Current theories in Occupational and Organizational Psychology research

Title: Navigating the Evolving Landscape of Psychology in the Workplace

Description: This course offers a comprehensive exploration of the latest theories and research in occupational and organizational psychology. Dive into cutting-edge topics that shape the way individuals, teams, and organizations function in today’s dynamic work environments.

Key Highlights:

  • Foundations of Occupational Psychology: Explore the foundational theories in occupational psychology, including job satisfaction, motivation, and work-related stress.
  • Contemporary Organizational Theories: Investigate modern theories in organizational psychology, such as leadership dynamics, organizational culture, and employee engagement.
  • Workplace Well-being: Delve into topics related to employee well-being, including mental health in the workplace, work-life balance, and resilience.
  • Team Dynamics: Analyze the complexities of team dynamics, collaboration, and group decision-making in organizational settings.
  • Psychological Assessment: Learn about advanced methods of psychological assessment used in the workplace, including personality assessments, 360-degree feedback, and psychometric testing.
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Explore the role of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and its impact on organizational performance and employee satisfaction.
  • Workplace Ethics: Consider ethical issues in occupational and organizational psychology, including ethical leadership, social responsibility, and the psychology of ethical decision-making.
  • Research Trends: Stay up-to-date with the latest research trends, from remote work and digital transformation to the psychology of remote teams.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Possess a deep understanding of contemporary theories and models in occupational and organizational psychology research.
  • Be equipped to critically evaluate and apply advanced psychological concepts to real-world workplace challenges and opportunities.
  • Be prepared to contribute to the enhancement of organizational well-being and effectiveness through evidence-based practices.

Assessment: Assessment in this course includes participation in discussions, research projects, case studies, and a final research paper that explores a current issue or challenge in occupational and organizational psychology.

Prerequisites: While there are no formal prerequisites for this course, a foundational understanding of psychology and its application in workplace settings is recommended.