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Political Science

Courses in Political Science are usually only open for incoming exchange students majoring in Political Science and for exchange students at the School of Social Sciences (Sociology, Psychology). Nominated exchange students will be contacted by their departmental exchange coordinator via e-mail at the end of November/early December (fall semester) or by the end of May/early June (Spring semester) regarding their course choice.

Exchange students from other schools and departments may only attend classes if (a) places are left for other students (b) they have basic knowledge in political science and statistics (c) the departmental exchange coordinator explicitly approves their participation. In case of further questions, please contact: int-pol@uni-mannheim.de.

Advanced Topics in Comparative Politics: Political Behavior in Context (Seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
10.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Examination achievement:
term paper (ca. 8,000 words)
Instructor(s):
Harald Schoen
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 03.09.2019 - 03.12.2019 12:00 - 13:30 B 317 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Description:
Course Outline: Political behavior takes place in context. This statement is a truism and implies several challenges at the same time. Context is a multidimensional concept comprising – inter alia – social, political, and institutional features. At the theoretical level, the diversity of dimensions requires careful consideration of how to integrate contextual features into individual-level models of political behavior. Moreover, combining data from different levels of aggregation to examine the role of contexts in individual-level behavior raises several methodological issues. In this seminar, we will address the conceptual, theoretical, and methodological issues in the analysis of contextual effects on individual-level political behavior. Students will review the latest empirical studies in the field and prepare research papers in which they analyze specific questions using available data sets.
Advanced Topics in Comparative Politics: Elections in Comparative Perspective (Seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
10.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Literature:
Farrell, David. 2011. Electoral Systems: A Comparative Introduction 2nd. ed. Palgrave Macmillan.
Thomassen, Jacques. 2014. Elections and Democracy: Representation and Accountability. Oxford University Press.
Instructor(s):
Sean Damien Carey
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 02.09.2019 - 06.12.2019 13:45 - 15:15 A 102 Seminarraum; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Description:
Elections are the central focus of political activity in democracies. The characteristics of politics, parties and electoral systems are fundamental to the outcome of elections, which differ across and within countries. To better understand elections we need to study them comparatively, therefore this course focuses on comparative research on elections. We will focus on the context in which elections are fought and how this affects electoral outcomes. A number of contextual effects of electoral behaviour will be covered, such as institutional configurations, election campaigns, the strategies of political parties and the importance of events in understanding the dynamics of electoral outcomes. We will consider competing theoretical and empirical explanations of the electoral process in democratic, as well as partially democratic and even non-democratic, countries.
Advanced Topics in International Politics: Agents of Political Violence (Seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
10.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Literature:

Required readings are indicated in the course schedule, which are based on seminal and current research on agents of political violence. Each session requires a significant amount of reading. Focus on the key arguments. You are not expected to know the details of all readings, or specific empirical strategies, results or facts. The specific topics and readings may change based on the interests of the class.

Examination achievement:
Research paper.
Instructor(s):
Sabine Carey
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 03.09.2019 - 03.12.2019 10:15 - 11:45 B 143 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Description:
This seminar discusses seminal and current work on agents of political violence. We analyze the role and characteristics of the military, including drivers and counterstrategies to coup d’états. A large part of the course will focus on irregular armed agents that are aligned with the stage, engaging with the growing research on militias, death squads, civil defense forces and paramilitary groups. We assess national and transnational drivers of their formation, their termination, how they affect political violence during and outside of civil wars. The seminars will be student-led. Over the course of the seminar you will develop your own research question on one of the topics discussed in the seminar and carry out your own research. Additionally, you are expected to write one book review, read all required materials, engage in the discussions and provide feedback on other student’s work.
Advanced Topics in International Politics: After Intergovernmentalism. New Directions in Integration Research (Seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
10.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Examination achievement:
Term paper
Instructor(s):
Thomas König
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 05.09.2019 - 05.12.2019 12:00 - 13:30 B 143 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Description:
Populism, Euroskepticism and Polarization are attracting a new generation of European integration scholars from different disciplines and subfields of Political Science. In addition to demand-side approaches, which study public attitudes and the reasons for their change, scholars investigate supply-side changes of the EU’s political system and the transformation of party competition at the national and EU level. After presenting “classical” demand- and supply-side approach we will discuss the most recent developments in European integration research.
Data and Measurement (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Examination achievement:
Prüfungsleistung Vorlesung: 1 Hausarbeit (benotet)
Studienleistung Übung: 3 Übungsarbeiten (pass/fail)
Instructor(s):
Annelies Blom
Date(s):
Thursday  (single date) 31.10.2019 13:45 - 15:15 B 244 Hörsaal; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Tuesday  (weekly) 03.09.2019 - 03.12.2019 08:30 - 10:00 B 318 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Description:
Usual course dates and locations

Lectures: Tuesdays, 8.30-10.00, B6 30-32, room 310
Tutorials: Tuesdays, 10.15-11.45, A5, 6, room C-108

Classes start on 3rd September and end on 3rd December.
Depending on teaching needs and room availabilities, lectures and tutorials may be swapped, such that two lectures or two tutorial take place on one day within the time slots allocated to the course, i.e. on Tuesdays, 8.30 – 11.45. Such swaps will be announced before the beginning of the semester.

Summary

This course gives an overview of data used in political science and their measurement properties. At the beginning of the course we will focus on survey data and traditional statistics and move to data science approaches for big data towards the end of the course. Topics covered include the Total Survey Error (TSE) framework, operationalizing research questions, guidelines for writing survey questions, testing questions with cognitive interviews and eye-tracking, sampling, coverage, and nonresponse of survey and big data, and data analytics approaches in data science.

The course is mandatory for students of the M.A. in Political Science and consists of lectures (6 ECTS) and tutorials (2 ECTS). During the lectures the theory covered in the course readings is discussed. The tutorials offer hands-on practice and experience during individual and group exercises.
Game Theory (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Recommended requirement:
Literature:
tba
Examination achievement:
Exam
Instructor(s):
Thomas Bräuninger
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 02.09.2019 - 06.12.2019 10:15 - 11:45 B 317 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Description:
The objective of this course is to provide students with the basics of formal modeling in political science. The course has some breadth in coverage in the sense that it provides a graduate-level introduction and overview to diferent areas in game theory. It is also narrow in the sense that the emphasis is not on application and model testing but getting trained in reading and writing down formal models. At the conceptual level the course will cover the following topics: preferences and individual choices, decision theory, normal form games, Nash equilibria, extensive form games, subgame perfect equilibria, repeated games, bargaining, games with incomplete and imperfect information, Bayesian perfect equilibria, signalling games. At the substantial level, we will use these concepts to study, as examples, candidate competition, political lobbying, and war and deterrence.
Multivariate Analyses (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Thomas Gschwend
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 04.09.2019 - 04.12.2019 08:30 - 10:00 B 244 Hörsaal; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Description:
The course introduces students to quantitative methods in political science. During the first half of the course, we will focus on linear regression models. The topics covered include discussions of the mathematical bases for such models, their estimation and interpretation, model assumptions and techniques for addressing violations of those assumptions, and topics related to model specification and functional forms. During the second half of the course, students will be introduced to likelihood as a theory of inference, including models for binary and count data.

The main goals of this course are to develop sound critical judgment about quantitative studies of political problems, to understand the logic of statistical inference, to recognize and understand the basics of the linear regression model, to develop the skills necessary to work with datasets to perform basic quantitative analyses, and to provide a basis of knowledge for more advanced statistical methods.

