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School of Psychology
Course unit
WORK AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (Ult. numero di matricola dispari)
PSN1030577, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
PS2295, Degree course structure A.Y. 2016/17, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination WORK AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
Department of reference Department of Developmental Psychology and Socialisation
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge SERENA TASSONI

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines M-PSI/06 Psychology of Work and Organisations 9.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 63 162.0 No turn

Start of activities 01/10/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2016 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
5 2019 01/10/2019 30/09/2020 TASSONI SERENA (Presidente)
4 2019 01/10/2019 30/09/2020 SUITNER CATERINA (Presidente)
CARRARO LUCIANA (Membro Effettivo)
MAASS ANNE (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: This is a basic course, so it requires only essential knowledge of general psychology and social psychology.
Take part in the classes is strongly recommended.
Target skills and knowledge: The course means to offer to the student the main themes of work psychology (especially the work's psychosocial meanings: work motivation, psychological contract, job satisfaction and psychosocial risks at work, personnel recruitment, selection and assessment, training and reward systems) and organizational psychology (especially leadership, problema solving and decision making, organizational change and development, communication and conflict management at work).
Examination methods: The student will take a written exam, with 4-6 open questions to answer in an hour and a half. None oral addiction is available.
Assessment criteria: The professor will judge the level of contents comprehension and mastery, the exact and accurate language and the comprehensive answer.
Course unit contents: The main themes treated during the course are:
- Areas, methods and instruments of research and active initiatives in Work Psychology
- Psychological connection between people and work: motivation, job selection and psychological contract in the workplace
- Occupational health and illness: job satisfaction, work engagement, work-related stress and psychosocial risks
- Human resources management: personnel recruitment, selection, training and assessment, reward systems
- Organizational psychology: group behavior and leadership, problem solving and decision making, communication, conflict and power at work, organizational change
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The frontal lessons will present the work and organizational psychology main themes, and the student will attend to deepening them through the bibliography.
Student's active involvement is strongly recommended.
Materials and contents will be available to the student in the course's Moodle site.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The professor plead with the students to pay attention to the newest edition of the books. Different editions won't be accepted.

If a student needs to take the exam with a different bibliography, he'll have to send an email to the professor.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Sarchielli, Guido; Fraccaroli, Franco, Introduzione alla psicologia del lavoroGuido Sarchielli, Franco Fraccaroli SECONDA EDIZIONE. Bologna: Il Mulino, 2017. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Tosi, Henry L.; Pilati, Massimo, Comportamento organizzativo: individui, relazioni, organizzazione, management TERZA EDIZIONE. Milano: EGEA, 2017. Esclusi i capitoli n. 3, 5 e 11 Cerca nel catalogo
  • Boldizzoni, Daniele; Quaratino, Luca, Risorse umanelogiche e strumenti per la valorizzazione del capitale umanoDaniele Boldizzoni, Luca Quaratino. Bologna: Il mulino, 2014. Esclusi i capitoli dall'8 al 12 Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Working in group
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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