Core Module Information
Module title: Work Psychology [Singapore]

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

Module code: PSY09700
Module leader: Bridget Hanna
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Psychology

Level 7 psychology or social science module; level 7 behavioural module

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, safety 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

Learning Outcomes for module:

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
2022/3, Trimester 1, BLENDED,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SINGAPORE
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Bridget Hanna
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Where appropriate students own workplace experiences will be used in discussion so that the learning tasks are personalised. A combination of face to face lecturing, tutorials, online resources and supplied reading pack will provide the core learning material. Real life examples of workplace issues will be used to illustrate teaching and students will be asked actively to identify how the concepts and models studied apply to their own experience of work. Students will engage in weekly group discussions of case materials to allow the emphasis on collaborative learning to be maintained throughout the module.
Each week is aligned to a key learning outcome (Stress, Work Motivation and Leadership)

Formative Assessment:
Frequent formative assessment will be available through case study/applied problem based learning exercises that will be discussed in groups. Students will be expected to provide examples from their personal experience and comment on those of others in small group discussions.

Summative Assessment:
A business report covers component 1 (weighting 70%) learning outcome 1 and 2. The final assessment is a multiple choice exam (30%) covering all learning outcomes.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 15
Face To Face Tutorial 35
Online Guided independent study 1.5
Independent Learning Guided independent study 148.5
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= 1.5, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 70
Component 2 subtotal: 30
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
PSY09700 Work Psychology (2018)