In the accompanying course “Tutorial Multivariate Analyses” students will develop the necessary expertise in using statistical software to conduct quantitative research in political science.
Research Design (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Literature:
King, Gary, Robert Keohane & Sidney Verba. 1994. Designing Social Inquiry: Scientific Inference in Qualitative Research. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
Brady, Henry & David Collier. 2004: Rethinking social inquiry: Diverse tolls, shared standards. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield
Thomas Gschwend, Frank Schimmelfennig. 2007: Research Design in Political Science: How to practice what they preach? Houndmills, UK: Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Kellstedt, Paul and Guy Whitten. 2009: The Fundamentals of Political Research, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Instructor(s):
Sean Damien Carey
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 04.09.2019 - 04.12.2019 10:15 - 11:45 A 102 Seminarraum; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Description:
A research design is a plan that specifies how you plan to carry out a research project and how you expect to use your evidence to answer your research question. This course aims to provide an overview of potential research designs for establishing causal inference and their advantages and disadvantages. Students are expected to develop their own ideas about potential research questions to be able to actively participate in this course.
Tutorial Data and Measurement (Seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
2.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Examination achievement:
Prüfungsleistung Vorlesung: 1 Hausarbeit (benotet)
Studienleistung Übung: 3 Übungsarbeiten (pass/fail)
Instructor(s):
Annelies Blom
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 03.09.2019 - 03.12.2019 10:15 - 11:45 B 318 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Description:
Usual course dates and locations

Lectures: Tuesdays, 8.30-10.00, B6 30-32, room 310
Tutorials: Tuesdays, 10.15-11.45, A5, 6, room C-108

Classes start on 3rd September and end on 3rd December.
Depending on teaching needs and room availabilities, lectures and tutorials may be swapped, such that two lectures or two tutorial take place on one day within the time slots allocated to the course, i.e. on Tuesdays, 8.30 – 11.45. Such swaps will be announced before the beginning of the semester.

Summary

This course gives an overview of data used in political science and their measurement properties. At the beginning of the course we will focus on survey data and traditional statistics and move to data science approaches for big data towards the end of the course. Topics covered include the Total Survey Error (TSE) framework, operationalizing research questions, guidelines for writing survey questions, testing questions with cognitive interviews and eye-tracking, sampling, coverage, and nonresponse of survey and big data, and data analytics approaches in data science.

The course is mandatory for students of the M.A. in Political Science and consists of lectures (6 ECTS) and tutorials (2 ECTS). During the lectures the theory covered in the course readings is discussed. The tutorials offer hands-on practice and experience during individual and group exercises.
Tutorial Game Theory (Seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
2.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Thomas Bräuninger
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 04.09.2019 - 04.12.2019 17:15 - 18:45 B 317 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Description:

This tutorial accompanies the graduate-level introductory lecture in game theory. Its main objective is to practice solution concepts for static and dynamic games of complete and incomplete information.
The contents are centered around the material covered in the lecture. Thus, the following key areas will be discussed: preferences and individual choices, decision theory, normal form games, Nash equilibria, extensive form games, subgame perfect equilibria, repeated games, bargaining, games with incomplete and imperfect information, Bayesian perfect equilibria, signalling games. At the substantial level, we will use these concepts to study, for instance, candidate competition, political lobbying, and war and deterrence. Students are required to submit weekly problem sets. Moreover, active participation in class discussions is expected.
Tutorial Game Theory (Seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
2.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Thomas Bräuninger
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 04.09.2019 - 04.12.2019 13:45 - 15:15 A 203 Unterrichtsraum; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Description:

This tutorial accompanies the graduate-level introductory lecture in game theory. Its main objective is to practice solution concepts for static and dynamic games of complete and incomplete information.
The contents are centered around the material covered in the lecture. Thus, the following key areas will be discussed: preferences and individual choices, decision theory, normal form games, Nash equilibria, extensive form games, subgame perfect equilibria, repeated games, bargaining, games with incomplete and imperfect information, Bayesian perfect equilibria, signalling games. At the substantial level, we will use these concepts to study, for instance, candidate competition, political lobbying, and war and deterrence. Students are required to submit weekly problem sets. Moreover, active participation in class discussions is expected.
Tutorial Multivariate Analyses (PO 14) (Seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
2.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Thomas Gschwend
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 02.09.2019 - 06.12.2019 12:00 - 13:30 C -108 Methodenlabor - groß/ Telefonlabor; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Monday  (single date) 02.09.2019 12:00 - 13:30 C 014 Hörsaal; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Tutorial Multivariate Analyses (PO 14) (Seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
2.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Thomas Gschwend
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 05.09.2019 - 05.12.2019 10:15 - 11:45 C -108 Methodenlabor - groß/ Telefonlabor; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Wednesday  (single date) 02.10.2019 15:30 - 17:00 C -108 Methodenlabor - groß/ Telefonlabor; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Tutorial Multivariate Analyses (PO 14) (Seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
2.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Thomas Gschwend
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 03.09.2019 - 03.12.2019 17:15 - 18:45 C -108 Methodenlabor - groß/ Telefonlabor; A 5, 6 Bauteil C

Sociology

Courses in Sociology are usually only open for incoming exchange students majoring in Sociology and for exchange students at the School of Social Sciences (Political Science, Psychology). Nominated exchange students will be contacted by their departmental exchange coordinator via e-mail at the end of November/early December (fall semester) or by the end of May/early June (Spring semester) regarding their course choice.

Exchange students from other schools and departments may only attend classes if (a) places are left for other students (b) they have basic knowledge in sociology and statistics (c) the departmental exchange coordinator explicitly approves their participation. In case of further questions, please contact: int-soc@uni-mannheim.de.

Cross Sectional Data Analysis (Tutorial) (Scientific exercise, English)
Lecture type:
Scientific exercise
ECTS:
3
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Literature:
You will find exercises, solutions, data, and additional information on ILIAS.
Examination achievement:
Credits: 3 ECTS credits are awarded on the presentation of the assignment solution and an active participation. Passing the lab session counts as “Studienleistung” for the lecture. Participation in the final exam of the lecture is therefore subject to having passed the lab session.
Instructor(s):
Thomas Gautschi
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 03.09.2019 - 03.12.2019 15:30 - 17:00 C -108 Methodenlabor - groß/ Telefonlabor; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Description:
Lab sessions will repeat and practice topics from the lecture based on weekly exercises. These exercises follow the lecture, so that you will have a week to solve each exercise. We will do some applied exercises by hand and use the statistical package Stata. The goal of the lab session is:

a) to practice the topics you learned in applied form,
b) offer a opportunity for questions, and
c) give you and discuss with you hands-on approaches for your further empirical work (e.g. graphical representation of results).
Cross Sectional Data Analysis (Tutorial) (Scientific exercise, English)
Lecture type:
Scientific exercise
ECTS:
3
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Literature:
You will find exercises, solutions, data, and additional information on ILIAS.
Examination achievement:
Credits: 3 ECTS credits are awarded on the presentation of the assignment solution and an active participation. Passing the lab session counts as “Studienleistung” for the lecture. Participation in the final exam of the lecture is therefore subject to having passed the lab session.
Instructor(s):
Thomas Gautschi
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 04.09.2019 - 04.12.2019 13:45 - 15:15 C -108 Methodenlabor - groß/ Telefonlabor; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Description:
Lab sessions will repeat and practice topics from the lecture based on weekly exercises. These exercises follow the lecture, so that you will have a week to solve each exercise. We will do some applied exercises by hand and use the statistical package Stata. The goal of the lab session is:

a) to practice the topics you learned in applied form,
b) offer a opportunity for questions, and
c) give you and discuss with you hands-on approaches for your further empirical work (e.g. graphical representation of results).
Foundations of Sociological Theory (Lecture) (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Learning target:
Basic understanding of the methodology of sociological explanations; knowledge of key sociological theories and theoretical tools; skills to evaulate the quality, especially the information content, of theoretical statements; awareness of the challanges of the theory-data link; critical assement of the theory-guidance of empirical research.
Literature:
The reading list will be provided in the first session.
Examination achievement:
Klausur (90 Minuten)
Instructor(s):
Lars Leszczensky
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 02.09.2019 - 06.12.2019 13:45 - 15:15 A 103 Seminarraum; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Description:

This lecture introduces incoming students to the fundamental principles of (social) science and empirical-analytical sociological research on social mechanisms. Our guiding question is: what is a reasonable (causal) explanation of social phenomena and how can it be verified?

