78864 - Work Psychology

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  • Teacher Dina Guglielmi

  • Credits 3

  • SSD M-PSI/06

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Health Professions of Prevention Sciences (cod. 8878)

  • Teaching resources on Virtuale

  • Course Timetable from Nov 25, 2021 to Jan 24, 2022


This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Quality education Decent work and economic growth

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

Students will acquires the ability to understand the social, cultural, organizational and economic phenomena, using the perspective of psychological and relational processes that may affect the system of representations, cognitions, emotions, motivations and actions of individuals and social groups at different levels (individual, interpersonal, intra and inter-groups, organizational, collective, cultural, and institutional).

Course contents

Organizational culture and organizational climate: their role in practice

Culture and safety climate

The work motivation and motivation to safety

Psychosocial risk factors and their impact on employees and organizations

Work related stress

Participation and involvement within the organizational context,  work teams and for workplace safety


Students will study documents (for the most part scientific articles) provided by the teacher during the lessons.

Teaching methods

Didactic methods that will be used to improve the students' knowledge are: lecture & questions, group work assignments and exercises, student oral presentation and brief student summaries.

Assessment methods

The final exam will consist of a written test (15 closed questions and 3 open-ended questions).

If necessary, the teacher will potentially request a quick oral examination focused on additional details concerning the answers provided by students.

Teaching tools

The following teaching tool will be adopted during the lessons:

  • PowerPoint presentations,
  • Exercises on the main topics explored during the lessons,
  • Printed articles,
  • Practical tools that could be adopted in practical situations.

Office hours

See the website of Dina Guglielmi