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2010/2011  BA-HAP_VAPP  A Psychological Perspective

English Title
A Psychological Perspective

Course Information

Language English
Point 7,5 ECTS (225 SAT)
Type Elective
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Course Period Autumn . Spring
Pending schedule: Wednesdays: 12.35-15.10. weeks 36-40, 43-47 This course will also be offered in Spring 2012
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Max. participants 60
Study Board
Study Board for BSc/MSc in Business Administration and Psychology
Course Coordinator
  • Signe Vikkelsø - Department of Organization
Secretary Ane Lindgren Hassing - alh.ioa@cbs.dk
Main Category of the Course
  • Marketing
  • Business psychology
  • Communication
  • Corporate and Business Strategy
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Organization
  • Management

Taught under Open University-Taught under open university.
Last updated on 29 maj 2012
Learning Objectives
Inter- and intrapersonal competences and communicative competences
At the end of the course, the student must be able to apply a psychological perspective in assessing potentials and create solutions in modern business and organisations, based on:
• Identification of specific phenomena’s or problems in the context of business and organisations relevant for a psychological perspective
• Assessments of theories, methods, and models of the course.
• Analysis, evaluation and discussion of potentials and solutions at an independent and reflected academic level.
English skills
20 min oral exam based on synopsis
Exam Period Winter Term

Type: Written group synopsis (4-5 pages) followed by individual oral exam (20 minutes per student), graded by teacher and internal censor on the 7-point scale. The group consists of 3-5 students. The grade is based entirely on the oral exam.
Aids: All
Assessment: 7-point scale based on oral presentation
Course Content

This introductory course will examine how psychology has developed from international roots in biology and philosophy to become a science that aims to describe and explain how we think, feel and act. The course provides an overview of the theoretical foundations of psychology and reviews the results of classic studies and current research in the major areas of the field. Among many topics, we will look into the great controversies of nature and nurture, free will, consciousness, human differences, self and society.

Teaching Methods
The course will adopt an inductive approach and will combine lectures, case studies and student presentations. Itaims at giving the students a broad introduction to the foundational theories of psychology and to develop their ability to describe, analyze, understand and reflect upon psychological issues in the context of business and organisations.

Henry Gleitman, Daniel Reisberg and James Gross (2011) Psychology. 8th. Ed. W W Norton & Co Inc. US.