Invitation to the doctoral course:
Work, stress, and health:
Psychological perspectives on mobility and embeddedness in working life (7.5 hp)
The course is arranged by The Swedish National Research School in Work Science through the Swedish Forum for Working Life (FALF). It is presented by the Department of Psychology at Stockholm University in collaboration with the FORTE sponsored research school of Stockholm Stress Center (SSC).
Subject: The course examines changes that are shaping today’s working life by focusing on mobility and embeddedness from a psychological perspective. While voluntary mobility is a natural part of career development and job change, involuntary mobility is often the result of redundancies related to organizational changes. Remaining in one’s job may be voluntary, e.g., when choosing to remain in an organization where the conditions and personal development opportunities are good, or involuntary, e.g., remaining due to lack of alternatives. The relationships between the individual’s circumstances and societal changes, the labor market, and organizational conditions will be explored in the course, as well as the impact of mobility and embeddedness on health and work-related well-being. An emphasis will be put on how individuals cope with their situation and how the different actors involved can help facilitate favorable patterns regarding mobility and embeddedness.
Participants: Doctoral students (accepted to graduate studies) from any Swedish educational institution are welcome to apply. In accordance with policy of FALF’s research school, ten participants are selected who represent a diversity of disciplines, genders, and geographical origins. The travel and housing expenses of those selected will be financed by FALF’s national research school. Doctoral students from the entire country may also apply through SSC’s research school, for whom SSC’s research school policies regarding board and housing would apply. For doctoral students from the Department of Psychology at Stockholm University who apply, the standard policies would apply. More info on the application below.
Course Structure: The course will be held at the Department of Psychology at Stockholm University during the fall 2016 term. During one week per month for three months, there will be two course meetings over two days (Monday-Tuesday). Monday sessions are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (17.00); Tuesday sessions are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (15.00). The dates for these meetings are:
- 12-13 September
- 10-11 October
- 14-15 November
Examination: This will be based on (1) active participation in the course’s seminar meetings and (2) an individually written essay that will be presented to the other course participants in the form of a poster. (See course syllabus for further information.)
Course Literature: This will consist of a textbook and articles. See the schedule and syllabus for more information.
Application: The application is to be submitted by Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at the latest to Helena Falkenberg, Department of Psychology, Stockholms universitet, 10691 Stockholm. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about the course can be sent to one of the course coordinators.
Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Stockholm University
email@example.com, 08-16 14 19
Post-doc, Dept. of Psychology, Stockholm University
firstname.lastname@example.org, 08-16 38 75
Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Stockholm University
email@example.com, 08-16 13 88