Organizational psychology is the study that tries to make sense of human behaviour in structured groups, which is the first step towards understanding how to manage people effectively to accomplish organizational goals. The course builds on principles of psychology and behavioural economics to investigate how human performance is influenced by both the organizational context and individual differences.
Topics include: perception and personality, motivation, job design, groups and teams, leadership, power, and communication.
For each topic, we address theory, research, and application. Through reading scientific publications, we emphasise how empirical studies in the field of organizations translates into the current state of the art, and how current theories are used in evidence-based management to solve real-live organizational problems.