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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 (Seminar)
EN
Course type:
Seminar
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
English
Instructor(s):
Dr. Nan Zhang
Date(s):
Friday  (weekly) 06.09.2024 – 06.12.2024 13:45 – 15:15 C 116 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Advanced Topics in International Politics (Seminar)
EN
Course type:
Seminar
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
English
Instructor(s):
Prof. Ph. D. Sabine Carey
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 03.09.2024 – 03.12.2024 13:45 – 15:15 B 143 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Advanced Topics in International Politics: The Dynamic Nature of Democratic Politics (Seminar)
EN
Course type:
Seminar
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
English
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Examination achievement:
Term Paper
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Thomas König
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 03.09.2024 – 03.12.2024 12:00 – 13:30 C 112 Unterrichtsraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Description:
The Dynamic Nature of Democratic Politics 

Although democracy limits politics of office-, policy- and vote-seeking actors on a temporal dimension, the scholarly literature almost exclusively focuses on the spatial dimension of politics. From a static perspective, it is commonly assumed that actors, given policy preferences and power, behave in a myopic manner without time constraint. In this seminar we will investigate democratic politics from a dynamic perspective, which assumes that actors can learn over time. In addition to this theoretical foundation, we will also apply methods, which capture the cyclical nature of dynamic politics. 
 
Participants are requested to select an empirical study, which applies a static perspective on democratic politics. We will discuss the study and apply a dynamic perspective for investigating its cyclical nature. This seminar prepares participants for their MA thesis. They have to write a term paper (about 15 pages), which starts with an intro into the state of the art and the selected study’s contribution to it (about 2 pages). Next, the research design is presented with a discussion of the static and dynamic perspective (about 2 pages). It follows the presentation of the new design and the findings with an application of cyclical regression, eventually adding robustness checks (about 4 pages). Finally, the pros and cons are discussed and the additional insights are presented (about 4 pages).
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
Formal Models in CP (and some in IR) (Seminar)
EN
Course type:
Seminar
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
English
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Thomas Bräuninger
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 02.09.2024 – 02.12.2024 13:45 – 15:15 B 317 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
International Political Economy (Lecture)
EN
Course type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
English
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
On-campus and online, live
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Valentin Lang
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 04.09.2024 – 04.12.2024 10:15 – 11:45 B 244 Hörsaal; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
Political Behavior in Context (Seminar)
EN
Course type:
Seminar
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
English
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Examination achievement:
Term Paper (ca. 8.000 words)
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Harald Schoen
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 02.09.2024 – 02.12.2024 13:45 – 15:15 B 318 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Description:
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.
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
S Game Theory (Tutorial) (Seminar)
EN
Course type:
Seminar
ECTS:
2.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
English
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Carlos Barbosa Gueiros
Date(s):
Friday  (weekly) 06.09.2024 – 06.12.2024 12:00 – 13:30 B 317 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
S Quantitative Methods (Tutorial) (Seminar)
EN
Course type:
Seminar
ECTS:
2.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
English
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Domantas Undzenas
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 05.09.2024 – 05.12.2024 10:15 – 11:45 A 102 Seminarraum; B 6, 23–25 Bauteil A
Description:
This tutorial accompanies the course “Quantitative Methods” in the M.A. program in Political Science. The lab sessions will focus on the practical issues associated with quantitative methods, including obtaining and preparing data sets, how to use statistical software, which tests to use for different kinds of problems, how to graph data effectively for presentation and analysis, and how to interpret results. The seminar will also serve as a software tutorial. No prior knowledge of statistical programming is expected.
S Quantitative Methods (Tutorial) (Seminar)
EN
Course type:
Seminar
ECTS:
2.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
English
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Thomas Gschwend
Date(s):
Friday  (weekly) 06.09.2024 – 06.12.2024 10:15 – 11:45 B 143 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Description:
This tutorial accompanies the course “Quantitative Methods” in the M.A. program in Political Science. The lab sessions will focus on the practical issues associated with quantitative methods, including obtaining and preparing data sets, how to use statistical software, which tests to use for different kinds of problems, how to graph data effectively for presentation and analysis, and how to interpret results. The seminar will also serve as a software tutorial. No prior knowledge of statistical programming is expected.
VL Game Theory (Lecture)
EN
Course type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
English
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Thomas Bräuninger
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 02.09.2024 – 02.12.2024 10:15 – 11:45 B 244 Hörsaal; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
VL Quantitative Methods (formerly Multivariate Analyses) (Lecture)
EN
Course type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
English
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
On-campus and online, live
Examination achievement:
data essay approx. 2000 words
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Thomas Gschwend
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 04.09.2024 – 04.12.2024 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.
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
VL Research Design (Lecture)
EN
Course type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
English
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Literature:
King, Gary; Keohane, Robert Owen; Verba, Sidney. 1994. Designing Social Inquiry : Scientific Inference in Qualitative Research. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press
Henry E. Brady and David Collier (Hrsg). 2004: Rethinking social inquiry: diverse tolls, shared standards. Lanham [u.a.]: Rowman & Littlefield
Thomas Gschwend, Frank Schimmelfennig (Hrsg). 2007: Research Design in Political Science: How to practice what they preach? Houndmills: Palgrave MacMillan.
Kellstedt, Paul and Guy Whitten. 2009: The Fundamentals of Political Research, Cambridge: Cambridge University
Examination achievement:
Final paper proposal (circa 10 pages)
Instructor(s):
Sean Damien Carey Ph.D.
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 04.09.2024 – 04.12.2024 10:15 – 11:45 B 318 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Description:
All researchers face similar challenges posed by core issues of research design. A research design is a plan that specifies how you plan to carry out a research project and, particularly, 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 should also understand the trade-offs involved in choosing a particular research design. Students are expected to have their own ideas about potential research questions to be able to actively participate in seminar-style meetings that are organised within this lecture course
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.

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: International.sowimail-uni-mannheim.de.

Cross Sectional Data Analysis (Lecture) (Lecture)
EN
Course type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
English
Credit hours 1:
2
Recommended requirement:
Literature:
Literature: Books are available in the library. The slides can be downloaded from ILIAS.
Examination achievement:
Written exam (90 minutes)
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Thomas Gautschi
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 03.09.2024 – 03.12.2024 13:45 – 15:15 A 103 Seminarraum; B 6, 23–25 Bauteil A
Description:
The main focus of this course lies on the introduction to statistical models and estimators beyond linear regression useful to social and economic scientists. Although very useful, the general linear model (linear regression) is not appropriate if the range of the dependent variable Y is restricted (e.g., binary, ordinal, count) and/or the variance of Y depends on the mean of Y . Generalized linear models extend the general linear model to address both of these shortcomings. The course provides an overview of generalized linear models (GLM) that encompass non-normal response distributions to model functions of the mean of Y . GLMs thus relate the expected mean E(Y ) of the dependent variable to the predictor variables via a specific link function. This link function is chosen such that it matches the data generating process of the dependent variable Y, therefore permitting the expected mean E(Y ) to be non-linearly related to the predictor variables. Examples for GLMs are the logistic regression, regressions for ordinal data, or regression models for count data. GLMs are generally estimated by use of maximum likelihood estimation. The course thus not only introduces GLMs but also offers an introduction to the principle of maximum likelihood estimation. We will, however, start with discussing violations of the asymptotic properties of the linear regression model and ways to address these violations (heteroscedasticity, endogeneity, proxy variables, IV-estimator). A good understanding of the classical linear regression model is a prerequisite and required for the course.

Tutorials: Classes will be accompanied by two tutorials to repeat and practice the topics from the lectures. We will use the statistical packages R and Stata.

Credits and Exam: Credits (6+3 ECTS points) are awarded on a passed written exam. Participation in the final exam is subject to having passed all requirements (Studienleistungen) in the tutorial.

