720366 Special topics of applied psychological practice

summer semester 2015 | Last update: 06.03.2023 Place course on memo list
720366
Special topics of applied psychological practice
SE 2
5
Block
each semester
German

After attending the course students have a well-grounded knowledge in basic and recent theoretical as well as methodological concepts in the participation research and in participative leadership research. Based on a concrete organizational problem, the students will be enabled to chose independently concepts and methods of human-oriented work- and organization design, to analyze the problem appropriatly, and to report analyses results with suggestions for design improvement to enterpises.

Work is a central part of our everyday live. It is important not only for financial survival and for our meaning in life but it also forms individuals' attitudes and behavior. In the seminar we discuss how organizational structures and leadership behavior impact employees' social behavior orientations, their occupational self-efficacy and their innovativeness. Within this context we also focus on the specific role of an "appreciating organizational climate" and deliniate its importance as mediating factor between organizational structures and employee behavior.

In the first part of the seminar we analyse and discuss theoretical concepts of the organizational participation research and their consequences on employees. The second part of the seminar emphasizes the practice of theoretically derived research in work- and organisational psychology. With a small pilot study students can exercise how to chose and operationalize relevant constructs, how to prepare and conduct an empirical investigation, and finally how to analyse the data with apropriate and recent statistical procedures. In doing so the joint preparation of an empircal research process is essential. Subsequently the seminar is a collective learning workshop that focuses on the practical relevance in a special subarea of work- and organizational psychology. Probably practitioners from the analyzed organizations will participate at the presentations of the data results.

Group work, theoretical and empirical work, presentations, statistical data analyses with SPSS and AMOS

Active participation in discussions, contribution to data collection, presentation

will be announced in the first lesson

see dates
Group 0
Date Time Location
Tue 2015-03-10
15.30 - 17.00 60434 SR 60434 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2015-04-14
15.30 - 17.00 60434 SR 60434 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2015-04-21
15.30 - 17.00 60434 SR 60434 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2015-04-28
15.30 - 17.00 60434 SR 60434 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2015-05-05
15.30 - 17.00 60434 SR 60434 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2015-05-12
15.30 - 17.00 60434 SR 60434 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2015-05-19
15.30 - 17.00 60434 SR 60434 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2015-05-26
09.00 - 13.30 Benutzerraum 4 Benutzerraum 4
Tue 2015-06-23
13.30 - 18.00 Container 2 Container 2