85405 - Integration Report

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Cesena
  • Corso: Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology (cod. 9236)

Learning outcomes

The development of professional competencies is in large part related to students’ ability to integrate research and practice. By the end of the course, students will be able to: - diagnose the research dimensions of some prob¬lems posed by persons, groups and or¬ganizations in different work settings; - deal with practical problems in relation to the development of scientific knowledge (hypothesis, test, empirical evidence, …) - integrate theoretical and methodological research results all along the diagnosis and the solution of practical problems - develop a constant interest for the progress of research in the field of WOP psychology. As a conclusion of the activity the student has to write his/her Integration Report.

Course contents

This course is intended only for students from the Erasmus Mundus WOP-P Master. Because of its direct link to the curricular stage, exchange students can't be admitted – we thank you for your understanding.

The Professional Report - Integration research and practice (henceforth: PRI) at the end of the master program will demonstrate the effort of the student to integrate both scientific/research methods and knowledge, and professional practices. The internship, carried out in a professional context, is designed in order to develop competencies oriented to the practice as an independent psychologist. The content of the PRI should start from the experience made during the internship. However, the report required for the PRI has a different aim than the internship final report.

Students should:

  1. Find a practical issue (e.g., a specific issue related to recruitment, hiring, training, performance evaluation, career development, retirement transition, motivation, well-being, etc.). It may arise from direct observation, and/or dialogue with the industry and/or university advisors of the internship. In the first part of the report frame/describe the issue. The description should be specific and concrete (i.e., the issue should be properly contextualized).
  2. Place the practical issue in relation with scientific and professional literature (i.e., relate it to the body of knowledge acquired during the Master studies). In the second part of the report use a bottom-up approach and explain/interpret the issue using the WOP literature (e.g., theories/research).
  3.  Analyze in a critical way the issue. In the third part of the report conduct a SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats), and frame/design possible solutions and suggestions (e.g., interventions) for the specific context related to the issue analyzed.


All the material used during the Master studies (textbook, scientific and professional papers, etc.)

Assessment methods

The evaluation will be based on:

  • Clarity of the description of the practical issue;
  • Adequate and coherent connections with the scientific and professional literature;
  • Quality of the SWOT analysis of the practical issue;
  • Fitness of solutions and suggestions (e.g., interventions) resulting from the critical analysis of the practical issue;
  • Compliance with APA style.

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