Industrial Psychology

Course CodeBPS103
Fee CodeS2
Duration (approx)100 hours
QualificationStatement of Attainment

Study Industrial Psychology - improve your supervision and management skills.

  • Understand more about staff performance, improving employee motivation, supervision and management.
  • An ideal course for anyone organising and employing staff.
  • The course is studied by distance learning and you can start at any time to suit you.

By understanding the thought processes that take place in the minds of people at work, a manager or supervisor can develop empathy for their staff, and apply this empathy to the way they manage the workplace.

Develop your knowledge and skills - get the best out of your staff.


Lesson Structure

There are 10 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction
    • Free Will versus Determinism
    • Developmental and Interactive Expressions of Behaviour
    • Nature versus Nurture
    • Influence of Environment on Learning Behaviour
    • Modelling and Conformity
    • Conditioning involves Certain Environmental Factors which Encourage Learning to Take Place
    • Classical Conditioning
    • Operant Conditioning
    • Reinforcement & Punishment
  2. Understanding the Employees Thinking
    • Sensation and Perception
    • Thinking and Day Dreaming
    • The Gestalt Approach
    • Unconscious and Conscious Psychic Elements
    • Explaining Behaviour
    • Knowledge of Brain Processes
    • Personal Interpretation of a Given Situation
    • Instinct
    • Terminology including: Mating, Curiosity, Maternal, Acquiring, Repulsion, Constructiveness, Rivalry, Laughter, Fighting, Walking, Swallowing, Play, Imitation, Sleep, Modesty, Domineering, Religion, Self Asserting, Sneezing, Thirst, Cleanliness, Workmanship, Parenting, Food seeking, Flight, Collecting, Sympathy.
  3. Personality & Temperament
    • Mature & Immature Temperaments (e.g. Sanguine, Melancholic, Choleric, Phlegmatic
    • Emotional Types
    • Fear
    • Intelligence
    • Knowledge
    • Deviation
  4. Psychological Testing
    • The Application Form
    • Psychological Test
    • The Interview
    • Intelligence Tests
    • Laws of Learning
    • Devising Tests
    • Selecting Appropriate Tests
  5. Management & Managers
    • Qualities of Managers
    • Understanding Morale
    • Discipline
    • Training, etc.
  6. The Work Environment
    • Noise
    • Space
    • Light
    • Temperature
    • Speed of Work, etc.
    • Accidents
    • Breakages
    • Fatigue etc.
  7. Motivation and Incentives
    • Maslow's Model of Self-Actualisation
    • Security
    • Money
    • Ambition
    • Companionship
    • Social Reinforcement
    • Labour Wastage, etc
  8. Recruitment
    • Ways of Seeking Applicants
    • Types of Interview
    • Ways of Selecting Staff
  9. Social Considerations
    • Group Behaviour
    • Conformity
    • Industrial Groups
    • The Hawthorne Effect
  10. Abnormalities and Disorders
    • Psychosis
    • Neurosis
    • Personality Disorders
    • Variance
    • Partial Disability (e.g. arm, leg injuries; epilepsy, digestive disorders etc.)
    • The Psycho Neurotic


  • Discuss basic concepts that may be relevant to understanding industrial psychology.
  • Identify similarities and differences that occur in the way different employees perceive their workplace.
  • Discuss the effect of personality and temperament upon industrial psychology.
  • Identify applications for psychological testing in industrial management.
  • Discuss the psychology of management.
  • Identify ways that the work environment might impact upon the psychology of people in a workplace.
  • Explain how motivation influences work productivity.
  • Discuss the application of psychology to recruitment.
  • Explain the impact of social factors upon work productivity.
  • Discuss the significance of psychological disorders or abnormalities in a workplace.

What You Will Do

  • The activity of thinking is a mental condition that arises when one is faced with a difficulty or a problem. There is another activity which is a close ally to this type of thinking: the type of thinking that does not necessarily involve a problem. Here the consciousness is allowed to wander into its own unconscious desires. This is called "day dreaming" and is usually a natural form of escape from some condition which is not welcomed by the consciousness, or to escape to a stimulus desired by the physical. This phenomenon does not require any real conscious thinking, and day dreams are of little practical value, with the exception of those cases where their recurrence can incite the dreamer to use extra effort to make the day dreams come to fruition.

The study of industrial, organisational or occupational psychology is applicable to all workplaces. Since it is concerned with the health and wellbeing of employees and how this relates to productivity, it can be of value to business owners as much as psychologists who advise businesses on better practices. This course covers a wide range of workplace issues so that graduates will be adept in their understanding of the influence of the physical environment, personality and motivation of employees, the value of psychological testing, and the behaviour of work groups.

  • This course is useful for anyone wanting to improve their staff's performance and motivation.

  • The course is essential training for managers, supervisors, trainers, mentors, health and welfare staff, HR staff and more.

You can start at any time.

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