Social and Organisational Psychology

Course Code :1214TEWKOO
Study domain:Psychology and psychiatry
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:45
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:English
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Seyra Meltem Ceri Booms

3. Course contents *

In this course, we will examine the human behaviour in the workplace in various, such as interpersonal, team, organization and cross-cultural contexts. Students will be introduced to several interesting and enriching topics (e.g. individual differences, motivation, job satisfaction, leadership, team dynamics, well-being, power and politics, conflict resolution and negotiations) of which the field of social psychology constitutes their theoretical bases. The class will be highly interactive requiring the active participation of the students through in-class discussions, presentations and self-assessment tools. At the end of the class, students are expected to develop a solid understanding of how individuals at work interact with each other, to what extent their behaviors affect the functioning of the organisation and in which ways these behaviours can be modified in order to create happier workplaces and satisfied employees. Through developing a better understanding of these relationships, the students will also be able to improve their skills as future leaders, negotiators, decision-makers and family members.