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Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Course Contents(APsy-413)

Industrial psychologists study and assess individual, group and organizational dynamics in the workplace. They apply that research to identify solutions to problems that improve the well-being and performance of organizations and and their employees.

Course Outline

Unit 1: Organization Psychology: An Introduction

Nature and Scope

Historical & Theoretical Perspectives

Basic Concepts of Organizational Psychology

Organizational Behavior

Assessment in Organizational Setting

Unit 2: Research Methods in Organizational Psychology

Important Research Designs & Concepts

Measurement and Analysis of Organizational Research

Unit 3: Organizational Communication

Basic Models of Organizational Communication

Forms of Communication

Flow of Communication

Effective Communication Strategies

Barriers to Effective Communication

Unit 4: Organizational Culture

Structure of Organization

Psychological Climate and

Work Environment

Organizational Motivation

 Interpersonal Relationships

Conflict Resolution

Course Outline

Unit 5: Psychological & Social Factors

Motivation, Morale, Factors in Job Satisfaction

Measurement of Attitude of Workers

Industrial Discontent, Its Causes and Limitation

Unit 6: Leadership & Management

Power Influence and Leadership, Building Trust

Development of Leadership and Effective Management

Unit 7: Conditions of the Work and Productivity

Physical Conditions of the Work Environment (Illumination, temperature, Noise)

Psychological Conditions (Monotony, Boredom, Stress), Temporal Conditions (Rest Period, Shift Work)

Unit 8: Occupational Health Psychology

Concept of Organizational Safety and Occupational Health

Factors Leading to Organizational Accidents

 Preventive Models of Safety Measure, Safety Training Programs

Enhancing Occupational Health, Stress Management

Unit 9: Psychology Applied to Consumers

Techniques in the Analysis of Consumer Behavior

Advertising Marketing and Motivation Research

Factors Affecting Effectiveness of Advertisements

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