PSMA024 Applied Work Psychology

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
2/0/1. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
doc. PhDr. Iva Burešová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Jaroslava Dosedlová, Dr. (lecturer)
PhDr. Zuzana Slováčková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Kateřina Wolfová (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Zuzana Slováčková, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jarmila Valchářová
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Prerequisites (in Czech)
PSMA005 Work and Org. Psychology
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is a practical summary of topics from the subjects PSBA030 "Foundations of work psychology" and PSMA005 "Work and Organizational Psychology" and their replenishment of important information from other topics of work psychology. The main emphasis is put on the connection of all presented information with practice.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students should be able to:
- to thing in connections about different topics in the field of work psychology;
- to apply psychological principles in practical situations;
- to create a specific project solving selected work related problems in real organisation.
  • 1. introduction to Applied Work Psychology - specifics of communication with corporate organizations;
  • 2. defining commission, preparing and implementing them, frequent "mistakes" ...;
  • 3. research in the field of work psychology (the most common topics, ways of realization, possible problems, ...);
  • 4. ethic in work psychology;
  • 5. team work;
  • 6. management of conflicts;
  • 7. manager's style of leading;
  • 8. psychological diagnostics in work psychology;
  • 9. work of a psychologist in specific areas - lecture by invited guest;
  • 10. application of gained knowledge in practice - solution of real work-psychological problem - group project;
  • 11. group projects - presentations;
  • 12. group projects - feedback and evaluation.
  • MUCHINSKY, Paul M. Psychology applied to work: an introduction to industrial and organizational psychology. 12th edition. Summerfield: NC: Hypergraphic Press, 2018. ISBN 978-0-9749345-3-2. info
  • PROCHÁZKA, Jakub, Viktor KULHAVÝ, Martin VACULÍK, Michal JIRÁSEK, Marcela LEUGNEROVÁ, Lenka JANOŠOVÁ, Marie SOUČKOVÁ, Eva LYSOŇKOVÁ and Adriana WYROBKOVÁ. Pojmy z řízení lidských zdrojů a psychologie práce. 2. vyd. Brno, 2017. Elportál. ISBN 978-80-210-8680-7. PURL epub url html info
  • VACULÍK, Martin, Jakub PROCHÁZKA, Marcela LEUGNEROVÁ and Marie SOUČKOVÁ. Encyklopedie psychologie práce II. (Encyclopedia of work psychology II.). 1st ed. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2016. 146 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-8368-4. Plná verze knihy v online čítárně info
  • AAMODT, Michael G. Industrial/organizational psychology : an applied approach. 8th edition. Boston: Cengage Learning, 2016. xviii, 670. ISBN 9781305118423. info
  • ARNOLD, John, Ray RANDALL, Fiona PATTERSON, Jo SILVESTER, Ivan T. ROBERTSON, Cary L. COOPER, Bernard BURNES, Don HARRIS and Carolyn AXTELL. Work psychology : understanding human behaviour in the workplace. Sixth edition. Harlow, England: Pearson, 2016. xix, 783. ISBN 9781292063409. info
  • PROCHÁZKA, Jakub, Martin VACULÍK, Marie SOUČKOVÁ and Marcela LEUGNEROVÁ. Encyklopedie psychologie práce (Encyclopedia of Work Psychology). Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2015. 156 pp. n/a. ISBN 978-80-210-7744-7. doi:10.13140/2.1.2641.4884. URL info
  • Advances in positive organizational psychology. Edited by Arnold B. Bakker. 1st ed. Bingley [England]: Emerald Insight, 2013. xi, 396 p. ISBN 9781780520018. info
  • WAGNEROVÁ, Irena. Psychologie práce a organizace : nové poznatky. Vyd. 1. Praha: Grada, 2011. 155 s. ISBN 9788024737010. info
  • NOHRIA, Nitin and Rakesh KHURANA. Handbook of leadership theory and practice : an HBS centennial colloquium on advancing leadership. Boston, Mass.: Harvard Business Press, 2010. xiv, 822. ISBN 9781422138793. info
  • Understanding occupational and organizational psychology. Edited by Lynne Millward. London: SAGE, 2005. 1 online. ISBN 9781446215180. info
  • Handbook of research methods in industrial and organizational psychology. Edited by Steven G. Rogelberg. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishers, 2002. xi, 520. ISBN 0631222596. info
  • HOLLWAY, Wendy. Work psychology and organizational behaviour : managing the individual at work. London ;: Sage Publications, 1991. x, 208. ISBN 0803983549. info
Teaching methods
Teaching methods: lectures, class discussion, practical aplications, home study and presentations by psychologists - guests.
Assessment methods
Completion requirements:
1. active work at group project;
2. project presentation;
3. colloquium.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Spring 2021.
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