Prospectus

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The Art of Applying Psychology

Course 2013-2014

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 (2013-2014):

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.

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 .

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.

Registration

Course enrolment

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.

Exam registration

Students must register for each examination. Students, who haven’t registered, cannot participate in an exam.

Contact information

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