We start with an introduction into the epistemological foundations of social sciences, addressing key insights of the philosophy of sciences, sociological theory, and analytical sociology. Guided by the macro-micro-macro model, we discuss key topics of the three building blocks of sociological explanations. Starting with theories of action, we first discuss both merits and challenges of rational choice theory and related approaches. Connecting individual actions with social structure, second, we discuss how social contexts shape human behavior by affecting both their opportunities and beliefs. Going back to the macro-level, third, we discuss different ways of aggregating the individual actions of interdependent actors.

Foundations of Sociological Theory (Tutorial) (Scientific exercise, English)
Lecture type:
Scientific exercise
ECTS:
3.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Learning target:
Learning goals
The main aim of the course is to sharpen students’ ability to evaluate theoretical sociological explanations. At the end of the course, students’ should be better prepared to develop sociological explanations themselves in order to address research problems of their own choice.
 
Recommended requirement:
Literature:
will be announced
Instructor(s):
Lars Leszczensky
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 09.09.2019 - 02.12.2019 15:30 - 17:00 A 103 Seminarraum; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Description:
Course description
The methodological toolbox that is available to social scientists has considerably increased in recent years. Unfortunately, however, this increased methodological precision is not always accompanied by theoretical precision. In this course, we aim to shift attention from identifying causal mechanisms empirically to theorizing about them.
For this purpose, we discuss how selected exemplary studies tackle the key questions of applied sociological theorizing. Roughly speaking, we proceed in three steps. In a first step, we ask what, exactly, the scientific or social problem under study and the related research question is. This question may sound almost trivial, but it is not, given that everything else depends on a clear understanding of the underlying problem. After establishing the explanandum, our second step is to examine the theoretical explanation that the authors offers to explain the observed phenomena or pattern. In order to do so, we discuss the (sometimes hidden) assumptions and scope conditions of respective theories. We also discuss how convincing these theoretical explanations are, what observable implications they have, and how the authors test these implications empirically. In the final step, we assess whether the study has succeeded in advancing our (theoretical) understanding of the problem it sought to address.
FS Research Project (Research seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Research seminar
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Henning Hillmann
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 03.09.2019 - 03.12.2019 10:15 - 11:45 A 102 Seminarraum; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
FS Research Project (Research seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Research seminar
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Instructor(s):
Marcel Raab
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 04.09.2019 - 04.12.2019 12:00 - 13:30 A 103 Seminarraum; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Description:
The aim of this research seminar is to conduct an analysis of secondary data and to write a short research paper on a topic relevant to family sociology. Students can choose the topic on their own and can either opt for a replication of a published research paper or work on an original research paper.

In the first session we will discuss the value of replication in social research and how to a select a research question. In the following sessions the instructor will briefly introduce two to three datasets (depending on the research interests of the participating students) which are particularly suitable for addressing family related research questions (e.g., SOEP; The German Family Panel (pairfam); Survey of Health, Ageing, and Retirement in Europe (SHARE); Health and Retirement Study (HRS)). One or two additional sessions will deal with the workflow of data analysis using Stata/R (focus on writing accessible and effective do-files). In the remaining weeks of the seminar the students are working on their research projects. Students will develop hypotheses, write a review of research related to these hypotheses and conduct an empirical test using secondary data.

At the beginning of the semester classes will take place on a weekly basis. Later in the semester some regular classes will be replaced by individual appointments with the instructor. During the semester students will present and discuss the progress of their research project in class.
Research Design (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Florian Keusch
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 05.09.2019 - 05.12.2019 13:45 - 15:15 A 102 Seminarraum; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
Research Design (Tutorial) (Scientific exercise, English)
Lecture type:
Scientific exercise
ECTS:
3.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Florian Keusch
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 05.09.2019 - 05.12.2019 15:30 - 17:00 A 102 Seminarraum; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
S Elective Seminar: Multilevel analyses with the European Social Survey (Seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Examination achievement:
Term paper (written in English)
Instructor(s):
Katja Hanna Helene Möhring
Date(s):
Monday  (block date) 13.01.2020 - 17.01.2020 10:15 - 17:00 C -108 Methodenlabor - groß/ Telefonlabor; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Description:
The seminar is designed as hands-on course to learn and apply multilevel regression analyses with the European Social Survey (ESS). Focus is on relationships between individuals’ employment, family life, wellbeing, and attitudes on the one hand, and welfare state policies, structural and cultural characteristics on the other hand.  We will first get to know current research articles that use ESS data to analyse these relationships. In the second part of the seminar students will realize their own research projects with the ESS data oriented upon this previous research.  The course will be taught as compact seminar on four days (dates tba). It is a good preparation for students who plan to write their Master thesis using the ESS or similar comparative survey data
S Elective Seminar: Structuralist Theory (Seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Henning Hillmann
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 03.09.2019 - 03.12.2019 15:30 - 17:00 A 302 Seminarraum; B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A
S Elective Seminar: Topics in Economic Sociology (Seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 05.09.2019 - 05.12.2019 10:15 - 11:45
S Elective Seminar: The Economic Sociology of Immigration (Seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Henning Hillmann
Date(s):
Wednesday  (single date) 06.11.2019 15:30 - 18:45 B 143 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Wednesday  (single date) 13.11.2019 15:30 - 18:45 B 143 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Friday  (single date) 15.11.2019 10:15 - 13:30 212 Besprechungsraum; B 6, 30-32 Bauteil E-F
Wednesday  (single date) 20.11.2019 15:30 - 18:45 B 143 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Friday  (single date) 22.11.2019 10:15 - 13:30 008.1 Seminarraum; B 6, 30-32 Bauteil E-F
Wednesday  (single date) 27.11.2019 15:30 - 18:45 B 143 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Friday  (single date) 29.11.2019 10:15 - 13:30 008.1 Seminarraum; B 6, 30-32 Bauteil E-F
Description:
The goal of this seminar is to introduce students to the interface between two fields of sociology: international migration and economic sociology. This seminar studies social actors (immigrants) in economic settings and asks how their relational arrangements and decision strategies shape modern social life. For this purpose, we will consider a series of middle-range concepts drawn from economic sociology and examine their application to different aspects of international migration.
The seminar’s main goal is two-fold. First, to provide an understanding of the ways in which various kinds of institutions and social structures play a fundamental role in explaining economic and migratory outcomes. Second, to stimulate an integration of the major theories, approaches, and concepts covered, into the students’ research ideas and interests. This course aims to provide a sociological understanding of the interplay between markets, organizations, innovation, the division of labor, and immigration.
The seminar will commence with an introductory lecture on the field of economic sociology and its intersection with the study of migration. The following sessions will combine readings on diverse aspects of immigration and economic arrangements with class discussions and student presentations on assigned readings. Each of the sessions will focus on a particular concept, its origins, varying design strategies for studying the concept empirically,and its significance for theory and policy.
S Elective Seminar: Design and Implementation of Online Behavioral Experiments (Seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Stefano Balietti
Date(s):
Monday  (single date) 04.11.2019 08:30 - 11:45 C -108 Methodenlabor - groß/ Telefonlabor; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Thursday  (single date) 07.11.2019 17:15 - 20:30 C -108 Methodenlabor - groß/ Telefonlabor; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Monday  (single date) 11.11.2019 08:30 - 11:45 C -108 Methodenlabor - groß/ Telefonlabor; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Thursday  (single date) 14.11.2019 17:15 - 20:30 C -108 Methodenlabor - groß/ Telefonlabor; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Monday  (single date) 18.11.2019 08:30 - 11:45 C -108 Methodenlabor - groß/ Telefonlabor; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Thursday  (single date) 21.11.2019 17:15 - 20:30 C -108 Methodenlabor - groß/ Telefonlabor; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Monday  (single date) 25.11.2019 08:30 - 11:45 C -108 Methodenlabor - groß/ Telefonlabor; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Description:
1. Principles of Experimental Method: Validity, causality, lab-vs-online-vs-field, review of landmark experiments.

