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inf970 - Fundamental Competences in Psychology I: Psychology (Complete module description)
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Module label Fundamental Competences in Psychology I: Psychology
Module code inf970
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Faculty/Institute Department of Computing Science
Used in course of study
  • Master's Programme Engineering of Socio-Technical Systems (Master) > Fundamentals/Foundations
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Skills to be acquired in this module
The lecture will be based mainly on the textbook by Atkinson & Hilgards. It will introduce the students to selected topics of Experimental Psychology which are relevant for socio-technical systems (e.g. learning & memory, perception, language, emotion). It will also cover aspects of Social Psychology, Psychological Disorders, and Individual Psychology. It thereby provides students with a background in computer science or a related discipline with fundamental skills in experimental psychology necessary for mastering the subsequent courses from psychology featured in the curriculum.

Professional competence
The students:
  • will acquire basic knowledge in selected topics of Psychology

Methodological competence
The students:
  • learn selected methods and theories of Psychology

Social competence
The students:
  • will learn to work together in small groups
  • will communicate scientific theories

The students:
  • will learn to apply their knowledge in other, more specific Psychology courses
Module contents
Reader's advisory
Atkinson & Hilgards: Introduction to Psychology, CENGAGE, 2014.
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency once a year
Module capacity unlimited
Reference text
This course is part of the base curriculum of the MSc program "Engineering of Socio-Technical Systems". It provides students featuring a background in computer science with fundamental competences in experimental psychology as necessary for mastering the courses from psychology subsequently featured in the curriculum. This course is not intended for students with a background in psychology.
Modullevel BC (Basiscurriculum / Base curriculum)
Modulart Pflicht o. Wahlpflicht / compulsory or optioal
Lern-/Lehrform / Type of program V+Ü
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload attendance
Lecture 2.00 WiSe 28 h
Exercises 2.00 WiSe 28 h
Total time of attendance for the module 56 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
During the last lecture appointment
Written exam