Singapore University of Social Sciences

Applied Organisational Psychology

Applied Organisational Psychology (MGT575)


MGT575 Applied Organisational Psychology covers the latest theories and research on how individuals, teams, and organisations behave in different circumstances. The course provides a thorough grasp of workplace interactions and how they may affect organisational success. The emphasis is on the application of psychological theories and models to real-world problems. Topics include research methods in organisational psychology; professional practice of work and organisational psychology; the psychology of motivation, job satisfaction and organisational commitment; safety, stress, and health at work; managing change, culture, and diversity; and the future of work with artificial intelligence. This course will be taught using a team-based learning approach – a combination of pre-class reading, content delivery, individual field work and teamwork for in-class case studies. Students from Master of Management programme who want to take a specisalisation track in Organisational Psychology will be required to take this course and attain a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 2.5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JAN


  • Organisational Psychology, Culture and Diversity
  • Group Behaviour, Teams, and Conflict
  • Motivation, Job Satisfaction, and Organisational Commitment
  • Theories of Stress at Work
  • Burnout Sources and Predictors
  • Managing Stress: Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Interventions

Learning Outcome

  • Appraise organisational psychology theories
  • Compare the differences between primary, secondary, and tertiary wellbeing interventions
  • Evaluate how organisational psychology theories apply to real world situations
  • Critique theoretical models of job satisfaction and evaluate how they apply to wellbeing
  • Demonstrate how people can cope with stress
  • Propose practical recommendations to solve workplace problems
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