Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID600013508

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos PSychologías (2017-sīmera)

Registered students: 107
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses426

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Students must have basic knowledge of Social Psychology and Methodology.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students: - Will be able to understand the main theories regarding organizational design, structure, and culture; - Will understand how organizational changes are implemented and how organizational changes explain resistance to change; - Will be able to distinguish between different leadership styles and how teams function in organizations; - Will understand the main principles and theoretical models that explain work-related well-being, work motivation, attitudes and (productive and counter-productive) behaviors in relation to work; - Will be able to formulate specific research hypotheses with regard to work and organizational phenomena and test these empirically.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This is an introductory course to work and organizational psychology. The main focus is on the study of organizational phenomena, on the study of employee attitudes, emotions and behaviors in relation to work, as well as on the interaction between organizations and their external environments. The course is divided into two sections: a theory and a practice section. During the theory section, the following topics are covered: 1) Οrganizational theories; 2) Organizational design, structure, and culture; 3) Organizational change and resistance to change; 4) Leadership and teams in organizations; 5) Job Attitudes: Burnout, Work Engagement, Job Satisfaction, Workaholism 6) Motivation at Work 7) Productive Job Behaviors: Job performance 9) Counter-Productive Job Behaviors and the Role of Justice 10)Work environment and work-related well-being 11)Individual characteristics in relation to work The practice section includes group exercises aiming at the better understanding of work and organizational theories. Students are expected to formulate specific hypotheses on a related topic and to test these hypotheses by applying specific methods of data collection and analysis with the purpose to complete a short research paper.
Leadership, Work Motivation, Work-Related Well-Being, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Change and Resistance to Change, Organizational Culture, Organizational Behavior
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
  • References to relevant work
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
-Powerpoint -Elearning -Email
Course Organization
Laboratory Work261
Reading Assigment80.3
Written assigments80.3
Student Assessment
Course Evaluation: - Written exams at the end of the semester (60% of final mark). Written exams will consist of 10 TRUE or FALSE questions (where explanation will be required) and two or three open questions - Group written assignment(30% of final mark). This paper won't exceed 3000 words (excl. References, Tables) and will have the form of a short research note. Students work in groups of five. - Group presentation of their paper (10% of final mark).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Βακόλα, Μ., & Νικολάου, Ι. (2011). Οργανωσιακή ψυχολογία και συμπεριφορά. Αθήνα: Rosili. Greenberg, J., & Baron, R.A. (2010). Οργανωσιακή ψυχολογία και συμπεριφορά. Αθήνα: Gutenberg. Robins, S.P., & Judge, T.A. (2010). Οργανωσιακή συμπεριφορά. Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Κριτική.
Additional bibliography for study
Γαλανάκης, Μ. (2012). Εργασιακή ψυχολογία. Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Σταμούλη. Coolican, H. (2010). Ψυχολογία της εργασίας. Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Παπαζήση. Jex, S.M., & Britt, T.W. (2008). Organizational psychology: A scientist-practitioner approach (2nd ed.). New Jersey: Wiley. Landy, F.J., & Conte, J.M. (2010). Work in the 21st century: An introduction to industrial and organizational psychology (3rd ed.). New Jersey: Wiley. Peeters, M.C.W.,De Jonge, J., & Taris, T.W. (2013). An introduction to contemporary work psychology. UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
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