Industrial and organisational psychology 221

Module code BDO 221
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Module content

*Only for BCom / BAdmin students

Human development and personality
This module consists of a discussion of the life span and important periods in human development with emphasis on their meaning in the work context.  With regard to personality, the following themes will be addressed:  the cultural context of personality, its formation and determinants of personality; personality as determinant of behaviour as well as the development and maintenance of self-image.  Attention will be given to the basic methods of personality measuring and personality assessment.

Motivation and employee well-being
One of the many factors that form part of individual processes is Motivation and Emotion. An understanding of individual processes will contribute to an understanding of how and why employees perform in their workplaces. The first part of this semester course aims to introduce the student to the foundational theories of motivation and emotion. The second part of this semester course is concerned with the recognition and classification of psychological disorders and the management and promotion of psychological well-being in organisations. A positive view of psychological health aims at facilitating people’s inner resources or strengths and resiliencies so that they stay healthy and cope effectively.

Module credits 10.00
Prerequisites BDO 111 GS. May not be included in the same curriculum as SLK 110/120
Contact time 4 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Human Resource Management
Period of presentation Semester 1

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