Conceptual Issues in Psychology

Faculteit Gedrags- en MaatschappijWetenschappen
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode PSMRB-2
Vaknaam Conceptual Issues in Psychology
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Conceptual Issues in Psychology
Leerdoelen After this course students can
- think in an analytical, critical and reflective way about science, and psychology in particular.
- recognise a range of conceptual issues in psychology.
- read theoretical texts and apply this knowledge to reflect upon various topics in psychology.
- communicate their ideas, and the knowledge and rationale underpinning these, to their teachers and peer-students clearly and unambiguously.
Omschrijving This course will provide students with basic knowledge that is important for developing an analytical, critical and reflective way of thinking about psychology. Some of the readings will be classics in the field of Theory of Science (e.g. Kuhn, Latour, Hacking), others will be more applied texts in which psychological topics or trends are studied critically or historically. The aim of this course is to start the master with a good theoretical basis that students can use for other courses. The course also provides an overview of the methodology to be used for the master thesis project. Conceptual issues that will be passed in review and in relation to psychology include: scientific paradigms, objectivity, social constructionism, science and technology studies, and scientific debates.
Uren per week variabel
Onderwijsvorm practicum
Toetsvorm essay, opdrachten
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. A.C. Mülberger Rogele
Docent(en) J.T. Burman, PhD. ,dr. M. Derksen ,prof. dr. A.C. Mülberger Rogele ,dr. S. Schleim, MA.
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Opmerkingen The students will receive the readings or the links to the readings via Nestor. There is no need to buy a book.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Course units for exchange students MSc level - Autumn semester (Sep-Jan) - semester I a keuze PS
Ma psychologie (EN)  (Ma psychologie (Theory and History of Psychology)) 1 semester I a keuze F