first cycle 7.5 credits

Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Summary

The purpose of this course is that the student develops understanding of psychological factors in the interactions between individuals and work organizations.
Industrial and organizational (I/O) psychology is a branch of applied psychology that is concerned with efficient management of an industrial labor force and especially with problems encountered by workers in a mechanized environment. Specific areas include job analysis, defining and measuring job performance, performance appraisal, tests, employment interviews, employee selection and training, and human factors. This course covers the basic principles of the above areas as well as applications of current research in I/O psychology. The course is conducted in collaboration with Rochester Institute of Technology, USA.

Admission requirements

General requirements for university studies.

Selection:

final grades 66% national university aptitude test 34%

Syllabus

Syllabus for students spring 2017

Course Code:
OL154N revision 1
Swedish name:
Arbets- och organisationspsykologi
Level of specialisation
G1N
Main fields of study:
No main fields
Language:
English
Date of ratification:
16 December 2016
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Culture and Society
Enforcement date:
16 January 2017

Entry requirements

General requirements for university studies.

Specialisation and progression relative to the degree regulations

Independent course

Purpose

The purpose of this course is that the student develops understanding of psychological factors in the interactions between individuals and work organizations.

Contents

Industrial and organizational (I/O) psychology is a branch of applied psychology that is concerned with efficient management of an industrial labor force and especially with problems encountered by workers in a mechanized environment. Specific areas include job analysis, defining and measuring job performance, performance appraisal, tests, employment interviews, employee selection and training, and human factors. This course covers the basic principles of the above areas as well as applications of current research in I/O psychology. The course is conducted in collaboration with Rochester Institute of Technology, USA.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students should be able to:
1. demonstrate the ability to think critically about theories and results in psychology
2. search relevant literature, and succinctly summarize key results related to given topics in I/O psychology
3. develop an understanding of the behavior of individuals, small groups (teams), and organizations
4. define a research problem, apply appropriate research methods and analysis, and communicate results to a broad audience

Learning activities

Because this is an online course, class participation in net-based discussions is expected. The students are encouraged to contribute early and often to facilitate real back-and-forth, give-and-take debates. The students will perform a group project. The learning platform is expected to be used for communication.

Assessments

  • Participating in net-based discussions, 2,5 credits (grading scale AE/U), (learning outcomes: 1, 2, & 3)
  • Weekly quizzes on the assigned readings and the materials covered in the discussions, 2,5 credits (grading scale AE/U), (learning outcomes: 1 & 3)
  • Group project, 2,5 credits (grading scale AE/U), (learning outcomes: 3 & 4)

Re-examination for net-based discussions and group project are done based on individual instructions from the examiner.
Re-examination of quizzes are done in the same way as at the first examination opportunities.

Grading:
Class participation (discussions) 30%
Quizzes 30%
Group project 40%
Total 100%

Grading system

Excellent (A), Very Good (B), Good (C), Satisfactory (D), Pass (E) or Fail (U).

Course literature and other teaching materials


  • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed. (2010). Washington, DC: APA. (ISBN: 978-1433805615).
  • Academic papers according to instructions from teachers, electronically available.

Course evaluation

The University provides students participating in or upon completion of a course with the opportunity to relay their experiences of and opinions on the course through a course evaluation which is administered by the University. The University compiles and summarises the course evaluations and informs students of the results and any decisions relating to measures made on the basis of the course evaluations. Results are made available to students (HF 1:14)

Interim rules

If a course is no longer offered or has undergone major changes, students are offered two re-take sessions based on the syllabus in force at registration during a period of one year from the date of the implementation of the changes.


Examination Codes

Contact

The education is provided by the Faculty of Culture and Society at the department Department of Urban Studies.

Further information

Jonas Lundsten, Course Responsible
Phone: 040-66 58257

Application

05 June 2017 - 11 August 2017 Flexible 50% Distance (Malmö)

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 10000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 10000 SEK

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