2. Programming for Online Experiments: The JavaScript language for the browser and the server (Node.JS), the nodeGame platform, R for data analysis and visualization.

3. Modeling Human Behavior: Introduction to game theory, main game theory games, social influence processes, heuristics and biases and how human behavior can be mapped into experiments.

4. Advanced Topics: Bots, recruiting strategies, the MTurk platform, crowdsourcing, optimal experimental design, ethical considerations.

5. Do it yourself: Define a research question meaningful for you, implement it in an experiment to run in class and/or online.

Students will earn credits for attending the class and for successfully completing module 5. There is no strict prerequisite for the course, but a  quantitative background and previous programming knowledge will be valuable assets for the succeeding in the course.
S Elective Seminar: Social Mobility in Europe (Seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Examination achievement:

Written term paper (max. 5000 words)

Instructor(s):
Reinhard Pollak
Date(s):
Friday  (single date) 06.09.2019 10:15 - 11:45 C 112 Unterrichtsraum/Teleteaching; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Friday  (single date) 20.09.2019 10:15 - 11:45 C 112 Unterrichtsraum/Teleteaching; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Friday  (single date) 27.09.2019 10:15 - 13:30 C 112 Unterrichtsraum/Teleteaching; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Friday  (single date) 04.10.2019 10:15 - 13:30 C 112 Unterrichtsraum/Teleteaching; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Friday  (single date) 18.10.2019 10:15 - 13:30 C 112 Unterrichtsraum/Teleteaching; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Friday  (single date) 08.11.2019 10:15 - 13:30 C 112 Unterrichtsraum/Teleteaching; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Friday  (single date) 15.11.2019 10:15 - 13:30 C 112 Unterrichtsraum/Teleteaching; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Friday  (single date) 22.11.2019 10:15 - 13:30 C 112 Unterrichtsraum/Teleteaching; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Description:

“Like father, like son!” “Someone's a chip off the old block!” “To follow in his father's footsteps!” There is a variety of popular proverbs describing the same (sociological) fact: Social origin, i.e. the class or income position of parents, has a large effect on the future life-chances of children. For example, a child from a working class background has considerably lower prospects of achieving a position as a professional compared to a child from parents who work as professionals. And the same is true vice versa. Asking about this lack of social mobility (or, contrary, asking about the amount of social mobility) across generations is one of the classic questions in sociology. The seminar will offer a comprehensive view on concepts of intergenerational (and intragenerational) social mobility, on theoretical approaches to explain social mobility, on (quantitative) methodological approaches and on empirical results regarding the amount of social mobility in Europe. Students are expected to read and discuss the most prominent articles in the field, including rather technical/statistical state-of-the-art applications of theories and new methodologies. The seminar encourages students to think critically of the concepts, theories and empirical applications and invites students to develop their own research questions.

Psychology

Courses in Psychology are usually only open for incoming exchange students majoring in Psychology. Nominated exchange students will be contacted by their departmental exchange coordinator via e-mail at the end of November/early December (fall semester) or by the end of May/early June (Spring semester) regarding their course choice.

Exchange students from other schools and departments may only attend classes if (a) places are left for other students (b) they have basic knowledge in psychology and statistics (c) the departmental exchange coordinator explicitly approves their participation. In case of further questions, please contact: int-psy@uni-mannheim.de.

AA1/BA1: Multivariate Auswertungsverfahren (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Thorsten Meiser
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 03.09.2019 - 03.12.2019 08:30 - 10:00 EO 145 Bürgerhörsaal; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Description:
In dieser Vorlesung werden die formalen Grundlagen und zentralen Verfahren der multivariaten Statistik eingeführt und empirisch illustriert. Dabei werden zunächst die multiple Regression, das Allgemeine Lineare Modell und die Mehrebenenanalyse behandelt. Darauf aufbauend werden multivariate Auswertungsverfahren für Mittelwertsvergleiche und zur Diskrimination sowie Verfahren der exploratorischen Faktorenanalyse vorgestellt. Abschließend erfolgt eine Einführung in lineare Strukturgleichungsmodelle.

Zu den einzelnen Verfahren werden die mathematischen Grundlagen dargelegt und Anwendungsmöglichkeiten und Einsatzgebiete in der psychologischen Forschung diskutiert. Als optionale Vertiefung zu der Vorlesung wird ein Seminar als Wahlveranstaltung im Modul AC bzw. BC angeboten, in dem die konkrete Anwendung der Verfahren und die Interpretation der Ergebnisse anhand empirischer Datensätze eingeübt werden können.
AB1/BB1: Testen und Entscheiden (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Thorsten Meiser
Date(s):
Friday  (weekly) 06.09.2019 - 06.12.2019 15:30 - 17:00 EO 145 Bürgerhörsaal; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Description:
Inhalt:
Ausgewählte Verfahren der Leistungs- und Persönlichkeitsdiagnostik, Strategien der Diagnostik, mögliche Fehlerarten, rechtliche und gesellschaftliche Rahmenbedingungen sowie Kosten-Nutzen-Analysen der diagnostischen Entscheidung und Klassifikation.

Teilnehmer:
keine Teilnehmerbegrenzung.

Anmeldung:
Die Anmeldung erfolgt im Studierendenportal.

