Ljubljana, Slovenia

Psychology for Managers

when 3 July 2023 - 21 July 2023
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 650

1. An introduction to psychology for managers:
- Why study psychology for managers?
- The evolution of psychological perspectives
2. Work motivation:
- Motivation in work context
- How does motivation work
- Motivation vs. performance
- Motivation vs. satisfaction
- Overview theories: content and process theories of work motivation
- Motivation and pay- is it all about money?
3. Motivation in groups and teams
- The social process of motivating
- Empowerment and commitment
- Practical motivation: how to set goals
4. Perception and assessment
- The basic perceptual model and social perception
- Differences in perceptual abilities
- Perceiving others and assessment of their behaviour and performance
- Accuracy in perception of others
5. Individual differences: personality, cognition, aptitude and ability:
- Personality and behaviour
- Importance of personality in the work place
- Individual potential of employees: how to use it
6. Communication:
- Model of interpersonal communication
- Barriers of interpersonal communication
- Individual vs. organizational communication
- Different forms and barriers of organizational communication
7. The significance of nonverbal communication:
- Principles and functions of nonverbal communication
- Nonverbal communication in relational and professional contexts.
- Cultural differences in nonverbal communication.
8. Individuals, Groups, Teams
- Psychological mechanisms affecting team work
- Synergy: when the whole is greater than the sum of its parts
- Dysfunctions of Teams
- Psychological predispositions to teams’ roles
9. Decision making:
- Individual and group decisions in a workplace
- Type of decision, bounded and unbounded problems
- Factors affecting decision making
- Rational - irrational – emotional choice
- - Post decision behaviour
Group influences of individual decision
10. Stress in the workplace:
- The importance of stress
- The costs of stress
- Sources and causes of stress
- Individual and organizational stress management

Course leader

STANKIEWICZ Katarzyna, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland

Target group

Bachelor students

Course aim

The course provides insight to understanding the behaviour of people in workplace and organizational contexts. The course aims at showing how psychological theories and research can be successfully applied to identify psychological factors unique to individuals working in organizations. It is supposed to equip managers and future managers with tools to solve essential problems and makes organizations more effective.

Credits info

6 EC
Participants can receive the following certificates:

- Certificate of Attendance: awarded after the summer school to all participants who have completed the three-week programme.
- Transcript of Records (with credits and grades): awarded only to participants who complete all course requirements and pass the final examination.

Fee info

EUR 650: You can find more information on our website.