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Psychology at Work

We can spend up to a third of our time at work. It is fair to say work is a highly significant part of our lives. How do we find a job that suits us? How do we carry out our work in a productive way? How do we keep ourselves motivated and engaged at work? How can we effectively design work for other people? If you have been thinking about at least some of these questions, then this course is for you. In this course, you will learn how to use psychology to understand and improve the work life of yourself and those around you. We will be looking at key topic areas in work psychology that affect people's performance and well-being at work, including: individual differences in personality and cognitive ability; motivation at work; teamwork; leadership; work design and occupational health and safety. Collectively, these topics give you a broad understanding about work psychology both from an individual perspective and from a group-based and organisational perspective. Each week, you will meet one or two world-leading professors in the field of work psychology. The professors will take you through the journey by introducing current theories and research evidence in respective topic areas. You will have lots of opportunities to engage in self-reflections and group discussions; you will also be given several self-assessments that help you understand your own psychological attributes and work characteristics. An important note so that you are aware of the level of this course. This course is designed for anyone who has interest in Work / Organisational Psychology yet who has NOT completed formal training in Psychology. This is a foundational course that will introduce you to a number of key topics in Work Psychology so that you will understand this area of research and practice, and how you can apply some of the theories and findings into your own work life. This course is NOT designed for people who already have completed substantial formal studies or training in Work Psychology-related areas, such as leadership training. If you have done so, you will likely find this course less suitable for your level, and you might want to consider a more advanced Work Psychology course. Welcome to Psychology at Work and we wish you all the best in this learning journey!

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Rating 4.7 based on 148 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Effort 6 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week
Starts Mar 25 (in 4 days)
Cost $49
From University of Western Australia via Coursera
Instructors Mark Griffin, Marylène Gagné, Patrick Dunlop, Sharon Parker, Aleksandra Luksyte, Kerrie Unsworth, Zhijun Chen, Lena Wang
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Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Science Business
Tags Social Sciences Life Sciences Business Psychology Leadership And Management

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at work in 6 reviews

excellent course in understanding people dynamics at work.

A great introductory course to Psychology at work.

EXCELENTE CURSO CON HERRAMIENTAS ÚTILES Y PRACTICAS the course was effective Excellent course I will apply on my daily life Very well structured course that offers a lot of guidance on how to understand and handle situations at work.

:) Interesting Course Its a great course that gives a lot of good and solid and useful information about the issues at work.

good Amazing course Great course, I learned the basic of psychology at work and give a good insight of what to correctly do to motivate, have less issues with stress and so on.

Excellent short course introducing the psychological aspects / theories at work and work designing.

so much in 4 reviews

Thank you so much.

I've learned a lot and there is so much I can apply in my work place.

Thanks so much for designing this course so well and executed even more brilliantly Great course, deep subjects go beyond the obvious, active feedback from tutors.

Great course, very useful general ideas abopout how to improve your workplace Very good and well paced for a supplementary development module as par thank you so much for sharing the state of art of Work Psychology with us for free.

in my humble opinion, the questionnaires are obviously used for the research of the tutors, without offering so much learning benefit to the students.

or anyone in 4 reviews

THANKS VERY MUCH Very important for learders or anyone who wants to improve their work.

Really insightful and a pleasure learning the best course ive taken the information is easy to grasp and time allocated makes the goals realistic and achievable I found this course very useful and I do recommend it for anyone in a leadership position.

Highly recommend to anyone in a management position or anyone hoping to be in one.

Highly recommended to new leaders or anyone wanting to improve their ability to relate with, evaluate and motivate their coworkers and subordinates.

useful and interesting in 3 reviews

I found it to be very useful and interesting.

Very useful and interesting, mixing theoritical insights and practical exercices.

And the lectures are useful and interesting.

western australia in 3 reviews

Thank you Western Australia University.

Thank you University of Western Australia and Coursera.

Now I even consider University of Western Australia as a place for PhD.

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An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile.

Professor of Psychology 2 $29k

Work Study in Psychology Office $32k

Faculty - Psychology $40k

Psychology Paraprofessional $40k

Lecturer, Psychology $51k

Chair of Psychology $55k

Faculty, Psychology $57k

Psychology $58k

Professor - Psychology $64k

Professor of Psychology and Chair of Psychology Department $67k

Psychology Pre $70k

Psychology Researcher $72k

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University of Western Australia

Rating 4.7 based on 148 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Effort 6 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week
Starts Mar 25 (in 4 days)
Cost $49
From University of Western Australia via Coursera
Instructors Mark Griffin, Marylène Gagné, Patrick Dunlop, Sharon Parker, Aleksandra Luksyte, Kerrie Unsworth, Zhijun Chen, Lena Wang
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Science Business
Tags Social Sciences Life Sciences Business Psychology Leadership And Management

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