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The Art of Applying Psychology (AoAP)

Course 2018-2019

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 timetables of your lectures, work groups and exams, please select your study programme in:
Psychology timetables

Semester 1:
Lectures

Registration

Course

Students need to enroll for lectures and work group sessions.
Master’s course 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

The course consists of 7 2-hour lectures, 7 2- hour seminar session and 1 4-hour presentation of the final group assignment

Assessment method

Assessment based on active participation in the program (40%), application of the theory in a ‘real life project’, project execution, formal report, presentation to external party (10%) and an exam (50%)

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

Contact information

Dr. Jop Groeneweg
groeneweg@fsw.leidenuniv.nl