Organisational Psychology
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleSOW-PSB3BE50E
Credits (ECTS)4
CategoryB3 (Third year bachelor)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Social Sciences; Psychology;
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K. Grunau, MSc
Other course modules lecturer
drs. J.G.F. Hell
Other course modules lecturer
drs. J.G.F. Hell
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Contactperson for the course
drs. J.G.F. Hell
Other course modules lecturer
drs. J.G.F. Hell
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2021
PER4  (11/04/2022 to 15/07/2022)
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, andinvestigates 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 (counterproductive behaviour and extra-role behaviour)
5. Motivation and learning.
Lectures will provide an up-to-date understanding of organisational psychology. Additionally, there will be interactive lectures, in which one or more themes from the lectures will be examined in a more in-depth or applied fashion.

Course information
Multiple choice exam.

Presumed foreknowledge
One year of full time study at university level.
Test information

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.
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
Type of instructional modeLecture

Lectures and Interactive lectures

Question-and-answer seminar
Type of instructional modeResponse course

Multiple choice
Test weight1
Test typeDigital exam with CIRRUS
OpportunitiesBlock PER4, Block PER4