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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 (spring/summer semester) or by the end of May/early June (fall/winter 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(at)uni-mannheim.de.

Advanced Quantitative Methods (Vorlesung)
EN
Vorlesungs­typ:
Vorlesung
ECTS:
7.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
Teilnahme:
Online live
Prüfungs­leistung:
Final Paper
Lektor(en):
Thomas Gschwend
Termin(e):
Mittwoch  (wöchentlich) 03.03.2021 - 16.06.202108:30 - 10:00
Comparative Government: Political Institutions and the Political Process (Vorlesung)
EN
Vorlesungs­typ:
Vorlesung
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Teilnahme:
Online aufgezeichnet
Prüfungs­leistung:
Written exam
Lektor(en):
Marc Debus
Termin(e):
Dienstag  (wöchentlich) 02.03.2021 - 15.06.202110:15 - 11:45SOWI-ZOOM-10; Virtuelles Gebäude
Beschreibung:
This lecture gives an overview of selected theoretical concepts and the main research findings in the field of Comparative Government, specifically focusing on the role of political institutions and their impact for political decision-making at all stages in the political process. The course introduces a number of core themes in the comparative study of political institutions, such as electoral institutions and their effects on turnout, voting behaviour and party strategies. In addition, the lecture focuses on the impact of different institutional designs on patterns of party competition, government formation and coalition governance. In a third step, we discuss the effects of political institutions and of personal characteristics of legislators on various aspects of decision-making within parliaments and governments.
Comparative Political Behavior (Vorlesung)
EN
Vorlesungs­typ:
Vorlesung
ECTS:
6.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
Teilnahme:
Online live
Prüfungs­leistung:

Term Paper
Lektor(en):
Harald Schoen
Termin(e):
Montag  (wöchentlich) 01.03.2021 - 18.06.202110:15 - 11:45SOWI-ZOOM-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Beschreibung:
Course Description:

The main goal of this lecture is to present an advanced introduction to theoretical approaches, key concepts, and substantive issues in comparative political behavior. Building on a multi-level perspective, it will provide an overview of key concepts and theories in the analysis of micro-level processes of political behavior that are embedded in and feed into macro-level processes. Capitalizing on this analytical perspective, the lecture will also address major changes in the relations­hip between societal and political processes and institutions.

