Where the course 'Personnel psychology, part 1' aims at a global introduction, this base is deepened in 'Personnel psychology, part 2' by treating recent developments in the field from an academical and practical perspective. For more information, see objectives on course module-level.
Basic knowledge of personnel psychology is required.
See course module
Articles and literature
Slides, transparencies, courseware
Toledo / e-platform
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
After finishing this course module, the student is able to:
(1) reproduce, in own words, the most important personnel psychological concepts and related study findings as present in the Michigan Matching Model (a.o. recruitment, selection, performance, assessment, rewards, development and turnover) and illustrate it with an example from the recent specialist literature and the daily practice.
(2) trace the link between the most important personnel psychological concepts and new trends as defined according to the principle of 'behavioural consistency'.
(3) integrate new trends within the field of personnel psychology (eg. web-based recruitement, innovative selection-instruments, outplacement, development centers) in previously acquired theory and concepts
(4) integrate practical applications covered in class (eg. job interview training, outplacement-guidance) in previously acquired theories and concepts.
(5) critically examine the practical applications covered in class (eg. job interview training, out-placement-guidance) by means of previously acquired theory and concepts
(6) frame everyday problems from practice within the acquired theory and concepts and from the perspective of various involved parties (employees, employers, unions,...)
(7) reflect about complex problems from practice, from the point of view of various parties (employees, employers,...) and initiate a possible intervention/solution
(8) evaluate personnel psychological instruments (eg. innovative selection-instruments).
(9) process (mainly English) specialist literature from the field of personnel psychology independently and critically.
(10) apply (mainly English) specialist literature from the field of personnel psychology to personnel psychological problems from practice.
Description of learning activities
Lectures and guest lectures.
The course material consists of scientific articles and presentations during lectures.
The evaluation is written: the grading consists of two parts:
a. Closed book, written exam with knowledge, application and insight questions about the topics covered in the lectures (15 marks)
b. Content individual paper (5 marks). The deadline is published on Toledo during the first week of college. Handing in late is considered as 'not taken' (NA) and 0/5.
For the september examination period, the students also get the choice, besides the closed book exam, to a. make a new paper, b. rework the original paper or c. transfer the marks.