Requirements tutorial (Studienleistungen): Presentations of weekly exercises; you must hand in the slides of the presentation, the Stata or R syntax file and output of the respective exercise, and a short output interpretation.

Contact: Fon (0621) 181–2049 or mail gautschi@sowi.uni-mannheim.de
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
Foundations of Sociological Theory (Lecture) (Lecture)
EN
Course type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
English
Credit hours 1:
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:
Introductory readings are :

Della Porta, D., and Keating, M. (eds.) (2008). Approaches and Methodologies in the Social Sicenes. A Pluralist Perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Hedström, Peter (2005). Dissecting the social: On the principles of analytical sociology. Cambridge University Press.

Little, Daniel, Varieties of Social Explanation. An Introduction to the Philosophy of Social Science, Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1991.

A more detailed reading list will be provided in the first session.
Examination achievement:
Klausur (90 Minuten)
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Frank Kalter
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 02.09.2024 – 02.12.2024 12:00 – 13:30 A 103 Seminarraum; B 6, 23–25 Bauteil A
Description:
This lecture introduces incoming students to the fundamental principles of (social) science, different theoretical paradigms in sociology, and empirical-analytical sociological research on social mechanisms. First, as an introduction into the epistemological foundations of social sciences, we will address key insights of the philosophy of sciences, sociological theory and analytic sociology on social mechanism. What is a reasonable (causal) explanation of social phenomena and how can it be verified? Furthermore, we will study the different paradigms in the social sciences and in particular important variants of sociological theory ranging from interpretative approaches to rational choice theory. In how far are these complementary or do these represent disparate perspectives? Finally, actual sociological applications of analytical sociology studying particular social mechanisms will be discussed.
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
Foundations of Sociological Theory (Tutorial) (Scientific exercise)
EN
Course type:
Scientific exercise
ECTS:
3.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
English
Credit hours 1:
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):
Prof. Dr. Frank Kalter
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 02.09.2024 – 02.12.2024 13:45 – 15:15 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.
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
FS Research Project (Research seminar)
EN
Course type:
Research seminar
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
English
Credit hours 1:
2
Learning target:
By the end of the course, students will…
  • improve their skills in presenting and writing research papers
  • be able to design their own research projects
  • be able to review manuscripts by peers and revise a manuscript based on reviews
  • have a paper draft as a basis for their MA thesis
Examination achievement:
In accordance with the examination regulations of the University of Mannheim, this course includes coursework (“Studienleistung”) and examination (“Prüfungsleistung”). Coursework is graded as ‘pass’ or ‘fail’, and students have to pass all required coursework to be able to participate in the final examination. The final examination is a term paper that is due at the end of the semester and is graded.
  • Coursework: active participation, oral presentation, writing drafts of the term paper, reviewing drafts of other students
  • Examination: term paper (final draft of the paper)
Instructor(s):
Tobias Gummer
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 05.09.2024 – 05.12.2024 12:00 – 13:30 C 116 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Description:
In this seminar, students will learn how to write empirical research papers. The idea is to turn students from consumers of research into producers of research. For this purpose, students will learn how to frame their research ideas, select research questions, craft scientific arguments, and structure a research paper. Students will experience the process of drafting a manuscript, reviewing manuscripts by peers, receiving feedback by peers, and revising a manuscript based on this feedback. The final draft of their research paper can serve as a basis for their MA thesis.
Each student is required to write an early first draft of their research paper (2–3 pages) and present it in class. This first draft will be reviewed by two students and myself in writing. Based on these reviews and comments after the presentation, each student will revise their paper and write a longer, revised draft (5–10 pages). Again, this second draft will be reviewed by two students and myself in writing. After presenting the second draft in class and receiving feedback, each student will write the final draft of their paper (10–15 pages).
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
Research Design (Lecture) (Lecture)
EN
Course type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
English
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Examination achievement:
written exam (90 min.)
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Florian Keusch
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 04.09.2024 – 04.12.2024 12:00 – 13:30 C 217 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Description:
How do we know which research design fits best our research question? What requirements must be in place for good descriptive, causal and predictive inference? How do we estimate causal effects? How do we design and analyze experiments? Can we make causal claims from observational data? Researchers in the social sciences must be able to answer all of these questions.
This course teaches the fundamental concepts behind the estimation of causal effects, including potential obstacles to causal inference. Real-world examples will be discussed in detail and students will apply the techniques learned with real datasets in R. Students will come away with an understanding of how to estimate causal effects in both randomized and observational settings, with a particular focus on the careful design of both types of studies.
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
Research Design (Tutorial) (Scientific exercise)
EN
Course type:
Scientific exercise
ECTS:
3.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
English
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Dr. Danielle Martin
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 04.09.2024 – 04.12.2024 13:45 – 15:15 A 102 Seminarraum; B 6, 23–25 Bauteil A
Description:
In the practice sessions, students will learn how to implement causal inference methods in R. Students should bring their own laptop for the all practice sessions. Previous knowledge in R is not necessary although advantageous. Please make also sure to install R and R studio before the first practice session.
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
S Elective Seminar: Computational Social Science Methods and Digital Behavioral Data (Seminar)
EN
Course type:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
English
Credit hours 1:
2
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Written term paper based on an analysis in R (max. 5000 words)
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Sebastian Stier
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 04.09.2024 – 04.12.2024 15:30 – 17:00 B 317 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Description:
Computational Social Science is a young research field at the intersection of various social science disciplines, data science and computer science. The goal is to gain new insights into society through large amounts of data and the direct observation of human behavior. CSS relies on two cornerstones: digital behavioral data, which can be collected from online platforms or sensors like smartphones, and computer science methods such as automated text analysis to create appropriate measures for social science research questions. In the course, students will get to know foundational studies, theories and methods used in the field of CSS. We will discuss infrastructural, ethical and legal challenges and how to navigate these to devise appropriate research designs in CSS.
The course will be application oriented. Students will familiarize themselves with the main applications of CSS methods and implement them in R. The range of applications will cover data management and preprocessing, the application of machine learning, data and results visualization, statistical data analysis and the validation of results. The hands-on application examples will cover questions from various research fields and different data types like social media data or web browsing histories. Equipped with this theoretical and methodological toolkit, students will develop their own CSS research projects.


