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Postgraduate course

Psychological Perspectives on Diversity in Society and Working Life

Level of Study

Master

Semester of Instruction

Autumn

Place of Instruction

Bergen

Objectives and Content

The course focuses on psychological perspectives to understand interactions between individuals of different ethnic / cultural background in society and organizations. A particular focus will be issues that arise in the workplace and how management and organizational practices can be adapted to a multicultural context.

(small changes are likely to occur during the autumn semester).

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge

After completing the course the student should be able to:

  • Explain and analyze how the concept of "culture" is interpreted and operationalized within psychology.
  • Explain key models related to values and acculturation.
  • Explain social psychological theories of intergroup relations, prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination.
  • Explain how cultural differences can come to expression in the workplace.
  • Explain how management and other instruments in organizational may be related to cultural values and adapted to a multicultural workplace.

Skills

After completing the course the student should be able to:

  • Analyze conflicts related to cultural diversity in the workplace.
  • Show how the structure and management practices in organizations is rooted in cultural values.
  • Analyze cultural factors related to organization and management research.

General competence

After completing the course the student should be able to:

  • Identify and reflect on psychological processes related to multicultural workplaces and societies.
  • Bed able to acquire new research-based knowledge with a view to developing their knowledge and abilities as psychologists in this field:

(small changes are likely to occur during the autumn semester)

Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching

The instruction will be given in the form of lectures in classrooms and teacher-led seminars in a range of approx. 20 hours.

The course also involves a group assignment with an oral presentation.

(small changes are likely to occur during the autumn semester).

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Group assignment and oral presentation.

(small changes are likely to occur during the autumn semester).

Forms of Assessment

A 5 -day individual home exam (10 pages).

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Reading List

Recommended literature, see website under My Space .

The recommended literature is composed of about 500 pages.

(small changes are likely to occur during the autumn semester).

Course Evaluation

Students will evaluate the teaching in accordance with the quality assurance system of UiB.

Department

Department of Psychosocial Science.

Contact

Contact Information

Information Centre: tel. (+47) 55 58 27 10

E-mail: studieveileder.psyfa@uib.no

Exam information

  • Note that the time may change up until 14 days prior to the day of the examination. The location will be published 14 days ahead.

  • Type of assessment: Home examination

    Submission deadline
    15.12.2017, 15:00
    Withdrawal deadline
    27.11.2017
    Examination system
    Inspera
    Digital exam