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Principles of (Socio-) Psychological & Health Science

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Principles of (Socio-) Psychological & Health Science
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Childhood Education, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017
Module code: PdK-203
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
2V+2PS (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 2
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam: graded

[updated 01.10.2020]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

PdK-203 (P322-0125) Childhood Education, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017 , semester 2, mandatory course
PdK-203 (P322-0125) Childhood Education, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019 , semester 2, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 180 hours (equivalent to 6 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 135 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Charis Förster
Prof. Dr. Charis Förster

[updated 12.09.2018]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this course, students will possess interdisciplinary, scientifically sound knowledge, about social and developmental psychology, as well as health sciences.
They will be able to critically evaluate classical and current (social) psychological theories and models and assess their significance for professional socio-pedagogic practice. Students will be able to identify health-related phenomena depending on various individual and socio-cultural determinants. They will have detailed knowledge about protective and risk factors and can apply this to the example of good health.

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Module content:
The basics of social-psychology, e.g.
-Introduction and overview
-Social perception
-Group processes (emergence, conflicts)
-Aggressive behavior (e.g. Bandura, ...)
-Prosocial behavior
The basics of developmental psychology, e.g.
-Theories and models of development (e.g. Piaget, Vygotsky, ...)
-Principles of development and educational processes (e.g. language, bonding)
-Developmental deviations
Health science basics, e.g.
-Health: Introduction and overview
-Risk and protective factors (resilience, salutogenesis, ...)
-Stress and stress management

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Teaching methods/Media:
-Independent study: reading and processing scientific literature
-Discussions about basic concepts and models in small groups and with the whole class (partner work/group work)
-Short presentations within the framework of the introductory seminar
-Discussions about case studies and empirical studies

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Recommended or required reading:
Aronson, Elliot/Wilson, Timothy D./Akert, Robin M. (2014). Sozialpsychologie. 8., aktualisierte Aufl. München: Pearson Studium.
Fischer, Peter/Asal, Kathrin/Krueger, Joachim (2013). Sozialpsychologie. Reihe: Springer-Lehrbuch. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer Verlag. (ebook)
Gerrig, Richard J. (2015). Psychologie. München: Pearson Studium.
Jonas, Klaus/Stroebe, Wolfgang/Hewstone, Miles (Hrsg.) (2014). Sozialpsychologie. Eine Einführung. 6., vollst. überarb. Aufl. Heidelberg: Springer Medizin.
Hartung, Johanna (2010). Sozialpsychologie. 3., überarb. und erw. Aufl. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer Verlag.
Wälte, Dieter/ Borg-Laufs, Michael/ Brückner, Burkhart (2011). Psychologische Grundlagen der Sozialen Arbeit. In: Rudolf Bieker (Hrsg.) (2011). Soziale Arbeit. Grundwissen. Stuttgart: Verlag W. Kohlhammer.

[updated 01.10.2020]
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