Registration: via Studien­portal


Office hour:  online, by appointment only
International Political Economy (Vorlesung)
EN
Vorlesungs­typ:
Vorlesung
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Teilnahme:
Online live
Prüfungs­leistung:
term paper, Hausarbeit
Lektor(en):
Valentin Florian Lang
Termin(e):
Mittwoch  (wöchentlich) 03.03.2021 - 16.06.202110:15 - 11:45SOWI-ZOOM-02; Virtuelles Gebäude
Beschreibung:
IPE Vorlesung:
This lecture offers an introduction to current research topics in the field of International Political Economy (IPE). It examines how international and domestic politics interact with global flows of goods, finance, and people across national borders. After introducing what it means to study IPE in the age of globalization, the course addresses four major themes of current IPE research. We will learn about internationale trade and the chances and challenges that come with the intensifying exchange of goods across the globe. Lectures on international finance will focus on how global financial flows interact with political and economic stability, instability, and crises. We will also focus on international development and will learn about patterns of global economic inequality and development aid. The lecture will also adress the role of international institutions for the globalized economy.
International Politics (Vorlesung)
EN
Vorlesungs­typ:
Vorlesung
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Teilnahme:
Online live
Lernziel:
The goals of this course are
  • to provide you with systematic knowledge and understanding about key debates in international politics;
  •  to apply the key debates and arguments to related questions and current events;
  •  to analyse world politics from different theoretical and methodological viewpoints;
  •  to evaluate different ideas, theories and research approaches;
  •  to foster constructive discussions and effective reading.
Prüfungs­leistung:
written exam
Lektor(en):
Sabine Carey
Termin(e):
Montag  (wöchentlich) 01.03.2021 - 18.06.202113:45 - 15:15SOWI-ZOOM-03; Virtuelles Gebäude
Beschreibung:
The security of individuals and states depends profoundly on international politics. Beyond the realm of security, structures and actors of “global governance” have been proliferating for many years. They influence crucial public policies in diverse ways. This lecture surveys academic debates on key topics of international politics, including: the sources of war, peace, and terrorism, the emergence and operation of international organizations and transnational civil society, and the making of key international policy outcomes including respect for human rights and climate policies.
Selected Topics in Comparative Politics: Formals Models in CP (and some in IR) (Seminar)
EN
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
8
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Teilnahme:
Online live & aufgezeichnet
Empfohlene Voraussetzungen:
Prüfungs­leistung:
Term paper
Lektor(en):
Thomas Bräuninger
Termin(e):
Montag  (wöchentlich) 01.03.2021 - 18.06.202115:30 - 17:00SOWI-ZOOM-07; Virtuelles Gebäude
Beschreibung:
This course is a continuation of the intro into Game Theory and surveys key applications of game theory with a particular emphasis on the link of theories, methods and empirics. Emphasis will be placed on prominent applications of those concepts in political science, in both comparative and international politics. Topics covered include electoral competition, delegation, political agency, governmental veto players, authoritarian politics, manipulation, war and crisis bargaining. While the focus is on understanding applied work, previous training in game theory is required. Students will build upon their previous game theory training to become informed consumers of scholarship utilizing the methodology and begin to learn how to apply game-theoretic logic to their own work. The course is partly taught from lecture notes, at other times students present a research paper and stimulate discussion in class.
Selected Topics in Comparative Politics: Free Speech and Censorship (Seminar)
EN
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
7.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Teilnahme:
Online live
Prüfungs­leistung:
Term paper
Lektor(en):
Richard Traunmüller
Termin(e):
Donnerstag  (wöchentlich) 04.03.2021 - 17.06.202113:45 - 15:15SOWI-ZOOM-05; Virtuelles Gebäude
Beschreibung:
To openly express one’s views and the freedom to obtain and share information are the mostfundamental civil liberties. While they are under constant and serious threat in authoritarian contexts, the question of how free speech should be regulated is also a concern in liberal democracies. The aim of this course is to discuss contemporary scholarly research on the politics of free speech and censorship. Why is free expression so important? Why and how do states actually censor and regulate free speech. And what are the direct, the political and the unintended effects of censorship and speech regulation? How do social media and the digital revolution impact on these questions? Next to substantive discussion the course will place great emphasis on the practice of quantitative political research.
Selected Topics in International Politics (Seminar)
EN
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
7
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Teilnahme:
Online live
Lektor(en):
Thomas König
Termin(e):
Donnerstag  (wöchentlich) 04.03.2021 - 17.06.202112:00 - 13:30SOWI-ZOOM-03; Virtuelles Gebäude
Selected Topics in International Politics: Repression, Security & Peace (Seminar)
EN
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
8
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Teilnahme:
Online live
Lernziel:
The goals of this course are
  •  to provide you with systematic knowledge and understanding about key debates on state repression and political violence
  •  to enable you to critically assess and evaluate academic research, its theoretical and empirical contributions
  • to familiarise yourself with key datasets in human rights research
  • to engage in and contribute to analytical discussions about published research
  • to foster constructive discussions and effective reading
  • to improve writing and presentation skills
Prüfungs­leistung:
Schriftliche Hausarbeit / Research paper
Lektor(en):
Sabine Carey
Termin(e):
Dienstag  (wöchentlich) 02.03.2021 - 15.06.202113:45 - 15:15SOWI-ZOOM-02; Virtuelles Gebäude
Beschreibung:
This seminar discusses seminal and current work on state repression, security and peace. It introduces on why and how states violate human rights. It focuses on how governments organize and implement repression and how they aim to justify or obfuscate state violence, particularly in the context of democratic institutions and international human rights norms. The discussion also discusses peace as a more heterogenous concept than the absence of war. Over the course of the seminar you will develop your own research question on one of the topics discussed in the seminar and carrying out your own research. Additionally, you are expected to read all required materials, provide feedback on other student’s work and lead one class discussion.
Tutorial Advanced Quantitative Methods (Seminar)
EN
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
2.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
Teilnahme:
Online live
Lektor(en):
Thomas Gschwend
Termin(e):
Donnerstag  (wöchentlich) 04.03.2021 - 17.06.202110:15 - 11:45

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(at)uni-mannheim.de.

VL Longitudinal Data Analysis (Vorlesung)
EN
Vorlesungs­typ:
Vorlesung
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Teilnahme:
Online aufgezeichnet
Literatur:
Andress, H.J., Golsch, K. and Schmidt, Alexander W. 2013. Applied Panel Data Analysis for Economic and Social Surveys.
Prüfungs­leistung:
Written exam
Lektor(en):
Katja Hanna Helene Möhring
Termin(e):
Donnerstag  (wöchentlich) 04.03.2021 - 17.06.202110:15 - 11:45SOWI-ZOOM-07; Virtuelles Gebäude
Beschreibung:
The course provides a broad overview over methods of longitudinal data analysis, with a focus on the analysis of panel data. Compared to cross-sectional data, panel data can allow to improve causal inference. The first objective of this course is to understand why and under which conditions this is the case. In the next step, we will discuss a variety of different modeling approaches to panel data (fixed effects, random effects, first difference) and learn how to decide between these models. The lecture also provides an overview over event history models. It is highly recommended to participate in the parallel exercises to this lecture, in which the presented models are applied to real data sets.