Sprechstunde:
s. http://www.psychologie.uni-mannheim.de/psycho2/wagener.html

Link zur Veranstaltungsseite:
www.psychologie.uni-mannheim.de/te
AD1/BD6: Vertiefung Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Georg Alpers
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 02.09.2019 - 06.12.2019 15:30 - 17:00 EW 145 Hörsaal; Schloss Ehrenhof West
Description:
Diese Ringvorlesung vermittelt vertiefte Kenntnisse zu Diagnostik, Ätiologie sowie Störungs- und Behandlungswissen der Klinischen Psychologie und Psychopathologie des Kindes-, Jugend- und Erwachsenenalters. Zu den behandelten Themengebieten gehört u.a. die kritische Auseinandersetzung mit der klassifikatorischen Diagnostik und mit aktuellen Kontroversen der Klinische Psychologie. Darüber hinaus befassen sich die Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer mit aktuellen Forschungstätigkeiten und etablierten Forschungsmethoden aus ausgewählten Bereichen der Klinischen Psychologie und Psychopathologie.
AE1/BD5: Vertiefung Kognitive Psychologie / Advanced Topics in Cognitive Psychology (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Recommended requirement:
Literature:
Farrell, S. & Lewandowsky, S. (2018). Computational modeling of cognition and behavior. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. (Chapters 1-5, 10, 12)

Quinlan, P. & Dyson, B. (2008). Cognitive psychology. Harlow, UK: Pearson.(Chapters 1 & 2)
Examination achievement:
Final written exam (90 minutes)
Instructor(s):
Arndt Bröder
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 05.09.2019 - 05.12.2019 15:30 - 17:00 EO 145 Bürgerhörsaal; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Description:
This Lecture provides an advanced treatment of research methods in cognitive psychology as well as an overview of research topics of Cognitive Psychology in Mannheim.

Exemplary Topics:
  • Basic methodology of Cognitive Psychology
  • Stochastic Modeling of Cognitive Processes
  • Model selection
  • Information Search in Decision Making
  • Visual short-term memory
  • Investigating cognitive processes using mouse-tracking
  • Strategy Contributions to Cognitive Aging
  • The Truth Effect
AE3: Schwerpunkte der kognitionspsychologischen Forschung: Understanding the mind: Grundlagen des menschlichen Lernens (Seminar, German)
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Literature:
wird in der Veranstaltung bekannt gegeben
Instructor(s):
Edgar Erdfelder
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 03.09.2019 - 03.12.2019 15:30 - 17:00 EO 242 Seminarraum; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Description:
Beschreibung:
 

Dieses Seminar beschäftigt sich mit kognitiven Lerntheorien und deren Anwendung in realen Settings (z.B. Schule oder Universitäten). Es werden verschiedene Gedächtnis- und Lerneffekte diskutiert sowie empirische Befunde kritisch hinterfragt. Ziel ist es den Seminarteilnehmern einen Überblick über kognitive Theorien zu geben und gleichzeitig deren Anwendung im Alltag herauszuarbeiten. Neben der inhaltlichen Fragestellung sollen die Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer auch lernen, wissenschaftliche Befunde zu bewerten und zu hinterfragen.

AE3: Schwerpunkte der kognitionspsychologischen Forschung: Metakognitionsforschung (Seminar, German)
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Literature:
Wird in der Veranstaltung bekanntgegeben.
Instructor(s):
Edgar Erdfelder
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 05.09.2019 - 05.12.2019 10:15 - 11:45 EO 242 Seminarraum; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Description:
Inhalt:
wird nachgereicht...

Empfohlen für:
Studierende im M.Sc. Psychologie im 2. Fachsemester.

Erworben werden kann:
Leistungsnachweis gemäß der Prüfungsordnung für den Studiengang M.Sc. Psychologie.

Anmeldung:
Über das Studierendenportal

Sprechstunde:
Nach Vereinbarung
AE3: Schwerpunkte der kognitionspsychologischen Forschung: Understanding the mind: Grundlagen des menschlichen Lernens (Seminar, German)
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Literature:
wird in der Veranstaltung bekannt gegeben
Instructor(s):
Edgar Erdfelder
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 05.09.2019 - 05.12.2019 10:15 - 11:45 EO 256 Seminarraum; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Description:
Dieses Seminar beschäftigt sich mit kognitiven Lerntheorien und deren Anwendung in realen Settings (z.B. Schule oder Universitäten). Es werden verschiedene Gedächtnis- und Lerneffekte diskutiert sowie empirische Befunde kritisch hinterfragt. Ziel ist es den Seminarteilnehmern einen Überblick über kognitive Theorien zu geben und gleichzeitig deren Anwendung im Alltag herauszuarbeiten. Neben der inhaltlichen Fragestellung sollen die Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer auch lernen, wissenschaftliche Befunde zu bewerten und zu hinterfragen.
AG1/BD1: Advanced Work and Organizational Psychology (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
PSYCHOLOGY EXCHANGE STUDENTS will be contacted by the international affairs coordinator for Psychology (int-psych@uni-mannheim.de) via mail to indicate their course preferences.

NON-PSYCHOLOGY EXCHANGE STUDENTS may solely attend if (a) places are left (b) students posses basic knowledge in Psychology and statistics (c) the docent approves participation. For applications please contact the international affairs coordinator for Psychology (int-psych@uni-mannheim.de).
Recommended requirement:
Literature:
Journal papers; reading assignments will be given at the beginning of the semester.
Instructor(s):
Sabine Sonnentag
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 05.09.2019 - 05.12.2019 17:15 - 18:45 B 244 Hörsaal; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Monday  (single date) 30.09.2019 19:00 - 20:30 B 244 Hörsaal; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Monday  (single date) 21.10.2019 19:00 - 20:30 B 244 Hörsaal; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Description:
This course provides an overview of core topic within work and organizational psychology. We will focus on recent theoretical approaches and empirical research findings. In addition, we will discuss practical implications. Topics include: Work motivation, stress and health, leadership, teams, personnel selection.
AG2/BD2: Vertiefung Konsumentenpsychologie und Ökonomische Psychologie (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Michaela Wänke
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 05.09.2019 - 05.12.2019 13:45 - 15:15 308 Seminarraum; B 6, 30-32 Bauteil E-F
AG4/BD4: Vertiefung Sozialpsychologie (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Herbert Bless , Dagmar Stahlberg
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 02.09.2019 - 06.12.2019 13:45 - 15:15 B 243 Hörsaal; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Description:
Inhalt: In der Veranstaltung sollen aufbauend auf dem im Bachelorstudiengang erworbenen Wissen ausgewählte Forschungsgebiete vertiefend behandelt werden. Im Einzelnen können Themen behandelt werden wie Umfrageforschung/ Kontexteffekte in Fragebogen, Subjektives Wohlbefinden (Glück und Zufriedenheit), Sozialpsychologie und Recht, Sozialpsychologie von Mann und Frau.

Zeit: Mo 13.45-15.15 Uhr

Erster Termin: 2.9.2019

Literatur: Wird in der Veranstaltung bekannt gegeben

Empfohlen für: Die Veranstaltung ist eine Pflichtveranstaltung im Masterstudiengang Arbeit, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft (BD4). Im Masterstudiengang Kognitive und Klinische Psychologie kann die Veranstaltung im Rahmen des Wahlmoduls (AG4) belegt werden.

