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Moderation Psychology II

Course code
Course type
BSc Course
Weekly Hours
HS 2023
Prof. Dr. Fabiola Heike Gerpott
Please note that exchange students obtain a higher number of credits in the BSc-program at WHU than listed here. For further information please contact directly the International Relations Office.
One of the key tasks of business psychologists is to teach, train, and communicate psychological knowledge to people in organizations in order for them to feel and perform better at work. In this course, students will experience a “train the trainer” situation in which they will teach psychological knowledge and skills to first-year Bachelor students. These sessions in turn should enable the first-year students to implement psychological principles in their daily working life. Specifically, students of this module will practically conduct interactive lectures with the goal of providing other students not only with theoretical insights into a variety of psychological topics but also enable them to apply this newly acquired knowledge in practice right away. Thus, students in this module will not only have to apply and deepen the knowledge and competencies they gained in “Introduction to Business Psychology” but will also have to implement knowledge and skills acquired in “Business Psychology I” for conducting a lecture/training session themselves. Moreover, an essential part of this course is self-reflection, specifically the critical evaluation of one’s own development as a trainer.
Date Time
Tuesday, 31.10.2023 15:30 - 18:45
Wednesday, 08.11.2023 08:00 - 11:15
Tuesday, 14.11.2023 11:30 - 15:15
Tuesday, 21.11.2023 11:30 - 15:15
Tuesday, 28.11.2023 11:30 - 15:15
Tuesday, 05.12.2023 15:30 - 18:45
I. Content-related

Having an understanding of core concepts and methods related to the field of moderation psychology.

II. Skills-related

Being able to work in a team to teach and communicate business psychological skills to other people.

Being able to develop, implement, and evaluate an interactive lecture/training session.

III. Attitude-related

Developing a mindset to develop people in the business world

Being able and willing to critically reflect upon the role of training and communication in organizations

There are no required pre-readings for all participants; relevant literature will be announced in the syllabus.
Hands-on-learning, interactive lectures, practical execution of a lecture, self-reflection
50%: practical execution of a lecture session

50%: reflection journal (pre and post session)

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