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PSYC5573 Psychology of Training

Credit
6 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2022UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit focuses on the application of psychological principles to training and development. It provides an introduction to training and development as a means of gaining a better appreciation of the interrelationship between organisational strategy, human resources policies and practices, and the development of employees through targeted interventions. As well as covering more functional areas of training and development, such as the design and development of effective training programs, contemporary training methods and current adult learning theory and practice, students also gain an appreciation of the strategic nature of training, particularly in relation to the analysis of individual and organisational training needs, and training evaluation. The unit also explores contemporary development topics, including coaching and mentoring, interpersonal skills training and cultural issues in training.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate understanding and knowledge regarding the training process within organisational settings; (2) demonstrate understanding and knowledge regarding factors that can influence the potential success of training programs; (3) design and deliver an effective training program; and (4) justify the decisions behind their group's training program by writing an essay that draws on theoretical and empirical research.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignment 1; (2) presentation; and (3) assignment 2. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Shayne Loft
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 53580 Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology or 01880/54580 Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology or 73550 Master of Business Psychology
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Contact hours
seminars: 3 hours per week
Note
Students enrolled in an APAC accredited program must hold provisional registration as a psychologist. It is the students' responsibility to ensure registration eligibility. Enrolled students are also responsible for maintaining provisional registration for the duration of their enrolment in the program.
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