Information on the study programme
This is where you can find a whole range of information on studying Work and Organisational Psychology within the BSc and MSc programmes of Bielefeld University.
- literature for the exams (major and minor subject)
- information on and tips for writing a bachelor or master thesis at the AE10
- You can find information about internships on the website of PD Dr. Claudia Catani.
- tips about literature search (literature search in the WWW, literature search in databases relevant for Work and Organisational Psychology, list of journals relevant for Work and Organisational Psychology)
You can study Work and Organisational Psychology in our accredited BSc programme in two successive courses (module O and module R). In module O you get an introduction to Work and Organisational Psychology. It focuses on fundamental principles of, job demands and job satisfaction, job analysis, counterproductive work behavior, job motivation, personnel selection, assessment, and development as well as leadership and group processes in organizations, among other things. The advanced seminars of module R provide opportunity for intensive engagement with various fields of Organizational and Applied Social Psychology, including leadership and communication, work groups and teamwork, creativity and innovation in organizations, cognitive ergonomics, or processes of persuasion in marketing and advertising.
At Bielefeld University, the Psychology BSc programme can be followed by a Master's programme in the field of Work and Organisational Psychology (two modules). In module F "Work and Organisational Psychology [Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie]" (section: human resources development) you learn how to develop needs-based interventions (such as trainings) and work design methods in the field of Work and Organisational Psychology. These are then implemented, applied and evaluated in one of our cooperation partners in business. In module G, "Personnel and Applied Social Psychology [Personal- und Angewandte Sozialpsychologie]" (section: personnel selection) you first get to know various instruments for aptitude assessment. Next, based on a task analysis for an external cooperation partner, you develop an instrument within the scope of personnel psychology (e.g. a structured recruitment interview) and implement the instrument in practice. In addition to these two modules with practical application, it is also possible to register for module D "Project Work [Projektarbeit]". In this module, you study and empirically test scientific or practice-oriented questions in small teams over the course of two semesters. Finally, you can register for module C "Assessment [Gutachtenveranstaltung]" and of course it is possible to write your MSc thesis under our supervision. You will find further information under the menu item "Final Theses".
You can find a brief description of the modules F and G (in German) in the magazine markt & wirtschaft, edition 01/2017.