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Paper 4.4: Industrial Psychology

Unit

Content

Time (Hours)

Domain

I Introduction

Historical background of industrial psychology: as profession and science

Working conditions: illumination and Noise; work schedule – shift work and rest period

Personnel selection: principles and techniques

Structure of a Production unit

Circadian Rythum

13

4

5

4

 

Must know

Desirable to Know

Nice to Know

II Work motivation

Motivation: concept of incentives and rewards, intrinsic motivation

Theories of work motivation: need hierarchy theory, ERG theory, two factor theories: Hertzberg, Expectancy theory

Job satisfaction, Job analysis

Wages and Salary

Organizational commitment

13

4

5

4

 

Must know

Desirable to Know

Nice to Know

III Leadership at Workplace and HRM

Leadership: meaning and theories of leadership – trait theory and contingency theory

Human factors in job design: work space design, types and uses of displays

Meaning of Human Resource Management, training: on and off site training method, Evaluation of training

Profiling leaders

Skill Training

14

4

5

5

 

 

Must know

 

Desirable to Know

Nice to Know

 

Syllabus Books:

  1. Aamodt, M.G. (2001). Industrial and Organizational Psychology. India: Cengage Learning.
  2. Chadha, N.K. (2002). Human Resource Management: Issues, case studies and experiential exercises. New Delhi: Sai Printographers.
  3. McCormick, E.J. and Ilgen, T. (1984). Industrial Psychology. PHI: New Delhi.

 

Reference Books:

  1. E. Doyle. (2003). Work and Organizational Psychology: An Introduction with Attitude.Psychology Press.
  2. P. Silverthorne. (2005). Organizational Psychology in Cross-Cultural Perspective. New York University Press.
  3. Lefkowitz. (2003).Ethics and Values in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  4. A. Diamond. (1993). The Unconscious Life of Organizations: Interpreting Organizational Identity.Quorum Books, 1993
  5. B. Miner. (2002). Organizational Behavior: Foundations, Theories, and Analyses. Oxford University Press, 2002