Field of work Organizational Psychology


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EAOHP Best Poster Prize

The contribution "Job Wallowing: When Employees Look Back on Their Work Successes" by Dr. Julian Decius was awarded the "Best Poster Prize" at the 15th European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology Conference (July 06 - 08, 2022). The field of work Organizational Psychology of the University of…

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Participation in the EAWOP Early Career Summer School

Dr. Julian Decius participated in the 8th EAWOP Early Career Summer School, which took place in Cyprus from June 07-11, 2022. The conference, supported by the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, brought together early career researchers mainly from Europe. In addition to…

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Panel discussion at the "UniWiND Postdoc Network Meeting"

At invitation of the University of Hamburg, Dr. Julian Decius took part in a panel discussion on the topic "#IchBinHanna – permanent positions for mid-level faculty?! The event took place on Thursday, May 12, 2022, as part of the "UniWiND Postdoc Network Meeting" in Hamburg, which brought together…

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Panel discussion of Sparkasse Bremen on network organizations

Upon invitation of Sparkasse Bremen, Dr. Julian Decius, head of Organizational Psychology, participated in a panel discussion on "Sparkasse as a Network Organization" as part of the "Umdenkwerkstatt" on topics of "New Work" and "New Learning" on May 03, 2022. Together with Pranjal Kothari (Board…

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Article published on informal learning in higher education

Informal learning takes place not only in the workplace, but in all areas of life – even in environments that are rather formally structured. Little has been known, however, about informal learning among students at universities, outside of traditional courses. The article by Dr. Julian Decius,…

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Research stay at Maastricht University

In March/April 2022, Dr. Julian Decius spent six weeks as a visiting scholar at Maastricht University (School of Business and Economics). The research stay took place at the invitation of Prof. Dr. Simon Beausaert. The main goals of the stay were to plan future research collaborations, to sit in on…

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Practice transfer: Article on informal learning in the ABWF Bulletin

The German „Arbeitsgemeinschaft betriebliche Weiterbildungsforschung“ (ABWF) regularly publishes the ABWF Bulletin. For the current issue, Dr. Julian Decius has summarized the first two scientific articles of his PhD thesis on the measurement and promotion of informal workplace learning among…

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Receipt of the Award for Outstanding Dissertations of Paderborn University

As part of the anniversary event "50 Years Paderborn University" on March 13, 2022, Dr. Julian Decius was honored with the award for excellent dissertations of Paderborn University. The award was presented during the ceremony by Prof. Dr. Johannes Blömer, Vice President for Research and Young…

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Second BDP talk on "New Learning"

At invitation of the Aachen-Cologne Regional Group of Business Psychology of the Professional Association of German Psychologists (BDP), Dr. Julian Decius gave another talk on the topic "New Learning in the Company" on March 11, 2022. This was a continuation of the lecture from last November. In the…

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New publication: Leadership and learning in the workplace

Leadership research and organizational learning research seem to be still poorly linked. In order to contribute to this intersection, Dr. Julian Decius, together with a research team around Dr. Muhammed Qamar Zia from the University of Karachi (Pakistan), investigated the question of what role…

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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.