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Hours to complete

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Czech...

Skills you will gain

PsychologyJob DesignLeadershipTeam Management
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Czech...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Welcome and Module 1: Individual Difference

Welcome to Psychology at Work! In the first module, we start from the concept of individual differences at work. In particular, we look at two individual difference factors - cognitive ability and personality, to understand how they affect our work behaviours and performance. We also briefly look at how to use our knowledge in individual differences to make better personnel selection decisions. ...
Reading
10 videos (Total 35 min), 15 readings, 2 quizzes
Video10 videos
Welcome from course director2m
Introduction to Module 11m
Video 1: What is individual difference?3m
Video 2: What is cognitive ability?5m
Video 3: What is personality?5m
Video 4: How to select people effectively4m
Video 5: When things go wrong - Discrimination in selection3m
Bonus video: Meet the researcher3m
Research update: March 20181m
Reading15 readings
Who we are5m
Key elements of the course5m
About the surveys in the course5m
Pre-course survey10m
Forum reminder1m
About the professors2m
About the self-reflections1m
Cognitive ability assessment20m
Personality assessment15m
Applying psychology knowledge in personnel selection1m
Forum reminder1m
Module 1 summary1m
More on the volunteer recruitment project10m
Frequently asked questions30m
Suggested readings and additional resources30m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Self-reflection on individual differences15m
Module 1 quiz10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Module 2: Work Motivation

In this module, we look at another individual difference factor at work: employee motivation. We discuss what motivation is, and how to motivate ourselves as well as others at work. We also look at different types of motivations and how they affect our work behaviours and performance. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 17 min), 9 readings, 3 quizzes
Video5 videos
Video 1: What is motivation?4m
Video 2: How can goals be used for motivation?4m
Video 3: What type of motivators work best?3m
Bonus video: Meet the researcher3m
Reading9 readings
Forum reminder5m
About the professor2m
Goal setting5m
Giving constructive feedback15m
Forum reminder1m
Forum reminder1m
Work motivation assessment5m
Module 2 summary1m
Suggested readings and additional resources30m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Self-reflection on your work motivation15m
Self-reflection on your motivational types15m
Module 2 quiz20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Module 3: Teamwork

In this week, we look beyond individuals to learn about teams. We discuss why we need teams, how to make teams effective, and how to manage the challenges of working in teams, such as conflicts. We also discuss the implications of team diversity and how it can be used to overcome conflicts and improve team effectiveness....
Reading
7 videos (Total 26 min), 9 readings, 3 quizzes
Video7 videos
Video 1: Why do we need teams?3m
Video 2: What makes teams effective?4m
Video 3: What is team conflict?4m
Video 4: Diversity in teams4m
Bonus video: Meet the researcher5m
Research update: June 20182m
Reading9 readings
Forum reminder5m
About the professors2m
Virtual team simulation activity10m
Further learning about team effectiveness10m
Conflict resolution assessment5m
Introduction to team diversity1m
Module 3 summary1m
Frequently asked questions5m
Suggested readings and additional resources30m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Self-reflection on your teamwork experiences5m
Self-reflection on your conflict resolution style15m
Module 3 quiz20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Module 4: Leadership

When we work together in teams, we often need leaders. In this week, we discuss the concept of leadership, and two important yet distinct aspects of leadership: who tends to emerge as leaders, and what types of leaders are effective? In addition, given the importance of leadership in organisational change, we discuss the strategies that leaders can adopt to enact effective changes....
Reading
7 videos (Total 23 min), 6 readings, 4 quizzes
Video7 videos
Video 1: What is leadership?5m
Video 2: How do leaders emerge?3m
Video 3: What makes an effective leader?3m
Video 4: How to lead organisational change?3m
Bonus video: Meet the researcher2m
Research update: June 20183m
Reading6 readings
Forum reminder5m
About the professor2m
Assessing your manager's leadership style5m
Forum reminder1m
Module 4 summary1m
Suggested readings and additional resources30m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Self-reflection of your leader's style15m
Self reflection on emerging leadership15m
Reflection on your manager's leadership style10m
Module 4 quiz20m
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Top Reviews

By GHMay 22nd 2018

All my life I have a very important connection with the work world. I apprecieted to much this important course and they consider I could be a Mentor in the field. THANKS VERY MUCH

By SHJun 19th 2017

Really great intro course. The content is well curated and presented in small sizes. This course has the potential to have very high impact on a working professionals' daily work.

Instructors

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Sharon Parker

Professor
UWA Business School
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Mark Griffin

Professor
School of Psychology
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Patrick Dunlop

Lecturer
School of Psychology
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Marylène Gagné

Professor
UWA Business School
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Kerrie Unsworth

Honorary Research Fellow
UWA Business School
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Zhijun Chen

Lecturer
UWA Business School
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Aleksandra Luksyte

Senior Lecturer
UWA Business School
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Lena Wang

Program Manager
School of Psychology

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