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Workplace Psychology course

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Workplace Psychology course


Course Details

This Workplace Psychology Course is designed to provide you with a detailed understanding of Psychology in the workplace. It covers a wide range of workplace people and management issues, exploring each and enabling students to examine practical applications of psychology in the workplace. Students receive a course manual, assignments and study guide, plus tutor support. The course documentation for this ABC Awards accredited course is detailed and easy to read.

Your Tutor will support you throughout the duration of the course. You complete the course by undertaking activities and assignments. You will receive the course manual, assignments and study guide plus tutor support. Our student support team are also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that support is available for your course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

By choosing to study this course with CMIT, Students have 24×7 access to CMIT eLearning for the duration of the course. This includes a comprehensive Course Manual, Video, Quizzes and personalised Tutor Support. The course documentation for this course is detailed and easy to read. You will also be able to upload assessments online and receive online feedback. You can use the eLearning system from any computer that has internet access.

Who should complete this Workplace Psychology Course?
  • Managers in Organisations: Ideal for those responsible for managing people, the course provides insights into how psychological principles can be applied to improve staff management, motivation, and workplace dynamics.
  • HR and Personnel Managers: HR professionals can benefit from the course’s focus on personality concepts, learning, memory, and the impacts of workplace environment, aiding in employee development and conflict resolution.
  • Aspiring Professionals in Management, HR, or Recruitment: Individuals planning a career in these fields will find the course valuable for understanding workplace psychology, enhancing their skills in staff recruitment, retention, and development.
  • Business Leaders and Executives: Senior leaders and executives can use the knowledge gained to create more effective, psychologically informed strategies for managing their workforce and organizational culture.
  • Professionals Seeking to Improve Workplace Environment: The course is also suitable for any professional seeking to enhance their understanding of workplace psychology to address psychological issues and improve overall workplace well-being.
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites
  • None.
  • For technical requirements required to access CMIT eLearning click here>
  • For more details on the suitability of this course click here>

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Topics covered in this Workplace Psychology Course
Unit 1: Introduction to workplace psychology
  • Introduction to workplace psychology
  • A study of the individual
  • The effects of the environment
  • Social effects
  • The body as an environment to the mind
Unit 2: The use of sense and perception
  • The use of sense and perception
  • The environment
  • Thinking processes
  • A description of imagery and its uses
  • Actions
  • The power and value of attention
  • Intelligence
  • Learning
  • Memory
Unit 3: Understanding personality concepts
  • Personality
  • Temperament
Unit 4: Using Psychological Testing
  • Using psychological testing
  • Selection of psychological tests
  • Vocational guidance
  • Testing of general intelligence
  • Testing for technical ability
  • Testing for other qualities and traits
  • Vocational selection
Unit 5: Management of the workplace
  • Management of the workplace
  • Directors
  • The importance of managers
  • The factors required to achieve success in management
  • Choosing executives
Unit 6: The workplace environment
  • The workplace environment
  • What are accidents?
  • Environmental effects
  • Accidents and the individual
  • Breakages
Unit 7: How to motivate the workforce
  • How to motivate the workforce
  • Overall incentives
  • Workplace incentives
  • Incentives external to the working environment
  • The relational character of incentives
  • Social reinforcers as incentives
  • Labour wastage
Unit 8: Recruitment
  • Recruitment
  • Selection
  • The application blank
  • Interviews
  • Problems with interviews
  • Psychological tests
  • The use of rating scales
Unit 9: Social psychology
  • What is social psychology?
  • Organisational groups
  • Groupthink
  • The characteristics of industrial groups
  • Social assumptions
  • Problems between groups in organisations
  • Reducing the negative influences of intergroup competition
  • Preventing inter-group conflict
Unit 10:Dealing with abnormalities
  • People’s abnormalities
  • Brief classification of mental disorders
  • Entry of variants into industry
  • The partially disabled
  • This course is assessed through a series of tutor-marked assignments. There is no exam for this course.
  • This course has been endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards. The Quality Licence Scheme endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes.  This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. CMIT can advise you on any further recognition, for example, progression routes into further and/or higher education.
  • A QLS award at level 3 is roughly equivalent to a Level 5 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications.
  • Click here for Accreditation Details

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