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200171 SE Theory and Empirical Research (Clinical Psychology and Health Psychology) 1 (2021W)

8.00 ECTS (4.00 SWS), SPL 20 - Psychologie
Continuous assessment of course work
Th 14.10. 10:00-13:00 Digital


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

Thursday 21.10. 10:00 - 13:00 Digital
Thursday 28.10. 10:00 - 13:00 Digital
Thursday 04.11. 10:00 - 13:00 Digital
Thursday 11.11. 10:00 - 13:00 Digital
Thursday 18.11. 10:00 - 13:00 Digital
Thursday 25.11. 10:00 - 13:00 Digital
Thursday 02.12. 10:00 - 13:00 Digital
Thursday 09.12. 10:00 - 13:00 Digital
Thursday 16.12. 10:00 - 13:00 Digital
Thursday 13.01. 10:00 - 13:00 Digital
Thursday 20.01. 10:00 - 13:00 Digital
Thursday 27.01. 10:00 - 13:00 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

In the first semester of this TEWA course, small groups of students will develop a research question related to reward processing in social interaction or music, and set up a small research project to address the research question.
Data for the research project will be collected and analysed in TEWA 2.

1. Learn to read, interpret, critically reflect on, and integrate research literature on reward processing in the context of social behaviour and music.
2. Learn to derive a relevant research question from existing literature.
3. Learn to design a simple empirical study to address the research question

The weekly sessions consist of:
- Introductory sessions with discussions on research literature
- Oral group presentations of literature, research question and research plan
- Q&A sessions

The course will be held in online format.

Assessment and permitted materials

The overall assessment will consist of the following partial achievements:
1. Oral group presentations on literature, research question and method plan
2. Written research proposal
3. Active participation in the sessions (discussions, giving peer feedback, implementing feedback)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The overall grade will be calculated from the grades on the partial achievements. All partial achievements must be assessed with at least sufficient.

Examination topics

Reading list

A detailed literature list on reward processing in music listening and social interaction will be provided at the beginning of the course.
Topics include (the neurobiology of) reward processing, anhedonia, behavioural measurement of reward bias, social reward (e.g. social touch), and musical pleasure.

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Last modified: Tu 14.09.2021 14:09