Research subject Work and organizational psychology
Work and organizational psychology is the study of individuals’ work-related experiences, perceptions, reactions, and actions in relation to work matters and organization, individual expectations, and the ways in which individuals comprise and/or interact with groups and organizations.
Studies examine the importance of physical and psycho-social factors of the work environment for motivation and performance as well as for career development, health, and well-being. The interactions between the individual, group, and organization are also studied in light of various organizational conditions, including the mutual choices and preferences of organizations and individuals.
A distinguishing feature of work and organizational psychology, in comparison to other work sciences, is the inclusion of the individual perspective.
Source: The Swedish National Committee for Psychological Sciences
Translation: David Speeckaert
Related research subjectPsychology
Carolina Anna Elisa Sconfienza
Courses and programmes
Below is a list of free standing courses on bachelor's and master's levels mainly within the area of work- and organizational psychology that you can apply to. Please note the eligibility demands for each course.
For information about studying at the PhD level and finding courses in the area of work- and organizational psychology, see the page Courses and programmes.
More than 10 PhD students study work- and organizational psychology at the Department of Psychology, often leading to at least one new doctoral dissertation every year.