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Psychology, Group C

Course code
Course type
BSc Course
Weekly Hours
FS 2021
Prof. Dr. Tillmann Wagner, 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.
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 and psychology
  • Evolutionary psychology
  • Dual process theory
  • Personality psychology
  • Positive psychology
  • Self-control theory and ego depletion
  • Habits
  • Theories of learning
Date Time
Tuesday, 12.01.2021 11:30 - 15:15
Thursday, 21.01.2021 11:30 - 15:15
Thursday, 11.02.2021 08:00 - 11:15
Thursday, 18.02.2021 15:30 - 18:45
Monday, 22.02.2021 13:45 - 15:45
Friday, 05.03.2021 09:00 - 11:30
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 to employ psychological principles to analyze and understand individuals’ and groups’ behaviors in organizations and the contemporary workplace.
Optional Readings:Gray, Peter and David F. Bjorklund (2018), Psychology, 8th ed. New York, NY: Macmillan.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).
Lecturing, independent studies (e.g., readings, videos), online consultation, and interactive application tasks
Grading of this course is based 100% on your results in a closed book exam.
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