Email: Sebastian.Stiermail-gesis.org
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
S Elective Seminar: Introduction to Political Sociology (Seminar)
EN
Course type:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
English
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Examination achievement:
Term paper
Instructor(s):
Benjamin Rohr
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 02.09.2024 – 02.12.2024 10:15 – 11:45 C 112 Unterrichtsraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Description:
How did nation states form? How do small groups of people get large populations to obey them? When and why do people protest and rebel? What is the relationship between the state and the economy? What stabilizes authoritarian regimes? What draws people to populist ideologies? By reading and discussing texts which attempt to provide answers to these and related questions, this course introduces students to the main themes that have dominated the subfield of political sociology, including state formation, revolutions, social movements, nationalism, authoritarianism, populism, political polarization, and voting and political parties. By the end of the course, students will not only be familiar with the main topics within political sociology but also have acquired a sociological perspective on politics and a set of conceptual tools with which to analyze political developments.
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
S Elective Seminar: Muslim Immigration and Integration (Seminar)
EN
Course type:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
English
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Examination achievement:
term paper
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Marc Helbling
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 04.09.2024 – 04.12.2024 10:15 – 11:45 C 116 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Description:
Up to the mid-1980s immigration was one of the least politicized issues on the political agenda of European countries. Since then, however, it has become one of the most important topics on the political agenda. Mass immigration has resulted in widespread xenophobia and fierce debates on the difficulties of integrating new arrivals. Muslim migration in particular seems to pose a special challenge to Western Europe, leading to widespread Islamophobia throughout the region. In this seminar we will consider reactions to Muslim immigration in Western Europe at various levels. What kind of policies do the European states implement in order to regulate mass immigration and integration? How do nationals react to this and how can we explain Islamophobia?
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
S Elective Seminar: Organizational Theory (Seminar)
EN
Course type:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
English
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Examination achievement:
Term paper
Instructor(s):
Prof. Ph. D. Henning Hillmann
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 10.10.2024 – 21.11.2024 13:45 – 17:00 C 116 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Description:
This advanced seminar will explore classic and recent social science research that seeks to explain variation in organizational behavior and development. We will consider a variety of research questions that tap into both formal and informal ways of organizing: what kinds of institutions are necessary to make economic organization work? Where do such institutions come from? Why do we observe very different outcomes across contexts even though they share the same market-supporting institutions? Why do some organizations survive even though they face the most unfavorable environments? How do conditions at the time of an organization's birth shape its development? To address these and further questions, we will rely both on recent theoretical advances and on empirical studies in a various settings.
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
S Elective Seminar: Poverty and Social Exclusion in Europe (Seminar)
EN
Course type:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
English
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Examination achievement:
Required examination: written term paper (max. 5000 words)
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Reinhard Pollak
Date(s):
Wednesday  (fortnightly) 04.09.2024 – 04.12.2024 08:30 – 11:45 C 216 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Description:
Poverty and social exclusion are extreme forms of inequality in modern societies. In Europe, these phenomena show up in different forms and imply different consequences for the people at risk. The seminar will provide an introduction into various concepts, dimensions and measures of poverty and social exclusion. We will discuss theories on the causes of poverty and social exclusion, learn about most vulnerable groups in Europe and the variation of poverty and social exclusion in Europe. We focus on consequences of living in poverty and we discuss different policies throughout Europe to lower poverty.
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
S Elective Seminar: Welfare State Resilience in Times of Crises (Seminar)
EN
Course type:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
English
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Examination achievement:
Term paper
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Ebbinghaus
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 03.09.2024 – 03.12.2024 10:15 – 11:45 C 216 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Description:
Welfare states provide social protection against social risks, this should hold particularly during a crisis. During a recession, employment protection, unemployment benefits and active labour market policies mitigate the risk of job loss. In addition, minimum income schemes should provide a basic safety net for jobless or low work-intensive households. Also, public pensions provide an income security to people in retirement, while funded pensions maybe negatively affected during a crisis. During the last crises, job retention policies (or short-time work schemes) were sought to limit mass unemployment and secure income during the crisis. However, an economic crisis puts additional pressure on financial sustainability of social spending, leading to austerity reform pressures. The seminar will study how welfare states helped to mitigate economic crises, to absorb the employment shock and adapt to newly arising social risks. Besides more historical economic crises, the Great Recession that started in 2008/09 and the Great Pandemic since 2020 will be used to study the different welfare state responses across European countries in a comparative perspective. The Hauptseminar considers to which degree welfare states are resilient, that is, are capable of absorbing social risks and adapting to new social problems during a crisis.
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.

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: International.sowimail-uni-mannheim.de.

A1 Welcome Event Exchange Students School of Social Sciences (Introductory course)
EN
Course type:
Introductory course
ECTS:
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
English
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Janina Heker, Dr. Gledis Londo
Date(s):
Thursday  (single date) 29.08.2024 14:00 – 15:30 B 144 Hörsaal; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Description:
Join us, your International Coordinators, for a brief yet informative introduction session. We will guide you through organizing your studies at the University of Mannheim, provide essential links, and explain the course and exam registration process. We will conclude with an overview and a list of upcoming events, ensuring you don't miss out on any opportunities here in Mannheim.
This session is also a fantastic chance to meet fellow international students in the Faculty of Social Sciences. Don't miss it!
Looking forward to meeting you all!
A2 Open FAQs-Session for Exchange Students (Introductory course)
EN
Course type:
Introductory course
ECTS:
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
English
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Janina Heker, Dr. Gledis Londo
Date(s):
Thursday  (single date) 12.09.2024 15:00 – 16:00 B 316 Sitzungszimmer; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
A3 Techniques for Academic Work (Scientific exercise)
EN
Course type:
Scientific exercise
ECTS:
4
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
English
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Janina Heker
Description:
In this course we will examine and practise various building blocks of scientific work. Particular attention will be paid to the presentation and discussion of your own ideas. Building blocks that we will touch on include giving presentations, writing and understanding primary scientific literature, using learning strategies and dealing with stress. Furthermore, the presented content will be discussed in an intercultural context.
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
AA1/BA1: Multivariate Auswertungsverfahren / CB1: Grundlagen und Anwendung multivariater Auswertungsverfahren (Lecture)
DE
Course type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Learning target:
Nach Abschluss des Moduls können Studierende:
  • eigenständige Auswahl multivariater Auswertungsverfahren für komplexe Erhebungs- und Datensituationen zur Beantwortung psychologischer Forschungsfragen, einschließlich der Evaluierung von Interventionseffekten
  • Prüfung und Sicherstellung der Datenqualität, Verteilungsvoraussetzung und Messeigenschaften für aussagekräftige multivariate Analysen
  • Selbständige Interpretation multivariater Ergebnisse und kritische Reflektion von Forschungsbefunden aus der Literatur anhand methodischer Standards und Kriterien
  • Auswahl und kritische Bewertung von Handlungsempfehlungen aus Interventions- und Verlaufsstudien zu anwendungsorientierten und psychotherapeutischen Fragestellungen unter Berücksichtigung des vorliegenden Versuchsdesigns und der Auswertungsmethode
Recommended requirement:
Literature:
  • Cohen, J., Cohen, P., West, S. G., & Aiken, L. S. (2003). Applied multiple regression/correlation analysis for the behavioral sciences. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
  • Johnson, R. A., & Wichern, D. W. (2007). Applied multivariate statistical analysis. Upper Saddle River, NJPearson.
  • Kline, R. B. (2016), Principles and practice of structural equation modeling (4th edition). New York: Guilford
  • Raykov, T., & Marcoulides, G. A. (2008). An introduction to applied multivariate analysis. New York: Routledge.
  • Snijders, T. A. B., & Bosker, R. J. (2012). Multilevel analysis ( 2nd edition). Los Angeles: Sage
  • Zelterman, D. (2022). Regression for health and social science. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 
Examination achievement:
Klausur (90 Min.) (PL)
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Meiser
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 03.09.2024 – 03.12.2024 08:30 – 10:00 SN 169 Röchling Hörsaal; Schloss Schneckenhof Nord
Description:

