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200074 SE Vertiefungsseminar: Geist und Gehirn (2020S)

Fundamental Topics in Cognitive Science + Colloquium

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 20 - Psychologie
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

Dieses Vertiefungsseminar kann für alle Schwerpunkte absolviert werden.

Vertiefungsseminare können nur für das Pflichtmodul B verwendet werden! Eine Verwendung für das Modul A4 Freie Fächer ist nicht möglich.

An/Abmeldung

Details

max. 20 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Mittwoch 11.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal F Psychologie, Liebiggasse 5 1. Stock
Mittwoch 18.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal F Psychologie, Liebiggasse 5 1. Stock
Mittwoch 25.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal F Psychologie, Liebiggasse 5 1. Stock
Mittwoch 01.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal F Psychologie, Liebiggasse 5 1. Stock
Mittwoch 22.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal F Psychologie, Liebiggasse 5 1. Stock
Mittwoch 29.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal F Psychologie, Liebiggasse 5 1. Stock
Mittwoch 06.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal F Psychologie, Liebiggasse 5 1. Stock
Mittwoch 13.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal F Psychologie, Liebiggasse 5 1. Stock
Mittwoch 20.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal F Psychologie, Liebiggasse 5 1. Stock
Mittwoch 27.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal F Psychologie, Liebiggasse 5 1. Stock
Mittwoch 03.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal F Psychologie, Liebiggasse 5 1. Stock
Mittwoch 10.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal F Psychologie, Liebiggasse 5 1. Stock
Mittwoch 17.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal F Psychologie, Liebiggasse 5 1. Stock
Mittwoch 24.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal F Psychologie, Liebiggasse 5 1. Stock

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Aims: Through discussions, in English, centered on the reading of target research papers, we aim to foster critical thinking in the area of the Psychology and the Cognitive Sciences. After taking this course, attendees should be especially able to reflect on the “bigger picture” underlying academic discussions, to approach scientific communications and ideas critically. We do this by focusing, unlike many other courses which target specific empirical study papers, targeting seminal papers or book chapters in Cognitive Sciences which provide the framework and context for much Psychology and Cognitive Science work itself. Where do our terms, our problems, or solutions in Psychology come from, and why is this so?

Second, we aim to train skills in participating in such discussions in English—a skill that is a growing, ever-present reality for life as a postgraduate—in a “safe space” with minimal pressure.

Contents: The seminar involves reading, presenting, and discussing seminal papers or book chapters in Cognitive Sciences. This includes topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Psychology as a Science, how research findings can be generalized, the replication crisis, Philosophy of Mind, research practice and scientific utopia etc.. Though the topics raise fundamental issues in psychology, the discussions also regularly touch relevant topics of everyday life, such as the future of science, consequences of digitalization, cultural dependence on psychological concepts, development of language, truth, or free will.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Student presentation of a paper/book chapter, student-guided discussion of the text in the seminar, attendance of colloquium.

*IMPORTANT*
Please note that in this course it is mandatory to also attend a weekly Thursday colloquium (min 60% of the sessions): This provides the opportunity to engage with current research in Psychology, as presented by renowned researchers. Through the talks, students experience state of the art research and current topics of Cognitive Science. They also get firsthand experience how research is communicated. In the seminar the talks from the colloquium will be reflected upon and further discussed to maximize the learning outcomes. The skills of critically reflecting research findings and conclusions should enable the students to reflect the contents of the talk and to critically review the presentations.

Assessment is based on participation and contributions to the discussion in class. In each unit a specific paper/book chapter will be discussed. In the beginning of the session, students will present the assigned reading in short and should raise important questions pertaining to the topic. These will then be discussed in the remainder of the unit.

The presentation will be assessed in detail on the following criteria: completeness, creativity and critical thinking (see template of the evaluation form). The feedback will be provided on the following week after the presentation was held.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Attendance at class sessions on Wednesdays (max 2 missed sessions) AND the colloquium on Thursdays (15:00-16:30 Hörsaal G) is mandatory (max 4 missed, min 60% of the sessions)
Presentation of the assigned reading is mandatory.

Grading:
a) Active participation --> 40%
b) Presentation of the paper and discussion --> 40%
c) Attendance on colloquium on Thursdays --> 20%

Please note that active participation (40% of the total grade) is a major determinant of the grade. We would like to point out that missing a session results in no participation for this session.

Please also note the Richtlinie zur Sicherung der guten wissenschaftlichen Praxis (https://studienpraeses.univie.ac.at/infos-zum-studienrecht/sicherung-der-guten-wissenschaftlichen-praxis/)

Prüfungsstoff

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Literatur

To be announced in class

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mo 07.09.2020 15:21