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200015 SE Scientific Readings (2021S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 20 - Psychologie
Continuous assessment of course work
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Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The seminar will take place in a digital format. We will meet for the first time on Thursday, 11.03., 11:30-13:00, (either via zoom or moodle big blue button -> instructions will be posted on moodle) to discuss aims, student ambitions, content and next steps.

Thursday 11.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Thursday 18.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Thursday 25.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Thursday 15.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Thursday 22.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Thursday 29.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Thursday 06.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Thursday 20.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Thursday 27.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Thursday 10.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Thursday 17.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Thursday 24.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of this seminar is to prepare for the successful completion of a Bachelor's thesis in Environmental Psychology or a related topic, e.g., Environment & Health. The seminar will take place in a digital format. We will meet for the first time on Thursday 11.03. 11:30-13:00, (either via zoom or moodle big blue button -> instructions will be posted on moodle) to discuss aims, student ambitions, content and next steps. The content of the seminar is focused on giving you a good grounding in the topics of Environmental Psychology including Environment and Health. The plan is to discuss two empirical articles per session with a particular focus on how research questions are developed based on the existing literature, how methods are chosen to address different research questions and how hypotheses are developed based on theoretical approaches. We will also discuss data analysis and interpretation, and how limitations in research can be the gateway to future studies. The format will consist of group work, presentations, discussions and written work, to maximise interactivity and feedback so that you're really well prepared for developing your own ideas and the practical stages of the Bachelor thesis.

Assessment and permitted materials

This course is designed to lead to a Bachelor's thesis, therefore the main elements of assessment are a presentation and a written essay, combined with active participation in class (this will hopefully be facilitated by zoom, e.g., exercises and breakout rooms etc. to help group discussions). The essay can form the introduction & background of your Bachelor's thesis.

Elements of assessment:
1) Presentation about a selected empirical article (dates flexible and to be confirmed)
2) Essay summarising a field of research leading to a research question
3) Participation in class
4) Submission of a minimum of 3 out of 5 small tasks

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

A pass (genügend) is the minimum requirement for progression. Participation in the digital meetings is required.

Examination topics

Literature relevant to the seminar.

Reading list

A list of suggested articles will be provided in the first session, but I am open to additional interests and suggestions.
As a starting point, feel free to take a look at the two key journals in this area, namely the Journal of Environmental Psychology (https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/journal-of-environmental-psychology) and Environment & Behavior (https://journals.sagepub.com/loi/EAB)
Also check out current research and publications here: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/staff/sabine-pahl (sorry, new Vienna web-site in progress right now)

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