Field of work Organizational Psychology


Virtual Talk at Munich School

As part of the science communication strategy of the field of Organizational Psychology, Dr. Julian Decius gave a virtual lecture to students of the Gymnasium Nymphenburger Schulen (Munich). The invitation from the school was facilitated by the BMBF-funded networking project "Forschungsbörse". The…

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Book Publication in Book Series on Personnel Psychology Practice

Prof. Dr. Timo Kortsch, Dr. Julian Decius, and Dr. Hilko Paulsen authored the German book "Learning in companies – formal, informal, self-regulated" recently published in the renowned "Praxis der Personalpsychologie" book series from Hogrefe. The book transfers scientific findings on work-related…

Publikation zu New Learning

Publication on New Learning

In 2022, Dr. Julian Decius published a theoretical model of the New Learning process together with Prof. Dr. Timo Kortsch, Dr. Hilko Paulsen, and Prof. Dr. Anja Schmitz. First model assumptions have now been empirically supported and were published in an article in "Wirtschaftspsychologie aktuell"…

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Talk at the HICSS in Honolulu

Dr. Julian Decius reported on work-related learning profiles at the 57th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) in the mini-track "Digitization of Work", chaired by Tobias Scholz and Juho Hamari.

In his presentation, he and his co-authors Timo Kortsch and Anja Schmitz explored…

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Publication on New Work and Informal Learning

How is new work related to informal workplace learning? Dr. Julian Decius investigated this question together with Prof. Dr. Carolin Graßmann from VICTORIA International University of Applied Sciences (Berlin). Based on data from almost 300 participants and using relative importance analysis, the…

Publication on Goals and Informal Learning of Lecturers in Higher Education

A new publication in the journal "Human Resource Development Quarterly" (IF = 3.3) by Dr. Julian Decius and Dr. Julia Wegenka (née Hein) from University of Mannheim investigated the relationship between lecturers' goals in their teaching and informal learning activities. Lecturers can have different…



On August 1st, the research assistants and PhD students Annelie Lorber and Hannah Louisa Krüger joined the Organizational Psychology team. After both recently successfully completed their Master’s degree in Business Psychology at University of Bremen, they now join the research project…

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Start of the Competence Center RessourcE

Dr. Julian Decius, in cooperation with Dr. Peter Bleses from the Institute for Work and Economy (iaw), has acquired the BMBF-funded regional competence center for labor research "RessourcenEntwicklung in Dienstleistungsarbeit" (RessourcE) for a five-year period starting July 1, 2023. Twenty funded…

Teaching Cooperation with Football Club Bayer 04 Leverkusen

On 05.07.2023, the students of the Bachelor project seminar "Applied Organizational Psychology" led by Dr. Julian Decius were guests of the Bundesliga football club Bayer 04 Leverkusen. During the summer semester, the students had researched literature and conducted interviews with Bayer 04…

Young Scientists Workshop 2023 at TU Braunschweig

Mentoring at the DGPs Young Professionals Workshop

Dr. Julian Decius acted as a mentor at the junior researcher workshop of the DGPssection "Industrial, Organizational and Business Psychology". The multi-day event, hosted by Prof. Dr. Simone Kauffeld at the TU Braunschweig, served to advise and support doctoral students from German-speaking…

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Learning processes over time

This topic focuses on how (informal) learning behavior in organizations changes over days, weeks, and months. Moreover, we analyze the dynamics of work-related learning and how learning trajectories differ between employees.

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Designing work contexts

The goal of this thematic focus is to examine conducive conditions for work-related learning, employability, and organizational development, both by managers (e.g., shaping learning culture) and by employees (e.g., job crafting).

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New Work requires New Learning

This topic is dedicated to the question of how employees in dynamic work environments can be empowered to learn "what they really, really want" in a self-directed way. The "Learning Opportunities Perception Potential", which helps employees to grasp learning opportunities, is considered crucial here.