Information for Mannheim Master in Data Science students:
Please be aware that there are only 3 places reserved for students of the Mannheim Master in Data Science. You can register via the portal until 31.01.2021. Places will be allocated randomly after this deadline. Please check on February 1, 2021 to see if you are (still) registered.
S Elective Seminar (Seminar)
EN
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Teilnahme:
Online live
Prüfungs­leistung:
term paper, active participation
Lektor(en):
Marcel Raab
Termin(e):
Mittwoch  (wöchentlich) 03.03.2021 - 16.06.202110:15 - 11:45SOWI-ZOOM-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
S Elective Seminar: Learning social research through replication (Seminar)
EN
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Teilnahme:
Online live
Literatur:
References *

A Statistical modeling
* Bauer, Gerrit, 2015: Graphical Display of Regression Results. Pp. 205-224 in: Henning Best and Christof Wolf (eds.): Handbook of Regression Analysis and Causal Inference. London: Sage.
* Best, Henning and Christof Wolf, 2015: Logistic Regression. Pp. 153-172 in: Henning Best and Christof Wolf (eds.): Handbook of Regression Analysis and Causal Inference. London: Sage.
Gelman, Andrew, und Jennifer Hill. 2007. Data Analysis Using Regression and Multilevel/Hierarchical Models. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Hox, J. J. 2010. Multilevel analysis. Techniques and applications. 2nd Edition. New York: Routledge.
Long, J. S., und J. Freese. 2014. Regression models for categorical dependent variables using Stata. 3rd Edition. College Station: Stata Press.
Long, J. Scott. 1997. Regression Models for Categorical and Limited Dependent Variables. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
* Long, J. Scott, 2015: Regression Models for Nominal and Ordinal Outcomes. 173-204 in: Henning Best and Christof Wolf (eds.): Handbook of Regression Analysis and Causal Inference. London: Sage.
Menard, Scott. 1995. Applied Logistic Regression Analysis. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
* Meuleman, Bart, Geert Loosveldt and Viktor Emonds, 2015: Regression analysis: Assumptions and Diagnostics. Pp. 83-110 in: Henning Best and Christof Wolf (eds.): Handbook of Regression Analysis and Causal Inference. London: Sage.
* Steenkamp, Jan-Benedict E. M. and Hans Baumgartner, 1998: Assessing Measurement invariance in Cross-National Consumer Research. Journal of Consumer Research, 25: 78-90.
* Wolf, Christof and Henning Best, 2015: Linear Regression. Pp. 57-82 in: Henning Best and Christof Wolf (eds.): Handbook of Regression Analysis and Causal Inference. London: Sage.

B Replication
* Brandt, M. J., IJzerman, H., Dijksterhuis, A., Farach, F. J., Geller, J., Giner-Sorolla, R., van 't Veer, A. 2014: The Replication Recipe: What makes for a convincing replication? Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 50, 217-224.
* Damian, E., Meuleman, B., & Van Oorschot, W. (2019). Transparency and Replication in Cross-national Survey Research: Identification of Problems and Possible Solutions. Sociological Methods & Research. doi:DOI: 10.1177/0049124119882452
Hendrick, Clyde, 1991: Replications, Strict Replications, and Conceptual Replications: Are They Important? Pp. 41-49 in: James W. Neuliep (ed.): Replication Research in the Social Sciences: Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

* Texts marked with an asterisk as well as all texts containing research to replicate can be downloaded from the course’s space on ILIAS.
Prüfungs­leistung:
term paper, active participation,  

Participants should choose a published paper and try to replicate the findings reported in it using the same data. The results to be replicated often will be given in a table containing the outcome of a multivariate model. Please document each step in your attempt to replicate the findings, report and explain the decisions you had to make during data preparation and data analysis. If you fail to replicate the results please indicate possible explanations. Your paper should not exceed 5,000 words; please add your documented syntax in the appendix.
Papers should be delivered in electronic form no later than August 2, 2021.
Lektor(en):
Christof Wolf
Termin(e):
Freitag  (Einzeltermin) 05.03.202110:15 - 13:30
Freitag  (Einzeltermin) 26.03.202110:15 - 13:30
Freitag  (Einzeltermin) 16.04.202110:15 - 13:30
Freitag  (Einzeltermin) 07.05.202110:15 - 13:30
Freitag  (Einzeltermin) 21.05.202110:15 - 13:30
Freitag  (Einzeltermin) 04.06.202110:15 - 13:30
Freitag  (Einzeltermin) 11.06.202110:15 - 13:30
Beschreibung:
Description

