Personnel and Organizational Psychology

Psihologija osebnosti in organizacije

Course credits:

5.0 ECTS / 50 (30 hours of lectures, 0 hours of exercises, 20 hours of seminars, 0 hours other forms of work)

Course holder:

prof. dr. Vlado Miheljak






First semester

Study degree

1. level

    Course execution:

  • Undergraduate Programme of Sociology - Management of Organizations, Human Resources and Knowledge

Short content

Psychology of personality: etymology, determinants of personality, development of personality, personality integration (self-concept, cognitive scheme…); perception, learning, memory, thinking; personality structure (abilities, creativity…); theories of personality. Psychology of occupation and organization; Introduction: the subject and method of organizational psychology, personality and occupation, occupation and work; theory of organizational psychology: Douglas McGregor theory, participative theory (Likert), systemic theory’s conception and the theory of roles (Katz and Kahn), social learning theory (Luthans) etc.; planning and realization of an organizational psychological research. Work and work-related processes: the meaning and effects of work; psychophysiological aspects of work; techno-psychological aspects and research and rationalization of the working environment; vocational approach towards understanding of work. Individuum: adapting to work and adapting work to human subjects (professional selection and orientation); methods of personality diagnostics and choice (psychometrics, test theory); personality development (professional education and training); the personal/subjective experience of work and stress (fluctuation, absence and nonattendance). Group, people in groups: people in organizations; formal and informal effects of organizations and groups on the individual; group norms and group cohesiveness; socialpsychological relations and workplace dynamics (cooperation, competitiveness, conflicts); leading and following; group work and efficiency. Organization, organizational climate; organizational diagnostics; motivation and organization: explanatory models of motivation; content-driven and homeostatic models; structure of motives; motivation, work, organization; theories of motivation (process based and content based).

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