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psy130 - Communication of scientific results
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Module label Communication of scientific results
Module code psy130
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Department of Psychology
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme Neurocognitive Psychology (Master) > Mastermodule
Responsible persons
Herrmann, Christoph Siegfried (Module responsibility)
Herrmann, Christoph Siegfried (Authorized examiners)
Kasten, Florian (Authorized examiners)
Strüber, Daniel (Authorized examiners)
Strüber, Daniel (Module counselling)
Enrolment in Master's programme Neurocognitive Psychology.
Skills to be acquired in this module
Goals of module:
Students will acquire specific knowledge about the presentation of scientific results both orally
and in writing. Students will learn modern techniques for presentation, literature research and
writing skills. They will also be taught about arguing scientifically.

++ data presentation & discussion
++ scientific literature
++ scientific English / writing
++ scientific communication skills
+ group work
Module contents
Part 1: Communication of scientific results (seminar)
Literature search
Presentation skills
Writing skills

Part 2: Psychological colloquium
Experienced scientists from various psychological disciplines will be giving talks about their
experimental results. Speakers will be invited also from other universities. Students are
encouraged to discuss the results with the experts and to make suggestions on whom to invite
Reader's advisory
- Sternberg, Robert (2000) Guide to Publishing in Psychology Journals, Cambridge University Press
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1-2 Semester
Module frequency Part 1 will be offered every winter term. Part 2 will be offered every semester.
Module capacity unlimited
Reference text
Students can chose whether they want to attend the colloquium in the first, second or both semesters.
Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart / typ of module Pflicht / Mandatory
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method Communication of scientific results: seminar; Psychological colloquium: colloquium
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
2 WiSe 28
2 SoSe und WiSe 28
Total time of attendance for the module 56 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
during winter term
Oral presentation

Required active participation for gaining credits:
70% attendance of the seminar and at least 8 colloquia (use attendance sheet that will be handed out in the beginning of the term) and active discussion in at least 1 colloqium.