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The Art of Applying Psychology

Vak 2014-2015

Admission requirements

Master’s students Psychology 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

The Art of Applying Psychology (2014-2015):

Registration

Course

Students need to enroll for lectures and work group sessions. Please consult the Instructions registration

Examination

Students are not automatically enrolled for an examination. They can register via uSis from 100 to 10 calendar days before the date; students who are not registered will not be permitted to take the examination. Registering for exams

Mode of instruction

  • Seven – nine lectures (attendance not compulsory)
  • 5 – 7 Work group meetings (attendance not compulsory)
  • Seminars (attendance compulsory)

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.

The Faculty of Social Sciences has instituted that instructors use a software programme for the systematic detection of plagiarism in students’ written work. In case of fraud disciplinary actions will be taken. Please see the information concerning fraud

Blackboard

Information on blackboard.leidenuniv.nl

Reading list

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

The books are available via the bookshop of the study association Labyrint on presentation of your membership pass. Otherwise they can be bought from academic booksellers.

Contact information

Dr. J. Groeneweg
Kamer 2A46
Tel: 071-5273647
E-mail: groeneweg@fsw.leidenuniv.nl