In dieser Vorlesung werden die formalen Grundlagen, zentralen Verfahren und Anwendungsgebiete der multivariaten Statistik vorgestellt und empirisch illustriert. Dazu werden zunächst relevante Teile der Matrix- und Vektoralgebra sowie Verfahren zur Prüfung der Datenqualität und Verteilungsvoraussetzungen eingeführt. Darauf aufbauend wird die multiple Regression vertieft und auf weiterführende Versuchsdesigns, diskrete Variablen, Interaktionshypothesen und Mehrebenenstrukturen erweitert. Als weitere Verfahren werden multivariate Mittelwertsvergleiche, Hauptkomponentenanayse und exploratorische Faktorenanalyse behandelt. Anschließend werden Strukturgleichungsmodelle und konfirmatorische Faktorenmodelle zur Prüfung der Messeigenschaften psychologischer Variablen und zur Verlaufsanalyse über die Zeit vorgestellt. Zu den einzelnen Verfahren werden die formalen Grundlagen dargelegt und Einsatzmöglichkeiten in der psychologischen und psychotherapeutischen Forschung demonstriert.
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
AB1/BB1: Testen und Entscheiden / CF1: Psychodiagnostisches Testen und Entscheiden (Lecture)
DE
Course type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Learning target:
Nach Abschluss des Moduls können Studierende:
  • Strategien der diagnostischen Entscheidung und Klassifikation in verschiedenen Anwendungsfeldern wählen und bewerten
  • die aktuellen Entwicklungen der testtheoretischen Modellbildung und Testkonstruktion darlegen
  • nach wissenschaftlichen Kriterien diagnostische Testverfahren für eine gegebene Fragestellung auswählen, einsetzen und interpretieren unter Berücksichtigung der individuellen Merkmale der Person, Situation und des sozialen Umfeldes
  • diagnostische Urteile für konkrete psychologische Fragestellungen selbsständig vornehmen
Recommended requirement:
Examination achievement:
Für AB1/BB1: Klausur (90 Min)
Instructor(s):
Dr. Dietrich Wagener
Date(s):
Friday  (weekly) 06.09.2024 – 06.12.2024 13:45 – 15:15 EO 145 Hörsaal (Bürgerhörsaal); Schloss Ehrenhof Ost
Description:
Das Modul vermittelt Kenntnisse über diagnostische Testverfahren und ihren Einsatz für fundierte Entscheidungen und Beratungen in unterschiedlichen Anwendungsbereichen der psychologischen und psychotherapeutischen Diagnostik. Damit erlangen die Studierenden eine zentrale Schlüsselqualifikation für ihre berufliche Tätigkeit im Anschluss an das Studium. Darüber hinaus werden aktuelle Entwicklungen der testtheoretischen Modellbildung und der Testkonstruktion behandelt.
Spezifische Inhalte: Übersicht über Testverfahren, Strategien, mögliche Fehlerarten, rechtliche und gesellschaftliche Rahmenbedingungen sowie Kosten-Nutzen-Analysen der diagnostischen Entscheidung und Klassifikation in unterschiedlichen Problemfeldern, wie etwa der beruflichen Eignungsdiagnostik, der pädagogisch-psychologischen Diagnostik oder der neuropsychologischen Diagnostik.
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
AC2/BC3: Kolloquium I: Allgemeine/Differentielle Kognitionspsychologie/CJ2: Kolloquium: Kuhlmann/Bröder (Colloquium)
DE
Course type:
Colloquium
ECTS:
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Beatrice Kuhlmann
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 05.09.2024 – 05.12.2024 12:00 – 13:30 C 217 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
AC2/BC3: Kolloquium I: Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie (Colloquium)
DE
Course type:
Colloquium
ECTS:
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Sabine Sonnentag
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 04.09.2024 – 04.12.2024 12:00 – 13:30 C 116 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Description:
Das Kolloquium ist zunächst für alle Masterstudierende offen, die ihre Masterarbeit in der Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie schreiben wollen. Studierende, die sich entschieden haben, die Abschlussarbeit in der Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie zu schreiben, sollten regelmäßig am Kolloquium teilnehmen. In dem Kolloquium präsentieren Studierende ihre Untersuchungskonzepte und die empirischen Ergebnisse der Untersuchungen. Ergänzt wird das Kolloquium durch Input-Präsentationen der Dozentin und durch Fragerunden.
Am ersten Termin wird eine erste Orientierung darüber gegeben, wie bei der Konzeption und Erstellung einer Masterarbeit am Lehrstuhl Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie vorgegangen werden kann. Themenbereiche für Masterarbeiten werden vorgestellt. Erste Termine für Präsentationen werden vergeben.
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AC2/BC3: Kolloquium I: Gesundheitspsychologie/ CJ2: Masterkolloquium: Mata (Colloquium)
DE
Course type:
Colloquium
ECTS:
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Jutta Mata
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 05.09.2024 – 05.12.2024 12:00 – 13:30
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
AC2/BC3: Kolloquium I: Klinische und Biologische Psychologie und Psychotherapie / CJ2: Masterkolloquium: Alpers (Colloquium)
DE
Course type:
Colloquium
ECTS:
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Georg Alpers
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 05.09.2024 – 05.12.2024 17:15 – 18:45 016–017 Seminarraum; L 13, 15–17
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
AC2/BC3: Kolloquium I: Konsumentenpsychologie (Colloquium)
DE
Course type:
Colloquium
ECTS:
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Michaela Wänke
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 02.09.2024 – 02.12.2024 15:30 – 17:00
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
AC2/BC3: Kolloquium I: Pädagogische Psychologie (Colloquium)
DE
Course type:
Colloquium
ECTS:
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Examination achievement:
Prüfungsleistung: Präsentation im Kolloquium (Referat). Die Präsentation ist dem Dozenten bzw. dem Betreuer/der Betreuerin spätestens eine Woche vor dem Termin zuzusenden. Die Kommentare zum Entwurf der Präsentation werden in der Sprechstunde besprochen. Nach der Präsentation im Kolloquium ist die finale Präsentation dem Dozenten zu übersenden.
Als Bestehenskriterium wird die Qualität der Präsentation in der Entwurfsfassung, in der Endfassung sowie die Art der Diskussion im Kolloquium bewertet. Die Leistung ist unbenotet.
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Oliver Dickhäuser
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 04.09.2024 – 04.12.2024 10:15 – 11:45 B 143 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Description:
In diesem Kolloquium werden laufende Master-, Diplom-, Magister- und Bachelorarbeiten vorgestellt und gemeinsam diskutiert. Die Teilnahme an dem Kolloquium wird im Rahmen der Betreuung empfohlen für Studierende, die am Lehrstuhl Pädagogische Psychologie ihre Abschlussarbeit schreiben.
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
AC2/BC3: Kolloquium I: Pädagogische Psychologie (Münzer) (Colloquium)
DE
Course type:
Colloquium
ECTS:
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Stefan Münzer, Prof. Dr. Oliver Dickhäuser
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 04.09.2024 – 04.12.2024 10:15 – 11:45
Description:
Das Kolloquium findet gemeinsam mit Prof. Dickhäuser statt.
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AC2/BC3: Kolloquium I: Psychologische Methodenlehre und Diagnostik/CJ2: Masterkolloquium Meiser (Colloquium)
DE
Course type:
Colloquium
ECTS:
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Registration procedure:
ACHTUNG: Sollte die Pandemielage es zulassen, so behalten wir uns vor, im Laufe des HWS 21 wieder in den Präsenzbetrieb zu wechseln. Die digitale Alternative bleibt bestehen.
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Meiser
Date(s):
Friday  (weekly) 06.09.2024 – 06.12.2024 13:45 – 15:15 519 Besprechungsraum; L 13, 15–17
Description:
Die Veranstaltungstermine und Themen finden Sie auf unserer homepage:
http://methods.uni-mannheim.de/

Inhalt:
In dem Kolloquium werden laufende Forschungsprojekte und Qualifikationsarbeiten der Arbeitsgruppe vorgestellt und diskutiert. Darüber hinaus finden in jedem Semester Forschungsvorträge eingeladener Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler statt. Themen sind unter anderem die mathematische Modellierung von episodischen und prospektiven Gedächtnisleistungen, die Analyse von Urteils- und Entscheidungsprozessen sowie neue Entwicklungen der Testtheorie und Testkonstruktion.

Sprechstunde:
Freitag, 11:00–12:00 in L13, 15, Raum 520
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
AC2/BC3: Kolloquium I: Sozialpsychologie (Colloquium)
DE
Course type:
Colloquium
ECTS:
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
1
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Literature:
Wird in der Veranstaltung bekannt gegeben
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Herbert Bless
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 02.09.2024 – 02.12.2024 15:30 – 17:00
Description:
AC2/BC3: Kolloquium II: Präsentation eigener Forschungsergebnisse

Wichtige Informationen:


Bei freiwilliger Teilnahme melden Sie sich bitte nur zur Veranstaltung, nicht aber zur Prüfung an (ansonsten muss die Leistung auch bewertet werden).
Die Anmeldung und Zulassung zum Kolloquium ist NICHT verbunden mit der Zusage, dass die Masterarbeit der TeilnehmerInnen betreut wird. Die Betreuung der Masterarbeit ist unabhängig individuell mit den BetreuerInnen zu vereinbaren.
Die Veranstaltungen von Prof. Dr. Bless und Prof. Dr. Gebauer finden in der Regel am selben Termin statt (Beginn: 15.30 Uhr). Die Veranstaltung findet nur an Tagen statt, an denen auch Vorträge gehalten werden (nicht zwingend wöchentlich). Die aktuellen Daten werden per Rundmail an alle angemeldeten TeilnehmerInnen verschickt.

