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Psychology, Group A

Kurs ID
Art des Kurses
BSc Kurs
FS 2020
Prof. Dr. Tillmann Wagner, Prof. Dr. Fabiola Heike Gerpott
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You will receive an overview about psychological principles of human behavior in organizations and beyond. Among others, the topics covered are:
  • Perspectives on human behavior
  • Evolutionary psychology
  • Psychological commonalities: Dual Process Theory
  • Facets of automatic behavior: Priming, cognitive ease, heuristics, & biases
  • Psychological differences: Personality
  • Personality determinants
  • Personality traits
  • Personality development
  • The Science of Well-Being: Positive Psychology
  • Human Well-Being: Forms and consequences
  • Flow Theory: The Optimal Experience
  • Stress: Forms and consequences
  • Self-control theory and ego depletion
  • Habits
  • Theories of learning
Date Time
Thursday, 09.01.2020 11:30 - 15:15
Thursday, 16.01.2020 11:30 - 15:15
Thursday, 23.01.2020 11:30 - 15:15
Wednesday, 29.01.2020 11:30 - 15:15
Tuesday, 04.02.2020 08:00 - 11:15
Tuesday, 11.02.2020 08:00 - 11:15
Friday, 28.02.2020 09:00 - 12:00
This class concentrates on the psychological foundations and processes underlying the behavior of individuals and groups in organizations and work environments. The objective of this class lies in providing students with a sound understanding of psychological theories and models of human behavior. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able employ psychological principles to analyze and understand individuals’ and groups’ behaviors in organizations and the contemporary workplace.
Background Readings: Fiske, Susan T. and Shelley E. Taylor (2017), Social Cognition: From Brains to Culture, 3rd ed. London, U.K.: Sage.Gray, Peter and David F. Bjorklund (2018), Psychology, 8th ed. New York, NY: Macmillan.Optional Readings:Kahneman, Daniel (2011), Thinking, Fast and Slow. New York, NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.Clear, J. (2018). Atomic habits. An easy and proven way to build good habits and break bad ones (Part 1, pp. 13–55). New York: Penguin Random House.McKenna, E. (2012). Business Psychology and Organizational Behavior (Chapter 7, pp. 195–210).
Vorlesung und interaktive Anwendungsaufgaben
100% der Note werden über eine Klausur erlangt (closed books).
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