Core Module Information
Module title: Work Psychology

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: PSY09101
Module leader: Ethan Shapiro
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Psychology

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

This module will focus on individuals and groups in relation to their work. It will look at the contribution psychology can make to achieving ‘best fit' between people and their jobs, thereby to enhance productivity, satisfaction and well-being at work. Four main areas are explored in depth: selection and assessment at work; stress; work motivation: Theories, applications and implications for people and work, including aspects of team working and leadership.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Apply psychological theory to the workplace and explore the challenges in applying research evidence to support work psychology solutions.

LO2: Compare and contrast approaches to personnel selection and evaluate the effectiveness of psychological assessment tools in a selection context.

LO3: Critically reflect on theories of stress at work and associated workplace interventions.

LO4: Compare and contrast theories of work motivation and discuss their implications for the individual and the work organisation.

LO5: Critically compare approaches to leadership and their impact within the workplace.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Ethan Shapiro
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 22
Face To Face Tutorial 11
Independent Learning Guided independent study 167
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 70 1 & 2 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Class Test 30 1,2,3,4 & 5 14/15 HOURS= 1.50, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 70
Component 2 subtotal: 30
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
PSY09101 Work Psychology