Chair of Work and Organizational Psychology offers courses in the Bachelor and Master programs as well as PhD coures.

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  • Teaching in the bachelor's program

    In the L1 and L2 courses of the Bachelor Program Psychology we provide an overview of the core topics in work and organizational psychology. In the M1 and M2 courses we approach the topics on a deeper level. In each semester, students may choose among different topics. In the past semesters we covered topics such as „work motivation“, „leadership“, „personnel selection“, „organizations in a global context“. Usually, students take the M1 course in their 5th semester and the M2 course in the 6th semester. Students who spend the 5th semester abroad may visit the second M course in the 6th semester as well. L1 and L2 courses are taught in German only. We strive to offer at least one M1 or M2 course each semester. 

  • Teaching in the master's program

    In the Master's Program in Psychology (work, economy, and society) we offer a diverse set of courses. The course BD1 presents a broad range of topics in work and organizational psychology. Building on knowledge and skills acquired in a Psychology bachelor program, we cover timely research topics and trends, aiming at an in-depth understanding of relevant theories, empirical approaches, and applications. The BF1/BG1 courses address specific topics – often topics that are not (yet) well covered in text books. In the BF2/BG2 part of the module we offer a „Train-the-Trainer“ seminar that follows the behavior-modeling approach. In this course, students will develop a training program, will give a training course, and will subsequently evaluate the training. In another BF2/BG2 course we demonstrate the use of the diary method for intervention programs. Within the project module BE, we offer an empirical project, spanning two semesters. Students are planing an empirical study addressing a timely topic within work and organizational psychology. Usually, data collecting will take place in the field. 

Final theses

We offer supervision of empirical bachelor theses. In our group, students work on their bachelor thesis in small 4–6 person teams. Usually, the projects start in February and September. A registration with our secretariat is required.

We offer supervision of empirical master theses.

Subjects for Master Theses

Exams in the bachelor's program

The exam within the Module L is a written exam, taking place at the end of the spring semester.

The exam within the Module M is an oral exam (duration: 20 minutes), taking place at the end of the spring semester.

Literature for exam within the Module M 

Prof. Dr. Sabine Sonnentag

Prof. Dr. Sabine Sonnentag

Professor for Work and Organizational Psychology
University of Mannheim
School of Social Sciences
A5,6 – C – Room 104
68161 Mannheim
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