|Module label||Applied Cognitive Psychology|
|Credit points||6.0 KP|
|Institute directory||Department of Psychology|
|Applicability of the module||
Rieger, Jochem (Module responsibility)
Rieger, Jochem (Authorized examiners)
Unni, Anirudh (Authorized examiners)
Enrolment in Master's programme Neurocognitive Psychology. Neuroscience students can take part on request.
|Skills to be acquired in this module||
Goals of the module:
Students will gain an overview of theories of (Neuro)Cognitive Psychology with potential for
application. On completion of this module students should have a repertoire of cognitive
psychology concepts relevant for real world situations, be able to transfer the learned theoretical
concepts into practical contexts and evaluate potential issues arising in the process of
++ Neuropsychological / neurophysiological knowledge
+ interdisciplinary kowledge & thinking
+ experimental methods
+ scientific literature
+ ethics / good scientific practice / professional behavior
+ critical & analytical thinking
+ scientific communication skills
+ knowledge transfer
The module will cover core concepts of cognitive psychology, their neuronal basis, basic
knowledge of neuroimaging and data analysis techniques. Special emphasis will be put on
research aiming at complex real-world settings and translation of basic science in to practice.
Examples of successful transfers will be analyzed. The lecture provides the theoretical basis. In
the seminar the material is consolidated by examples from the literature which will be presented,
critically analyzed and discussed.
Part 1: (Neuro)Cognitive Psychology in the wild I (lecture): summer
In the accompanying seminar we will work through recent examples in the literature for topics of
the lecture. The goal is to apply novel knowledge from the lecture to understand and critically
discuss actual research approaches.
|Language of instruction||English|
|Duration (semesters)||2 Semester|
|Module frequency||Part 1 will be offered every summer term, part 2 every winter term.|
|Modullevel / module level||MM (Mastermodul / Master module)|
|Modulart / typ of module||Wahlpflicht / Elective|
|Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method||Part 1: 1 lecture (2 SWS); Part 2: 1 seminar (2 SWS)|
|Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge|
|Course type||Comment||SWS||Frequency||Workload of compulsory attendance|
|Total time of attendance for the module||56 h|
|Examination||Time of examination||Type of examination|
|Final exam of module||
last class in summer term
The module will be evaluated with a written exam of 2 hours duration.
Required active participation for gaining credits:
1-2 presentations participation in discussions on other presentations
attendance of at least 70% in the seminar (use attendance sheet that will be handed out in the beginning of the term).