Practical Training: What is it like to be a Work and Organizational Psychologist?
Full course description
Students familiarise themselves with the profession of a work and organizational psychologist by studying literature and documents on the competences required in Work and Organizational Psychology and by interviewing a subject matter expert (SME) about his or her job. Based on these documents and the job analysis literature, students prepare the interview, analyse the data and report their findings in a job description and job/person specification. Students also reflect on their own interviewing skills. The whole process is described in a report. Students briefly present their findings in an interactive session, and share with each other information on a variety of jobs that they may aspire to in the field of Work and Organizational Psychology.
- Students are able to conduct a job-analysis using a semi-structured interview. Based on the interview, they are able to make a job description and person specification.
- Furthermore, students are able to gain knowledge about the job of work and organizational psychologists.
- Knowledge of and practical experience with Job analysis, job description, person specification, interviewing, the work of W&O psychologists.