Psychology (research): Social and Organisational Psychology
|Course||EC||Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Experimentation I: Programming Psychological Experiments||5|
|Designing an Empirical Study||5|
|Experimentation II: Neuroscientific Research Methods||5|
|Applied Multivariate Data Analysis (A and B) - Mini-Courses in Statistics||5 and 5|
Track-specific compulsory coursework
|Social Judgment and Decision Making||10|
|Group Processes and Intergroup Relations||10|
Relevant track-specific electives
Overview of all electives from the 1-year-MSc programme Psychology
|Motivation, Power and Leadership||5|
|Environmental Psychology (previously Policy and Social Behaviour)||5|
|The Psychology of Economic Behaviour||5|
Profile Brain and Cognition
Overview of electives in profile Brain and Cognition
|Course||EC||Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Analysis of Own Data||5|
|Presenting Your Research||5|
|Master Thesis in Researchmaster Psychology||20|
|Research Internship Psychology||20|
Regulations: Enrolling, Course and Examination, Master’s diploma and graduation
Students who choose to take the Research Master’s track Social and Organisational Psychology acquire in-depth knowledge of a broad range of theories and research domains in this area, all concerning the way people’s social environment influences thoughts, feelings, and behaviour. This programme focuses specifically on processes within and between groups. Examples of theory development and research in each of these areas are conflict management, leadership, social dilemmas, diversity, stereotyping and prejudice, individual and group decision making. Relevant fields for application are organisation and management in particular, but also economic behaviour and environmental issues.
The Research Masters programme is dedicated to training students in actively working with classic and new theoretical models in Social and Organisational Psychology, and the application of advanced research methods. Elective modules can also be taken from other programmes. Additionally, students in the Research Masters Programme receive extensive training in advanced academic and research skills. During their research internship and master thesis, they focus on a specific topic of their interest in which they acquire hands-on experience by participating in one of the ongoing research projects at the psychology institute, under close supervision of the research faculty in research tutorials. The Research Masters Programme is the ideal start for a PhD programme in Social and Organizational Psychology. Master’s programme – Track Social and Organisational Psychology.
The compulsory coursework consists of advanced training in academic and research skills. The design and placement of these modules is designed in such a way that students can immediately apply their newly acquired skills to their own research project. This methodologically-oriented part of the curriculum consists of 9 modules.
In two advanced-level modules (20 EC), students acquire in-depth knowledge and understanding of a range of theories, issues and research domains in Social and Organizational Psychology
Students can further specialize in their area of interest by choosing
20 EC from a wide range of relevant courses offered by other research master specializations and the 1-year MSc program in Psychology.
Students are responsible for verifying whether an elective course fits into their schedule of compulsory coursework. Research master students have access to all extensive courses offered in the 1-year MSc program, and to intensive courses on the condition that there are places available for additional students. Students who wish to take electives outside the Institute of Psychology (or outside Leiden
University) are required to ask approval from the Board of Examiners of the Institute of Psychology.
The books are available at a discount via the webshop of the study association Labyrint on presentation of your Labyrint membership pass. Otherwise they can be bought from academic booksellers.