Free Online Course on Psychology at Work

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The University of Western Australia is offering free online course on Psychology at Work. This course is designed for anyone who has interest in Work / Organisational Psychology yet who has not completed formal training in Psychology.

Each week, you will meet one or two world-leading professors in the field of work psychology. The course will start on November 6, 2017.

Course At Glance

Length: 6 weeks
Effort: 1-2 hours/week
Subject: Psychology
Institution: University of Western Australia and Coursera
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course starts on November 6, 2017

Providers’ Details

The University of Western Australia (UWA) was established in 1911 and continues to set the standard for other West Australian universities. Staff, students and graduates from the University have been recognised at state, national and international levels, and UWA continues to confirm its standing as one of Australia’s leading research-intensive universities. UWA’s leaders and researchers work in partnership with three domestic and international networks, the Group of Eight, Matariki and the Worldwide Universities Network.

About This Course

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.

Why Take This Course?

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.

Learning Outcomes

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.

Requirements

None

Instructors

Sharon Parker, Professor
UWA Business School

Mark Griffin, Professor
School of Psychology

Patrick Dunlop, Lecturer
School of Psychology

Marylène Gagné, Professor
UWA Business School

Kerrie Unsworth, Honorary Research Fellow
UWA Business School

Zhijun Chen, Lecturer
UWA Business School

Aleksandra Luksyte, Senior Lecturer
UWA Business School

Lena Wang, Program Manager
School of Psychology

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Sign Up At  Coursera
  • Select a course and Join

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