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Industrial Psychology (BPS103)



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Learn about Behaviour in the Workplace

Industrial psychology is also called organisational psychology, or increasingly these days as occupational psychology. Some even call it work psychology. Nonetheless, these terms are all interchangeable. They all refer to the study of people, and groups of people, in work settings and how the individual, other people around them, or the work environment can affect their work behaviour.

In this course you will discover how individual traits can impact upon a person's aptitude, how and when psychological testing is used to match employees to job roles, and what managers can do to help motivate employees. We shall look at how groups can be detrimental to work productivity and how they can enhance it. Of course, productivity is not just all about the individual - the environment plays a significant role, so we'll also examine how the work place can be modified to improve overall health and wellbeing of employees and work satisfaction.   

Find out better ways to manage workers and workplaces to optimise performance and everyone's wellbeing.


What this Course Covers

There are ten lessons in this course, as follows:

  1. Introduction
  2. Understanding the Employees’ Thinking
  3. Personality & Temperament
  4. Psychological Testing
  5. Management & Managers
  6. The Work Environment
  7. Motivation and Incentives
  8. Recruitment
  9. Social Considerations
  10. Abnormalities and Disorders


Study when, where and however much you want. For most students, the course can be completed with a total of around 100 hours of study; and a commitment close to that may be needed to achieve desired learning outcomes.

Extra Reading
The following books, available through this web site are relevant supplementary reading for this course

    Working with People
    Occupational Psychology


Self Assessment Tests are presented throughout the course. These are essentially an automated quiz. When you undertake a "SAT" or "Self Assessment Test", you will be able to see what you got correct, and what was incorrect; and in that way, you can identify your weaknesses.

Assignments are given at the end of each lesson. You should complete this assignment, paying careful attention to follow what is asked of you. It can be just as important to learn to work to specification, as it is to learn about the topic you are studying. Graduates who develop a habit of working to specification, will impress employers, and will be more efficient when self employed.

A Final Exam is offered upon satisfactory completion of all assignments. This is optional. If you choose to apply for and do this exam, you will have the possibility of obtaining a "formal credit" or "Pass Certification" for this course. A fee applies. The exam may be sat under prearranged conditions anywhere in the world. This college will award you a formal transcript, upon successful completion of the exam, as proof of your results.

Recognition and Ethics

This college is a member of the ACS Affiliates Network; a group of colleges from several countries, affiliated with each other through ACS Distance Education.. Courses are developed with input from all of these colleges, aspiring to reflect internationally accepted standards and needs.

A strict "No Plagiarism" and "No fraud" policy exists. Assignments are checked for plagiarism, and assignments will not be deemed to have been completed, if work is not your own original creation, and is found to have been copied from elsewhere. If the person doing the course is discovered to be different to the name enrolled, the enrolment and any results will be recorded as invalid and any fees paid will be forfeited.

Refund Policy

A full refund less expenses (up to 15% of fees applied) is provided to anyone wishing to withdraw from a course, within 2 weeks of enrolment. This does not apply after the first assignment has been submitted and marked; or after the two weeks has expired.


We believe that we have an ethical responsibility to make good use of the fees you pay and the time you invest into an education through our college. To this end, our first priority is always your learning. This comes before issues such as formal accreditations, speculative marketing and bureaucratic processes which all too often add considerable costs to the running of colleges, and take resources away from the provision of more valuable services to the student.

This college focuses on facilitating your learning and support to optimise that learning. We recognise that learning is all about improving knowledge and skills in your long term memory. While some colleges may focus on getting you to pass exams, by committing knowledge to short term memory; we understand that such an approach is not true education, and does little to improve your long term career or business prospects.


How This Course Could Help You

This course is of great importance for employers, those in positions of management, and those who deal with employees on a daily basis such as in personnel management. Most people of working age spend the better part of their day in employment. Understanding how to make this experience better for all concerned is paramount.

Others who will benefit from this course include those looking towards a career in organisational psychology, HR or personnel management, people who aspire to taking greater responsibility in the workplace, and those with a general interest in psychology.  

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Industrial Psychology (BPS103) Industrial Psychology (BPS103)
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