In addition to a thorough understanding of the substantive field you are studying you need firm methodological and statistical knowledge in order to successfully conduct quantitative social research. This seminar will give you the opportunity to apply and expand your knowledge of social research by replicating published research findings.
The research that we are going to replicate was conducted with data from publicly available survey data like the European Social Survey (ESS), the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) or the European Values Study (EVS). Data from surveys like these have several advantages: the surveys follow a repeated cross-section design, a research design particularly well suited to study social change; they are comparative surveys allowing you to compare data cross-nationally on a broad range of topics; the surveys follow rigorous methodological standards and, finally, data are available at no cost and can be downloaded from the web.
Replicating published research has the advantage that you are able to check your results against existing results. By trying to replicate previous research you learn where the original researcher has made tacit decisions not documented in the paper (e.g. defining the analysis sample, coding of variables, treatment of missing values). Replicating social research also trains you to judge the validity of research results.
In addition to these primarily pedagogical aspects replicating research is important from an epistemological point of view as well. Through replication of research by independent research groups biases in previous work can be discovered and findings can be validated (see Hendrick 1991, King 1995).
Assignment
Participants should choose a published paper and try to replicate the findings reported in it using the same data. The results to be replicated often will be given in a table containing the outcome of a multivariate model. Please document each step in your attempt to replicate the findings, report and explain the decisions you had to make during data preparation and data analysis. If you fail to replicate the results please indicate possible explanations. Your paper should not exceed 5,000 words; please add your documented syntax in the appendix.
Papers should be delivered in electronic form no later than August 2, 2021.


Program

March 5, 2021, Linear regression
Knesebeck, Olaf von dem, Nico Dragano and Johannes Siegrist, 2005: Social capital and self-rated health in 21 European countries. GMS Psycho-Social-Medicine 2. http://www.egms.de/static/pdf/journals/psm/2005-2/psm000011.pdf (2014-02-09)

March 26, 2021, Logistic regression
Knesebeck, Olaf von dem, Nico Dragano and Johannes Siegrist, 2005: Social capital and self-rated health in 21 European countries. GMS Psycho-Social-Medicine 2. http://www.egms.de/static/pdf/journals/psm/2005-2/psm000011.pdf (2014-02-09)
Bambra, Clare, und Terje A. Eikemo. 2009. Welfare state regimes, unemployment and health: a comparative study of the relations­hip between unemployment and self-reported health in 23 European countries. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 63:92-98.

April 16, 2021, Probit regression
Humphreys, Brad, Katerina Maresova und Jane Ruseski. 2012. Institutional Factors, Sport Policy, and Individual Sport Participation: An International Comparison. University of Alberta, Department of Economics, Institute for Public Economics: Working Paper No. 2012-01.

May 7, 2021, Ordered logit
Wang, Miao, und Man Chiu Sunnz Wong. 2011. Leisure and happiness in the United States: evidence from survey data. Applied Economics Letters 18:1813-1816.

May 21, 2021, Measurement I
Green, Eva G. T. 2009. Who Can Enter? A Multilevel Analysis on Public Support for Immigration Criteria across 20 European Countries. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations 12:41-60.

June 4, 2021, Multi-level modelling I
Green, Eva G. T. 2009. Who Can Enter? A Multilevel Analysis on Public Support for Immigration Criteria across 20 European Countries. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations 12:41-60.

June 11, 2021, Multi-level modelling II
Pampel, Fred C. 2012. Does reading keep you thin? Leisure activities, cultural tastes, and body weight in comparative perspective. Sociology of Health & Illness 34:396-411.
Gerhards, Jürgen, Silke Hans und Michael Mutz. 2013. Social Class and Cultural Consumption: The Impact of Modernisation in a Comparative European Perspective. Comparative Sociology 32:160-183.
 
References *

A Statistical modeling
* Bauer, Gerrit, 2015: Graphical Display of Regression Results. Pp. 205-224 in: Henning Best and Christof Wolf (eds.): Handbook of Regression Analysis and Causal Inference. London: Sage.
* Best, Henning and Christof Wolf, 2015: Logistic Regression. Pp. 153-172 in: Henning Best and Christof Wolf (eds.): Handbook of Regression Analysis and Causal Inference. London: Sage.
Gelman, Andrew, und Jennifer Hill. 2007. Data Analysis Using Regression and Multilevel/Hierarchical Models. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Hox, J. J. 2010. Multilevel analysis. Techniques and applications. 2nd Edition. New York: Routledge.
Long, J. S., und J. Freese. 2014. Regression models for categorical dependent variables using Stata. 3rd Edition. College Station: Stata Press.
Long, J. Scott. 1997. Regression Models for Categorical and Limited Dependent Variables. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
* Long, J. Scott, 2015: Regression Models for Nominal and Ordinal Outcomes. 173-204 in: Henning Best and Christof Wolf (eds.): Handbook of Regression Analysis and Causal Inference. London: Sage.
Menard, Scott. 1995. Applied Logistic Regression Analysis. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
* Meuleman, Bart, Geert Loosveldt and Viktor Emonds, 2015: Regression analysis: Assumptions and Diagnostics. Pp. 83-110 in: Henning Best and Christof Wolf (eds.): Handbook of Regression Analysis and Causal Inference. London: Sage.
* Steenkamp, Jan-Benedict E. M. and Hans Baumgartner, 1998: Assessing Measurement invariance in Cross-National Consumer Research. Journal of Consumer Research, 25: 78-90.
* Wolf, Christof and Henning Best, 2015: Linear Regression. Pp. 57-82 in: Henning Best and Christof Wolf (eds.): Handbook of Regression Analysis and Causal Inference. London: Sage.

