Practical Training: What is it like to be a Work and Organisational Psychologist?
Full course description
Students familiarise themselves with the profession of a work and organisational psychologist by studying literature and documents on the competences required in work and organisational 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 organisational 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;
- students are able to understand and have practical experience with Job analysis, job description, person specification, interviewing, the work of work and organisational psychologists.
- A.L.T. Walkowiak
- F.E.R.M. Nievelstein