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Basics of Human Behaviour

Basics of Human Behaviour

• Code: SOC1RB008
• Extent: 3 ECTS (81 h)
• Timing: Semester 1
• Language: English
• Level: Professional studies
•Type: compulsory

Learning outcomes

The purpose of the course is to provide such a view to applied social psychology that students understand and are able to observe organizing as social phenomenon in a working place. Stress is given to themes which help students to reflect their self-efficacy both as a student and as an employee and to theories which can be applied to several functions, e.g. leadership, marketing and customer service.

• Understands the meaning of professional pride and identity
• Understands aspects of human behavior and is able to work and organize together with others in multi-disciplinary teams
• Takes other people into consideration in all human behavior
• Is capable of collaborative learning and sharing knowledge in teams and working communities

Course contents

• People as social constructions and images of beliefs
• Managing people starts from myself
• Social perception
• Identity and personality
• Motivation and coping
• Individual in a group

Connections with working and professional life
The course consists of co-operating with students’ place of employment or other company/organisation operating in the business to meet the learning objectives.

International
The course is conducted in HOSBA-programs with a mix of international students.

Teaching and learning methods

a) Classroom learning:
Lectures and Examination 24 h
Self-studies 55 h
The own learning assessment 1 h

b) Part Time Learning:
Lectures and Examination 14 h
Self-studies 65 h
The own learning assessment 1 h

Identifying and acknowledging previously acquired skills (in Finnish AHOT)
Courses or parts of courses at other educational institutes or work experience are not accredited as such towards the HAAGA-HELIA studies directly, but the required skills and competences are demonstrated by a skills examination.

Teacher/s with the main responsibility for the course
Eija Kjelin, Haaga

Course materials
Will be announced later.

Assessment
Examination 60 %
Participation and assignments 40 %

The own learning assessment assignment does not impact your grade. The
assignment is the same for all courses/modules and your answers will be used
also for course/module development. The assignment is completed online in
WinhaOpaali.

Assessment criteria

Grade 1
The student is able to describe several of the basic Human Behavior theories covered in the course.

Grade 3
In addition to the previous she is able to describe most of the Human Behavior theories covered in the course and  s/he can adapt the theories to practice and use them in explaining different working place phenomena

Grade 5
In addition to the previous she is able to describe all of the Human Behavior theories covered in the course and  s/he can adapt the theories to practice and use them in making appropriate development suggestions in leadership or HRM practices