B Replication
* Brandt, M. J., IJzerman, H., Dijksterhuis, A., Farach, F. J., Geller, J., Giner-Sorolla, R., van 't Veer, A. 2014: The Replication Recipe: What makes for a convincing replication? Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 50, 217-224.
* Damian, E., Meuleman, B., & Van Oorschot, W. (2019). Transparency and Replication in Cross-national Survey Research: Identification of Problems and Possible Solutions. Sociological Methods & Research. doi:DOI: 10.1177/0049124119882452
Hendrick, Clyde, 1991: Replications, Strict Replications, and Conceptual Replications: Are They Important? Pp. 41-49 in: James W. Neuliep (ed.): Replication Research in the Social Sciences: Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

* Texts marked with an asterisk as well as all texts containing research to replicate can be downloaded from the course’s space on ILIAS.
S Elective Seminar: Measuring and explaining xenophobic and right-wing populist attitudes (Seminar)
EN
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Teilnahme:
Online live
Prüfungs­leistung:
term paper
Lektor(en):
Marc Helbling , Frank Kalter
Termin(e):
Donnerstag  (wöchentlich) 04.03.2021 - 17.06.202108:30 - 10:00
Beschreibung:
In the age of increasing migration and the raise of right-wing populist parties the question of how to measure and explain xenophobic and populist attitudes becomes very important. While xenophobia has already been investigated for a long time, even if it still constitutes a controversial issue how to measure it, research on populist attitudes has started only very recently. In this seminar current and innovative approaches as well as ideas for further developments will be discussed. Moreover, existing studies will be replicated to explore them more deeply.
S Elective Seminar: Careers and Mobility Within and Between Organizations (Seminar)
EN
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Teilnahme:
Online live
Prüfungs­leistung:
Hausarbeit / Term paper
Lektor(en):
Henning Hillmann
Termin(e):
Dienstag  (wöchentlich) 02.03.2021 - 15.06.202112:00 - 13:30SOWI-ZOOM-01; Virtuelles Gebäude
Beschreibung:
This advanced seminar will explore recent social science research that seeks to explain variation in career opportunities within organizations and career mobility between organizations. We will consider a variety of research questions: what kinds of changes do we observe in career paths over time? How much of the change can be attributed to the variation in experience between different cohorts of workers? How much of the change in career patterns is due to organizational change within firms? How does matching between labor demand and supply work in different occupational settings? What are the underlying mechanisms that channel mobility within and between organizations? To what extent are skills transferable from one job to the next? How do new occupations and professions emerge and establish themselves? To address these and further questions, we will rely both on recent theoretical advances and on empirical studies in various settings.
S Elective Seminar: Poverty and social exclusion in Europe (Seminar)
EN
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Teilnahme:
Online live
Prüfungs­leistung:
Required examination: written term paper (max. 5000 words), deadline: Aug 31, 2021
Lektor(en):
Thomas Gautschi
Termin(e):
Mittwoch  (Blocktermin) 03.03.202108:30 - 11:45
Mittwoch  (Blocktermin) 17.03.202108:30 - 11:45
Mittwoch  (Blocktermin) 24.03.202108:30 - 11:45
Mittwoch  (Blocktermin) 14.04.202108:30 - 11:45
Mittwoch  (Blocktermin) 28.04.202108:30 - 11:45
Mittwoch  (Blocktermin) 12.05.202108:30 - 11:45
Mittwoch  (Blocktermin) 09.06.202108:30 - 11:45
Beschreibung:
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 conclusion. We will discuss theories on the causes of poverty and social exclusion, learn about different policies throughout Europe to lower poverty, and we will study consequences of poverty in various domains.
S Elective Seminar: Migration, Integration and Ethnic Diversity (Seminar)
EN
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Teilnahme:
Präsenz/Online live
Prüfungs­leistung:
Written term paper
Lektor(en):
Frank Kalter
Termin(e):
Montag  (wöchentlich) 01.03.2021 - 18.06.202113:45 - 15:15
Beschreibung:
Research on immigration, ethnic diversity and the integration of migrants and their descendants has made huge progress in the last decade. This seminar deals with important strands of current research, covering a wide spectrum of topics related to this field. They range from the causes of migration, through various dimensions of integration (cognitive-cultural, structural, social and emotional integration), to the general connection between ethnic diversity and societal context. Invidual sessions will elaborate key concepts, major descriptive facts as well as the theoretical  and methodological state of the art.
S Elective Seminar: Group Identities and Intergroup Relations (Seminar)
EN
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Teilnahme:
Online live
Lernziel:
Learning goals:
Participants will acquire knowledge of key research questions, theories, and findings with regard to identity and intergroup relations. At the end of the seminar, they should be able to formulate and pursue a related research question.
Prüfungs­leistung:
Submission of written term paper (after the seminar ended)
Lektor(en):
Frank Kalter
Termin(e):
Donnerstag  (wöchentlich) 04.03.2021 - 17.06.202115:30 - 17:00
Beschreibung:
Description: This seminar deals with identity, religion, and intergroup relations. Broadly speaking, we will start by focusing on mechanisms that drive the development of ethnic, national, and religious identities and end by examining the ways in which these identities affect intergroup attitudes and behavior.
