APSK15717U Elective course - Staffing Decisions, Work Teams, and Politics in Organizations
This seminar comprises and combines several topics highly relevant to work and organizational psychologists. First, it deals with staffing decisions, i.e., aspects related to the recruitment, selection, and promotion of employees. At the heart of this part is a simulation of several tests, questionnaires, and work-tasks often used in the process of staffing decisions; herein, students take on the roles of both participants (applicants) and observers (decision-makers). Second, and based on this, the composition, challenges, and benefits of work groups and work teams are discussed. Third, we delve into the issue of power and politics in organizations (e.g., impression management, negotiations, politicking at work). Finally, we discuss how to bridge the research-practice gap, including discussions with a practitioner (probably Andreas Christiansen from praice.com).
With regard to all topics, the seminar provides (a) state-of-the-art scientific knowledge, (b) illustrative real life examples, and (c) room for discussions.
The purpose of these modules is to expand knowledge or put the psychological subject area into perspective through theoretical or empirical specialisation within subject areas within or related to psychology.
By the end of the module, students will be able to:
- describe and account for relevant concepts and themes within the elective subject
- describe and account for relevant methodological approaches in relation to the subject matter for the elective subject
- explain contexts, analyse and conduct procedures relevant to the elective subject under supervision
- discuss themes/problems relevant to the elective subject or interpret cases/data related to the elective subject.
Registration period: May 15 - June 1 and November 15 - December 1
International students can find information on course registration and deadlines at psychology.ku.dk.
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written assignment, PortfolioCourse participation under invigilationEXAM REGULATIONS: The students have to comprise the 7 assignments together with a final overall assignment (maximum of 2 pages) in a portfolio to be handed in as the final exam.
GROUP REGULATIONS: The exam can only be taken individually
SIZE: Max 15 pages
- Exam registration requirements
Participation in group activities, reflections, and discussions in the class that demonstrates a minimum presentation with regard to the learning objectives set by the Study Board.
Submission of 7 assignments of a maximum of 2 pages, on the basis of the syllabus and relevant literature chosen by the student. In these assignments, the student must demonstrate the ability to apply the syllabus to analyze and discuss relevant topics or issues.
- Marking scale
- passed/not passed
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Criteria for exam assesment
International students: If you require a grade, please inform the exam administration prior to the exam periods by sending an email with your student ID and the course name firstname.lastname@example.org .
- Class Instruction