Only open to Master’s students Psychology with 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.
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Students must register themselves for all course components (lectures, tutorials and practicals) they wish to follow. You can register up to 5 days prior to the start of the course.
It is mandatory for all students to register for each exam and to confirm registration for each exam in My Studymap. This is possible up to and including 10 calendar days prior to the examination. You cannot take an exam without a valid pre-registration and confirmation in My Studymap. Carefully read all information about the procedures and deadlines for registering for courses and exams.
Exchange students and external guest students will be informed by the education administration about the current 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 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.
Johnson-Sheehan, R. (2007). Writing Proposals. Longman Publishers ISBN-13: 9780205583140
Supplemental reading material to be supplied during the course.
Prof. Dr. Jop Groeneweg email@example.com