|Critical Cross-field Outcomes:
Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made.
Interact effectively with other s as a member of a team, group, organisation and community.
Organise and manage one's time and activities responsibly and effectively.
Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation.
Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.
Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that the problem-solving context does not exist in isolation.
Demonstrate an ability to:
Discuss the different psychological approaches to the study of behaviour and mental processes.
Describe the functioning of the nervous system, the brain and the endocrine system.
Explain the sensory processes such as perception, vision and hearing.
Describe states of consciousness, for example, sleep, hypnosis and meditation.
Discuss learning through classical and operant conditioning.
Outline the stages in the memory process and the different types of memory.
Discuss various theories of intelligence and the factors involved in the development of intelligence.
Explain the development of language in a child.
Describe the psychological aspects of motivation and emotion.
Discuss theories of personality and an understanding of personality and behavioural characteristics which make people more vulnerable to stress.
Describe the classification, clinical picture and aetiology of psychological disorders from a Western medical approach as well as the approach used by Traditional African healers.
Discuss aspects of Social psychology such as racism, authoritarianism and gender inequalities.
Discuss prenatal development and the influences of heredity and environment.
Explain physical, cognitive, personality and social development in infancy and toddlerhood, early childhood, middle childhood and adolescence.
Outline the development of the self-concept and gender identity.
Describe moral and emotional development during middle childhood and adolescence.
Discuss the ecological approach to the variety of interrelated factors which influence the various stages of development, for example:
o The psychological well-being of the parents;
o Parenting styles;
o The effect of divorce;
o The influence of the teacher, peers and siblings;
o The importance of play in a child's general development;
o The influence of television and culture.
List the advantages and problems of psychometric testing.
Identify the causes of abuse and neglect.
Historical and theoretical foundations:
Describe the influence of various behavioural disciplines on the study of organisations.
Discuss roles, status, role conflict and how to reduce role stress.
Know the core theories of personality development, the formation of attitudes and how to change them.
Grasp the core concepts, such s learning, perception and decision making which form the cognitive basis of individual behaviour.
Gain insight into the complexity of human nature and the concept/process of human motivation.
Understand the historical development of the motivation concept.
Distinguish between the content and process theories of motivation.
Understand motivation in the organisational context.
Organisation and job design:
Explore the nature of organisations, and especially organisations as open systems.
Explain why organisations are structured in different ways and to highlight the key factors that influence organisational structure.
Consider a number of historical and current approaches to job design and the impact of job design on organisational and individual performance.
Take a look at the complex and controversial concept of job satisfaction and its relation to individual performance.
Consider organisational climate and the effect it has on performance.
Recognise stress in the work environment, what causes it and how it impacts on individual performance.
Leadership styles, participation and communication:
Discuss leadership theories and specifically the leadership continuum and contingency approaches.
Grasp the concept of participation.
Apply the different participation techniques.
Describe the basic communication process.
Outline the barriers to effective communication and how they can be overcome.
Identify the different types of communication structures that can be used in companies.
Groups in work organisations:
Describe the nature and complexity of groups in an organisational setting.
Explain the formation of groups and the different types of groups that exist in the context of a work organisation.
Understand group behaviour.
Make sense of both intragroup and intergroup behaviour and develop strategies for solving and preventing intergroup conflict.
Management of organisation development and change:
Understand change, the factors that cause change and why change is resisted.
Examine the planned action, styles and approach associated with the management of change.
Clarify the role of the change agent and the different types of agents.
Explain the main features, steps and techniques involved in organisational development.