In the first half of the seminar, we will introduce the concept of social identity and its theoretical foundations and implications. We will discuss the development and peculiarities of ethnic, national, and religious identities. Reading both conceptual and empirical papers, we are particularly interested in how identity development is shaped by intergroup relations. Considering the perspective of both minority and majority group members, we will examine how minority members react to perceived discrimination as well as what attitudes majority group members hold towards members of different minority groups.
In the second half of the seminar, we will ask how identities affect intergroup relations and discuss empirical studies on intergroup attitudes and friendship. In the final weeks, participants will develop an own research idea that will result in a term paper. The term paper has to be submitted after the end of the seminar, and it can be either an empirical study or a theoretical elaboration. To facilitate the writing of the term papers, students will present and discuss each other’s ideas in the last weeks in class.
S Seminar in Research Methods: Multilevel Modeling (Seminar)
EN
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Teilnahme:
Online live
Empfohlene Voraussetzungen:
Literatur:
  • Goldstein, H. (2010). Multilevel Statistical Models (Fourth Edition). London: Arnold.
  • Hox, J. (2010). Multilevel Analysis: Techniques and Applications. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
  • Rabe-Hesketh, S. & Skrondal, A. (2012). Multilevel and Longitudinal Modeling Using Stata. 3nd Edition. College Station, TX: Stata Press.
  • Raudenbush, S. W. & Bryk, A. S. (2002). Hierarchical Linear Models. Thousand Oaks: Sage.
  • Snijders, T. A. B. & Bosker, R. J. (2012). Multilevel Analysis. An Introduction to Basic and Advanced Multilevel Modelling. London: Sage.
  • StataCorp. (2017). Stata Multilevel Mixed-Effects. Reference Manual. Release 15. College Station, TX: Stata Press.
Prüfungs­leistung:
Graduate School: Presentation
Master-Studenten: Presentation & semiar paper
Lektor(en):
Michael Braun , Thomas Gautschi
Termin(e):
Mittwoch  (Blocktermin) 03.03.202113:45 - 17:00
Mittwoch  (Blocktermin) 10.03.202113:45 - 17:00
Mittwoch  (Blocktermin) 17.03.202113:45 - 17:00
Mittwoch  (Blocktermin) 24.03.202113:45 - 17:00
Mittwoch  (Blocktermin) 05.05.202113:45 - 17:00
Mittwoch  (Blocktermin) 19.05.202113:45 - 17:00
Mittwoch  (Blocktermin) 09.06.202113:45 - 17:00
Beschreibung:
Multilevel modeling is used when observations on the individual level are nested in units of one or more higher levels (e.g. students in classes in schools). The course will cover the logic of multilevel modeling, its statistical background, and implementation with Stata. Applications will come from international comparative research treating countries as the higher level units. Data from the International Social Survey Program and the PIONEUR project (on intra-European migration) serve as examples. However, students are also encouraged to bring their own data.
S Seminar in Research Methods: Computational Social Science: Theory Application (Seminar)
EN
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Teilnahme:
Online live
Prüfungs­leistung:
written term paper (submission after the seminar ends)
Lektor(en):
Florian Keusch , Paul Bauer
Termin(e):
Dienstag  (wöchentlich) 02.03.2021 - 15.06.202115:30 - 17:00
Beschreibung:
In the wake of the digital revolution, societies store an ever-increasing amount of data on humans and their behavior. In parallel, advances in computational power & methods allow for meaningful interpretations of such data. This enables social scientists to approach old questions with new methods, but also to study entirely new questions.
The seminar introduces students to different aspects of this “big data revolution”. It comprises theoretical sessions in which discuss the implications such as the societal and scientific opportunities and challenges of new forms of data and methods (from social media, communications platforms, Internet of Things devices, sensors/wearables, and mobile phones, digitized old data records, machine learning). In addition, it comprises lab sessions in which we learn – hands-on – how such new forms of data can be captured, curated, and analyzed using computational methods. Students apply what they have learned in their own projects.
S Seminar in Research Methods: Fundamentals of Survey Design (Seminar)
EN
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Teilnahme:
Online live
Lernziel:
Course and Learning Objectives
By the end of the course, students will…
be able to design a basic survey.
be able to evaluate quality and design of existing surveys.
improve their skills in presenting and writing research reports
Prüfungs­leistung:
term paper
Lektor(en):
Florian Keusch
Termin(e):
Donnerstag  (wöchentlich) 04.03.2021 - 17.06.202113:45 - 15:15
Beschreibung:
Course Description
Surveys are a major data source for quantitative social science research. This graduate-level course will teach the fundamentals of survey design. The course covers the major steps of implementing and conducting a survey and design decisions at each step. In addition, sources of error at each step are discussed. For illustration purposes and exercise, the course will draw on well-known large-scale surveys such as the German General Survey (ALLBUS), European Social Survey (ESS), European Values Study (EVS), and the German Socio-economic Panel (SOEP).

