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200089 VU Work and Organisational Psychology (2020W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 20 - Psychologie
Continuous assessment of course work



Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 40 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Unexcused absence in the 1st unit will result in loss of the spot; in case of no participation at the VU, please cancel your registration in time so that your spot can be made available for other students on the wait list!

Details about the lectures:
08.10. (9:45 -11:15): Introduction
15.10. (9:45 -11:15): Lecture (work, work analysis, psychological stress)
22.10. (9:45 -11:15): Lecture (teams and working groups)
29.10. (9:45 -11:15): Lecture (organizational culture)
05.11. (9:45 -11:15): Lecture (Work in Change)

Lectures are held via Zoom. The link will be sent to participants (registration required or on wait list) before sessions.

Thursday 08.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Thursday 15.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Thursday 22.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Thursday 29.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Thursday 05.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Thursday 12.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Thursday 19.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Thursday 26.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Thursday 03.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Thursday 10.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Thursday 17.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Thursday 07.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Thursday 14.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Thursday 21.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

Students will acquire basic knowledge on
- models and approaches of workplace analysis and psychological stress
- teams in organizations and team development
- organizations, conflicts, organizational analysis, organizational development
- new world of work

Alternating lecture and practical sessions
- Lecture sessions: Lecture, discussions
- Practical sessions: Readings, individual work, group work, consultation hours

Assessment and permitted materials

- Development of a research question for a work, team or organizational analysis, presentation of the research plan and the method/instrument of analysis (group work)
- Summary of a chapter on good interview questions, Patton, 2002 (individual work)
- Development of an interview guideline and reflection on the interview situation (group work)
- Written report of the analysis (group work)
- Reflection of the analysis (individual work)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Minimum requirements:
- One time absence of lecture sessions allowed.
- Students must have completed all group tasks (see below) to receive a positive grade.

Assessment criteria:
- Development of the research question for the analysis, description of the research plan and the method (group work) - 20%.
- Summary of a chapter on good interview questions (individual work) - 10%.
- Development of an interview guideline and reflection on the interview situation (group work) - 20%.
- Written report of the analysis (group work) - 40%.
- Reflection of the analysis (individual work) - 10%.

Examination topics

There will be no exam.

Reading list

Patton, M.Q. ( 2002). Qualitative research and Evaluation. Methods. Chapter 7: Qualitative Interviewing. Third Edition. Sage. Publications, Inc.

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