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Organizational Psychology & Change Management

level of course unit

1. Study cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

The students:
• recognize the interaction between individual and organization.
• can reflect the subject areas of organizational psychology.
• can apply models of organizational psychology.
• know methods for the design of change processes.
• independently analyze success factors of change processes.
• can independently develop measures to implement comprehensive change pro-cesses.
• reflect the theories on practical examples of application.

prerequisites and co-requisites


course contents

• Organizational theories
• Leadership, teamwork, conflicts
• Organizational climate and culture
• Attitudes, emotions and personality
• Change management models
• Methods and tools of change management
• Communication in the change management process
• Phases in the change management process

recommended or required reading

• Doppler, Klaus; Lauterburg, Christoph: Change Management. Den Unternehmens-wandel gestalten. Campus (in the current edition)
Kanning, Uwe P.; Staufenbiel, Thomas: Organisationspsychologie. Hogrefe (in the current edition)
• Lauer, Thomas: Change Management. Grundlagen und Erfolgsfaktoren. Springer Gabler (in the current edition)
• Nerdinger, Friedemann; Blickle, Gerhard; Schaper, Niclas: Arbeits- und Organisati-onspsychologie. Springer (in the current edition)
• Von Rosenstiel, Lutz: Grundlagen der Organisationspsychologie. Schäffer-Poeschel (in the current edition)

assessment methods and criteria

Online tasks, term paper, presentation

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


eLearning quota in percent


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Blended Learning

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Prof. (FH) Dr. Peter Dietrich

course unit code


type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery


work placement(s)