720262 Seminar on special problems in basic psychological Research:

summer semester 2018 | Last update: 29.06.2020 Place course on memo list
Seminar on special problems in basic psychological Research:
SE 2
each semester

Psychology of digitization: What is the contribution of evidence-based psychological research to a better understanding of the cognitive, affective and behavioral effects of digital technologies

The digitization of the life and work of man (in combination with progressive globalization) is one of the most disruptive social changes in human history. Classically successful business models are quickly ousted from the market (eg Eastman-Kodak, Nokia, Quelle, etc.), competition between companies and business models has worsened (companies disappear twice as fast from stock indices as 20 years ago, eg S & P 500 ), the quantity and quality of information processing has changed substantially (social media, fake news, etc.), companies are becoming increasingly decentralized and in many top digital organizations now more than 50 percent of employees work from home. Especially for executives and high potentials, this creates special challenges:
Digitization is changing (a) how people work (Work 4.0) and what makes them enjoy working (such as flow experiences, Big Picture), (b) which cognitive-affective resources and personality traits people use to successfully work 4.0. (c) how groups organize themselves in achieving their goals (virtual teams, group communication, team identification), (d) how executives interact with their staff members (eg, dealing with digital stress, digital cognitive distractors, expectation effects, information processing resources, coping) (Leading and deciding, digital leadership, generation differences - digital natives, value systems, competence perception of executives) and (d) how the structure of one's own organization is perceived (hierarchical permeability, information flow, see Regensburger 5-factor model, Fischer et al., 2016) , In this seminar, the most scientifically proven effects of digital technologies on the thinking, feeling and behavior of individuals and groups in organizations will be developed. Particular attention is paid to the direct practical feasibility of scientific findings in one's daily work and leadership. Recent disruptive-digital technologies and their impact on the experience and behavior of people in organizations are discussed (e.g., blockchain technology, artificial intelligence, neural-digital interfaces, machine learning, robotics).

Lecture, group discussion, collaborative content development; presentation

Lecture and housework

Will be announced in the first lesson

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Date Time Location
Tue 2018-05-22
10.00 - 20.00 4U102b 4U102b Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2018-05-23
08.00 - 20.00 50101/1 SR 50101/1 SR Barrier-free