APPLYING PSYCHOLOGY AT WORK - 2018/9
Module code: MANM358
This module has two overarching themes:
Building awareness of contemporary practical applications of psychology at work through the experiences of practitioners.
Developing skills of consultancy based on the scientist-practitioner model and the consultancy cycle.
The module will comprise a series of guest speakers talking about their experiences of practice as psychologists, and sessions on professional issues such as regulation, ethics, and the science-practice interface. Students will also work in groups on a practical consultancy-based case study, and present a practical account of their findings and recommendations, following the consultancy cycle.
Surrey Business School
WOODS SA Prof (SBS)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: C810
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
Contemporary practice examples and practitioner experiences of applying psychology to work (guest speaker sessions)
The consultancy cycle and scientist-practitioner models
Ethical and Professional Issues
BPS and HCPC Codes of Ethical Conduct
Career development in Occupational and Work and Organizational Psychology
Case study activity applying the consultancy cycle
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Oral exam or presentation||GROUP CONSULTANCY PRESENTATION AND SUMMARY REPORT||40|
|Coursework||INDIVIDUAL PORTFOLIO (CIRCA 6000 WORDS)||60|
(As an alternative to the Group Consultancy Assignment): Individual Presentation plus 1500-word Report
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate
Practical skills in applying psychology at work, based on a scientist-practitioner evidence-based consultancy model.
Advanced critical understanding of professional issues and applied practice.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
An individual portfolio (6000 words) comprising 4x 1500 word critical essay on a professional application of psychology covered on the module.
A group assignment in which the group will investigate and research a case-study based organizational issue or problem and make evidence-based recommendations on interventions that might address the problem. Groups will make a 20-30 minute presentation and submit a 2000 words accompanying report.
Verbal feedback on class activities. Assignment feedback also serves a formative function.
In writing and verbal feedback from the module team based on activities contributing to the group assignment.
In writing to the summative assessment of the individual portfolio.
- Build awareness of contemporary practical applications of psychology at work through the experiences of practitioners.
- Developing skills of consultancy based on the scientist-practitioner model and the consultancy cycle.
- Develop students' understanding of the role of evidence in applied practice of work and organizational psychology
- Develop students' critical understanding of professional issues in applied practice of psychology (ethics and ethical dilemnas; professional regulation; role of professional organizations).
- Provide experiential learning for students around consulting skills and communicating with clients and stakeholders.
|1||Appreciate and understand the application of psychology at work through the experiences of practitioners.||PT|
|2||Understand the scientist-practitioner model and the consultancy cycle.||KP|
|3||Critically evaluate the interface of science and practice in work and organizational psychology||KCP|
|4||Critically evaluate professional issues in work and organizational psychology: ethics, professional regulation, research and practice issues.||KCPT|
|5||Carry out practical steps of the consultancy cycle in the investigation of an organizational issue.||PT|
|6||Make evidence-based recommendations for intervention with respect to an organizational problem or issue.||CPT|
|7||Communicate effectively verbally and in writing, findings and recommendations from consultancy to clients and stakeholders.||PT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 117
Lecture Hours: 33
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Enable students to develop a practical and critical theoretical perspective on professional and applied issues in work and organizational psychology.
The learning and teaching methods include:
Lectures from the Module Leader and Invited Practitioner Speakers
Seminar-type small-group activities
Group case-study activity applying the consultancy cycle to an organizational issue / problem
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
Reading list for APPLYING PSYCHOLOGY AT WORK : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/manm358
Programmes this module appears in
|Occupational and Organizational Psychology MSc||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2018/9 academic year.