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200083 SE Advanced Seminar: Clinical Psychology and Health Psychology (2021S)

Theory and practice in clinical and social neuroscience

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 20 - Psychologie
Continuous assessment of course work

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


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 20 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

All classes will be in the hybrid form. Presence is highly recommended in order to benefit from the in-class practical exercises

Tuesday 23.03. 13:15 - 18:15 Hörsaal I NIG Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 20.04. 13:15 - 18:15 Hörsaal I NIG Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 18.05. 15:00 - 20:00 Hörsaal I NIG Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 01.06. 15:00 - 18:15 Hörsaal I NIG Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 15.06. 15:00 - 20:00 Hörsaal I NIG Erdgeschoß


Aims, contents and method of the course

The objective of this course is to bridge the gap between neuroscience and clinical psychology, by understanding potential neurobiological factors underlying different mental clinical disorders. The course will cover the cognitive and neurophysiological basis of different clinical disorders, as well as knowledge of the most used neuroscientific and behavioural research methods.
Students will be trained to understand common clinical disorders from a broad perspective and will be able to not only understand the neurobiological and behavioural level of these disorders, but also to understand how these two are related and how one might explain or influence the other.
The course consists of a series of lectures and practical sessions that cover a specific topic (e.g. empathy, autism, social reward) from a neuroscience perspective. Each lecture will be accompanied by practical sessions in which the students will have the chance to practice in visualizing, processing and analyzing neuroimaging data.

After attending this course, students will:
-be able to efficiently read and evaluate current literature using neuro-cognitive methods to understand clinical phenomena
-have an overview of the available clinical neuroscience and neuro-cognitive methods
-be able to identify open research questions in the domain of the course

Assessment and permitted materials

Students´ presentations, in-class exercises, short essay on a research project.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Basic knowledge of clinical disorders, cognitive psychology and neurophysiology is required

Examination topics

Reading list

Association in the course directory

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