Checking date: 25/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Rudiments of Psychology of Work
Bachelor in Employment and Labour Relations (Study Plan 2018) (Plan: 401 - Estudio: 207)

Coordinating teacher: AGULLO TOMAS, MARIA SILVERIA

Department assigned to the subject: Social Analysis Department

Type: Basic Core
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Branch of knowledge: Social Sciences and Law

- To Achieve significant learning about the main elements and aspects of evidence, in the field of Work Psychology, Organizations and Human Resources. - To relate the main elements of Work Psychology, Organizations and Human Resources, with other aspects of academic relevance from other subjects in the Labor Relations degree studies. - To learn about practical experiences that, based on evidence, are developed in the field of Work Psychology, Organizations and Human Resources. - To achieve significant learning about the importance and evidence of the multidisciplinary approach to the phenomenon of labor relations, the field of work, organizations and human resources.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
The contents of the subject will be specified in the following aspects and areas: - Introduction to the Psychology of Work, Organizations and Human Resources. - The Psychology of Work, Organizations and Human Resources, from the perspective of advances in Positive Organizational Psychology. - Individual and Work. Understanding the individual-job adjustment processes. - Basic processes in work psychology: o Functional labor analysis and labor competencies. o Job satisfaction and performance at work. o Work Motivation. o Teamwork and participation. o Decision making processes o Culture and change in organizations o Climate and Quality of Work Life. o The corporate image in Organizations o Work well-being, stress at work and occupational health. o Psychosocial Risks - New technologies and Artificial Intelligence in the field of Work Psychology, Organizations and Human Resources.
Learning activities and methodology
Teaching activity in the classroom that favors the approach, understanding, analysis and discussion of the main aspects of Work Psychology, Organizational Psychology and Human Resources. Practical Exercises, in the classroom and autonomous work, that promote knowledge and deepening in the most relevant aspects of Work Psychology, or Organizational Psychology and Human Resources. The students of the subject will have a regime of tutorials, in person and virtual, that facilitate access to them, as well as their use for support, clarification and deepening in relevant aspects of the teaching-learning process of the subject.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • Gil-Montse, P.R. y Prado, V.J. (Coords.) (2021). . Manual de Psicología del Trabajo. . Madrid: Pirámide.
  • Martín-Quirós, M.A. y Zarco, V. (2009). . Psicología del trabajo, de las organizaciones y de los Recursos Humanos. . Madrid: Pirámide. .
  • Martínez, E. y Hermosilla, D. (2020).. Psicología de los Recursos Humanos. Planificación, Selección y Promoción. . Bilbao: Universidad del País Vasco. .
  • Martínez, V., Ramos, J. y Moliner, C. (Coords.) (2015). . Psicología de las Organizaciones. . Madrid: Editorial Síntesis. .
  • Rodríguez, A. (2001). . Introducción a la psicología del trabajo y de las organizaciones. . Madrid: Pirámide. .
  • Rodríguez, A., Zarco, V. y González, J.M. (2009). . Psicología del Trabajo. Madrid: Pirámide. Madrid: Pirámide.
  • Rodríguez, A., Zarco, V., Mañas, M.A. y Delgado, A. (Coords.) (2008). . Psicología de los recursos humanos.. Madrid: Pirámide. .
Additional Bibliography
  • Agulló, E. y Ovejero, A. (Coords.) (2001). . Trabajo, individuo y sociedad: perspectivas psicosociológicas sobre el futuro del trabajo. . Madrid: Pirámide. .
  • Aranda García, I., Cantera Herrero, F. J., Cortijo Peris, Ó., Pueblo López, P. de, Solano Romero, F., y Vilches Nieto, M. (2022). . Identidad y evolución de la profesión de psicología del trabajo, organizaciones y recursos humanos: nuevas oportunidades de crecimiento. Ed..
  • Cascio, A. y Guillén, C. (Coords.) (2010). . Psicología del trabajo.. Madrid: Ariel. .
  • Montesa García, D., Rodríguez Molina, I., & Magdaleno Marco, J. (2019). . The effect of job characteristics on intrinsic and extrinsic job satisfaction: the moderating role of psychological capital. Psychologica, 62(1), 39¿56. .
  • Morán, M.C. (2005). . Psicología del trabajo: nociones introductorias. . Málaga: Ediciones Aljibe..
  • Muchinsky, P.M. (2007).. Psicología aplicada al trabajo. . México: Ediciones Paraninfo, S.A. .
  • Pérez, C., & Rodríguez, J. (2023). . El impacto de la IA en la psicología de las organizaciones.. Capital Humano, 389..
  • Salanova, M. (2020). . Cultivar el Bienestar Organizacional (BO). . Capital Humano, 356, 8-11..
  • Salanova, M. (2021). . ¿Work engagement: a key to HEROs ¿ healthy and resilient organizations¿. In A Research Agenda for Employee Engagement in a Changing World of Work (pp. 53-65). . Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. ISBN: 9781789907841.
  • Salgado, J. F. y Peiro, J. M. (2008). . Psicología del trabajo, las organizaciones y los recursos humanos en España.. Papeles del psicólogo, 29(1), 2-5.
  • Soler, M.I. y Meseguer, M. (Coord.) (2022). . Perspectiva Psicológica de la gestión y dirección de los recursos humanos. . Murcia: Diego Marín. .
  • Sánchez, M.I. (2022). . La gestión de Recursos Humanos en el centro de la responsabilidad social de las organizaciones. . Madrid: Cátedra Iberdrola de Ética Económica y Empresarial, Universidad Pontificia Comillas. .

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.