PS1113 Workpsychology

Single subject course, 7.5 ECTS credits, First cycle, spring semester 2012

Overview

The aim of the course is that the student should reach basic theoretical knowledge within workpsychological and psychological basic phenomena. In the course, psychological perspectives with a focus on man in the information society are emphasised. The course intends to increase the understanding of human processes and reactions

Application date

2011-October-15

Course period

2012-January-16 until
2012-February-19

Mode of delivery

Distance learning, Mixed, full-time

Number of physical meetings

Compulsory: 0
Optional: 0

Teaching location

Teaching and examinations are held at distance.

Language of instruction

Swedish

Syllabus in English

Links

Main field of study

Psychology

Admission

Prerequisites

General requirements for university studies.

Read more about general admission requirements.

Application date

2011-October-15

Course period

2012-January-16 until
2012-February-19

Mode of delivery

Distance learning, Mixed, full-time

Number of physical meetings

Compulsory: 0
Optional: 0

Teaching location

Teaching and examinations are held at distance.

Language of instruction

Swedish

Syllabus in English

Links

Main field of study

Psychology

Learning Outcomes

Content

The course comprises scientific philosophy, an overview of the disciplinary foundations of the subject and a broad orientation in the theories of the psychology. The student should reach a comprehensive orientation in psychological perspectives on working environment and working organisation considering human need and preconditions. During the course, workpsychological aspects are treated with a focus on the individual within organisation, organizational changes, the psychosocial working environment, motivation, work satisfaction, stress and personality.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should:
  • Be able to account for scientific fundamental concepts within psychology and workpsychology
  • Know and be able to identify and account for psychological phenomena
  • Be able to reflect and analyse in relation to psychological issues

Generic Skills

In the course, the following general abilities are trained:
  • Understanding of scientific perspectives and psychological contexts
  • Ability to reflection and analysis within psychology
  • Ability to be able to search independently and communicate knowledge within psychology

Course literature and other teaching material

Landy, F. J., & Conte, J. M. Work in the 21 st century: An introduction to industrial and organizational psychology.Senaste upplagan. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Thurén, T. (2007). Vetenskapsteori för nybörjare. 2:a uppl.
Passer & Smith. Psychology: the science of mind and behavior. Senaste upplagan, Boston, McGraw-Hill HigherEducation.
Därutöver kan ca 200 sidor tillkomma enligt kursledares anvisningar.

Application date

2011-October-15

Course period

2012-January-16 until
2012-February-19

Mode of delivery

Distance learning, Mixed, full-time

Number of physical meetings

Compulsory: 0
Optional: 0

Teaching location

Teaching and examinations are held at distance.

Language of instruction

Swedish

Syllabus in English

Links

Main field of study

Psychology

Stucture - Literature

Course literature and other teaching material

Landy, F. J., & Conte, J. M. Work in the 21 st century: An introduction to industrial and organizational psychology.Senaste upplagan. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Thurén, T. (2007). Vetenskapsteori för nybörjare. 2:a uppl.
Passer & Smith. Psychology: the science of mind and behavior. Senaste upplagan, Boston, McGraw-Hill HigherEducation.
Därutöver kan ca 200 sidor tillkomma enligt kursledares anvisningar.

Learning methods

The teaching takes place in the form of lectures, seminar, group activities and laboratory sessions. The teaching is given in Swedish. Learning activities: The studies are based on an active knowledge acquisition. Participation at demonstrations, lectures, group work, seminar and laboratory sessions are compulsory according to the course director's instructions. Because aim should be achieved and general abilities are developed should the student through active participation create opinion of the knowledge. By starting with simpler parts and work itself up to complex wholes should the student learn critically and analytical thinking.

Work placement

No work placement is included in the planned learning activities. BTH is aiming for a close contact with the surrounding community when developing courses and programmes.

Teachers

Examiner
Jennifer Petersson

Course Manager
Jennifer Petersson

Planned learning activities

The teaching takes place in the form of lectures, seminar, group activities and laboratory sessions.

Time allocation

On average, a student should study 200 hours to reach the learning outcomes. This time includes all the various available learning activities (lectures, self studies, examinations, etc.). This estimation is based on the fact that one academic year counts as 60 ECTS credits, corresponding to an average student workload of 1 600 hours. This may vary individually.

Application date

2011-October-15

Course period

2012-January-16 until
2012-February-19

Mode of delivery

Distance learning, Mixed, full-time

Number of physical meetings

Compulsory: 0
Optional: 0

Teaching location

Teaching and examinations are held at distance.

Language of instruction

Swedish

Syllabus in English

Links

Main field of study

Psychology

Examination

Assessments

Component examinations for the course
Code Title ECTS credits Grade
0810 Workpsychology 7.5 U/G/VG

Grading

The course will be graded Fail, Pass or Pass with Distinction.

Future exams

No upcoming, centrally coordinated, examinations for this course were found.

To participate in a centrally coordinated examination, you must enroll in Student's Portal, no later than fifteen days before the examination.

Time and location for the examination will be published about 5 days in advance.

There might be other scheduled examinations. Information concerning these examinations are available in It's Learning or at other places that the person who is responsible of the course will refer to.

Course Evaluation

The course manager is responsible for the views of students on the course being systematically and regularly gathered and that the results of the evaluations in various forms affect the form and development of the course.

Application date

2011-October-15

Course period

2012-January-16 until
2012-February-19

Mode of delivery

Distance learning, Mixed, full-time

Number of physical meetings

Compulsory: 0
Optional: 0

Teaching location

Teaching and examinations are held at distance.

Language of instruction

Swedish

Syllabus in English

Links

Main field of study

Psychology

 

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