Raum: B243 Hörsaal (A5,6 Bauteil B)

Erworben werden kann: Nachweis einer Prüfungsleistung (benotet) oder Nachweis einer Studienleistung (unbenotet)

ECTS: 4

Voraussetzung: Gute Englischkenntnisse

Anmeldung: Über das Studierendenportal

Sprechstunde: Prof. Dr. Herbert Bless nach Anmeldung, siehe Homepage, A 433
Prof. Dr. Dagmar Stahlberg: Di, 14:00-15:00 Uhr, A 435

Materialien: Über das Studierendenportal
AC2/BC2: Research- and Implementation- Techniques 2 (Seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Literature:
Literature will be given during the course
Instructor(s):
Edgar Erdfelder
Date(s):
Friday  (fortnightly) 06.09.2019 - 06.12.2019 13:45 - 17:00 EO 162 CIP-Pool; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Description:
The software R is a computer programming language designed for statistical analysis and graphics. The first part of the course deals with a basic introduction to R, i.e. data handling, basic statistical analyses, the creation of graphics, and linear modeling including test for specially designed hypotheses. In the second part we use R as a programming language for cognitive modeling. We will simulate data based on mathematical models of cognitive functions and analyze these data with maximum likelihood parameter estimation techniques. At the end, I will introduce some advanced techniques, for example the creation of statistical reports with R.
The software package R is free and available on all major platforms (www.r-project.org). I also recommend the free and platform independent Software RStudio as a comfortable IDE for R (www.rstudio.com). A basic introduction to R can be found under:
http://cran.r-project.org/doc/manuals/r-release/R-intro.pdf.
BC2 (auch AC1): Forschungs- und Anwendungstechniken 2: Berufliche Eignungsdiagnostik in der Personalauswahl und Laufbahnberatung (Blockseminar Höft) (Seminar, German)
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Thorsten Meiser
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 09.09.2019 - 25.11.2019 08:30 - 11:45 EO 242 Seminarraum; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Description:
Zielsetzung:
Techniken der beruflichen Eignungsdiagnostik können für unterschiedliche Personalmaßnahmen eingesetzt werden. Im Seminar werden zwei Anwendungsszenarien (in der Personalauswahl und für die berufliche Laufbahnberatung) genauer untersucht werden. Mit Mittelpunkt stehen zunächst grundlegende Herangehensweisen und Verfahrenstechniken der beruflichen Eignungsdiagnostik. Anhand eines fiktiven Anwendungsfalls sollen dann eignungsdiagnostische Untersuchungen im Grundprinzip geplant und auch praktisch umgesetzt werden. Die Untersuchungsergebnisse sollen dann anwendungs- und zielpersonengerecht mündlich und schriftlich kommuniziert werden.
BC2 (auch AC1): Forschungs- und Anwendungstechniken 2: Creating experiments with OpenSesame (Seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
If exchange students require a grade, the course will be graded.

PSYCHOLOGY EXCHANGE STUDENTS will be contacted by the international affairs coordinator for Psychology (int-psych@uni-mannheim.de) via mail to indicate their course preferences.

NON-PSYCHOLOGY EXCHANGE STUDENTS may solely attend if (a) places are left (b) students posses basic knowledge in Psychology and statistics (c) the docent approves participation. For applications please contact the international affairs coordinator for Psychology (int-psych@uni-mannheim.de).
Literature:
Software:
OpenSesame can be downloaded for free under http://osdoc.cogsci.nl/index.html, where you can also find an extensive documentation.

Literature:
Mathôt, S., Schreij, D., & Theeuwes, J. (2012). OpenSesame: An open-source, graphical experiment builder for the social sciences. Behavior Research Methods, 44(2), 314-324. http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/s13428-011-0168-7 (Open Access)
Instructor(s):
Arndt Bröder , Pascal Kieslich
Date(s):
Saturday  (single date) 26.10.2019 10:15 - 17:00 EO 162 CIP-Pool; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Friday  (single date) 25.10.2019 10:15 - 15:15 EO 162 CIP-Pool; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Friday  (single date) 11.10.2019 10:15 - 15:15 EO 162 CIP-Pool; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Saturday  (single date) 12.10.2019 10:15 - 17:00 EO 162 CIP-Pool; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Description:
Please note that this is a block course.

OpenSesame is a free, open-source, and cross-platform software for creating laboratory experiments. Many standard tasks can be implemented in OpenSesame via drag and drop using its graphical user interface. In addition, complex tasks can be realized through the underlying programming language Python. The goal of the workshop is to provide an introduction to both approaches. In doing so, the workshop involves both structured input from the instructor as well as a number of practical exercises so that participants can directly explore the features of OpenSesame. Besides, the workshop will introduce plug-ins that extend OpenSesame for specific purposes,  e.g., the psynteract plug-ins that implement real-time interactions between participants (as required in many economic games), and the mousetrap plug-ins that implement mouse-tracking during decision tasks (a method that is becoming increasingly popular in the cognitive sciences to measure preference development). Additional topics can be covered depending on the preferences of the workshop participants. No prior knowledge of the software or Python is required.
AC2/BC2: Research- and Application techniques 2 (Seminar, German)
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Thorsten Meiser
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 04.09.2019 - 04.12.2019 12:00 - 13:30 EO 162 CIP-Pool; Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Description:
Bei diesem Seminar handelt es sich um ein optionales Angebot, das begleitend zur Vorlesung “Multivariate Auswertungsverfahren” angeboten wird. Es richtet sich daher insbesondere an Studierende aus dem ersten Fachsemester des Masters.
Der Fokus des Seminars liegt auf der praktischen Anwendung der theoretischen Inhalte der Vorlesung (insbesondere Regression und Allgemeines Lineares Modell, Mehrebenenanalyse, sowie exploratorische und konfirmatorische Faktorenanalyse). Dazu werden Beispieldatensätze mit gängiger statistischer Software (z. B. SPSS) ausgewertet und die Ergebnisse interpretiert. Dies erfolgt durch Demonstrationen seitens der Dozentin/des Dozenten und in angeleiteter Einzel- und Gruppenarbeit. Vorkenntnisse in SPSS sind nicht nötig.
BF1/BG1: Selected Topics in Organizational- and Workpsychology I/II (Seminar, German)
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Literature:
Die Literatur wird in der konstituierenden Sitzung bekannt gegeben.
Instructor(s):
Sabine Sonnentag
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 04.09.2019 - 04.12.2019 10:15 - 11:45 B 318 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Monday  (single date) 30.09.2019 08:30 - 10:00 C 112 Unterrichtsraum/Teleteaching; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Description:
Unternehmen kümmern sich zunehmend mehr um die Gesundheit ihrer Mitarbeiter/innen. Dies schlägt sich in entsprechenden Führungskonzepten sowie konkreten gesundheitsfördernden Maßnahmen nieder. Das Seminar beschäftigt sich somit mit der Frage, wie Unternehmen handeln können, um die Gesundheit der Mitarbeiter/innen langfristig zu erhalten. Dabei soll auch das individuelle gesundheitsbezogene Handeln der Mitarbeiter/innen thematisiert werden.
 
Das Seminar besteht aus zwei Teilen. Im ersten Teil erarbeiten wir gemeinsam anhand aktueller Forschungsliteratur den Forschungsstand zum Thema. In dieser Zeit haben die Studierenden Gelegenheit, sich für ein Thema zu entscheiden, das sie im Rahmen ihrer Hausarbeit sowie im zweiten Teil des Seminars in Projektgruppen vertieft bearbeiten.
 
Im Rahmen von Projektgruppen werden die Studierenden im zweiten Teil des Seminars die gelernten und selbst erarbeiteten Inhalte in Form von Broschüren, Postern etc. praxisnah umsetzen.
Am Ende des Seminars erfolgt eine Präsentation der Projektgruppenergebnisse.
 
Neben einer inhaltlichen Diskussion legt das Seminar auch besonderes Gewicht auf die arbeits- und organisationspsychologischen Methoden, mit denen Gesundheit bei der Arbeit untersucht wird.
BF1/BG1: Spezielle Themen der Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie I/II - Führung (Seminar, German)
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Literature:
Die Literatur wird in der konstituierenden Sitzung bekannt gegeben.
Instructor(s):
Sabine Sonnentag
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 04.09.2019 - 04.12.2019 08:30 - 10:00 B 318 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Monday  (single date) 30.09.2019 10:15 - 11:45 C 112 Unterrichtsraum/Teleteaching; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Description:

Dieses Seminar beschäftigt sich mit dem Thema Führung. Wir beschäftigen uns mit verschiedenen Führungsstilen (z.B. transformationale Führung) sowie mit negativem Führungsverhalten (z.B. abusive supervision). Wir betrachten das Thema Führung dabei sowohl aus der Mitarbeiter(innen)perspektive (z.B. Wohlbefinden und Leistung der Mitarbeiter/innen) als auch aus der Perspektive der Führungskräfte (z.B. Wohlbefinden) selbst.

