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PSYB8961 – Applied Psychology in Human Resource Management

2021 – Session 1, Weekday attendance, North Ryde

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General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff
Monique Crane
Contact via 9850 8604
4 First Walk, Level 5, Room 509
By appointment
Lecturer
Madison Kho
Contact via 9850 8405
4 First Walk, Level 4, Room 403
By appointment
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
Admission to GradCertBusPsy or GradDipBusPsy
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description
This unit is designed to integrate psychological perspectives with the practical, day-to-day opportunities and challenges faced by organisations. At a macro level, we examine organisational learning and decision-making, how organisations respond to diversity and competition, and how they can engender innovation and creativity amongst its workforce. At a micro-level, we consider knowledge management strategies, contracts and negotiation, and expert witness reports. Students completing this unit should be capable of acknowledging and responding to diversity within an organisational setting, improving knowledge management within an organisation, reviewing contracts as appropriate, and providing efficient and appropriate expert witness testimony on request.

Important Academic Dates

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: Demonstrate an understanding of diversity in organisations and the impact of diversity on organisational functioning.
  • ULO2: Critique how organisations collect, store and use organisational knowledge.
  • ULO3: Analyse a performance appraisal process for the provision of psychological services in an organisational setting.
  • ULO4: Apply an understanding of how to use incentives and other strategies to manage human performance.
  • ULO5: Apply psychological perspectives on motivation and influence performance appraisal processes.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Knowledge management report 50% No 26/3/2021, 5pm
Performance Appraisal Process 29% No 14/05/2021, 5pm
Multiple choice online quiz 21% No Various - see ilearn

Knowledge management report

Assessment Type 1: Report
Indicative Time on Task 2: 50 hours
Due: 26/3/2021, 5pm
Weighting: 50%

Prepare a report reviewing current knowledge management strategies within an organisation and proposes alternative strategies to improve the capture and retention of corporate knowledge (2500 words)


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of diversity in organisations and the impact of diversity on organisational functioning.
  • Critique how organisations collect, store and use organisational knowledge.

Performance Appraisal Process

Assessment Type 1: Practice-based task
Indicative Time on Task 2: 30 hours
Due: 14/05/2021, 5pm
Weighting: 29%

Critique of a performance appraisal case study – up to 1500 words


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Analyse a performance appraisal process for the provision of psychological services in an organisational setting.
  • Apply an understanding of how to use incentives and other strategies to manage human performance.
  • Apply psychological perspectives on motivation and influence performance appraisal processes.

Multiple choice online quiz

Assessment Type 1: Quiz/Test
Indicative Time on Task 2: 13 hours
Due: Various - see ilearn
Weighting: 21%

Seven multiple choice online questions across the semester. No time limit


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of diversity in organisations and the impact of diversity on organisational functioning.
  • Critique how organisations collect, store and use organisational knowledge.
  • Analyse a performance appraisal process for the provision of psychological services in an organisational setting.
  • Apply an understanding of how to use incentives and other strategies to manage human performance.
  • Apply psychological perspectives on motivation and influence performance appraisal processes.

1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:

  • the academic teaching staff in your unit for guidance in understanding or completing this type of assessment
  • the Learning Skills Unit for academic skills support.

2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation

Delivery and Resources

This unit will involve a combination of on-line lectures, face-to face workshops, and weekly reading.

Policies and Procedures

Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central (https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policy-central). Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:

Students seeking more policy resources can visit the Student Policy Gateway (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/student-policy-gateway). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.

If you would like to see all the policies relevant to Learning and Teaching visit Policy Central (https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policy-central).

Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct

Results

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Learning Skills

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The Library provides online and face to face support to help you find and use relevant information resources. 

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Equity Support

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