Socio-psychological foundations of human resource development

Course Code: PMS 101 • Study year: I • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Social work - Masters • Field of study: Design and management of social and health services
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: English
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Sebastian Claudiu Stefani
Seminar tutor: Sebastian Claudiu Stefani
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 28
Number of teaching hours per week: 2
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6

Course aims:

Students will know the main socio-psychological foundations of human resource development;
Students will know the main socio-psychological foundations of human resource management.
Students will know the main theoretical foundations of human resource management.

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

Socio-psychological perspective, its specificity and resources
The main directions for substantiating the development and management of human resources
The person, the self and the self-image
Interpersonal relationships
Groups and organizations
Cosocial behaviors in groups and organizations
Performance and decision in a sociopsychological perspective
Sociopsychology of social capital

Teaching methods:

Lecture, conversation, examples

Learning outcomes:

Identification, structuring and restructuring of solution classes for optimal resource management
Explaining, interpreting and developing methods of analysis specific to human resource management
Identify and describe the concepts, theories and methodologies used to conduct research in the field
Identification and description of concepts, methodologies and procedures specific to policies, programs and projects in the field

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Written exam and project

Recommended reading:

McGuire, D, Human Resource Development, Second Edition, Sage, Los Angeles, 2014, 425.
Pascaru Mihai, Efectul Pygmalion. Sinteze de psihologie socială aplicată,, Eikon, Cluj Napoca, 2012, 250.
Schneider, F.W., Gruman, J.A., Coutts, L.M.,, Applied Social Psychology. Understanding and Addressing Social and Practical Problems,, Thousand Oaks, London, 2005, 745.