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Language and Short Courses in Germany 2018

Frankfurt Summer School - Psychology • Goethe-Universität Frankfurt • Frankfurt am Main

  • Degree / Level
    Short Course
    Course location
    Frankfurt am Main
    Course language(s)
    Language Level
    This course is an introduction to Social and Behaviour Psychology.
    Requirements: undergraduate first semester (Bachelor's) students in Psychology or undergraduate and graduate students from other fields of study (such as Business Administration, Economics, Social or Cultural Sciences, Political Science).
    July 16 - August 10, 2018 (Registration Deadline March 31, 2018, Arrival July 15, 2018, Departure August 11, 2018)
    Course content
    Psychology: "Social Psychology and Organisational Behaviour"

    Module one:
    Social Psychology (Weeks 1 and 2)
    Humans are social beings, therefore social psychology affects us all. We constantly think, feel and act not only as individuals but also - and sometimes primarily - as members of social groups. Social psychology studies human interaction - its forms, causes, consequences, and psychological processes. In this course, we will study how human behaviour and thinking is influenced by the actual or imagined presence of others. Students will gain an overview of social psychological theories and will learn to apply these theories to everyday problems and situations. We will provide a full-range overview of social psychology and will discuss topics such as attribution processes, influence and obedience, attitudes and persuasion, prejudice, aggression and violence, intergroup behaviour, prosocial behaviour, and social rituals as well as attraction and love.

    Module two:
    Organisational Behaviour (Weeks 3 and 4)
    Organisations consist of the people who work within them. This course therefore attempts to build students' understanding and skill in leading and managing people and organisations.
    The objectives of this course are (1) to raise students' awareness of the centrality of organisational behaviour to the understanding of organisational functioning and effectiveness, (2) to show how an understanding of human behaviour via the disciplinary basis of psychology profoundly deepens our analysis of organisations, and (3) to demonstrate the core value of an understanding of organisational behaviour to a manager's ability to achieve organisational goals. We will provide an overview of organisational behaviour and discuss topics such as perception and personality, motivation, leadership and decision making, groups and teams, organisational culture and change, and gender and diversity in organisations.

    The course will comprise lectures, group work, self-assessments, and exercises.
    Hours per week
    Places per course / group
    ECTS credits
    up to 8
  • Dates and costs
    July 16 - August 10, 2018 (Registration Deadline March 31, 2018, Arrival July 15, 2018, Departure August 11, 2018), Costs: EUR 2000.-
    Costs included
    • Course Fees
    • Accommodation
    • Social Programme
    Costs not included
    • Meals
    For further Information, please refer to Service.
    Additional Information about the costs
    Price includes tuition fee, accommodation (hotel) with breakfast, city transportation ticket, insurance, social programme
  • Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
    International Office
    Anne Le Duigou Bernig
    Bockenheimer Landstraße 133
    60325 Frankfurt am Main
    Before you submit your binding registration, please note the terms and conditions of the relevant course provider.
  • Accommodation
    Accommodation arranged by the course provider.
    Type of accommodation
    Single room (hotel)
    Double room (hotel)
    Further accommodation information
    Accommodation will be provided for the duration of your stay (breakfast included). All participants share double rooms. If you would prefer to stay in a single room, please contact us. Additional accommodation costs for a single room must be covered by the participant.
    Value for money lunch available in the student restaurant
    Average price for lunch in the student restaurant
    3.50 EUR
    Social and leisure programme
    City tour of Frankfurt; cultural sights in and around Frankfurt: St Paul's Church, Goethe House; study trips to Heidelberg, Strasbourg (European Parliament, Old Town), and Rheingau (wine region along the river Rhine); cultural evening programme; optional excursion: weekend in Berlin after the official programme has ended. Please note that the expenses for the visit to Berlin are not included in the programme fee.
    Free-of-charge internet access
  • Contact
    About the University
    Goethe University Frankfurt (47,000 students), positioned among the top international research universities, offers a wide variety of academic programmes, a diverse group of research institutes, and a focus on interdisciplinary approaches to solving complex problems. The university is named after Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the Frankfurt-born polymath renowned for his exceptional contributions to literature, science, and philosophy.
    About the City
    Situated in Germany's most cosmopolitan and international city, the university attracts a diverse body of students and researchers from around the world. Students at Goethe University benefit from studying and living in Frankfurt - the largest financial and trading centre in Europe - with plenty of opportunities to learn and practise speaking German.
    Additional information
    Participants can gain up to three ECTS points by taking part in the German language course.
    After the summer school has ended, you will receive a "transcript of records" specifying the ECTS points you have gained during Frankfurt Summer School.
  • Contact

    Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

    International Office

    Anne Le Duigou Bernig
    Bockenheimer Landstraße 133
    60325 Frankfurt am Main

    Tel. +49 (0) 69-79 81 72 47

  • Services

    • Accommodation Arranged
    • Social Programme
    • Special Support and Advice Services
    • Free-of-charge internet access
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