Week 2 - Individual Differences & Attitudes On Work

Week 2 - Individual Differences & Attitudes On Work...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Individual Differences & Attitudes on Work Debbie Stevens-Gill What is Occupational Psychology? - Industrial Psychology (Early US & UK terminology) - Organisational Psychology (US Mainly) Blackler (1982) - Occupational Psychology - Individual Oriented. - Organisational - Group oriented. This covers: - People's opinions of work - Assessment of individuals - Nature of work & Organisation. - Physical work environment. 5 Traditions in Psychology - Psychoanalytics Tradition - ID, ego, superego. - The trait tradition - Cattel, etc. - The phenomenological tradition - Social cognitive tradition - How thought processes interpret social interaction. - Behaviourist tradition. 2 Approaches to Occupational Psychology FPJ - Fitting the person to the job - Selection - Training - Vocational guidance. FJP - Fitting the job to the person. - Job & Task Design - Equipment - Working conditions. How is Occupational Psychology applied? 8 Broad Areas - Human/Machine interaction - Design of work environments & work; Health + Safety - Personnel selection and assessment - Performance appraisal and career development. - Counselling & Personal development - Training - Employee relations & motivation
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
- Organisational development Individual Differences Age (Robbins) - Aging workforce - Managers' belief that performance decreases. - Evidence mixed (Cabich, 1993 vs McEvoy + Casico, 1989)
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 5

Week 2 - Individual Differences & Attitudes On Work...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online