The course comprises 14 lectures and an in-depth program. Attendance at the lectures is strongly advised. The in-depth program consists of five workgroup sessions of 1.5 hour each. During these workgroup sessions students will mainly focus on three things:
- Practical classroom exercises related to contents of the course.
- Presentation and discussion of the results of two group assignments.
- A practice exam. The answers will be discussed in the class. This exam will not count towards the final grade.
The workgroups are mandatory. In case a student is not able to attend a workgroup session, he/she may be allowed to miss one session under certain circumstances. This always needs to be consulted with the workgroup teacher, who decides whether permission is granted or not. When permission is granted, students will be expected to compensate for the missed workgroup by handing in an individual assignment for the portion that he/she missed. When students miss more than one workgroup they can no longer participate in the final exam and thus can no longer complete the course.
The lectures are based on a combination of book chapters and scientific papers. The required readings will be announced on the Blackboard. Students are not expected to read the literature before class.
Grading is based on the final exam as well as two assignments that are part of the in-depth program.
The exam will contribute 70% to the final grade and the two assignments will (each) make up 15% of the final grade.
If students fail the assignments they will have to redo them. A student who fails the exam, will have to take the resit exam.
Students who do not pass the course this academic year, will have to redo it next year, including participation in the in-depth program.
Organizational psychology gives students the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the most important topics, ideas and literature within the field of organizational psychology. The goal of this course is to learn the basics of Organizational Psychology by showing you how to use a psychological lens to look at organizational issues and learn how to tackle those issues.