Inhalt: Im Rahmen der Veranstaltung werden aktuelle Forschungsideen und -ergebnisse vorgestellt und diskutiert. Einerseits werden die teilnehmenden Studierenden eine eigene Forschungsidee aufgrund aktueller selbst ausgewählter Literatur aus einem Forschungsgebiet der Sozialpsychologie entwickeln und präsentieren (z.B. das Konzept der eigenen Abschlussarbeit). Andererseits können Vorträge von MitarbeiterInnen der Abteilung sowie von auswärtigen Gästen stattfinden.
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
AC2/BC3: Kolloquium I: Sozialpsychology/Differentielle Psychologie (Colloquium)
DE
Course type:
Colloquium
ECTS:
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Literature:
Wird in der Veranstaltung bekannt gegeben
Examination achievement:
keine
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Jochen Gebauer
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 02.09.2024 – 02.12.2024 15:30 – 17:00 B 317 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Description:
Im Rahmen der Veranstaltung werden aktuelle Forschungsideen und -ergebnisse vorgestellt und diskutiert. Einerseits werden die teilnehmenden Studierenden eine eigene Forschungsidee aufgrund aktueller selbst ausgewählter Literatur aus einem Forschungsgebiet der Sozial- und Persönlichkeitspsychologie entwickeln und präsentieren (z.B. das Konzept der eigenen Abschlussarbeit). Andererseits können Vorträge von MitarbeiterInnen der Abteilung sowie von auswärtigen Gästen stattfinden.

Wichtige Informationen: Bei freiwilliger Teilnahme melden Sie sich bitte nur zur Veranstaltung, nicht aber zur Prüfung an (ansonsten muss die Leistung auch bewertet werden).

Die Anmeldung und Zulassung zum Kolloquium ist NICHT verbunden mit der Zusage, dass die Masterarbeit der Teilnehmenden betreut wird. Die Betreuung der Masterarbeit ist unabhängig individuell mit den Betreuenden zu vereinbaren.

Die Veranstaltung findet nur an Tagen statt, an denen auch Vorträge gehalten werden (nicht zwingend wöchentlich). Die aktuellen Daten werden per Rundmail an alle angemeldeten Teilnehmenden verschickt.

Sprechstunde: Nach Vereinbarung per E-Mail (Jochen.Gebauer@uni-mannheim.de)
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AD1/BD6: Vertiefung Klinische Psychologie und Psychopathologie / CC1: Vertiefung Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie (Lecture)
DE
Course type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Examination achievement:
Klausur
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Georg Alpers
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 03.09.2024 – 03.12.2024 10:15 – 11:45 SN 163 Manfred Lautenschläger Hörsaal; Schloss Schneckenhof Nord
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.
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
AE1/BD5/CA1: Vertiefung Kognitive Psychologie (Lecture)
EN
Course type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
English
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
On-campus and online, live & recorded
Learning target:
Knowledge of the main research strategies and theoretical developments in the study of memory; ability to discuss empirical studes critically
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):
Prof. Dr. Arndt Bröder
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 05.09.2024 – 05.12.2024 15:30 – 17:00 B 144 Hörsaal; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
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
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
AF2: Gesundheitsverhalten und psychische Störungen/CD2: Vertiefungsthemen psychische und somatische Gesundheit (Seminar)
Course type:
Seminar
ECTS:
2.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Jutta Mata, Dario Leanza
Date(s):
Monday  (block date) 16.09.2024 09:00 – 18:15 A 001 Besprechungsraum; L 15, 1–6 (Hochhaus)
Wednesday  (block date) 18.09.2024 09:00 – 16:00 D 002 Seminarraum 1; B 6, 27–29 Bauteil D
Thursday  (block date) 19.09.2024 14:00 – 18:15 D 002 Seminarraum 1; B 6, 27–29 Bauteil D
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
AF2: Gesundheitsverhalten und psychische Störungen/CD2: Vertiefungsthemen psychische und somatische Gesundheit (Seminar)
Course type:
Seminar
ECTS:
2.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Jutta Mata, Dario Leanza
Date(s):
Monday  (block date) 18.11.2024 10:00 – 18:15 A 001 Besprechungsraum; L 15, 1–6 (Hochhaus)
Wednesday  (block date) 20.11.2024 10:00 – 18:15 D 002 Seminarraum 1; B 6, 27–29 Bauteil D
Thursday  (block date) 21.11.2024 14:00 – 18:15 D 002 Seminarraum 1; B 6, 27–29 Bauteil D
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
AG1/BD1: Vertiefung Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie (Lecture)
EN
Course type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
English
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Literature:
Journal papers; reading assignments will be given at the beginning of the semester.
Examination achievement:
schriftliche Hausarbeit
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Sabine Sonnentag
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 05.09.2024 – 05.12.2024 17:15 – 18:45 B 244 Hörsaal; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Description:
Diese Vorlesung bietet eine Einführung in das Fach Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie und stellt dabei wesentliche Themen vor, unter anderem Arbeitsmotivation, Stress, Arbeitsgruppen, Führung, Arbeitsanalyse, Leistungsbeurteilung, Personalauswahl, Training. Es wird ein erster Überblick über wichtige forschungs- und praxisbezogene Fragestellungen vermittelt, wobei insbesondere die empirische Basis des Faches betont wird. Diese Veranstaltung empfiehlt sich für alle Studierenden als Einstieg in das Fach „Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie”.
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1 Credit hours indicate the duration of a course which is offered weekly during one semester. One credit hour equals 45 minutes.
AG2/BD2: Vertiefung Konsumentenpsychologie und Ökonomische Psychologie (Lecture)
DE
Course type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
2
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Michaela Wänke
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 05.09.2024 – 05.12.2024 13:45 – 15:15 C 217 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
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AG3/BD3: Vertiefung Pädagogische Psychologie (Lecture)
DE
Course type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Examination achievement:
Mündliche Prüfung oder Hausarbeit
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Oliver Dickhäuser, Prof. Dr. Stefan Münzer
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 03.09.2024 – 03.12.2024 13:45 – 15:15 B 243 Hörsaal; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Description:
Die Vorlesung gibt einen vertiefenden Überblick über zentrale Themen der Pädagogischen Psychologie/Bildungspsychologie.

Unter anderem werden besprochen:

Motivationale und Volitionale Prozesse und ihre Bedeutung in Bildungskontexten
Soziale Prozesse und ihre Bedeutung in Bildungskontexten (soziale Disparitäten, netzbasierte Wissenskommunikation)
Kognitive Prozesse und ihre Bedeutung in Bildungskontexten (Expertise, visuell-räumliches Lernen, Lernen mit Multimedia)
Pädagogisch-Psychologische Anwendungsfelder (z.B. Training, Beratung)
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AG4/BD4: Vertiefung Sozialpsychologie (Lecture)
DE
Course type:
Lecture
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
2
Literature:
Wird in der Veranstaltung bekannt gegeben
Examination achievement:
Klausur benotet oder Klausur unbenotet
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Herbert Bless, Prof. Dr. Jochen Gebauer
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 02.09.2024 – 02.12.2024 13:45 – 15:15 B 244 Hörsaal; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Description:
AG4/BD4: Vertiefung Sozialpsychologie

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), Kultur als sozialer Kontext und evolutionäre Erklärungen für Sozialverhalten.


