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.
Time of examination
During the last lecture appointment
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
Self-competences The students:
will learn to apply their knowledge in other, more specific Psychology courses