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(at)uni-mannheim.de.

AC1/BC1(BF2/BG2): Forschungs- und Anwendungs­techniken/ Praxis der A&O-Psychologie: Psychological interventions using diary designs (Seminar)
EN
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Teilnahme:
Online live
Literatur:
A more comprehensive list will be available in the first meeting.

Bolger, N., Davis, A., & Rafaeli, E. (2003). Diary methods: Capturing life as it is lived. Annual Review of Psychology, 54, 579-616.
Lischetzke, T., Reis, D., & Arndt, C. (2015). Data-analytic strategies for examining the effectiveness of daily interventions. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 88, 587-622. doi:10.1111/joop.12104
Prüfungs­leistung:
Hausarbeit / Term Paper
Lektor(en):
Sabine Sonnentag
Termin(e):
Donnerstag  (wöchentlich) 04.03.2021 - 17.06.202117:15 - 18:45SOWI-ZOOM-08; Virtuelles Gebäude
Beschreibung:
During recent years interventions using diary methods became increasingly popular within several fields of psychology, including health psychology and organizatinal psychology. These interventions use „intensive longitudinal designs“ to apply the treatment and to assess the data and build on daily-survey approaches that aim at „capturing life as it is lived” (Bolger, Davis, Rafaeli, 2003, p. 579). Frequent assessments typically implemented in daily-survey approaches allow for modeling change in affect, attitude, and behavior over time.

In this course we will discuss the nature of diary interventions, the research options they offer, as well as potential problems and challenges.
AC1/BC1: Forschungs- und Anwendungs­techniken (Seminar)
EN
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
englisch
SWS:
2
Teilnahme:
Online live & aufgezeichnet
Registrierungs­informationen:
PSYCHOLOGY EXCHANGE STUDENTS will be contacted by the international affairs coordinator for Psychology (int-psych(at)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 professor approves participation. For applications please contact the international affairs coordinator for Psychology (int-psych(at)uni-mannheim.de).

For incoming students 2 additional ECTS are available on fulfilment of further course requirements.
Lektor(en):
Edgar Erdfelder
Termin(e):
Freitag  (2-wöchentlich) 05.03.2021 - 18.06.202110:15 - 13:30108 CIP-Pool; B 6, 30-32 Bauteil E-F
Beschreibung:
This seminar will provide an introduction how to use R, a powerful programming language that is often used for statistical analyses, simulations, and cognitive modeling. The seminar first will provide a thorough introduction covering the core functionality such as objects, functions, data management, and plotting.
 
The last sessions of the seminar will address how to perform specific statistical analyses in R such as:
* Generalized linear mixed models with lme4 (also known as hierarchical
models)
* Simple structural equation models
* Basic set-up of Monte-Carlo simulations
* Simple cognitive modeling (e.g., signal detection or multinomial processing trees)
 
It is planned that participants practice R in homework assignments and work on small group projects such as analyzing own data, replicating a paper, or running a small simulation.
AD2: Ausgewählte Probleme der Klinischen Psychologie und Psychotherapie (Seminar)
DE
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
deutsch
Teilnahme:
Online live
Lektor(en):
Georg Alpers
Termin(e):
Dienstag  (wöchentlich) 02.03.2021 - 15.06.202110:15 - 11:45
AD2: Ausgewählte Probleme der Klinischen Psychologie und Psychotherapie (Seminar)
DE
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
deutsch
Teilnahme:
Online live
Lektor(en):
Georg Alpers
Termin(e):
Dienstag  (wöchentlich) 02.03.2021 - 15.06.202110:15 - 11:45
AE2: Ausgewählte Probleme der Kognitiven Psychologie: Kognition, Schlaf und psychische Störungen: Komplexe Wechselwirkungen (Seminar)
DE
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
deutsch
SWS:
2
Teilnahme:
Online live
Literatur:
Wird in der Veranstaltung bekannt gegeben
Lektor(en):
Edgar Erdfelder
Termin(e):
Montag  (wöchentlich) 01.03.2021 - 18.06.202112:00 - 13:30
Beschreibung:
Wie beeinflusst Schlaf unsere Kognition? Welche Rolle spielt Schlaf bei der Entstehung und Aufrechterhaltung psychischer Störungen? Wie beeinflussen psychische Störungen Schlaf und Kognition? Und welche Effekte hat Schlaf auf die Kognition bei psychischen Störungen? Diese komplexen Wechselwirkungen stehen im Fokus des Seminars. Die Teilnehmer*innen erwerben einen Überblick über Theorien zum Einfluss von Schlaf auf Lernen, Gedächtnis und Emotionen. Daneben sollen die komplexen Wechselwirkungen zwischen Kognition, Schlaf und psychischen Störungen (z. B. ADHS, PTSB) anhand aktueller Forschungs­literatur im Rahmen von Referaten vorgestellt und anschließend gemeinsam kritisch diskutiert werden. Aufbauend auf diesen kritischen Überlegungen sollen neue Ideen für zukünftige Untersuchungen sowie praktische Implikationen für die Therapie psychischer Störungen generiert werden.

