Overview

The Unit of Work and Organizational Psychology at the Institute of Psychology focus on experience and behavior 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 organizational structures.

We offer students ambitious tutorials and excellent supervision during the entire minor and major program. In teaching, we pursue a combination of well-proven and promising courses in work and organizational 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 project work, students develop and implement solutions which help to solve practical problems faced by our partners. In this light, we expect an active, autonomous, and involved participation of students in our teaching and research activities.

We strongly emphasize a scientific focus in our teaching and research activities and introduce students to international and 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

Today, information technology is the leading force yielding to fundamental changes in the way we work and the way work is organized. Concurrently, with the globalization of markets the interactions between people from different locations and countries are intensified and the dialogue between customer and supplier is promoted. Information technologies are leading to a spreading distribution of goods and services. These technological and economically changes contribute to overcoming the limits of time and space. With the adoption of information technologies, highly effective tools are given to develop flexible arrangements of work and organization.

The main goal of the Unit of Work and Organizational Psychology is to understand the conditions and consequences of flexible arrangements of work and organization on people, tasks, and organizational processes to promote and help to 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.