Work Psychology 7.5 credits

First cycle, P0006A
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2019 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
The syllabus has been confirmed by the Department of Human Work Sciences 2007-02-28

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 18 Feb 2019

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Subject group (SCB)

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language + Swedish upper secondary school courses Mathematics 2a/2b/2c (specifik entry A7). Or: Swedish upper secondary school courses Mathematics B (specifik entry 7)

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on final school grades or Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test.

Course Aim
The student shall show ability to describe and explain the positive and negative consequences of work related issues to job satisfaction and the productivity of workers. The student shall show the ability to work with questions related to the  field Work psychology on a basic level.

The course consists of an introduction to Work psychology such as: Organizational theory and application. Group Behavior. Work motivation and job satisfaction. Leadership. Training and development. Communication.

Teaching will be in the form of self-learning through Canvas, lectures and applied practices. The student will take part of the course material through Canvas and study the course literature continuously throughout the course. The lectures will mainly cover the stated course material as well as additional material of relevance to the course and the course aim.
The occasions of applied practices are mandatory, where the student has the opportunity to discuss presentations of problems and learn more about how to practice different methods related to Work psychology.

The course will  finish with a take-home exam, 5 hp, which is graded with U, 3, 4 or 5. The course will as well include a written project paper and an oral presentation, 2,5 hp, graded with U or G. Participation at mandatory seminars will partly determine whether the student will pass the course.

Students must register for the courses themselves, or contact ETS educational administration , not later than three days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This rule also applies to students with a guaranteed place.


Camilla Grane

Transition terms
The course P0006A is equal to ARP108

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2018 Sp 2 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Kaufmann, G. & Kaufmann, A. (2016). Psykologi i organisation och ledning. (4th edition). Studentlitteratur, Lund.

Course offered by
Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0003Home written examG U 3 4 55.00MandatoryA09
0004Project workU G#2.50MandatoryA09

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.