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The Art of Applying Psychology (AoAP)

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2021-2022

Entry requirements

Only open to Master’s students Psychology with specialisation Applied Cognitive Psychology

Description

The module consists of five parts:

  • Research design: students practice designing projects to address and solve real-world problems in efficient ways by combining scientific rigor with pragmatic realism.

  • Proposal writing: students practice the writing of project proposals with an eye on the fit to funding schemes and the policies of funding agencies, public opinion and other important aspects of the funding process.

  • Budgeting: students practice the planning of successful applied projects, the estimation of costs and the setting up of realistic budgets.

  • Presentation: students practice to present their project plans and projects in appealing and advertising ways and to sell their ideas to funding agencies.

  • Colloquium: students will participate in colloquia where practitioners from various cognitive areas will introduce their fields and daily practice.

Course objectives

This course introduces students into the major skills necessary to apply (cognitive) psychology to real-world problems. It will prepare students for the most relevant aspects of dealing with “the outside world” of companies, organisations, consultancies and research institutes.

Timetable

For the timetable of this course please refer to MyTimetable

Registration

NOTE As of the academic year 2021-2022, you must register for all courses in uSis.
You do this twice a year: once for the courses you want to take in semester 1 and once for the courses you want to take in semester 2.
Registration for courses in the first semester is possible from early August. Registration for courses in the first semester is possible from December. The exact date on which the registration starts will be published on the website of the Student Service Center (SSC)

By registering for a course you are also automatically registered for the Brightspace module. Anyone who is not registered for a course therefore does not have access to the Brightspace module and cannot participate in the first sit of the exam of that course.
Also read the complete registration procedure

Mode of instruction

The course consists of 8 2-hour lectures, 8 2- hour seminar session and 1 4-hour presentation of the final group assignment.

Assessment method

Assessment based on active participation in the program, application of the theory in a ‘real life project’, project execution, formal report, presentation to external party (30%) and an exam (70%).

The Institute of Psychology follows the policy of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences to systematically check student papers for plagiarism with the help of software. Disciplinary measures will be taken when fraud is detected. Students are expected to be familiar with and understand the implications of this fraud policy.

Reading list

Johnson-Sheehan, R. (2007). Writing Proposals. Longman Publishers ISBN-13: 9780205583140

Supplemental reading material to be supplied during the course.

Contact information

Prof. Dr. Jop Groeneweg groeneweg@fsw.leidenuniv.nl