85401 - Intervention in Work Psychology

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  • Teacher Stefano Toderi

  • Credits 4

  • SSD M-PSI/06

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language English

  • Campus of Cesena

  • Degree Programme Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology (cod. 9236)

  • Course Timetable from Oct 04, 2021 to Nov 15, 2021


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

Good health and well-being Decent work and economic growth Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be able to develop interventions in work psychology and evaluate the process and the outcomes.

Course contents

The Physical and Psychosocial Work Environment

Work Stress, Workplace Safety and Well-being

Psychosocial risk prevention: process and phases

Psychosocial risk prevention: Interventions

Psychosocial risk prevention: evaluation of process and outcomes


Scientific articles on specific issues will be available during the course

Teaching methods

For each topic covered in the course, the theoretical part and a case will be presented. Students will then have to apply the knowledge acquired to the design and evaluation of interventions aimed at improving working well-being in a specific organizational contex.

In particular:

- Weekly: Application of the knowledge aquired to a specific organizational context (in small group, classroom presentation)

- At the end of the course. Small groups have to deliver a paper describing the full intervention in the specific organizational context, and to present the work done.

Assessment methods

The final assessment of is based on:

- A small-group project on work stress prevention. This will give 0-20 points

- An “individual reflection paper” on the contents of the module. This will give 0-10 points

Scoring from 0 to 20 (0-10 for “individual reflection paper”) points is graduated as follow:

  • 0-4 points (0-2): markedly inadequate, evident misunderstanding, lack of critical comprehension, or content off-topic
  • 5-9 points (3-4): presentation and/or discussion are not fully adequate; imprecisions, surface exam and description of the contents, lack of critical comprehension
  • 10-14 point (5-6): presentation and discussion are sufficiently clear and understandable; there are elements that denote critical deepening of the contents, albeit not fully evident
  • 14-19 points (7-8): presentation and discussion are very clear, lexicon is specific to the topic, evidence is clearly understood and described, and critical comprehension is evident; some of these aspects, however, is present but not fully achieved
  • 20 points (9-10): presentation and discussion fully meet the requirements as it concerns clarity, lexicon specificity, understanding and explanation of evidence.

Teaching tools

- Powerpoint presentation on the different contents of the course

- Cases on the different contents of the course

- scientific articles  on the different contents of the course

Office hours

See the website of Stefano Toderi