Work and Organisational Psychology

About us

The Unit of Work and Organisational Psychology at the Institute of Psychology focuses on experience and behaviour of people in occupational settings. In our research activities, we cover a broad range of subjects including software ergonomics, occupational health, personnel selection, leadership, and teamwork. Our focus is on computer-based applications in modern human resource management and on virtual organisational structures.

We offer students ambitious tutorials and excellent supervision during the entire minor and major programme. In teaching, we pursue a combination of well-proven and promising courses in work and organisational psychology which integrate our students as well as partners from industry, service and administration.

We provide a wide range of teaching including lectures, seminars, colloquia, and project work. Through this project work, students develop and implement solutions which help to solve practical problems faced by our partners. In this light, we expect our students to participate actively, autonomously and enthusiastically in teaching and research activities.

We strongly emphasise a scientific focus in our teaching and research activities, and introduce students to international and the most recent standards in research and publication. In line with this conviction, we place emphasis on the practical relevance of our activities. We provide challenging diploma theses which benefit from complete, consistent and intensive assistance by our scientific staff.

 

Background

Information technology is the leading force in today’s workplace, driving forward fundamental changes in the way we work and the way that work is organised. Concurrently, with the globalisation of markets, interaction between people in different locations and countries is intensifying and the dialogue between customer and supplier being promoted. Information technologies are leading to a spreading distribution of goods and services.

These technological and economic changes are helping overcome the limits of time and space. As we adopt these new information technologies, we are being provided with highly effective tools to develop flexible arrangements of work and organisation.

The main goal of the Unit of Work and Organisational Psychology is to understand the conditions and consequences of flexible arrangements of work and organisation on people, tasks, and organisational processes to promote and help design effective, healthy and economical work.

 

Mission

We advocate an open and tolerant exchange of ideas and opinions between our staff, students and research partners.