Track Work and Organizational Psychology
The track Work and Organizational Psychology concentrates on sciencebased solutions to human problems in work and organizational settings. It aims to understand how to achieve each of the following objectives: optimizing performance, improving processes and relationships, enhancing fairness and equity, and increasing subjective well-being.
The European Network of Work and Organizational Psychology (ENOP) developed a reference model and standards for a curriculum in Work & Organizational Psychology. The track Work and Organization Psychology adheres to these standards as far as possible. According to the ENOP model, the main areas to be considered are Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology.
The main focus of Personnel Psychology is on the individual level. The focus of Work Psychology is on the task level. And the focus of Organizational Psychology is on the group and organization level. Because Work and Organizational Psychology is a multilevel domain, the main focus of each of these areas is not exclusively on one level, but also deals with the interaction of that particular level with other levels.
Work and Organizational Psychology is a field with both a strong scientific base and an applied orientation. Thus, the program connects psychological theory and application whereby theoretical concepts are shown to lead to useful interventions. In each of the areas of Work and Organizational and Personnel Psychology, the program seeks to develop two types of knowledge and skills: explanatory and intervention.
Explanatory refers to theory devoted to the explanation of (the context of) human behavior and to diagnostic skills in work, organization, and personnel fields. This will prepare you to assess, diagnose, explain, and interpret phenomena and processes in the areas of work, organizations and personnel.
Intervention refers to change theory and intervention skills in work, organizational and personnel settings. This will prepare you to plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate changes and interventions to improve behaviors, situations, and social processes in the fields of work, organizations, and personnel. This type of knowledge also prepares you to design new models, methods, and tools. The two types of knowledge will be integrated as much as possible within the various courses.
Staff members’ research expertise lies in the area of the courses they teach. The Department of Social Psychology has staff members specializing in research on topics in the areas of Personnel Psychology, Occupational Health Psychology, Leadership and Organization, and Work Group Psychology. In each course, founding articles will be taught alongside to recent, seminal articles on topics in which staff members are specialized.
Courses track Work and Organizational Psychology
|Work Group Psychology||6|
|Leadership and Organization||6|
|Occupational Health Psychology||6|
|Individual Research Proposal||6|
|Master's Thesis Social Psychology||24|
|Internship or In Depth Module||6|