Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600013521

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

Registered students: 30
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses535

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Students must have basic knowledge of Research Methods in Psychology.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students: - Will be able to explain the ways in which Psychology contributes to job-person fit; - Will be able to describe the main principles and theoretical models that explain work-related well-being, attitudes and and job behaviors, and apply these in practice; - Will be able to perform a job analysis for (re)designing healthier and more safe work environments; - Will be able to evaluate empirical findings in order to make specific recommendations for job redesign.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • 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)
Occupational Health Psychology (OHP) is an interdisciplinary field of Applied Psychology that is concerned with the health and safety of workers. OH psychologists utilize scientific methodology a) to understand the impact of (emotional, cognitive, physical) occupational characteristics on employee physical and mental health and work-related behaviors, b) to understand the interface between work and non-work, and c) to design interventions that aim at protecting and promoting employee health and well-being. During this course the following topics are covered: 1) Occupational Stress and Employee Health 2) Theoretical models that explain employee well-being; 3) Emotional Labor; 4) Employee Attitudes and Behaviors: Sickness Absence and Sickness Presence 5) Recovery from job demands; 6) Work-life balance; 7) Safety at work; 8) Socioeconomic Conditions and Occupational Health; 9) Interventions in Organizations: Job Redesign and Job Crafting. Also, during the practicum, students will get acquainted with the main principles of job analysis and will learn how to use this tool in the context of job (re)design that aims at healthier and more safe work environments.
Burnout, Emotional Labor, Job Analysis, Job Crafting, Job Redesign, Health and Safety at work, Recovery from Work, Stress, Work-Family Balance,
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • 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
Elearning Email Powerpoint
Course Organization
Laboratory Work130.5
Reading Assigment140.5
Written assigments150.6
Student Assessment
Course Evaluation: - Written exam at the end of the semester (60% of final grade). Written exams will consist of 10 TRUE or FALSE questions and two or three open questions; - Research report on job analysis and job redesign(40% of final grade). This paper will be up to 2500 words (excl. References, Tables).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
  • Report (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Chmiel, N., Fraccaroli, F., & Sverke, M. (2017). An introduction to work and organizational psychology. Sussex: Wiley. Houdmont, J., & Leka, S. (2010). Contemporary occupational health psychology: Global perspectives on research and practice (Volume 1). West Sussex: Wiley. Leka, S., & Sinclair, R.R. (2014). Contemporary occupational health psychology: Global perspectives on research and practice (Volume 3). West Sussex: Wiley.
Additional bibliography for study
Gratchel, R.J., & Schultz, I.Z. (2010). Handbook of occupational health and wellness. New York: Springer. Peeters, M.C.W., De Jonge, J., & Taris, T.W. (2013). An introduction to contemporary work psychology. UK: Wiley-Blackwell. Quick, J.C., & Tetrick, L.E. (2010). Handbook of occupational health psychology, 2nd ed. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
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