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A new free online course from The University of Western Australia is aiming to help people around the world build better workplaces.
How do we find a job that suits us? How do we carry out our work in a productive way? How do we keep ourselves motivated and engaged at work? These questions and more will be answered in Psychology at Work, a six-week course available through online platform Coursera.
Program Director Professor Sharon Parker, from the UWA Business School, said the course was designed to help leaders, employees and anyone in the workforce.
“Each week, students will hear from one or two world-leading professors in the field of work psychology. The professors will take students through the journey by introducing current theories and research evidence in respective topic areas,” Professor Parker explained.
Course presenters include the UWA Business School’s Professor Sharon Parker, Professor Marylène Gagné, Professor Mark Griffin, Honorary Research Fellow Kerrie Unsworth, Lecturer Zhijun Chen, and Senior Lecturer Aleksandra Luksyte. The UWA School of Psychology’s Lecturer Patrick Dunlop and Program Manager Lena Wang are also presenters.
Topics will include: individual differences in personality and cognitive ability; motivation at work; teamwork; leadership; work design and occupational health and safety.
Participants will have opportunities to engage in self-reflections and group discussions. In addition, they will be given several self-assessments to help them understand their own psychological attributes and work characteristics.
The Psychology at Work course begins on Monday 9 May.
Learn more and enrol at www.coursera.org/learn/work-psychology.