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

Sprechstunde: Nach Vereinbarung
AE2: Ausgewählte Probleme der Kognitiven Psychologie: Urteilen und Entscheiden (Seminar)
DE
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
deutsch
SWS:
2
Teilnahme:
Online live
Literatur:

Wird in der Veranstaltung bekanntgegeben.
Lektor(en):
Edgar Erdfelder
Termin(e):
Montag  (wöchentlich) 01.03.2021 - 18.06.202112:00 - 13:30C 217 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Beschreibung:
Option A oder Option B? Schuldig oder unschuldig? Richtig oder falsch? Menschen müssen tagtäglich viele verschiedene Urteile fällen und Entscheidungen treffen. In diesem Seminar sollen aktuelle kognitions­psychologische Theorien, Modelle und Befunde aus der Urteils- und Entscheidungs­forschung behandelt werden. Dabei erwerben die Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer unter anderem einen Überblick zu folgenden Themen: Urteilstheorien, Urteils­strategien und -Heuristiken, Wahrscheinlichkeits­urteile, Konfidenzurteile, Urteilsfehler, Entscheidungen unter Unsicherheit, Einflussfaktoren auf Entscheidungen sowie intuitive und unbewusste Entscheidungen. Im Fokus des Seminars stehen dabei aktuelle Publikationen zur Urteils- und Entscheidungs­forschung, die im Rahmen von (Video-) Präsentationen vorgestellt werden sollen und anschließend gemeinsam kritisch diskutiert werden sollen.

Von den Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmern wird die regelmäßige, aktive Teilnahme, eine (Video-)Präsentation, sowie die schriftliche Beantwortung von Lernzielfragen erwartet.


Empfohlen für:
Studierende im M.Sc. Psychologie im 2. Fach­semester
Nebenfach Medienpsychologie: Spezielle Probleme der Medienpsychologie (Seminar)
DE
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
deutsch
SWS:
2
Teilnahme:
Online live
Lektor(en):
Edgar Erdfelder
Termin(e):
Freitag  (Einzeltermin) 05.03.202113:45 - 18:15C 217 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Freitag  (Einzeltermin) 26.03.202113:45 - 18:15C 217 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Freitag  (Einzeltermin) 23.04.202113:45 - 18:15
Freitag  (Einzeltermin) 14.05.202113:45 - 18:15C 217 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Freitag  (Einzeltermin) 04.06.202113:45 - 18:15C 217 Seminarraum; A 5, 6 Bauteil C
Beschreibung:
Im Seminar werden theoretische Ansätze und empirische Forschungs­ergebnisse der Medienpsychologie sowohl zu klassischen Informations- und Unterhaltungs­medien als auch zu Internetportalen oder zum Social Web im Rahmen empirischer Projekt­studien vertieft. Nach einer Einführung leiten die Studierenden in Arbeits­gruppen zu einer selbst gewählten Fragestellung nach Sichtung des Forschungs­standes Hypothesen her und begründen diese. Zu Über­prüfung der Hypothesen wird für jedes Projekt ein experimentelles Untesuchungs­design entwickelt und mit dem Umfragetool UniPark (EFS Survery) als Online-Experiment umgesetzt und durchgeführt. Die erhobenen Daten werden statistisch (SPSS. R) ausgewertet und im Lichte der formulierten Hypothesen interpretiert. In der abschließenden Sitzung werden in Analogie zu einer Fach­konferenz die Ergebnisse präsentiert und gemeinsam diskutiert.

Anmeldung:
über das Portal

Kontakt:
mangold(at)hdm-stuttgart.de
Neuropsychopharmakologie (Seminar)
DE
Vorlesungs­typ:
Seminar
ECTS:
4.0
Kurs geeignet für:
Kurssprache:
deutsch
SWS:
2
Teilnahme:
Online live
Lektor(en):
Georg Alpers
Termin(e):
Donnerstag  (wöchentlich) 04.03.2021 - 17.06.202115:30 - 17:00

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Incomings Political Science

Dr. Gledis Londo

Dr. Gledis Londo

Auslands­koordination Politik­wissenschaft
Universität Mannheim
Fakultät für Sozial­wissenschaften
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68159 Mannheim
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Incomings Psychology and Sociology

Janina Heker, M.A.

Janina Heker, M.A.

Auslands­koordinatorin
Universität Mannheim
Fakultät für Sozial­wissenschaften
A 5, 6
Bauteil A – Raum A 416
68159 Mannheim
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