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Module GS-CVT-SoSc-E2-M-6

Introduction to Psychology: Cognition (M, 3.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
GS-CVT-SoSc-E2-M-6 Introduction to Psychology: Cognition 3.0 CP (90 h)


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [6] Master (General)
Language [DE] German
Module Manager
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
2V INF-93-52A-K-2
Introduction to Psychology: Cognition
P 28 h 62 h - - PL1 3.0 SuSe
  • About [INF-93-52A-K-2]: Title: "Introduction to Psychology: Cognition"; Presence-Time: 28 h; Self-Study: 62 h

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: written or oral examination
  • Examination number: 39045 ("Introduction to psychology: cognition")

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.


  • Basic ability to receive, retain, interpret, and use information for objective oriented action
  • Ability to receive, retain, and use information
  • The central role of our various memory systems in perception, learning, knowledge, and thinking
  • perceptual processes as a representation of the world
  • different forms of associative, cognitive and social learning
  • For experiences and knowledge and their organization in memory
  • examples from everyday life, art and literature
  • experimental results from psychology and neuroscience
  • Fundamental cognitive abilities such as perception, awareness, memory, and mental processes, and their development throughout the lifetime
  • differences between individuals, e.g. in intelligence and personality structure
  • Examination of social influences, e.g., the role of stereotypes and prejudices or the influence of groups on the behavior of individuals

Competencies / intended learning achievements

Upon successful completion of the module, students will be able to,
  • describe essential features of psychology as an empirical science,
  • explain and use examples to explain scientific (e.g., laboratory experiments, life science methods) and social science methods (e.g., questionnaires, psychometric tests, field studies),
  • explain higher order thinking processes such as reasoning and problem solving.


Compulsory textbook: Smith, Nolen-Hoeksema, Frederickson & Loftus. "Atkinson und Hilgards Einführung in die Psychologie". (14. Auflage). Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Further literature will be announced in the courses and in the seminar.

Requirements for attendance of the module (informal)


Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [GS-CVT-SoSc-E2-M-6]

Module-Pool Name
[EIT-NT-MPOOL-1] Non-Technical Elective Modules
[GS-CVT-SoSc-2022-E-MPOOL-6] Catalog Electives Social Sciences 2022
[GS-CVT-SoSc-E-MPOOL-6] Catalog Electives Social Sciences