace, such as job design and occupational health, as well as selection and performance. The key to this is understanding the employee as an individual with a complex set of needs and ways of working. It is, additionally, important that students interested in human resource management develop knowledge and understanding of the nature of workplace relationships and interactions in order to maximise the performance of human resources within an organisation.

Paper title Occupational Psychology
Paper code MANT347
Subject Management
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
one of MANT 250, MANT 214, MANT 215
Schedule C
Commerce
Notes
May not be credited together with MANT 360 passed in 2011 or 2012.
Contact
management@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Coordinator: Dr Paula O'Kane
Teaching Arrangements
Lectures and tutorials (compulsory).
Textbooks
Woods, S. A., & West, M. A. (2010). The psychology of work and organizations. Hampshire: Cengage Learning.
OR
Arnold, J., & Randall, R. (2010). Work psychology. Harlow: Pearson.
Course outline
View the course outline MANT 347
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module students should have:
  • A knowledge of core elements of occupational psychology
  • An understanding of the complex set of factors that combine to influence and/or determine human and work behaviour in organisations
  • An ability to identify the existence and causes of work behaviour problems within organisations
  • Acquired and developed skills that enable them to apply knowledge in order to minimise or resolve complex behavioural problems
  • An understanding of the interrelationships between the various aspects of occupational psychology
It is also expected that on successful completion of this module students should have developed competence in communication, team working, problem solving and information technology. Competence development in these areas will be facilitated by a range of exercises requiring students to prepare written reports, make presentations, participate in team exercises, administer psychological tools and access literature from electronic sources. Additionally, class exercises will be included to enhance individuals' self-awareness.

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Wednesday 12:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Tuesday 12:00-13:50 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
T2 Tuesday 15:00-16:50 31, 33, 36, 38, 40