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Psychology at Work

By DEVI SOUMYAJA   |   COCHIN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Learners enrolled: 170
Work is an inevitable aspect of all our lives. This course includes information for both prospective employees and employers on work and work issues. This course will teach you the basics and details of work and work psychology. It covers a wide range of workplace people and management issues, exploring each and enabling students to examine practical applications of psychology in the workplace. 
Summary
Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 16 weeks
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit Points : 5
Level : Undergraduate
Start Date : 01 Jul 2024
End Date : 30 Oct 2024
Enrollment Ends : 31 Aug 2024
Exam Date : 14 Dec 2024 IST
Exam Shift :

Shift 1

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.


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Course layout

Week 1

Day 1 - Module 1 : Introduction to i/o Psychology
Day 2 - Module 2 : Scientific Management
Day 3 - Module 3 : Human relations movement
Day 4 - Discussions
Day 5 - Assignment : (1, Quiz)

Week 2

Day 1 -  Module 4 : Research in i/o Psychology
Day 2 - Module 5 : Indian Psychology
Day 3 - Module 6 : Contemporary trends in i/o Psychology 
Day 4 - Discussions
Day 5 - Assignment  : (2,Quiz and subjective assessment) 

Week 3

Day 1 - Module 7 : Work motivation
Day 2 - Module 8 : Theories of Work Motivation
Day 3 - Module 9 : Applications of work Motivation 
Day 4 - Discussions
Day 5 - Assignment : (1, Quiz)
 

Week 4

Day 1 - Module 10 : Job satisfaction- Meaning, Definitions  
Day 2 - Module 11 : Job satisfaction- Components
Day 3 - Module 12 : Theories of Job satisfaction 
Day 4 - Discussions 
Day 5 - Assignment : (1,Quiz)

Week 5

Day 1 - Module 13 : Causes of Job Satisfaction 
Day 2 - Module 14 : Outcomes of Job Satisfaction
Day 3 - Module 15 : Research trends on job satisfaction  
Day 4 - Discussions  
Day 5 - Assignment : (1, Quiz)

Week 6

Day 1 - Module 16 : Work Life Balance 
Day 2 - Module 17 : Significance of work environment
Day 3 - Module 18 : Organizational commitment and Organizational citizenship behaviour  
Day 4 - Discussions
Day 5 - Assignment : (2,Quiz and subjective assessment)

Week 7

Day 1 - Module 19 : Workplace stress and theories 
Day 2 - Module 20 : Workplace stress and theories
Day 3 - Module 21 : Groups and group performance 
Day 4 - Discussions
Day 5 - Assignment : (1, Quiz )

Week 8

Day 1 - Module 22 : Team performance  
Day 2 - Module 23:Meaning and Definitions of Communication
Day 3 - Module 24 : Communication as process  
Day 4 - Discussions  
Day 5 - Assignment  : (1, Quiz)

Week 9

Day 1 - Module 25 : Purpose of communication in organizations  
Day 2 - Module 26 : Devices and Channels of communication
Day 3 - Module 27: Types of communication 
Day 4 - Discussions  
Day 5 - Assignment  : (1, Quiz)

Week 10

Day 1 - Module 28 : Communication networks
Day 2 - Module 29 : Barriers to effective communication
Day 3 - Module 30 : Managing communication
Day 4 - Discussions
Day 5 - Assignment : (2,Quiz and subjective assessment)

Week 11

Day 1 - Module 31 : Research Trends in Communication
Day 2 - Module 32 : Introduction to leadership
Day 3 - Module 33: Trait and Skill approach 
Day 4 - Discussions 
Day 5 - Assignment  : (1, Quiz)


Week 12

Day 1 - Module 34 : Behavioural approach
Day 2 - Module 35 : Situational approach
Day 3 - Module 36 : Leader-Member exchange theory
Day 4 - Discussions
Day 5 - Assignment :(1, Quiz)

Week 13 

Day 1 - Module 37 : Transactional and transformational leadership
Day 2 - Module 38 : Authentic and Servant leadership
Day 3 - Module 39 : Leadership ethics
Day 4 - Discussions
Day 5 - Assignment : (1, Quiz)

Week 14

Day 1 - Module 40 : Team leadership
Day 2 - Module 41 : Gender and leadership
Day 3 - Module 42 : Culture and leadership
Day 4 - Discussions
Day 5 - Assignment : (1, Quiz)

Week 15

Day 1 - Module 43 : Leadership training
Day 2 - Module 44 : Research in leadership
Day 3 - Module 45 : Leaders at Work- Cases
Day 4 - Discussions
Day 5 - Assignment : (2,Quiz and subjective assessment)


Week 16

Day 1 - Module 46 : Future of i/o Psychology
Day 2 - Module 47 : CASE STUDIES-1
Day 3 - Module 48 : CASE STUDIES-2
Day 4 - Discussions
Day 5 - Assignment


Week 17

Day 1 - Module 49 : CASE STUDIES-3
Day 2 - Module 50 : CASE STUDIES-4
Day 3 - Discussions
Day 4 - Assignment

Books and references

1. Muchinsky, P.M. (2006). Psychology Applied to Work, 8th Ed. Belmont, CA: Thompson-Wadworth. 

2. Robbins, S.P., Judge, T.A., & Sanghi, S. (2009). Organisational Behaviour, 13th Ed. New Delhi: Pearson-Prentice Hal.

3. Blum, M.L. & Naylor, J. C. (1968). Industrial Psychology: Its Theoretical and Social Foundations. New York: Harper & Row. 

4. Greenberg, J. & Baron, R.A. (2003). Behaviour in Organisations: Understanding and Managing the Human Side of Work, 8th Ed. New Delhi: Prentice Hall of India.

5.    Riggio, R. E. (2017). Introduction to industrial/organizational psychology. Routledge.

6. Aamodt, M. G. (2015). Industrial/organizational psychology: An applied approach. Cengage Learning

Link

www.siop.org

Instructor bio

DEVI SOUMYAJA

COCHIN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Dr. Devi Soumyaja is an Assistant Professor at School of Management Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology with 10 years of teaching and research experience. She holds a masters degree in Human Resources Development and bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She has completed PhD in Management from Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Madras with UGC junior research fellowship. She has also been a recipient of the prestigious Fulbright-Nehru professional and academic excellence award in 2021-22 and was affiliated with California State University,USA for six months. She has also completed research projects granted by inter- university centre for IPR studies ,ICSSR,RUSA, Kerala State Higher Education Council,Kerala Women’s commission and National Women’s Commission of India. She has several ABDC/Scopus indexed journal publications to her credit. 

Course certificate

Course Completion  will carry 70% weightage of end term exam and 30% weightage of interal assessments. A minimum 40% in each is required to qualify for the Course Completion Certifcate.



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