Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Organizational Psychology
Academic Year
Semester 2
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Essay  (2,500 words)  50%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   50%
Supplementary Assessment Essay  (2,500 words)  50%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   50%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Analyse factors influencing the structure of organizations and employment, and their implications for management strategy and employee behaviour.

2. Critically evaluate the changing role of management, and the impact of technological change, in the contemporary organization.

3. Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of conflict, control and power.

4. Assess the importance of ethical and corporate responsibility constraints for organizational behaviour.

5. Identify and assess the importance of managing change for organizational performance and development.

Brief description

This module examines the key concepts of Organizational Psychology that are relevant to the design of organizational structure and the leadership and management of people in contemporary organizations.


The organizational environment
Individual differences and diversity
Learning and development, perception and communication
Work motivation and job satisfaction
Working in groups and teams
Leadership in organizations
Organization structure and design
Technology and organizations
Organizational control and power
Strategy, corporate responsibility and ethics
Organizational culture and change
Organizational performance and development

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Analysis of relevant numerical reports, particularly to inform coursework
Communication Communicate effectively using a variety of methods and reporting formats.
Improving own Learning and Performance Students to show awareness of their own learning styles, personal preferences and needs, and identify barriers to learning. Demonstrate self awareness and manage completion of coursework and development of individual research skills.
Information Technology Through accessing various sources for reference material, use of word processing skills in the completion of the coursework, development of powerpoint and presentation skills
Personal Development and Career planning Identifying learning sty les, development of critical thinking, discussion of role of HR function in graduate recruitment.
Problem solving Students will be introduced to and will work through problem solving issues throughout this module. They will be expected to identify and engage with the problems and issues throughout the course and will be encouraged to push their existing boundaries to answer these questions in creative and innovative ways.
Research skills Students will have to prepare an individual assignment based on data and information that they will have to collect, have to arrange coherently in a written document all the relevant material gathered. Student will need to demonstrate their research skills in preparation for lectures and tutorials, as well as in their group exercises.
Subject Specific Skills An ability to locate the Human Resource Management Function and Organisational Theory within the wider organization and business environment
Team work Seminars to include group exercises


This module is at CQFW Level 6