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Wolfgang Scholl

Wolfgang Scholl

Wolfgang Scholl studied Protestant theology (diploma 1969), psychology and sociology (finished 1974), and obtained a Dr. phil. in Social Psychology with a dissertation about "Participation and Power in Task-Oriented Groups" (in 1975). Subsequently, he worked as a Scientific Assistant (approximately comparable to an Assistant Professor), 1975-1983, in the Department of Business Administration at the University of Munich in Organizational Behavior and did empirical research on the functioning of the German Codetermination System. After a short time as an internal consultant at SIEMENS AG, he became Professor for Economic and Social Psychology at the University of Göttingen from 1984 until 1992. Since 1993 he is Professor for Organizational and Social Psychology at Humboldt University, Berlin. Becoming 65 in 2009 he had to retire by German law, but carries on research on interaction and communication as well as on innovation processes.

His research encompasses the effectiveness of groups, the use of power as promotive or restrictive control, innovation processes in firms, schools, science institutions, and organizational networks, looking especially onto knowledge processes, information pathologies, and decision-making in organizations as well as on conflict emergence and conflict management. His utmost interest is working on a general theory of human interaction which can also be applied to collaboration in organizations.

He is founder and partner of "artop" (Work and Technology Design, Organization and Personnel Development), a private firm with a cooperation contract to Humboldt University.

Primary Interests:

  • Aggression, Conflict, Peace
  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Group Processes
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Persuasion, Social Influence

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Books:

  • Scholl, W., & Sydow, H. (Hrsg.). (2002). Mobilität im Jugend- und Erwachsenenalter. Eine fünfjäh-rige Längsschnittstudie zu Mobilitätsformen, Fahrzeugvorlieben, Freizeit- und Risikoverhalten und deren Abhängigkeit von Umwelt- und Technikeinstellungen, Werten und Persönlichkeit. Münster: Waxmann. (Mobility of young and grown-up people. A five years’ longitudinal study of forms of mobility, car preferences, leisure and risk activities, depending on attitudes toward environmetal and technical issues, values and personality)
  • Scholl, W., Breitling, K., Janetzke, H., & Shajek, A. (2013). Innovationserfolg durch aktive Mitbestimmung. Die Auswirkungen von Betriebsratsbeteiligung, Vertrauen und Arbeitnehmerpartizipation auf Prozessinnovationen. Berlin: Sigma. (Innovation success through active co-determination)
  • Scholl, W. (2004). Innovation und Information. Wie in Unternehmen neues Wissen produziert wird. Goettingen: Hogrefe. (Innovation and information. How enterprises produce new knowledge).

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Courses Taught:

  • Advanced Social Psychology
  • Exchange Theories
  • Group Processes
  • Innovation Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Moral Behavior
  • Organizational Psychology
  • Power and Politics in Organizations
  • Social Psychology I + II

Wolfgang Scholl
Institute of Psychology
Humboldt University of Berlin
Rudower Chaussee 18
12489 Berlin
Germany

  • Work: +49-30-2093-9330
  • Home: +49-30-41705008
  • Fax: +49-30-2093-9332

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