Work and organizational psychology

lpsp1204  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Work and organizational psychology
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
6 credits
60.0 h
Casini Annalisa; Stinglhamber Florence;
Placing the psychology of work and organizations in perspective: general conceptions of work; evolution of forms of work organization in the 20th and 21st centuries; change and current working conditions.
  • The individual at work: approaches to psychological health at work and occupational stress; interpersonal relationships at work (e. g. harassment); group situations at work (e. g. gender, age, disability'); analysis of work activity.
  • The individual in the organization: approaches to job satisfaction; justice at work; commitment; perceived organizational support; leadership; deviant behaviours; tools for observing and analyzing organizational behaviour
Teaching methods
A range of pedagogical methods will be deployed, from the ex-cathedra course to more participatory methods (e.g., serious game, group discussion, etc.) and formative (self-)assessments.
Evaluation methods
The evaluation of course LPSP1204 - Psychology of work and organizations is composed of 2 parts: 1/psychology of work (corresponding to the contents given by Mrs. A. Casini) and 2/psychology of organizations (corresponding to the contents given by Mrs. F. Stinglhamber).
Students will be asked to answer, for each part, a MCQ-type questionnaire composed of 20 questions with 4 possible answers for each question (only one of which is correct). No penalty points will be applied in the event of a wrong answer. The student will have to correctly answer 13 of the 20 questions to pass and obtain a score of 10/20 in that part.
To pass the exam, one must obtain half the points (10/20) in each of the two parts. Thus, 3 scenarios are possible:
1/ the student obtains a score greater than 10/20 in each of the 2 parts: in this case, the examination is passed and the final score will correspond to the average of the 2 parts.
2/ the student obtains a score greater than 10/20 in one part and lower than 10/20 in the other part: in this case, the final score will be the lowest score (e. g. "occupational psychology" score = 15/20 and "organizational psychology" score = 08/20 --> the final score will be 08/20).
3/ the student obtains a score of less than 10/20 in each of the 2 parts: in this case, the final score will correspond to the average of the 2 parts.
The 1st AND 2nd session exams will focus on the same contents, have the same format and will be scored in the same way. In the 2nd session, it is necessary in all cases to pass both parts of the examination again, even if one of the two parts had been successful in the 1st session.
Other information
The courses listed below provide important foundations for understanding and integrating the material in this course.
LPSP1011 Statistiques : Analyse descriptive de données quantitatives OU LPSP1209 Statistiques : Inférences sur une ou deux variables,  
LPSP1210 Méthodologies de la recherche
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Psychology and Education: General