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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSP5070135, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
PS2192, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination WORK AND ORGANISATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
Department of reference Department of General Psychology
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE

Teacher in charge KATYA DE GIOVANNI

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-PSI/06 Psychology of Work and Organisations 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2015 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
5 2019 01/10/2019 30/09/2020 BUODO GIULIA (Presidente)
DADDA MARCO (Membro Effettivo)
SPOTO ANDREA (Membro Effettivo)
4 Commissione appello del 10 giugno 2019 10/06/2019 10/06/2019 DE GIOVANNI KATYA (Presidente)
BUODO GIULIA (Membro Effettivo)
MONDINI SARA (Membro Effettivo)
3 2018-1 15/05/2019 30/09/2019 MONDINI SARA (Presidente)
BUODO GIULIA (Membro Effettivo)
DE GIOVANNI KATYA (Membro Effettivo)
2 2017-1 01/10/2017 22/02/2019 GAMBERINI LUCIANO (Presidente)
ORSO VALERIA (Membro Effettivo)
SPAGNOLLI ANNA (Membro Effettivo)
STABLUM FRANCA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: None
Target skills and knowledge: The study-unit aims to help students obtain a thorough understanding of the field of organisational psychology, to have a knowledgeable opinion of the relevance of understanding behaviour in 'organizations' and to introduce the student to a variety of topics related to the workplace
Examination methods: Multiple Choice Written Examination lasting about one hour
Assessment criteria: Attending students are encouraged to participate actively in the lectures. Students should be able to present the topics covered in the course using the correct jargon.
Course unit contents: - Work psychology: an initial introduction
- Theory, research and practice in work psychology
- Individual differences
- Personnel selection and assessment methods
- Assessing performance at work
- Attitudes at work
- Approaches to work motivation and job design
- Design at work
- Training and Development
- Work-related stress and wellbeing
- Groups, teams and teamwork
- Leadership
- Careers and career management
- Understanding organisational change and culture
- The psychology of dispersed work
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Traditional lectures will be complemented with group work activities as well as oral presentations made by students. The lectures will be interactive and will include multimedia materials as much as possible
Additional notes about suggested reading: Powerpoint presentations will be made available to all students. Most of the course work will be based on the set reading.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Arnold, J. & Randall, R. (2016), Work Psychology: Understanding Human Behaviour in the Workplace.. Harlow UK.: Pearson, 2016.

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Auto correcting quizzes or tests for periodic feedback or exams

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
  • Kaltura (desktop video shooting, file loading on MyMedia Unipd)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Good Health and Well-Being Reduced Inequalities