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200143 SE Master's Thesis Seminar (A) (2021S)

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


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: German, English



Die Veranstaltung splittet sich in zwei separate Veranstaltungen, eine von Sabine Pahl, eine von Ulrich Ansorge. Sie müssen nur die Information beachten, die Ihre Betreuer*in betrifft.


Aims, contents and method of the course

FOR SABINE PAHL (focus Environmental Psychology):
The aim of this seminar is the successful completion of an empirical Master's thesis in Environmental Psychology or a related topic, e.g., Environment and Health. The seminar will take place in a digital format. We will meet for the first time on Wednesday 10.03. 16-17:30, (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 closely linked to the thesis, consisting of initially exploring the relevant literature, then pitching research questions, methods and developing hypotheses. At later stages we will discuss data analysis and interpretation. The format will consist of group work, presentations, discussions and written work, to maximise feedback during the development of ideas and practical stages of the research.

Assessment and permitted materials

FOR SABINE PAHL (focus Environmental Psychology):
Three elements, two written papers and a presentation:
1) draft research proposal, deadline 2.4.2021,
2) draft literature review related to thesis, deadline 27.6.2021
3) presentation with discussion, focusing on one element of the thesis (background literature, method or data), dates to be confirmed.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

FOR SABINE PAHL (focus Environmental Psychology):
A pass (genügend) is the minimum requirement for progression. Participation in the digital meetings is required.

Examination topics

FOR SABINE PAHL (focus Environmental Psychology):
Literature relevant to the Master's thesis.

Reading list

FOR SABINE PAHL (focus Environmental Psychology):
The best starting point is browsing recent articles in the two key journals 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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