The subject group focuses on the application of psychological principles and
theories in organisational settings. It considers individual, group and
organisational behaviour. Special attention is paid to individual differences,
employee motivation and job satisfaction; group development, team building and
leadership; and organisation design, culture and development. Students will
acquire a broad knowledge base in organisational psychology, its research and
Special focus is made on the implications of individual differences in
cultural, gender and age issues. Students will achieve a theoretical and
practical basis for supporting and advising individuals on issues pertaining to
vocation selection and career development.
Special emphasis is placed on job analysis and design, employee selection and
placement, training and development, and performance management and appraisal.
Legal and ethical considerations are underscored. Students will gain a working
knowledge of the psychological principles in effective organisational staffing.
Special consideration is given to effective leadership issues and practices
during the process of organisational change. Students will understand and
evaluate the various perspectives on leadership and its role in the achievement
of organisational, group and team goals.