Excerpt from course description

Organisational Behaviour


Organizational behaviour (OB) is a field of study focused on understanding, explaining, and improving how individuals and groups behave within an organizational context. It is a discipline that draws heavily from the behavioral science disciplines, notably psychology, social psychology, and sociology. Through the study of OB, we can better explain, predict, and influence individual and group behavior in organizations, and manage others – and ourselves – more effectively in these contexts.

This course is designed to give an overview of the most important topics and concepts within the field of OB. It provides a foundation for many of the specialization courses in the Leadership and Organizational Psychology programme.

Course content

Topics covered in the course include:

  • Work performance and organizational misbehavior
  • Perceptions and individual differences
  • Motivation and engagement
  • Learning and self-management
  • Workplace stressors, stress-related outcomes, and coping
  • Team formation and functioning
  • Decision making and conflict management
  • Leadership and influence processes
  • Organizational culture and climate
  • Organizational change and development


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