|Instructor of Record:||TASE Instructor|
|Course Credit:||Professional Credit|
Group behaviour includes the scientific study of how people's thoughts, feelings, and behaviours are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others. The terms thoughts, feelings, and behaviours include all psychological variables that are measurable in a human being. The statement that others' presence may be imagined or implied suggests that we are prone to social influence even when no other people are present, such as when watching television, or following internalized cultural norms. Social psychologists typically explain human behaviour as a result of the interaction of mental states and immediate social situations. In general, social psychologists have a preference for laboratory-based, empirical findings. Social psychology theories tend to be specific and focused, rather than global and general. Social psychologists therefore deal with the factors that lead us to behave in a given way in the presence of others, and look at the conditions under which certain behaviour/actions and feelings occur. Social psychology is concerned with the way these feelings, thoughts, beliefs, intentions and goals are constructed and how such psychological factors, in turn, influence our interactions with others.
There is also a focus on organizational psychology which is the scientific study of human behavior in the workplace and applies psychological theories and principles to organizations. Organizational psychologists are trained in the scientist?practitioner model. They contribute to an organization's success by improving the performance, satisfaction, safety, health and well-being of its employees. Organizational psychologist conducts research on employee behaviors and attitudes, and how these can be improved through hiring practices, training programs, feedback, and management systems. They also help organizations and their employees? transition among periods of change and organization development.
Who should attend?
Executives, managers, HR practitioners, psychologists and group facilitators
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- Analyze group behavior for effective leadership in various organizations
- Develop the group for productive bonding and work
- Lead the group with clear objectives
- Identify the obstacles in group process and resolve them
TEXTS, READINGS, INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES:
No text is required. Materials will be provided by the instructor.
- Demonstrate minimum 75% attendance record
- Complete a project on behavior change
GRADE DISTRIBUTION AND SCALE:
- Attendance and Participation100%