Current issues in work psychology

Study level: Graduate study programme in psychology
Lecturers: Zvonimir Galić, Ph.D.
Language: Croatian
Semester: 1st, 2nd or 3rd (winter or summer)
Status: elective
Form of instruction with class hours: 30 hours of lectures, 30 hours of exercises. Besides a few introductory lectures, the course will employ the project-type learning aided with the computer-based conferencing through which the students actively learn from one another as well as from materials and the instructor. Participants will be required to conduct the literature search, study the selected items, summarize results, and present them to the group, trying in particular to draw practical consequences for the problem in focus.
Prerequisites: none

Course description

Thematically this course will vary from time to time, depending on the social demands, changes in the field, teacher research activities, and student demands. The course content may be focused, for example, towards psychological aspects of new information technologies, psychological impact of unemployment, or the changing nature of work and its impact on human resource management. Emphasis will be on the new developments and recent issues.

Course objective

To familiarize students with current, socially relevant issues, as well as with psychological approaches to exploring and solving the implied problems. It should also provide students with opportunity to improve their skills of critical thinking so as to be able to critically evaluate theory and research, as well as their application to solving actual problems.

Required readings

- dependant on the topic