The basic knowledge offered in the course Arbeidspsychologie, deel 1is deepened in 'Arbeidspsychologie, deel 2' with research results in this "depth" (deepening of various aspects) and in the "bridth" (situating work psychology within wider social evolutions). Central in this course is building up the importance of work within the life of a human being on the basis of recent empiric research.
Being allowed to the Master programme of Psychologie. Basic knowledge in work psychology is required.
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Order of Enrolment
This course unit is a prerequisite for taking the following course units:
P0P88A : Group Dynamics, Part 2
Is also included in other courses
- Master of Educational Sciences (being phased out as from 2011-2012) (Major: Adult Education and Continuing Professional Development) 120 ects.
- Master of Psychology (Major Subject: Work and Organisation Psychology) 120 ects.
- Master of Psychology (Abridged Programme) (Major Subject: Work and Organisation Psychology) 60 ects.
In this in-depth course a number of aspects of work psychology are further studied in depth and placed in their social context. This is connected with recent scientific research. The content of this course can therefore vary each year. The thread through the course is the critical evaluation of the importance of labour in the life of an individual. In the course this is elaborated by means of following topics: (1) the analysis of the physical consequences of unemployment, (2) the consequences of job insecurity for the welfare of employees and for the organization for which they work, (3) characteristics and consequences of (contractual) flexibility, (4) consequences of reorganization of companies, (5) further study of the antecedents and consequences of bullying in the work place, (6) attitudes towards labour and its evolution, (7) impact of the position in the social stratification on attitudes and values.
After finishing this course, the student is able to:
(1) reproduce in own words the covered work psychological concepts and epirical study findings, and illustrate them with an example,
(2) reflect critically on the meaning of work in the current society and on studies in which the relevance of work is investigated,
(3) apply terms from the work psychology in practice, through which a better harmony between working people and their organisation is realised,
(4) understand, synthesize and evaluate specialist literature from the field of work psychology (mainly English),
(5) understand work psychological jargon (mainly English).
Description of learning activities
Course text with articles, published with Acco.
The exam is oral with written preparation, in which the students are asked three major questions. With that, the knowledge of and insight in the subject matter is assessed.