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Module GS-CVT-SoSc-E3-M-6

Introduction to Psychology: Social Processes (M, 3.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
GS-CVT-SoSc-E3-M-6 Introduction to Psychology: Social Processes 3.0 CP (90 h)


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
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-93-52B-K-2
Introduction to Psychology: Social Processes
P 28 h 62 h - - PL1 3.0 WiSe
  • About [INF-93-52B-K-2]: Title: "Introduction to Psychology: Social Processes"; Presence-Time: 28 h; Self-Study: 62 h

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: written or oral examination
  • Examination number: 39044 ("Introduction to psychology:social processes")

Evaluation of grades

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


In this lecture, we first consider aspects of developmental, personality, cognitive, and motivational psychology that are fundamental to social cognition and social action. We then address core social psychological issues such as attitudes, stereotypes and prejudices, and attribution of behavior to person or situation. Finally, we consider various facets of acting in social contexts. These include more positive phenomena such as group processes and helping others, but also disturbing phenomena such as aggression, conformity, and obedience. We often take examples from history, politics, and literature as our starting point and rely primarily on experimental results.

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 exemplify scientific (e.g., laboratory experiments, life science methods) and social science methods (e.g., questionnaires, psychometric tests, field studies).


To be announced in the course

Requirements for attendance of the module (informal)


Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [GS-CVT-SoSc-E3-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