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Course code
GEN301
Course type
BSc Course General Studies
Weekly Hours
2,0
ECTS
3.0
Term
HS 2020
Language
Englisch
Lecturers
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.

Why do you find it more difficult to keep up a good lifestyle after a long day of studying? Is ita good idea to work together professionally with friends? And what do you do if you are in a leadership position but no one follows you in your decisions? These seemingly unrelated phenomena share much more than you think. They are all rooted in the psychological foundations and processes underlying the behavior of individuals and groups in organizations.


The objective of this class lies in providing you with a sound understanding of psychological theories and models of human behavior. In other words: This course is about making you more effective in (1) managing yourself, (2) managing peers, and (3) managing your employees in work environments by using psychological theories. So unless you plan to become an eremite, this course will be of value for you. We will devote 360 lecture minutes (= 2 sessions) to each of the three topic areas.

Date Time
Tuesday, 01.09.2020 11:30 - 15:15
Thursday, 10.09.2020 11:30 - 15:15
Wednesday, 16.09.2020 08:00 - 11:15
Tuesday, 22.09.2020 11:30 - 15:15
Thursday, 01.10.2020 11:30 - 15:15
Wednesday, 07.10.2020 15:30 - 18:45
The objective of this class lies in providing you with a sound understanding of psychological theories and models of human behavior. To put it more bluntly: This course is about making you more effective in (1) managing yourself, (2) managing peers, and (3) managing your employees in work environments by using psychological theories. So unless you plan to become an eremite, this course will be of value for you. We will devote 360 lecture minutes (= 2 sessions) to each of the three topic areas.

Topics cover among others: Personality, self-control, habits, group conflicts, team dynamics, charismatic leadership, and motivation.

See syllabus for reading list per session.
Interactive Lectures

Case Studies

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