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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)

Basedata

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

Courses

Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Module-Part
Presence-Time /
Self-Study
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.


Contents

  • 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.

Literature

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)

None

Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)

None

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