Sprechstunde:
Prof. Dr. Herbert Bless nach Anmeldung, siehe Homepage, A 433
Prof. Dr. Jochen Gebauer: Nach Vereinbarung per E-Mail (Jochen.Gebauer@uni-mannheim.de)
 
   
   
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AI2: Ausgewählte Interventionsverfahren / CE1: Angewandte Psychotherapie: Ausgewählte Interventionsverfahren (Seminar)
DE
Course type:
Seminar
ECTS:
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
apl. Prof. Dr. Antje Gerdes
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 03.09.2024 – 03.12.2024 12:00 – 13:30 016–017 Seminarraum; L 13, 15–17
Description:
In diesem Seminar sollen theoretische Grundlagen und empirische Evidenz von Therapieverfahren unterschiedlicher Richtungen (z.B. Verhaltenstherapeutische, tiefenpsychologische, systemische Verfahren, Gesprächspsychotherapie, Klinische Neuropsychologie) erarbeitet werden. In diesem Rahmen sollen auch Kenntnisse zu speziellen Methoden der Psychotherapieforschung z.B. Meta-Analyse, Prozessforschung vertieft werden.
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AI2: Ausgewählte Interventionsverfahren/CE1: Angewandte Psychotherapie: Ausgewählte Interventionsverfahren (Seminar)
Course type:
Seminar
ECTS:
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Corina Aguilar-Raab
Date(s):
⚠ Wednesday  (weekly) 04.09.2024 – 04.12.2024 12:00 – 13:30 A 102 Seminarraum; B 6, 23–25 Bauteil A
Wednesday  (single date) 11.09.2024 12:00 – 15:15
Wednesday  (single date) 11.09.2024 13:45 – 15:15
Caution: Individual dates in the series marked with have changed. Please check the portal for details.
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BC2 (auch AC1): Forschungs- und Anwendungstechniken 2 (Seminar)
DE
Course type:
Seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Literature:
Literatur wird zu Beginn des Seminars auf ILIAS hochgeladen.
Instructor(s):
Christine Emmer
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 05.09.2024 – 05.12.2024 10:15 – 11:45 C 116 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Description:

Forschungs- und Anwendungstechniken in der Gesundheitspsychologie: Systematisches Review und meta-analytische Methoden (Master, HWS 2024) 
 
Module: BC2/AC1 
 
Seminarbeschreibung: Meta-Analysen bilden einen systematischen Überblick über gesamte Forschungsfelder und sind damit der Goldstandard in der empirischen Forschung und unerlässlich für evidenzbasierte Entscheidungen zum Beispiel im Bereich Public Health oder der Politikgestaltung. Ein fundiertes Verständnis dieser Methodik ist daher nicht nur für Forschende, sondern auch für Praktiker*innen in zahlreichen Feldern von entscheidender Bedeutung. Das Seminar bietet eine tiefgehende Einführung in die Konzeption und Durchführung von systematischen Übersichtsarbeiten und Meta-Analysen. Dabei wird im Seminar der gesamte Forschungprozess abgebildet und praktisch durchgeführt – von der Formulierung von Forschungsfragen und Hypothesen über die systematische Auswahl und Erhebung von Daten bis hin zur Analyse, Interpretation und effektiven Kommunikation der Ergebnisse. Thematische Schwerpunkte können nach Interessen und Zielen gewählt werden.
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BC2 (auch AC1): Forschungs- und Anwendungstechniken 2: Creating experiments with lab.js (Intensive seminar)
EN
Course type:
Intensive seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
English
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
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-psy@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-psy@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)
Examination achievement:
Creating an experiment (specific requirements discussed in course)
Instructor(s):
Xiaotong Liu
Date(s):
Friday  (single date) 11.10.2024 10:15 – 15:15
Saturday  (single date) 12.10.2024 10:15 – 17:00
Friday  (single date) 25.10.2024 10:15 – 15:15
Saturday  (single date) 26.10.2024 10:15 – 17:00
Description:
lab.js is a simple, graphical tool to help you build studies for the web and the laboratory – in addition, it is free and open-source. Many standard tasks can be implemented in lab.js using its graphical user interface. Further, more complex tasks can be realized through the underlying programming language JavaScript.

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 lab.js.

No prior knowledge of the software or JavaScript is required. As an assignment, participants will create their own experiment based on the requirements discussed in the workshop.
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BC2/BF1/BG1 (AWG); AC1 (KuK): Forschungs- und Anwendungstechniken 2: Wissenschaftskommunikation (Seminar)
DE
Course type:
Seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Examination achievement:
Hausarbeit / Term paper
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Sabine Sonnentag
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 05.09.2024 – 05.12.2024 10:15 – 11:45 C 112 Unterrichtsraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
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BE2: Projektseminar 2: Kognitive Psychologie (Project seminar)
DE
Course type:
Project seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
German
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Examination achievement:

benoteter schriftlicher Bericht
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Beatrice Kuhlmann
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 05.09.2024 – 05.12.2024 08:30 – 10:00 519 Besprechungsraum; L 13, 15–17
Description:
Im zweiten Teil des Projektseminars erheben wir die im ersten Teil (Teilnahme daran unbedingte Voraussetzung) erarbeiteten Studiendesigns zum Quellenvergessen bzw. zum Quellenraten und werten die gewonnen Daten mittels multinomialer Modellierung aus und diskutieren die Ergebnisse vor dem Hintergrund der im ersten Teil aufgestellten Hypothesen. Abschließend verfasst jede*r Teilnehmer*in einen Forschungsbericht im Stil eines Fachzeitschriftenartikels. Die Bewertung des Berichts erfolgt durch beide Dozent:innen (Prof. Kuhlmann und Prof. Bröder).
BE2: Projektseminar 2: Gebauer (Project seminar)
DE
Course type:
Project seminar
ECTS:
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
German
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Recommended requirement:
Literature:
Literatur: Wird in der Veranstaltung bekannt gegeben.
Examination achievement:
Projektarbeit
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Jochen Gebauer
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 05.09.2024 – 05.12.2024 15:30 – 17:00 B 317 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Description:
Das Projektseminar setzt die vorausgehende Veranstaltung aus dem FSS fort. Die Gruppe setzt ihre Arbeit an den ausgewählten Themen fort, führt ggf. eine anschließende empirische Studie durch und bereitet die Ergebnisse ihrer Arbeit in geeigneter Form auf (Poster, Bericht).

