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We can spend up to a third of our time at work. It is fair to say work is a highly significant part of our lives. How do we find a job that suits us? How do we carry out our work in a productive way? How do we keep ourselves motivated and engaged at work? How can we effectively design work for other people? If you have been thinking about at least some of these questions, then this course is for you. In this course, you will learn how to use psychology to understand and improve the work life of yourself and those around you. We will be looking at key topic areas in work psychology that affect people's performance and well-being at work, including: individual differences in personality and cognitive ability; motivation at work; teamwork; leadership; work design and occupational health and safety. Collectively, these topics give you a broad understanding about work psychology both from an individual perspective and from a group-based and organisational perspective. Each week, you will meet one or two world-leading professors in the field of work psychology. The professors will take you through the journey by introducing current theories and research evidence in respective topic areas. You will have lots of opportunities to engage in self-reflections and group discussions; you will also be given several self-assessments that help you understand your own psychological attributes and work characteristics. An important note so that you are aware of the level of this course. This course is designed for anyone who has interest in Work / Organisational Psychology yet who has NOT completed formal training in Psychology. This is a foundational course that will introduce you to a number of key topics in Work Psychology so that you will understand this area of research and practice, and how you can apply some of the theories and findings into your own work life. This course is NOT designed for people who already have completed substantial formal studies or training in Work Psychology-related areas, such as leadership training. If you have done so, you will likely find this course less suitable for your level, and you might want to consider a more advanced Work Psychology course. Welcome to Psychology at Work and we wish you all the best in this learning journey!...
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Beginner Level

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Recommandé : 6 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week

Approx. 12 heures pour terminer
Comment Dots

English

Sous-titres : English, Czech

Programme du cours : ce que vous apprendrez dans ce cours

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Welcome and Module 1: Individual Difference

Welcome to Psychology at Work! In the first module, we start from the concept of individual differences at work. In particular, we look at two individual difference factors - cognitive ability and personality, to understand how they affect our work behaviours and performance. We also briefly look at how to use our knowledge in individual differences to make better personnel selection decisions. ...
Reading
11 vidéos (Total 35 min), 15 lectures, 2 quiz
Video11 vidéos
Welcome from course director2 min
Using the Discussion Forums min
Introduction to Module 11 min
Video 1: What is individual difference?3 min
Video 2: What is cognitive ability?5 min
Video 3: What is personality?5 min
Video 4: How to select people effectively4 min
Video 5: When things go wrong - Discrimination in selection3 min
Bonus video: Meet the researcher3 min
Research Update March 20181 min
Reading15 lectures
Who we are5 min
Key elements of the course5 min
About the surveys in the course5 min
Pre-course survey10 min
Forum reminder1 min
About the professors2 min
About the self-reflections1 min
Cognitive ability assessment20 min
Personality assessment15 min
Applying psychology knowledge in personnel selection1 min
Forum reminder1 min
Module 1 summary1 min
More on the Volunteer Recruitment Project10 min
Frequently Asked Questions20 min
Suggested readings and additional resources30 min
Quiz2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Self-reflection on individual differences15 min
Module 1 quiz10 min

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Module 2: Work Motivation

In this module, we look at another individual difference factor at work: employee motivation. We discuss what motivation is, and how to motivate ourselves as well as others at work. We also look at different types of motivations and how they affect our work behaviours and performance. ...
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5 vidéos (Total 17 min), 9 lectures, 3 quiz
Video5 vidéos
Video 1: What is motivation?4 min
Video 2: How can goals be used for motivation?4 min
Video 3: What type of motivators work best?3 min
Bonus video: Meet the researcher3 min
Reading9 lectures
Forum reminder3 min
About the professor2 min
Goal setting5 min
Giving constructive feedback15 min
Forum reminder1 min
Forum reminder10 min
Work motivation assessment5 min
Module 2 summary1 min
Suggested readings and additional resources30 min
Quiz3 exercices pour s'entraîner
Self-reflection on your work motivation15 min
Self-reflection on your motivational types15 min
Module 2 quiz20 min

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Module 3: Teamwork

In this week, we look beyond individuals to learn about teams. We discuss why we need teams, how to make teams effective, and how to manage the challenges of working in teams, such as conflicts. We also discuss the implications of team diversity and how it can be used to overcome conflicts and improve team effectiveness....
Reading
7 vidéos (Total 26 min), 9 lectures, 3 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Video 1: Why do we need teams?3 min
Video 2: What makes teams effective?4 min
Video 3: What is team conflict?4 min
Video 4: Diversity in teams4 min
Bonus video: Meet the researcher5 min
Research Update June 20182 min
Reading9 lectures
Forum reminder3 min
About the professors2 min
Virtual team simulation activity10 min
Further learning about team effectiveness10 min
Conflict resolution assessment5 min
Introduction to team diversity1 min
Module 3 summary1 min
Frequently Asked Questions5 min
Suggested readings and additional resources30 min
Quiz3 exercices pour s'entraîner
Self-reflection on your teamwork experiences5 min
Self-reflection on your conflict resolution style15 min
Module 3 quiz20 min

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Module 4: Leadership

When we work together in teams, we often need leaders. In this week, we discuss the concept of leadership, and two important yet distinct aspects of leadership: who tends to emerge as leaders, and what types of leaders are effective? In addition, given the importance of leadership in organisational change, we discuss the strategies that leaders can adopt to enact effective changes....
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7 vidéos (Total 23 min), 6 lectures, 4 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Video 1: What is leadership?5 min
Video 2: How do leaders emerge?3 min
Video 3: What makes an effective leader?3 min
Video 4: How to lead organisational change?3 min
Bonus video: Meet the researcher2 min
Research Update June 20183 min
Reading6 lectures
Forum reminder3 min
About the professor2 min
Assessing your manager's leadership style5 min
Forum reminder1 min
Module summary1 min
Suggested readings and additional resources30 min
Quiz4 exercices pour s'entraîner
Self-reflection of your leader's style15 min
Self reflection on emerging leadership15 min
Reflection on your manager's leadership style10 min
Module 4 quiz20 min
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par GHMay 22nd 2018

All my life I have a very important connection with the work world. I apprecieted to much this important course and they consider I could be a Mentor in the field. THANKS VERY MUCH

par SHJun 19th 2017

Really great intro course. The content is well curated and presented in small sizes. This course has the potential to have very high impact on a working professionals' daily work.

Enseignants

Sharon Parker

Professor
UWA Business School

Mark Griffin

Professor
School of Psychology

Patrick Dunlop

Lecturer
School of Psychology

Marylène Gagné

Professor
UWA Business School

Kerrie Unsworth

Honorary Research Fellow
UWA Business School

Zhijun Chen

Lecturer
UWA Business School

Aleksandra Luksyte

Senior Lecturer
UWA Business School

Lena Wang

Program Manager
School of Psychology

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