Social and organisational psychology

The research of the section is aimed at the development of models to describe and explain the influence of social systems.

Perspective

Social influence is studied from two perspectives. The first point of view is group dynamics. This means that behavior, opinions and decisions are studies as a function of the relation between persons.

The second point of view is individual-cognitive. This means that behavior, opinions and decisions are studies as a function of subjective perception, interpretation and representation of information.


Aims

Both points of view cannot be separated. Research is aimed at:

  1. The relation between attitudes and behavior
  2. Stressproblems and performance in organisations
  3. The control and distribution of goods in groups and organisations
  4. Motivation, social cognition and perception from the point of view of group and organisation features, such as leadership

More information

More information can be found at the section Social and Organisational Psychology

Last Modified: 24-10-2007