Sprechstunde: Nach Vereinbarung per E-Mail (Jochen.Gebauer@uni-mannheim.de)
BE2: Projektseminar 2: Wänke (Project seminar)
DE
Course type:
Project seminar
ECTS:
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
2
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Michaela Wänke
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 02.09.2024 – 02.12.2024 13:45 – 15:15 C 216 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
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BE2: Projektseminar: Mata (Project seminar)
DE
Course type:
Project seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Recommended requirement:
Literature:
Literatur wird zu Anfang des Seminars auf ILIAS hochgeladen.
Examination achievement:
Erstellen eines wissenschaftlichen Posters zum Forschungsthema.
Instructor(s):
Ira Herwig
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 05.09.2024 – 05.12.2024 15:30 – 17:00 C 216 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Description:
In diesem Projektseminar wird ein aktuelles Forschungsthema aus der Gesundheitspsychologie aufgegriffen und empirisch bearbeitet. Schwerpunkte können auf Determinanten von Gesundheitsverhalten und Gesundheitsverhalten selbst liegen. In diesem Jahr wird der inhaltliche Fokus voraussichtlich auf sozialen Einflüssen auf (reduzierten) Fleischkonsum liegen. In einem ersten Schritt wird dabei die erforderliche Literatur gesichtet und diskutiert. Im nächsten Schritt werden – ausgehend von der aktuellen Literatur – Fragestellungen entwickelt. Diese Fragestellungen werden dann in empirische Studien überführt (Operationalisierung, Durchführung, Auswertung, etc.).
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BF1/BG1: Spezielle Themen der Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie I/II – Affekt im Arbeitskontext (Seminar)
DE
Course type:
Seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Literature:
Will be announced in the seminar
Examination achievement:
Hausarbeit
Instructor(s):
Dr. Jette Völker
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 02.09.2024 – 02.12.2024 10:15 – 11:45 C 116 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Description:
This seminar will deal with the topic of emotion regulation at the workplace. In increasing interdependence work environments and a growing service sector, emotion regulation is an important issue for consideration. In this seminar, we therefore deal with what is the role of emotion regulation in everyday work, what are the antecedents and consequences of different emotion regulation strategies, and how organizations take part in these processes. We will discuss theoretical models, as well as empirical findings, and practical implications.
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BF1/BG1: Spezielle Themen der Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie I/II – Arbeit und Gesundheit (Seminar)
DE
Course type:
Seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Literature:
Die Literatur wird in der konstituierenden Sitzung bekannt gegeben.
Examination achievement:
Hausarbeit
Instructor(s):
Dr. Jette Völker
Date(s):
Monday  (single date) 02.09.2024 08:30 – 10:00
Tuesday  (weekly) 03.09.2024 – 03.12.2024 10:15 – 11:45 C 116 Seminarraum; 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.
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BH1/BI1/BC2: Nutzung von Eye Tracking und Pupillometrie in pädagogisch-psychologischen Fragestellungen (Seminar)
DE
Course type:
Seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Dr. Benedict Fehringer
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 03.09.2024 – 03.12.2024 15:30 – 17:00 B 143 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
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BK1/BL1: Ausgewählte Themen der Konsumentenpsychologie I/II: (Seminar)
DE
Course type:
Seminar
ECTS:
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Vanessa Rettkowski
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 03.09.2024 – 03.12.2024 12:00 – 13:30 B 143 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
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BM1/BN1: Ausgewählte Probleme der Sozialpsychologie I/II: “Sozialpsychologische Aspekte von Finanzentscheidungen” (Seminar)
DE
Course type:
Seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Dr. Sabine Scholl
Date(s):
Monday  (block date) 02.09.2024 08:30 – 10:00
Thursday  (block date) 05.09.2024 10:15 – 15:15
Thursday  (block date) 12.09.2024 10:15 – 15:15
Thursday  (block date) 19.09.2024 10:15 – 15:15
Thursday  (block date) 17.10.2024 10:15 – 17:00
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BM1/BN1: Ausgewählte Probleme der Sozialpsychologie I/II: Psychology of Creativity and Innovation (Seminar)
EN
Course type:
Seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
English
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Literature:
Will be announced in class.
Instructor(s):
Dr. Camilla Cenni
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 04.09.2024 – 04.12.2024 08:30 – 10:00 B 317 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil B
Description:
***This seminar will be held in English***

Title: Psychology of Creativity and Innovation

Instructor: Dr. Camilla Cenni

Content: As we admire the cryptic smile of the Mona Lisa, we cannot help but think that this painting is the product of a creative mind. However, is creativity really a feature limited to enlightened geniuses, or can innovative and creative behavior be found more widely in human (and nonhuman) animals?
Overall, the goal of this seminar is to understand how and why humans and nonhuman animals express creative and innovative behavior. The seminar will primarily delve into the fundamental factors driving individual (and group) creativity and innovation, exploring the psychological aspects (both cognitive and non-cognitive), the role of environmental and social influences, and the contextual and cultural differences that underlie creative behavior.
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CC2: Spezielle Themen der Klinischen Psychologie und Psychotherapie I / AD2: Ausgewählte Probleme der Klinischen Psychologie und Psychotherapie – Allgemeine Konzepte und „Hot-Topics“ der Forschung zur Posttraumatischen Belastungsstörung (Seminar)
DE
Course type:
Seminar
ECTS:
3.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
German
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Sarah Danböck
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 02.09.2024 – 02.12.2024 15:30 – 17:00 014–015 Seminarraum; L 13, 15–17
Monday  (single date) 09.09.2024 17:15 – 18:45 014–015 Seminarraum; L 13, 15–17
Monday  (single date) 21.10.2024 17:15 – 18:45 014–015 Seminarraum; L 13, 15–17
Description:
In diesem Seminar werden verschiedene methodische Ansätze (z.B. Script-Driven-Imagery) und ausgewählte aktuelle empirische Befunde (z.B. zur Neurobiologie von posttraumatischer Dissoziation) aus der Grundlagenforschung zur Posttraumatischen Belastungsstörung vermittelt und diskutiert. Durch das Seminar sollen Studierende sowohl einen Überblick über „Hot-Topics“ im Bereich der PTBS-Forschung und den aktuellen Stand der empirischen Evidenz bekommen als auch lernen, diese kritisch zu diskutieren, Forschungslücken zu identifizieren und Ideen für neue Forschungsprojekte zu generieren.
CE2: Gesprächsführung und Selbstreflexion/AH2: Gesprächsführungspraktikum (Seminar)
Course type:
Seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Dr. Friederike Winter
Date(s):
Monday  (single date) 02.09.2024 08:30 – 11:45 ZOOM-Lehre-001; Virtuelles Gebäude
Friday  (block date) 06.09.2024 12:00 – 18:00
Saturday  (block date + sat) 07.09.2024 09:00 – 18:00
Sunday  (single date) 08.09.2024 10:00 – 18:00
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CE2: Gesprächsführung und Selbstreflexion/AH2: Gesprächsführungspraktikum (Seminar)
DE
Course type:
Seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
apl. Prof. Dr. Antje Gerdes
Date(s):
Monday  (single date) 09.09.2024 10:15 – 11:45 014–015 Seminarraum; L 13, 15–17
Friday  (block date) 13.09.2024 08:30 – 13:30 014–015 Seminarraum; L 13, 15–17
Saturday  (block date + sat) 14.09.2024 09:00 – 18:00 014–015 Seminarraum; L 13, 15–17
Saturday  (block date + sat) 21.09.2024 09:00 – 18:00 014–015 Seminarraum; L 13, 15–17
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CE2: Gesprächsführung und Selbstreflexion/AH2: Gesprächsführungspraktikum (Seminar)
DE
Course type:
Seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Friedrich-Samuel Taubitz
Date(s):
Monday  (single date) 09.09.2024 10:15 – 11:45
Friday  (block date) 13.09.2024 08:30 – 13:30
Saturday  (block date + sat) 14.09.2024 09:00 – 18:00
Saturday  (block date + sat) 21.09.2024 09:00 – 18:00
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CE2: Gesprächsführung und Selbstreflexion/AH2: Gesprächsführungspraktikum (Seminar)
DE
Course type:
Seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Prof. Dr. Georg Alpers
Date(s):
Monday  (single date) 09.09.2024 10:15 – 11:45
Friday  (block date) 13.09.2024 08:30 – 13:30
Saturday  (block date + sat) 14.09.2024 09:00 – 18:00
Saturday  (block date + sat) 21.09.2024 09:00 – 18:00
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CE2: Gesprächsführung und Selbstreflexion/AH2: Gesprächsführungspraktikum (Seminar)
Course type:
Seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 07.10.2024 – 02.12.2024 10:15 – 13:30 C 301 Seminarraum; B 6, 27–29 Bauteil C
Description:
Diese Gruppe wird von Laura Kraus geleitet. Sie ist Mitarbeiterin am Lehrstuhl von Prof. Dr. In-Albon (Lehrstuhl für Psychotherapie des Kindes- und Jugendalters).

