The Organizations and Systems concentration within the International Psychology Ph.D. program provides graduates with the cultural competence and collaboration skills to design, evaluate, and lead international programs that result in better business outcomes for corporations, governmental, and non-governmental organizations.
From observing global leadership at Microsoft’s Beijing headquarters to evaluating child protection services in Indonesia, students have the opportunity to experience first-hand the unique challenges confronting international psychologists. The Chicago School offers an impressive range of international locations—rarely offered in graduate school settings—to enhance their course work and research with real-world applications. In the past, international travel has taken students and faculty to such locations as Brazil, Peru, Northern Ireland, China, Rwanda, Zambia, Sierra Leone, and Indonesia. The tremendous opportunity for field experience gives students the global edge and perspective they will need for success.
Organizations and Systems
Psychology of Organizations and Systems from a Global Perspective
Provides students with the psychological knowledge of organizations and systems from the global perspective. Topics include community psychology, social psychology, environmental psychology, international organizations, contextualizing psychology, and role of professional organizations in shaping in psychological practices.
Provides students with an opportunity to explore the psychological concepts of acculturation. Topics include: ethnic identity models, adaptation to multiple cultures, and the relationship between acculturation and psychological disorders.
Organizations & Systems Field Experience
Provides a field experience opportunity for students to observe and examine the functioning of organizations and systems in an international setting. Topics include organizational structures, systems, cultures and context, decision-making, leadership models, power behaviors, and communication patterns.
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