Industrial and organisational psychology 110

Module code BDO 110
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Module content

Introduction to industrial and organisational psychology
This section is an introduction to the various schools of thought in psychology with particular emphasis on industrial and organisational psychology and its fields of application. The basic principles of scientifically systematising industrial psychological knowledge will be discussed. The biological basis of behaviour will be addressed in order to lay the foundation for the application of ergonomical principles.
Individual processes
This section consists of the principles of learning as found in the work context. The role of perception in the work environment will be discussed by considering aspects such as shape, depth, distance and colour perceptions. Cognition, thought, reasoning, memory, creativity and decision-making will be included. Intelligence will be addressed and placed in an Industrial and organisational psychology perspective.

Module credits 10.00
Service modules Faculty of Health Sciences
Prerequisites May not be included in the same curriculum as SLK 110/120
Contact time 4 lectures per week
Language of tuition Both Afr and Eng
Academic organisation Human Resource Management
Period of presentation Semester 1

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