[ 505WIPSAPSS20 ] SE Work Psychology

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Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS B2 - Bachelor's programme 2. year (*)Psychologie Bernad Batinic 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Pre-requisites (*)keine
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Sociology 2020W
  • To understand the role of psychology in the context of daily work routine and economics
  • To provide an overview on current topics of Work and Economic Psychology
  • To enable transfer of learning by encouraging discussion and active participation
  • To support the understanding of statistical and methodological issues in scientific articles
Subject Most generally, work psychology focuses on behaviors, attitudes and emotions of people in a work related context. This seminar is intended for proactive students who are interested in understanding psychologically and economically integrated concepts in different contexts. It will cover several specific topics of research such as:

  • Personnel selection process & personnel development
  • Individual and cross-cultural differences at work
  • Work performance measurement
  • Money and happiness
  • Stress and worker well-being
  • Leadership, teams and conflicts
  • Safety, violence and health in the workplace
Criteria for evaluation
  • Active in-class participation (discussions, quizzes, feedback)
  • Presentation in class
  • Preparation of literature for each session
  • Written essay
Full course attendance is required!
Language English
Study material Landy, F.J. & Conte, J.M. (2008). Work in the 21st Century: An Introduction to Industrial-Organizational Psychology (2nd Ed.). Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers AND additional articles (primary literature)
Changing subject? No
Further information This seminar will be held in English, thus, all assignments and presentations need to be submitted in English. International students are very welcome!

Corresponding lecture (*)505WIPSAPSS14: SE Arbeitspsychologie (4 ECTS)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 30
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority