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2015/2016  BA-BPSYV1200U  A Psychological perspective

English Title
A Psychological perspective

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Max. participants 45
Study board
Study Board for BSc/MSc in Business Administration and Psychology, BSc
Course coordinator
  • Elisabeth Naima Mikkelsen - Department of Organization (IOA)
  • Julie E. Ingemann Jensen - Department of Organization (IOA)
Contact information: https:/​/​e-campus.dk/​studium/​kontakt/​student-hub
Main academic disciplines
  • Customer behaviour
  • Human resource management
  • Business psychology
Last updated on 27-04-2015
Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, students should meet the following learning objectives with no or only minor mistakes or errors: At the end of the course, the student must be able to apply psychological perspectives, solving problems and make recommendations on commercial issues. At the exam, the students should be able to:
  • Identify specific phenomena or problems in the context of business and organisations relevant for a psychological perspective.
  • Create problem statements and select relevant psychological theory for examining those problem statements.
  • Analyze and discuss problem statements using psychological theory from the course.
  • Make recommendations to deal with specific phenomena or problems in the context of business and organisations relevant for a psychological perspective.
Course prerequisites
English skills
A Psychological perspective:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Oral exam based on written product

In order to participate in the oral exam, the written product must be handed in before the oral exam; by the set deadline. The grade is based on an overall assessment of the written product and the individual oral performance.
Individual or group exam Individual
Size of written product Max. 3 pages
Assignment type Synopsis
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
20 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Summer
Aids allowed to bring to the exam Limited aids, see the list below:
Synopsis og noter
Make-up exam/re-exam
Another examination form
Written report - homework - of min. 5 pages, max. 10 pages. The report is assessed without censor.
Course content and structure


This introductory course 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. 
A psychological perspective aims at giving you a broad introduction to the foundational theories of psychology and to develop your ability to describe, analyze, understand and reflect upon psychological issues in the context of business and organizations.

Teaching methods
Lectures, exercises, case studies and student presentations
Student workload
Each lecture apx. 10 hours
Expected literature

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

Last updated on 27-04-2015