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.
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
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.