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inf964 - Foundations of STS Eng.: Psychology and Philosophy of Technology (Course overview)
Department of Computing Science 6 KP
Module components Semester courses Sommersemester 2022 Examination
Hinweise zum Modul
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The module will be offered in summer terms and
should be completed within one semester. Both parts will run in parallel.
At the end of the lecture period
Module examination
Skills to be acquired in this module
The module aims to provide an overview of theories of (Neuro)Cognitive Psychology with potential for application, concepts for technology assessments and ethical principals and their applicability for the field of (Neuro)Cognitive Psychology. In addition to these learning aims, they will experience chances and limitations of technology assessments. Thus, it 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. Parts 1 (lecture) and
2 (seminar) will run in parallel. The lecture provides the theoretical basis. In the seminar the material is
consolidated by examples from the literature will be presented and critically analyzed and discussed
Competencies: and

Professional competences:
The students
  • Should have a repertoire of cognitive psychology concepts relevant for real world situations
  • should be able to familiarize themselves with important ethical concepts, are able to explain them, and transmit them on scenarios of the technology assessment
  • should know and be able to explain different forms and concepts of technology assessments (Expert, participatory, constructive, discursive Technology Assessment, Health Technology Assessment (HTA)
  • should be able to reflect the collingride dilemma

Methodological competences:
The students:
  • should be able to transfer the learned theoretical concepts into practical contexts
  • should be able to perform a systematic literature review
  • should be able to evaluate potential issues arising in the process of translation
  • should be able to do a risk-benefit analysis and cost-benefit analysis of given examples
  • should know and can explain empirical methods for technology assessment
  • Methodological considerations: Generalization, validity of theories and research methods

Social competences:
The students:
  • should be able to argue on different point of views based on different

The students:
  • should be able to reflect their own attitudes and able to explain them using ethical principles
  • Pursuing goals: Thinking, problem solving and acting