 

Das Seminar besteht aus zwei Teilen. Im ersten Teil erarbeiten wir gemeinsam anhand aktueller Forschungsliteratur den Forschungsstand zum Thema. In dieser Zeit haben die Studierenden Gelegenheit, sich für ein Thema zu entscheiden, das sie im Rahmen ihrer Hausarbeit sowie im zweiten Teil des Seminars in Projektgruppen vertieft bearbeiten.

 

Im Rahmen von Projektgruppen werden die Studierenden im zweiten Teil des Seminars die gelernten und selbst erarbeiteten Inhalte in Form von Broschüren, Postern etc. praxisnah umsetzen. Am Ende des Seminars erfolgt eine Präsentation der Projektgruppenergebnisse.

 

Neben einer inhaltlichen Diskussion legt das Seminar auch besonderes Gewicht auf die arbeits- und organisationspsychologischen Methoden, mit denen Selbstregulation im Arbeitskontext untersucht wird.

BH1/BI1/BC2: Forschungstrends in der Pädagogischen Psychologie (Seminar, German)
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Learning target:
Es sollen u.a. Erkenntnisse dazu gewonnen werden…
… wie sich Theorien ausdifferenzieren und sich neue Konstrukte entwickeln (Wissenschaftstheorie)
… wie sich Forschungslücken identifizieren lassen
… wie sich psychologische Theorie in Technologie überführen lässt
Recommended requirement:
Literature:
Wird in dem Seminar bekannt gegeben
Examination achievement:
Schriftliche Ausarbeitung eines Research Proposals oder eines Verfahrenspitch
Instructor(s):
Stefan Janke
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 05.09.2019 - 05.12.2019 12:00 - 13:30 B 318 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Description:
Gegenstand des Seminars sind aktuelle Forschungstrends in der Pädagogischen Psychologie und dabei ganz besondere innerhalb der pädagogischen Motivationsforschung. In dem Kurs werden aktuelle Forschungsdebatten zu neuen motivationalen Konstrukten (GRIT), sowie zur Erweiterung bestehender Theorien (Zielforschung) kontrovers diskutiert. Weitergehend wird der Wert aktueller Forschung für die Praxis thematisiert (sozialpsychologische Interventionen im Bildungskontext, Motivation von Lehrenden).

Das Seminar wird gegenstandsbezogen Forschungsprozesse und auch Anreizstrukturen im Wissenschaftssystem thematisieren, so dass ein tieferer Einblick in den Wissenschaftsbetrieb gelingt. Diesbezüglich wird auch aktuelle motivationspsychologische Forschung des Lehrstuhl für Pädagogische Psychologie zu Betrugsverhalten und Studienwahlmotivation thematisiert. Über einen Gastvortrag soll außerdem ein erfahrungsbezogener Einblick in den Übergang vom Masterstudium zur Promotionsphase ermöglicht werden.
BH1/BI1/BC2: Spezielle Themen der Pädagogischen PsychologieI/II - Lernen mit digitalen Medien unter Berücksichtigung von Prozessdaten (Seminar, German)
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Tim Kühl , Stefan Münzer
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 04.09.2019 - 04.12.2019 12:00 - 13:30 B 318 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Description:

Das Lernen mit digitalen Medien weist zwei wesentliche Eigenschaften auf: Multiple Repräsentationsformate und Interaktivität. Diese Eigenschaften besitzen sowohl Potentiale als auch Herausforderungen beim Lernen.
Ausgehend von sich ergänzenden (kognitiven) Theorien des Lernens mit Multimedia werden verschiedene Designprinzipien vorgestellt, die sich darauf beziehen wie Informationen in multiplen Repräsentationen (z.B. Texten und Visualisierungen) dargeboten werden sollten. Ferner werden die Chancen und Risiken von Interaktivität (z.B. webbasierte Lernumgebungen; Simulationen) adressiert.
Im Kontext dieser Themen wird im Sinne von Aptitude-Treatment Interactions die Rolle des Einflusses unterschiedlicher Voraussetzungen der Lernenden (z.B. räumliches Vorstellungsvermögen; Visualisierer-Verbalisierer; Vorwissen…) und damit einhergehend die Potentiale adaptiver Lernumgebungen behandelt.
Zudem werden Prozessdaten, mit dem Schwerpunkt Blickbewegung und Pupillometrie, und deren Mehrwert für die Forschung (&Anwendung) thematisiert (z.B. Unterscheidung unterschiedlicher Strategien; Messung mentaler Beanspruchung während der Aufgabenbearbeitung).
Hierauf aufbauend wird die Erhebung von Blickbewegungsdaten exemplarisch durchgeführt und unterschiedlichen Analyseverfahren und Strategien zur Auswertung dieser Daten erarbeitet und angewendet.
Eigene Themenvorschläge für einzelne Sitzungen sind willkommen und finden Berücksichtigung – sofern sie in den übergeordneten thematischen Rahmen des Seminars passen und auch bei den Kommiliton*innen Interesse finden.

BM1/BN1: Selected Topics in Social Psychology I/II (Seminar, German)
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 02.09.2019 - 06.12.2019 15:30 - 17:00
BM1/BN1: Selected Topics in Social Psychology I/II (Seminar, German)
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Herbert Bless
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 02.09.2019 - 06.12.2019 10:15 - 11:45 B 318 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Description:
Inhalt:
Wozu brauchen wir Geld? Welche Funktion hat Geld? Was macht Geld mit uns? Wie denken wir über Geld nach? Das Konzept Geld ist aus unserem Leben nicht wegzudenken, in sehr vielen Bereichen unseres Alltags ist es präsent – und dies ziemlich unabhängig davon, ob wir wenig Geld oder viel Geld zur Verfügung haben. Wenn wir über Geld nachdenken, wird schnell ersichtlich, dass die ökonomische und die psychologische Perspektive auf Geld häufig eng verknüpft sind. Dabei kann man die Beziehung zwischen Geld und Psychologie aus zwei Richtungen betrachten: Einerseits beeinflussen psychologische Mechanismen, wie wir Geld wahrnehmen und wie wir Finanzentscheidungen treffen und andererseits beeinflusst Geld unser Denken, Erleben und Verhalten. Im Rahmen des Seminars sollen selektiv ausgewählte Fragestellungen näher betrachtet werden: „Macht Geld glücklich?“ „Welche Folgen sind zu erwarten, wenn Personen an Geld denken?“ „Welche psychologischen Konsequenzen sind beobachtbar, wenn Personen über ein sehr geringes Einkommen/Vermögen verfügen“, „Welche psychologischen Konsequenzen gehen mit einer sehr ungleichen Verteilung von Vermögen/Einkommen einher“, „Sind finanzielle Anreize geeignet, eine Leistungsverbesserung zu bewirken?“, etc.

