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Leadership psychology 7.5 Credits

Ledarskapets psykologi
Second cycle, P7040A
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2018 Sp 3 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
Subject group (SCB)

Entry requirements

Bachelors degree of at least 180 ECTS, major in psychology.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
The student should after the course be able to describe and explain different forms of leadership and its positive and negative consequenses for co-workers and productivity. The student shall understand and critically reflect over his/her own personality- and value pattern in leader- and co-workers functions

The course deals with general theoretical views with focus on the leader skills, co-workers, and the situation.

Lectures, seminars, personality test with a written statement. The student is also doing an individual project where he/she is interviewing at least one manager/leader.

Oral and written presentation at seminars, 2,0 Hp
Personality test and individual statement, 2,0 Hp
Individual project 3,5 Hp

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.

Peter Bengtsson

Literature. Valid from Spring 2018 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Long, D. G. (2012). Third Generation Leadership and the Locus of Control: Knowledge, Change and Neuroscience
Literature might be added.

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

0003Seminars2.0TG U G#
0004Personality test and individual statement2.0TG U G#
0005Individual project3.5TG U G VG

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.

Syllabus established
by Saila Piippola 13 Mar 2012

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 03 Nov 2017