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Psychology of Innovation

Bachelor's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: PC1111

The course is not given as a stand-alone course this academic year, but can be included in the program/course package. For information contact the department.

About the Course

This course deals with how individuals generate and produce innovations in organizations. It is constructed of three modules: In the first module, individual innovative behavior and creativity in the workplace are discussed and analyzed. More specifically, it answers questions such as: what traits and characteristics do innovative workers have? , how do innovative workers behave? how do innovative workers think, solve problems as well as how can innovative individual working behavior be enhanced? The second module, team level innovation focuses on the characteristics of an innovative team and an innovative team climate, how teams are best composed to become innovative, and how an innovative team is best lead and managed. The third module concerns innovation in organizations and systems of organizations. An innovative organization supports and promotes innovative working behavior in individuals and teams, but how is that done successfully? Moreover, how are organizations working together in networks or systems to support innovations. Finally, the course offers a discussion of current approaches and methods to study and measure innovation.

The course is taught in English.

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Tuition Fee

Please contact the department.
EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance

Chrissie Evling, tel 031-7861670. E-post:


Department of Psychology
Box 500
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Haraldsgatan 1

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