Im Masterkolloquium Klinische Kinder- und Jugendlichenpsychologie und Psychotherapie werden Themen, Vorgehensweisen, methodische Aspekte und Ergebnisse von Masterarbeiten diskutiert.
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Praxisrelevante Zusatzveranstaltung für Psychologiestudierende – Konzeption und Durchführung von Führungskräfte-Feedback (Special event)
DE
Course type:
Special event
ECTS:
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Recommended requirement:
Literature:

Jöns, I., & Bungard, W. (Hrsg.). (2018). Feedbackinstrumente im Unternehmen: Grundlagen, Gestaltungshinweise, Erfahrungsberichte (2. Aufl.). Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler.
Steinke, I. (2007). Die Entwicklung der Fehler- und Feedbackkultur durch Team-Coaching. Organisationsberatung, Supervision, Coaching, 14(3), 257–273.
Schattenhofer, K. (2017). Feeback in Organisationen. Der Widerspruch zwischen Anonymität und Klartext. Gruppe. Interaktion. Organisation. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Organisationspsychologie (GIO), 48(4), 339–350.
Schilke, Mandy (2019). Wir brauchen eine neue Feedbackkultur! Deutschlandfunk Kultur. Abgerufen am 22.01.2020 unter https://www.deutschlandfunkkultur.de/ arbeitswelt-wir-brauchen-eine-neue-feedbackkultur

Instructor(s):
apl. Prof. Dr. Ingela Jöns
Date(s):
Wednesday  (block date) 25.09.2024 14:00 – 18:30
Friday  (block date) 25.10.2024 10:00 – 16:30 C 112 Unterrichtsraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Saturday  (block date + sat) 26.10.2024 10:00 – 16:30
Friday  (block date) 08.11.2024 10:00 – 16:30 C 112 Unterrichtsraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Description:

Feedbackkultur bezeichnet eine Kultur in Unternehmen, die geprägt ist von wechselseitigem Vertrauen und in der sich die Mitarbeiter hierarchie- und funktionsübergreifend regelmäßig eine Rückmeldung über ihre Leistung, ihr Verhalten und ihre Wirkung auf Dritte geben. Allerdings gibt es bislang keine differenzierte Konzeption dessen, was zu einer Feedback­kultur zählt und was eine gute Feedbackkultur auszeichnet.
Im Seminar werden wir uns mit Fragen beschäftigen, welche Aspekte eine Feedbackkultur umfasst, welche Aspekte Feedback fördern /hemmen, welche Feedbackinstrumente in Organisationen eingesetzt werden, etc. Nach diesen konzeptionellen Ansätzen geht es darum, wie man in Organisationen den Stand der Feedbackkultur diagnostizieren und wie man eine gute Feedbackkultur entwickeln kann.
Die Studierenden sollen selbst praxisorientiert arbeiten z.B. indem qualitative Interviews mit Berufstätigen geführt werden oder in Arbeitsgruppen gezielt Feedbackinstrumente betrachtet und in der Anwendung verbessert werden. Die genaue Seminarplanung erfolgt in der konstituierenden Sitzung mit den Studierenden.

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Praxisrelevante Zusatzveranstaltung für Psychologiestudierende: Kommunikation – Moderation – Reflexion in Gruppen (Special event)
DE
Course type:
Special event
ECTS:
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
German
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Joschi Kratzer
Date(s):
Tuesday  (single date) 17.09.2024 17:15 – 18:45 C 112 Unterrichtsraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Description:
Blockseminar:
Kommunikation – Moderation – Reflexion in Gruppen
Praxisrelevante Zusatzveranstaltung (HWS 2024)
04.10.
05.10.
11.10.

Verantwortlich: Dipl.-Psych. Joschi Kratzer, Schülerreferat Mannheim²

Die Räumlichkeiten werden per E-Mail bekannt gegeben.

Die Studierenden erhalten im Rahmen des Seminars „Kommunikation – Moderation – Reflexion in Gruppen” eine intensive Einführung in die Gruppenmoderation und –reflexion.

Neben entsprechenden Grundlagen der Kommunikation geht es vor allem um Methoden und Techniken von Moderation und Reflexion, wie sie bei verschiedenen Veranstaltungen des Schülerreferats Mannheim² z.B. in der Klassenentwicklung und bei Trainings eingesetzt werden.

Dabei lernen sie grundlegende Konzepte kennen, erhalten Einblick in zentrale Gesprächsregeln, erlernen Techniken der Gesprächsführung und erleben Methoden für Gesprächseinstiege und Reflexionen.

Das Seminar umfasst sowohl theoretische als auch praktische Inhalte.

Die Veranstaltung findet als Blockseminar an drei Tagen jeweils ganztägig von 9:00 – 16:00 Uhr statt. Die einzelnen Teile der Veranstaltung bauen inhaltlich aufeinander auf.


Die Vorbesprechung findet am 17.09. um 17:15 h statt.
Praxisrelevante Zusatzveranstaltung für Psychologiestudierende: Theorie und Praxis des Design Thinking (Special event)
DE
Course type:
Special event
ECTS:
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
German
Credit hours 1:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Literature:
Amabile, T.M. (1996). Creativity in context. New York: Westview Press.
Amabile, T.M., Conti, R., Coon, H., Lazenby, J. & Herron, M. (1996). Assessing the work environment for creativity. Academy of Management Journal, 39(5), 1154-1184.
Brown, T. (2008). Design thinking. Harvard Business Review, 86(6), 84–92.
Grots, A. & Creuznacher, I. (2012). Design Thinking – Prozess oder Kultur? OrganisationsEntwicklung, 31(2), 14–21.
Leifer, L. (2012). ''Show me, don't tell me''. OrganisationsEntwicklung, 31(2), 8–12.
Plattner, H., Meinel, C. & Weinberg, U. (2009). Design Thinking. München: mi-Wirtschaftsbuch.
Schuler, H. & Görlich, Y. (2007). Kreativität. Göttingen: Hogrefe.
Instructor(s):
PD Dr. Oliver Kohnke
Date(s):
Friday  (block date) 27.09.2024 10:00 – 14:00 A 102 Seminarraum; B 6, 23–25 Bauteil A
Friday  (block date) 18.10.2024 10:00 – 18:00
Saturday  (block date + sat) 19.10.2024 10:00 – 17:00
Description:
Design Thinking ist ein moderner Innovationsansatz, der in den letzten Jahren eine zunehmende Verbreitung in Organisationen gefunden hat. Design Thinking wird v.a. zur Generierung von Produkt- und Serviceinnovationen eingesetzt.
Das Seminar vermittelt grundlegende Konzepte und Methoden des Design Thinkings. Hierbei wird am ersten Tag der Innovationsansatz eingeführt sowie eine konkrete und praxisrelevante Fragestellung („Design Challenge“) festgelegt. Ausgehend von dieser Fragestellung durchlaufen die Teilnehmer am zweiten und dritten Tag den gesamten Innovationsprozess und haben dadurch die Gelegenheit, den Design Thinking-Ansatz selbst zu erleben. Der letzte Termin findet in der SAP Zentrale in Walldorf statt. Dort wird auf Basis psychologischer Theorien und Erkenntnisse (z.B. Amabiles Komponentenmodell der Kreativität) der Ansatz mit erfahrenen Design Thinking Coaches der SAP kritisch diskutiert.
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Incomings Political Science

Dr. Gledis Londo

Dr. Gledis Londo (she/her)

Departmental Exchange Coordinator Political Science
M.A. and B.Ed./M.Ed., Exchange Students Political Science
University of Mannheim
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A 5, 6
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68159 Mannheim
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Janina Heker, M.A.

Janina Heker, M.A. (she/her)

Departmental Exchange Coordinator for Sociology and Psychology
University of Mannheim
School of Social Sciences
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68159 Mannheim