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2017/2018  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 50
Study board
Study Board for BSc/MSc in Business Administration and Psychology, BSc
Course coordinator
  • Elisabeth Naima Mikkelsen - Department of Organization (IOA)
Main academic disciplines
  • Customer behaviour
  • Human resource management
  • Business psychology
Last updated on 22-02-2017

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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 Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 5 pages
Excl. front page, bibliography and appendices
Assignment type Case based assignment
Duration 2 weeks to prepare
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Summer
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content and structure


This introductory course examine how psychology has developed from 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
Feedback during the teaching period
Feedback is given in connection with the students' oral presentations.
Student workload
Teaching 36 hours
Reading/group work/student presentation 145 hours
Exam 50 hours
Expected literature

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

Last updated on 22-02-2017