Industrial and organisational psychology 221

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

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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.

Man in interaction

This theme deals with some central aspects in human interaction. These aspects should be known and understood by prospective human resource management practitioners and industrial psychologists, as they are acknowledged as human behaviour specialists in the work context who can assist employers/organisations to enhance the performance, productivity and wellness of human resources in the workplace. Effective human interaction plays a pivotal role in this environment. Thus this module covers aspects like the self-concept, social roles, social perception, time structuring and management, motivation and frustration and psychological adaptation processes and how it relates to human interaction in general and with reference to the workplace. Both theory and practical implications are covered.

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 Separate classes for Afrikaans and English
Academic organisation Human Resource Management
Period of presentation Semester 1

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