Master’s students Psychology specialisation Applied Cognitive Psychology
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.
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.
The Art of Applying Psychology (2012-2013):
Mode of instruction
- Seven lectures (attendance not compulsory)
- 5 Work group meetings (attendance not compulsory)
- Seminars (attendance compulsory)
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
From January 1, 2006 the Faculty of Social Sciences has instituted the Ephorus system to be used by instructors for the systematic detection of plagiarism in students’ written work. Please see the information concerning fraud .
Information on blackboard.leidenuniv.nl
- Johnson-Sheehan, R. (2007). Writing Proposals. Longman Publishers ISBN-13: 9780205583140
- Zwickel, S.B. and Pfeiffer, W.S., Pocket Guide to Technical Presentations & Professional Speaking, Pearson Prentice Hall ISBN: 0-13-152962-5
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.
Students need to enrol for the course via uSis on the master’s introduction and course enrolment day that takes place at the start of each semester. Please, consult the master’s agenda Psychology.
Students must register for each examination. Students, who haven’t registered, cannot participate in an exam
Dr. J. Groeneweg