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Organizational Psychology

Code: P302     Acronym: PO

Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Psychology

Instance: 2020/2021 - 2S Ícone do Moodle

Active? Yes
Web Page: https://moodle.up.pt/course/view.php?id=2036
Responsible unit: Psychology
Course/CS Responsible: Integrated Master Psychology

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
MIPSI 152 Official Curricular Structure 3 - 3 30 81

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
Maria Filomena Jordão Morais

Teaching - Hours

Theoretical classes: 1,75
Theoretical and practical : 0,25
Type Teacher Classes Hour
Theoretical classes Totals 1 1,75
Maria Filomena Jordão Morais 1,75
Theoretical and practical Totals 1 0,25
Maria Filomena Jordão Morais 0,25
Mais informaçõesLast updated on 2021-02-12.

Fields changed: Objectives, Resultados de aprendizagem e competências, Métodos de ensino e atividades de aprendizagem, Fórmula de cálculo da classificação final, Avaliação especial, Componentes de Avaliação e Ocupação, Obtenção de frequência, Programa, Tipo de avaliação, Observações Bibliográficas, Lingua de trabalho, Melhoria de classificação

Teaching language



By the end of this Curricular Unit (CU) students should develop: (a) a global knowledge in the area of Organizational Psychology as a field of study as well as a practice; (b) a knowledge in what is concern with organizational psychological phenomena, as well as theories that enable them to understand and explain these phenomena; and (c) a meta knowledge of different existing approaches and the relations between these theories and their framework.

Learning outcomes and competences

At the end of the course it is expected that students are able to:

  • Identify the object of study of Organizational Psychology and the type of problems it addresses;
  • Describe psychological phenomena related to the functioning of organizations
  • Describe the theories that allow us to understand and explain the functioning of organizations;
  • Relate different theories and its conceptual framework.

Working method



Part I. Introduction to Organizational Psychology

1. Historical development

2. The concept of Organization

3. The relevance of studying organizations

Part II. Organizational Theory

4. Introduction

5. Models of organizations

5.1. The Scientific Management Theory

5.2. Burocracy

5.3. Human Relations Theory

5.4. Open Systems Theory

5.5. Sociotechnical Theory

5.6. Weick’s Theory

6. Organizational Theory systematizations

Part III. New Organizational Forms.

Mandatory literature

Anderson Neil 340; Handbook of industrial, work and organizational psychology. ISBN: 0-7619-6488-6(vol.1)
Shafritz Jay M.; Classics of organization theory. ISBN: ISBN 0-534-17304-7
Cunha Miguel Pina e 570; Manual de estudos organizacionais. ISBN: 972-98823-1-2
Cunha Miguel Pina e 070; Manual de comportamento organizacional e gestão. ISBN: 972-98823-8-X

Complementary Bibliography

Schein Edgar H.; Psicologia Organizacional
Gonçalves Sónia P. 570; Psicossociologia do trabalho e das organizações. ISBN: 978-989-693-030-1

Comments from the literature

The list of mandatory bibliography specific to each point on the syllabus is published on the UC web page. When possible, the bibliography will be made available in digital format for students in the UC page (Sigarra or Moodle).

Teaching methods and learning activities

- Lectures and visualization of thematic films and sketches;
- Autonomous study.


Não aplicável.


Social sciences > Psychological sciences > Psychology

Evaluation Type

Evaluation with final exam

Assessment Components

designation Weight (%)
Exame 100,00
Total: 100,00

Amount of time allocated to each course unit

designation Time (hours)
Estudo autónomo 51,00
Frequência das aulas 30,00
Total: 81,00

Eligibility for exams

Class attendance is not compulsory.

Calculation formula of final grade

The final grade results of the mark obtained in the Final exam (100%).
To obtain approval in the course, the student have to obtain a final mark of 10 values out of 20 (according to point 2, Article 4 of Regulation Assessment of students FPCEUP). If the student misses the moment of evaluation or do not get the minimum score defined he will not be approved in the discipline.

Examinations or Special Assignments

See "special assessment".

Internship work/project

Not applicable.

Special assessment (TE, DA, ...)

Students with special needs should acknowledge it to the Support Unit (Serviço de Apoio) in the beginning of the Semester in order for the teacher is informed.
For this, they both should contact at the BEGINNING of the semester (NEVER after 2nd class) the professor.

Classification improvement

Grade improvement is possible by taking another exam.
Students may require the UC’s grade improvement once, until two evaluation periods of the following academic year in which the students passed the UC and the UC foresees an exam.

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