Industrial and organisational psychology 224

Module code BDO 224
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Module content

Part 1: Employee health and ergonomics
This section focuses on actual and important aspects of safety and health management in organisations, as well as the nature and role of ergonomics therein. Specific health, safety and wellness issues such as stress and burnout, substance abuse, deceases, accidents and injuries as well as workplace bullying, violence, trauma and sexual harassment will be addressed. Furthermore employee wellness programmes will be discussed.
Part 2: Personality
This section discusses the various personality and social identity theories as they exist within the meta- theory of psychology. The unconscious processes of personality, the trait and social identity theories of personality are examined thoroughly. To close off this module we have a look at diverse social identities within the workplace in a social and cultural context.

Module credits 16.00
NQF Level 06
Prerequisites BDO 121
Contact time 3 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Human Resource Management
Period of presentation Semester 2

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