psy210 - Applied Cognitive Psychology (Vollständige Modulbeschreibung)

psy210 - Applied Cognitive Psychology (Vollständige Modulbeschreibung)

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Modulbezeichnung Applied Cognitive Psychology
Modulkürzel psy210
Kreditpunkte 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Einrichtungsverzeichnis Department für Psychologie
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Master Neurocognitive Psychology (Master) > Mastermodule
Zuständige Personen
  • Rieger, Jochem (Modulverantwortung)
  • Rieger, Jochem (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Enrolment in Master's programme Neurocognitive Psychology. Neuroscience students can take part on request.
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
  • Neurocognitive Psychology with emphasis in real world context
  • Methodological considerations: Generalization, validity of theories and research methods
  • Information uptake and representation: Sensation, perception, categorization
  • Selection of information and capacity: Attention and memory enhancement and failure
  • Generation and communication: Language, reading, dyslexia
  • Pursuing goals: Thinking, problem solving and acting

Part 2: (Neuro)Cognitive Psychology in the wild II (seminar): winter
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.

  • Esgate, A. (2004) An Introduction to Applied Cognitive Psychology, Psychology Press
  • Sternberg, RJ and Sternberg, K. (2011) Cognitive Psychology, Wadsworth
  • Ward (2010) The Student’s Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience, Psychology Press
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Dauer in Semestern 2 Semester
Angebotsrhythmus Modul Part 1 will be offered every summer term, part 2 every winter term.
Aufnahmekapazität Modul 30
Modulart Wahlpflicht / Elective
Modullevel MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Lehr-/Lernform Part 1: 1 lecture (2 SWS); Part 2: 1 seminar (2 SWS)
Lehrveranstaltungsform Kommentar SWS Angebotsrhythmus Workload Präsenz
Vorlesung 2 SoSe 28
Seminar 2 SoSe 28
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 56 h
Prüfung Prüfungszeiten Prüfungsform
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 within one semester (will be checked in StudIP).