Psychology and Society minor

Leuphana Bachelor

Psychology provides unique insights with regard to societal challenges, e.g. sustainability, digitalization, public health, societal conflicts. The goal of the Psychology and Society minor is to enable you to analyse psychological processes in this context and to create applications based on psychological knowledge.

Studying Psychology and Society minor

The Psychology and Society minor conveys the knowledge and builds the competencies to understand and influence crucial psychological processes in diverse socially relevant fields.

You will be introduced into theoretical and empirical groundwork of the core applied psychological disciplines work, organisational, and economic psychology and educational psychology. Furthermore, you will get insights into current topics in health psychology, political psychology, psychology of sustainability, and media psychology.

You will learn to analyse societal problems from a psychological perspective, to influence psychological processes in interventions and educational offers, and develop strategies and solutions for conducting evaluations and field research.

Throughout the programme, you will have the opportunity to reflect upon your role in the work field you are striving for, and on how to use psychology to the benefit of society in general.

The psychological BSc programs at Leuphana University (major/minors) do not qualify for the approbation test in psychotherapy.

Leuphana Bachelor: Studying at College

In the Leuphana Bachelor with Psychology and Society minor, you combine specialist knowledge with solution-oriented thinking and responsible action. The Leuphana Semester and Complementary Studies provide the framework for dealing with socially relevant topics outside your chosen major/minor combination. They are an integral part of the Leuphana Bachelor and give you the freedom to immerse yourself in different fields of knowledge and to develop viable solutions for the challenges of the future together with other college students.

Possible major combinations for Psychology and Society minor

The Psychology and Society minor can be studied in combination with one of the following Major:

  • Digital Media (ENG)
    In combination with the Digital Media major, the minor provides the psychological perspective that qualifies graduates for research and development positions and interpersonal services in their field, for example in usability research, computer-supported education, social media campaigning, or digital communication.
  • Environmental Sciences (GER)
    In combination with the Environmental Sciences major, the minor provides the psychological perspective that qualifies graduates for management positions and interpersonal services in their field, for example sustainability related counseling, policy development, project management and psychological evaluation of sustainability measures.
     
  • Global Environmental and Sustainability Studies (ENG)
    In combination with the Global Environmental Sustainability Studies major, the minor provides the psychological perspective that qualifies graduates for management positions and interpersonal services in their field, for example sustainability related counseling, policy development, project management and psychological evaluation of sustainability measures.
     
  • International Business Administration & Entrepreneurship (ENG)
    In combination with the International Business Administration and Entrepreneurship major, the minor provides the psychological perspective that qualifies graduates for management positions and interpersonal services in their field, for example as leaders, in human resource management, training and counseling, or in corporate social responsibility.
     
  • Psychology (Basics) (GER)
    In combination with the Psychology (Basics) major, the minor completes the education to fully adhere to the quality criteria of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs, German Society for Psychology) for Bachelor programmes of psychology. It further builds a profile of societally conscious and responsible psychologists, which will qualify graduates for example for positions in human resources, education, counseling, social work, or campaign work.
     
  • Studium Individuale (ENG)

Compulsory modules

The Psychology and Society minor (30 CP) is embedded in the Leuphana Bachelor withLeuphana Semester, Major and Complementary Studies. You start your Bachelor studies with the Leuphana Semester (30 CP). The first semester at Leuphana College gives you the opportunity to deal fundamentally with science. The Minor deepens or supplements your major (90 CP) with another subject area. In Complementary Studies (30 CP) you have the freedom to pursue your thirst for knowledge individually by immersing yourself in a different field of knowledge each semester.

Leuphana Semester

  • Responsibility and Sustainability
  • Humanities
  • Methods I
  • Methods II: Disciplinary Methods
  • Introduction to the discipline

Second semester

  • Introduction to Psychology and Society: An Applied Perspective
  • 4 major modules
  • 1 Complementary Studies modules

Third semester

  • Educational Psychology
  • 1 Complementary Studies modules

Forth semester

  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Applications of Psychology in Society: Intervention and Evaluation
  • 3 major modules
  • 1 Complementary Studies module

Fifth semester

  • Empirical Research Project in Applied Psychology
  • Economic Psychology
  • 3 major modules
  • 1 Complementary Studies module

Sixth semester

  • Bachelor dissertation
  • 1 major module
  • 2 Complementary Studies modules

Study regulations / Subject-Specific Schedule

At a galnce

  • final degree: Psychology and Society minor can only be studied in combination with a major
  • admission restrictions: yes
  • number of student places: 106
  • teaching and examination language: English

Counselling

Initial Information

Information Office (Infoportal)
Building 8, ground floor
Universitätsallee 1, 21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-2277
infoportal@leuphana.de
Opening hours
Term time & term break:
Mon - Thu 9 - 16 h
Fr 9 - 12 h

Arrange an appointment

College's Student Counselling Service
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Uni­ver­sitätsal­lee 1, 21335 Lüne­burg
Open Con­sul­ta­ti­on Hours
(Without an appointment)
Tue 2 – 4 PM
Thu 4 – 6 PM
studienberatung.college@leuphana.de

Entry / Residence / Accommodation

International Office
Building 14, first floor
Uni­ver­sitätsal­lee 1, 21335 Lüne­burg
Claudia Wölk
Phone +49.4131.677-1072
cwoelk@uni.leuphana.de

Programme Directors

  • Prof. Dr. David Loschelder
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Gielnik