Organisational Psychology
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleSOW-PSB3BE50E
Credits (ECTS)4
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Language of instructionDutch
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Social Sciences; Psychology;
dr. M.L.M. van Hooff
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Contactperson for the course
dr. M.L.M. van Hooff
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dr. M.L.M. van Hooff
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Academic year2018
PER4  (15/04/2019 to 12/07/2019)
Starting block
Course mode
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Upon completion of this course:
  1. You will have knowledge of the main subjects in the field of organisational psychology at the individual level (motivation, learning, extra-role behaviour), as well as group level (teams, leadership, communication) and organisation level (organisational theory, structure, culture, change).
  2. You can draw a link between the various subjects and contrast different theories with one another.
  3. You can apply this knowledge to assess existing situations in organisations.
An organisational psychologist studies behaviour within organisations. An organisational psychologist investigates the determinants of that behaviour in the person, the group, the organisation and the context of the organisation, as well as the effects of that behaviour on the effectiveness of the organisation, and on the health, well-being and performance of its employees.
The course presents important subjects from organisational psychology, such as:
1. Organisational theory: structure, culture, change
2. Groups and teams
3. Leadership and power
4. Behaviour in organisations (aberrant behaviour and extra-role behaviour)
5. Motivation and learning.
Lectures will provide an up-to-date understanding of organisational psychology. Each lecture will be followed by an interactive lecture, in which one or more themes from the lecture will usually be examined in a more in-depth fashion.3

Course information
Multiple choice exam.
Additional comments
This course is only open to students in Pyschology, Bedrijfskunde and Business Adminstration.
In case of too many enrollments Psychology students have priority over students from other faculties or universities.

One year of full time study at university level.

Required materials
Selection of chapters from: George, J.M., & Jones, G.R. (2011). Understanding and Managing Organizational Behavior, 6th edition. Pearson.
To be announced
Additional research articles and book chapters from the field of organisational psychology.

Instructional modes

Lectures and Interactive lectures

Question-and-answer seminar

Multiple choice
Test weight1
Test typeMultiple choice
OpportunitiesBlock HERT, Block PER4