Zeit: Montag 10.15-11.45, wöchentlich

Erster Termin: 2.9.2019

Literatur: Wird in der Veranstaltung bekannt gegeben

Empfohlen für:
Studierende der Psychologie des Masterstudiengangs „Arbeit, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft“. Die Veranstaltung kann als BM1/BN1 oder BM2/BN2 im Rahmen der Module BM/BN „Denken und Verhalten im sozialen Kontext“ besucht werden. Für eine begrenzte Teilnehmerzahl kann die Veranstaltung auch als im Rahmen der Module BK (BK1/BK2) und BL (BL1/BL2) angerechnet werden.

Raum: Seminarraum B318

Erworben werden kann:
Nachweis einer benoteten Prüfungsleistung. Erforderlich für den Leistungsnach sind (a) aktive Seminarteilnahme, (b) eigene Präsentation, (c) Hausarbeit. Grundlage für die Benotung ist die schriftliche Hausarbeit.

ECTs: 4

Voraussetzung: Zulassung zum Masterstudiengangs „Arbeit, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft“

Anmeldung: Über das Studierendenportal

Sprechstunde nach Anmeldung, siehe Homepage, A 433

Materialien Über das Studierendenportal
BM1/BN1: Selected Topics in Social Psychology I/II (Seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Herbert Bless , Dagmar Stahlberg
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 05.09.2019 - 05.12.2019 13:45 - 15:15 C 112 Unterrichtsraum/Teleteaching; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Description:
BM1/BN1: Selected research topics in social psychology I/II: „Theories and Methods in Social Psychology“

Content:
This seminar has a particular focus on research activities in social psychology. Unlike seminars that concentrate on one core thematic topic, this seminar will address a selected variety of different research topics in current social psychology. In each seminar session we will have a presentation either by participating students or by members of the social psychology group. Each presentation will address a current research topic in social psychology. The seminar provides the opportunity to actively discuss methodological, theoretical, and applied implications of the presented research. A particular focus will rest on the discussion of general methodological aspects.

Time: Thursday, 13.45 hours

First session: 5.9.2019

Literature:
Will be announced in the seminar

Recommended for:
Students of the graduate school of the University of Mannheim (CDSS) and other doctoral students of the University of Mannheim.

Room: C112 (A5,6 Bauteil C)

Examination:
Graded examination. Necessary conditions are: (a) active participation in the seminar discussions, (b) own presentation, and (c) homework. Grades are based on the homework (essay).

ECTS: 4

Requirements:
Enrollment in the CDSS or other doctoral programs.

Registration: Via Studierendenportal (Portal2)

Office hours: see Homepages, Bless: room A 433, Stahlberg: room A4 35

Materialis: via Studierendenportal (ILIAS)
BM1/BN1: Selected Topics in Social Psychology I/II (Seminar, German)
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Herbert Bless
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 02.09.2019 - 06.12.2019 12:00 - 13:30 B 143 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Description:
Modul: BM1/BN1: Ausgewählte Probleme der Sozialpsychologie I/II

Titel: Sozialpsychologische Theorien in der Anwendung

Durchgeführt von: Dr. Jennifer Eck

Raum: B 143 (A5, 6)

Termin: Montag, 12:00-13:30 Uhr

Veranstaltungszeitraum: 02.09.-02.12.2019

Inhalt:
Die (Weiter-)Entwicklung von Theorien ist ein fundamentaler Bestandteil der Wissenschaft. Idealerweise helfen uns Theorien dabei, bestimmte Ereignisse und Phänomene besser zu verstehen. Durch die Beschreibung von kausalen Mechanismen zeigen Theorien Möglichkeiten auf, um in Phänomene eingreifen und den Verlauf von Ereignissen verändern zu können. Die praktische Anwendung von Theorien zum Lösen von konkreten Problemen wird häufig aber dadurch erschwert, dass die Theorien relativ abstrakt formuliert sind. Im Rahmen des Seminars werden verschiedene sozialpsychologische Theorien näher beleuchtet und Möglichkeiten diskutiert, wie die Theorien zum Lösen konkreter Probleme in unterschiedlichen Kontexten angewandt werden können.

Literatur: Wird in der Veranstaltung bekannt gegeben.

Empfohlen für: Studierende der Psychologie des Masterstudiengangs „Arbeit, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft“. Die Veranstaltung kann als BM1/BN1 oder BM2/BN2 im Rahmen der Module BM/BN „Denken und Verhalten im sozialen Kontext“ besucht werden.

Erworben werden können: 4 ECTS

Erforderliche Studienleistungen: Hausaufgaben, Referat (Präsentation Projektarbeit)

Erforderliche Prüfungsleistung: Hausarbeit (schriftliche Ausarbeitung der Projektarbeit)

Voraussetzung: B.Sc. in Psychologie oder äquivalenter Abschluss

Anmeldung: Portal2

Sprechstunde: Nach Vereinbarung
Einführung in die Medienpsychologie / Media Psychology (Lecture, German)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
REGISTRATION: All incoming exchange students at the School of Humanities need to register for their courses via the Registration Form which will be emailed to them before the start of the semester. For further information please contact: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de ANMELDUNG: Alle Austauschstudierenden der Philosophischen Fakultät müssen sich über ein Anmeldeformular für ihre Kurse anmelden, das ihnen vor Beginn des Semesters per Email zugeschickt wird. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an: incoming@phil.uni-mannheim.de
Instructor(s):
Peter Vorderer
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 03.09.2019 - 03.12.2019 17:15 - 18:45 405 Seminarraum; B 6, 30-32 Bauteil E-F
Description:
Die Art und Weise, wie wir miteinander kommunizieren, unsere Freizeit verbringen und unserer Arbeit nachgehen, hat sich in den letzten Jahren und Jahrzehnten stark verändert – nicht nur, aber auch wegen der fortschreitenden technologischen Entwicklung und zunehmenden Verbreitung von Medien. Die Fragen, wie und warum Menschen Medien nutzen, wie sie Medieninhalte verarbeiten und welche Wirkungen und Folgen die Mediennutzung hat, sind von hoher individueller, ökonomischer und gesellschaftlicher Bedeutung. Die Vorlesung zur Einführung in die Medienpsychologie wird in diesem HWS gemeinsam mit Frau Prof. Mata angeboten und einen medien- und gesundheitspsychologischen Schwerpunkt haben. Dabei werden wir uns vor allem mit Wirkungen und Nebenwirkungen im Bereich Gesundheit und Well-Being auseinandersetzen: Welche Auswirkungen hat die Digitalisierung auf Gesundheit und Gesundheitsverhalten – neuer Wein in alten Schläuchen oder eine echte Revolution? Wie kann ich mich im mHealth-Dschungel orientieren? Wie wirksam ist mHealth? Wie beeinflussen digitale Freundschaften und soziale Medien Gesundheitsverhalten und Wohlbefinden? Welche Nebenwirkungen haben digitale Medien? Diese und andere Fragen werden wir anhand von aktueller Literatur und Beispielen vor einem kommunikationswissenschaftlichen und psychologischen Hintergrund bearbeiten.

Contact School of Social Sciences

Incomings Political Science

Dr. Gledis Londo

Dr. Gledis Londo

Departmental Exchange Coordinator
University of Mannheim
School of Social Sciences
A 5, 6
Building A – Room A 418
68159 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
Mondays 11:00 a.m. – noon, Wednesdays 2:00–3:30 p.m.

Incomings Psychology and Sociology

Katharina Heck, M.A.

Katharina Heck, M.A.

Departmental Exchange Coordinator
University of Mannheim
School of Social Sciences
A 5, 6
Building A – Room A 416
68159 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
Mon 11 a.m – 12 p.m., Wed 2–4 p.m.
No office hours on October, 9th.