Singapore University of Social Sciences

Organisational Psychology

Organisational Psychology (PSY201)

Applications Open: 01 May 2024

Applications Close: 15 June 2024

Next Available Intake: July 2024

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1391.78 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Humanities and Social Sciences

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences


Industrial and organisational (I/O) psychology is the scientific study of human cognition, motivation, emotion, behaviour, and social interaction in work contexts. PSY201 Organisational Psychology focuses on applying evidence-informed methods to mitigate practical problems in organisations and generate new knowledge that aims to help improve working conditions in organisations towards organisational efficiency and effectiveness. A broad range of topics are covered in this course – from research approaches in I/O Psychology, motivation, selection recruitment, leadership, job fit, satisfaction to employees' mental health issues. Understanding group dynamics, norms and development are covered. By the end of this course, students would have a broad understanding of what I/O Psychology is and how research is a key factor underpinning the field. The course will explore the different theoretical perspectives in I/O Psychology and how to apply their learning to address issues and challenges in the workplace.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JULY


  • What is Organisational Psychology?
  • Research Methods of I/O Psychology
  • Job Analysis
  • Employee Recruitment
  • Assessing and Selecting Employees
  • Evaluating Employee Performance
  • Motivation
  • Leadership
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Worker Stress
  • Group Processes
  • Organisational Development

Learning Outcome

  • Discuss key theories/models/findings in organisational psychology.
  • Compare different ways of conducting research in organisational psychology.
  • Examine key trends/issues/challenges faced by companies and I/O psychologists.
  • Illustrate different approaches to recruit/select/appraise employees.
  • Explain how to motivate and lead employees to be productive and satisfied with their work.
  • Show different strategies for employees to cope with stress and engage in positive work attitudes/behaviours (vs negative work attitudes/behaviours).
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