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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 204 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Effort 6 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week
Starts Mar 25 (8 weeks ago)
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 12 reviews

excellent course in understanding people dynamics at work.

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Really interesting insights and it ties back to the day to day issues at work.

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This course is full of very useful and practical information that can be used in the workplace and in life.

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As a Project Manager I found it very useful even when ideas i was familiar with were being discussed as this course helped me find a new way to articulate and discuss them Pretty basic knowledge.

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excellent course in 10 reviews

Teachers do not speak very fast and it is a fantastic feature for students who have another mother tongue Excellent course I really enjoy this course, it is really helpful for beginners and make you have a positive actitude in your work.

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This is an excellent course for any manager who is working.

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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.

This is an amazing course, I have learned so much.

Thank you so much :) It helps a lot to improve and understand better what you do and need to do better everyday at work, it also helps you to clarify and define some aspects you did not see before Very interesting and very nice well-structured course!

recommend it in 6 reviews

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.

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Careers

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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Rating 4.7 based on 204 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Effort 6 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week
Starts Mar 25 (8 weeks ago)
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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