The principles of organisational psychology, the role of emotional intelligence, the realities of group dynamics and group behaviour, intergroup conflict and cooperation.

    This paper also examines the skills necessary to identify the existence and causes of work-based behaviour problems and how best to apply those skills.

    About this paper

    Paper title Organisational Psychology
    Subject Doctor of Business Administration
    EFTS 0.1667
    Points 20 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2022 (Distance learning)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,403.61
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    Limited to
    This paper includes a compulsory on-campus component at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
    Teaching staff
    To be confirmed
    Paper Structure
    • Principles of organisational psychology
    • Positive employee attitudes and behaviour, reward systems
    • Worker stress and negative employee attitudes and behaviours
    • Performance measurement
    • Personalities and individual differences; the individual and the work environment
    Teaching Arrangements
    Taught through seminars and online through Blackboard
    Readings will be made available through Blackboard.
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Global perspective, Cultural understanding, Critical thinking, Ethics, Research, Communication.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete the paper will gain

    1. A highly developed understanding of the core elements of occupational psychology, including the interrelationships between the various aspects of occupational psychology
    2. A highly developed understanding of the complex set of factors that combine to influence and/or determine human and work behaviour in organisations
    3. A highly developed understanding of the skills necessary to identify the existence and causes of work behaviour problems within organisations and the ability to apply knowledge to minimise or resolve complex behavioural problems


    Not offered in 2022

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught through Distance Learning
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