Organizational Psychology & Behavioral Economics
level of course unit
2. Study cycle, Master
Learning outcomes of course unit
• know the basic concepts of organization theory.
• can distinguish and explain the basics of organizational psychology from the concepts of organizational theory
• can derive the development of organizations from the organizational diagnosis.
• understand the limitations of rational decision theories.
• learn alternative approaches to explain human behavior.
• can transfer and reflect on selected topics in operational practice.
prerequisites and co-requisites
• Basic concepts of organizational theory
• Fundamentals of organizational psychology
• Selected topics such as leadership, teamwork, conflicts
• Organizational climate and organizational culture
• Organizational diagnosis and organizational development
• Fundamentals of behavioral economics
recommended or required reading
• Clarke, Sharon: Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. Wiley (latest edition)
• Hatch, Mary Jo: Organizational Theory. Oxford University Press (latest edition)
• Homan, Astrid C.; Cronin, Matthew A. (Eds.): Organizational Psychology Review. Sage Journals
• Jex, Steve M.; Britt, Thomas W.: Organizational Psychology: A Scientist-Practitioner Approach (latest edition)
• Kahneman, Daniel: Thinking, Fast and Slow. Penguin (latest edition)
• Spector, Paul E.: Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Research and Practice. Wiley (latest edition)
• Thaler, Richard H.: Nudge. Penguin (latest edition)
• Weiner, Irving B.; Schmitt, Neal W. et al.: Handbook of Psychology, Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Wiley (latest edition)
assessment methods and criteria
Online tasks, exam
language of instruction
number of ECTS credits allocated
eLearning quota in percent
planned learning activities and teaching methods
semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered
name of lecturer(s)
Prof. (FH) Dr. Peter Dietrich
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