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Work and Organizational Psychology

Code 12108
Year 3
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Ciências Sociais e Jurídicas
Entry requirements Not Applicable.
Mode of delivery Face-to-face.
Work placements Not applicable.
Learning outcomes This unit aims to make an introduction to the study of Work and Organizational Psychology (WOP).
Characterize the conceptual, epistemological and methodological specificity of WOP; Identify models and describe the evolution of theoretical frameworks in Psychology applied to organizations, work and organizing; Apply Organizational Theory models and elements in the characterization and understanding of behaviour in, and of the, organizations; Identify and characterize the fundamental constructs and processes in WOP at individual, group and organizational levels of analysis and intervention; Search and manage scientific information in WOP; Produce and structure written scientific documents in the scope of OP; Demonstrate organizational and teamwork skills; Communicate information and scientific knowledge in WOP.
Syllabus 1. Introduction to the conceptual bases and operating fundamentals of Organizational Psychology:
1.1. Psychology in, and of the, organizations - Emergence and development of conceptual and methodological frameworks
1.2. The scientific and epistemological fundamentals of Organization and Organizing

2. Organizational Behaviour and Organization - Perspetives and models in Organizational Theory:
2.1. The classical approaches
2.2. The humanistic approach
2.3.The systemic and contingency approaches
2.4. The constructivist paradigm

3. Introduction to the levels of analysis and intervention in organizations:
3.1. Individual behaviour - Psychological Processes
3.2. Interpersonal behaviour - Psycho-social and group processes
3.3. Organizational Behaviour - Organizational processes
Main Bibliography Ackroyd, S., Batt, R., Thompson, P. & Tolbert, P. (Eds). (2006). The Oxford Handbook of Work and Organization. New York: Oxford University Press.
Chmiel, N. (2000). Introduction to Work and organizational psychology: A European perspective. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.
Cunha M., Rego, A., Cunha, R., & Cabral-Cardoso, C. (2004). Manual de Comportamento Organizacional e Gestão. Lisboa: RH Editora.
Drenth, P., Thierry, H. & Wolff, C. (Eds.) (1998), Handbook of work and organizational psychology. Eats Sussex: Psychology Press.
Ferreira, J., Neves, J., Abreu, P. & Caetano, A. (2001). Manual de Psicossociologia das organizações. Lisboa: Mcgraw-Hill.
Gomes, A. (2011). Psicologia das organizações, do trabalho e dos recursos humanos. Coimbra: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra.
Tsoukas, H. & Knudsen C. (2003). The Oxford Handbook of Organization Theory – Meta-theoretical perspectives. New York: Oxford University Press.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.


Last updated on: 2020-06-30

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