Organizational Psychology

The Organizational Psychology Section focuses on how people form and behave in organizations and how membership of organizations in turn shape people’s behaviors, emotions, and cognitions. Membership of all kinds of organizations – be it work, leisure, community or religious organizations – largely define us as humans, but they can be quite challenging too. Organizational Psychology help us understand those challenges and tries to answer fundamental questions about human organizational nature by applying and combining insights from social, personality, organizational, and evolutionary psychology. In doing so we attempt to address questions, such as:

  • How do people effectively work together in teams?
  • What personality factors predict work place behaviors?
  • How do leaders behave in organizations, and how can they lead more effectively?
  • What are the neural and hormonal correlates of power, status, and charisma?
  • Does organizational justice matter?
  • How should employees be rewarded?
  • What do evolutionary and neuroscience approaches contribute to the study of organizational behavior?

To answer these questions, we draw from a broad range of innovating research methods including surveys, assessments, games, observations, interaction analysis, cognitive, and neuroscience methods.

Our team consists of dedicated, award-winning teachers and researchers and we offer a cutting-edge, highly popular, and well-evaluated educational program in Organizational Psychology. We participate in the international Bachelor Psychology and are part of a minor program in Social and Organizational Psychology, with courses on topics such as Group Dynamics, Human Resource Management, Leadership, and Evolutionary Psychology (in Organizations). In addition, we offer a unique English taught 1- year Masters course in Work and Organizational Psychology that includes an internship and research project.