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Master Cognitive Psychology

  1. 1. Masterprogramme Applied CognitivePsychology (ACP)
  2. 2. Outline• Who’s who in the Cognitive Psychology Unit?• Curriculum: choices to make• Labs• Internship / Thesis• Group Picture
  3. 3. Secretaries: Albertien Olthoff Room 2B07 Atie Breugem Phone 071-5273630 Course-related: Marianne van der Stel-de Wekker: Room 2B09, Phone 3854Albertien Atie Marianne
  4. 4. Bernhard William Wido Guido Your teacher Your teacher Who’s in control? Bernhard Hommel: Chair of the CP unit William Verschuur: Mentor + coordinator Internship & Thesis Wido La Heij: Coordinator All Teaching CP Guido Band: Coordinator Applied CP program
  5. 5. Mentor &Internship coordinatorWilliam Verschuur 2A48At least three individual meetings per year. WilliamInitiative can come from you, or else William will contact you.General counseling role.Topics:- Obstacle for studying- Choosing/planning an internship/thesis- Choosing electives
  6. 6. Additional Lecturers Jop Groeneweg Fenna Poletiek Patrick Hudson Pascal Lorenza Colzato Haazebroek
  7. 7. ACP Student representativesMaarten Houtgast:Cognitive Psychology BoardInternal affairs of the Cognitive Psychology unit Paulien Brouwer: Institute Board Psychology Psychology-wide affairsGeert van Loopik: MOC = Master program committeeEducational affairs at master levelVACANT !!! Joanna Jaoudie: International Student Representatives Subgroup of MOC
  8. 8. Two Complementary ProfilesCognitive Ergonomics Applying knowledge of human factors (limitations) to environmental design. E.g., traffic, cockpit, webdesignCognitive Enhancement Applying knowledge about influences on human cognitive potential. E.g. education, occupation, aging, sports
  9. 9. Curriculum: Mandatory• Art of Applying Psychology (5)• Internship (10)• Thesis (20)5 Colloquia (ours, or those of other organizers) to be registered on a card
  10. 10. Curriculum: Semi-MandatoryChoose 4 x 5 EC from the following• Human Potential: Theory (5)• Human Potential: Application (5)• Human Computer Interaction (5)• Human Error at Work (5)• Decision Making (5)
  11. 11. Curriculum: ElectiveChoose 5 EC from “any” othere.g.:- The remaining course of Applied Cognitive Psychology- Elective from a different psychology specialization: (next slide)- Catch-up of Cogn. Ergonomics or Cogn. Neuroscience in a MA-form ***- Course outside psychology (e.g. Buddhism & Psychology; Industrial Design) ***- EEG course Experimentation 2 (Research Master) ***NOTE: ***For courses that are not on the official electives list: permission required
  12. 12. Official electives• Advanced Child and Adolescent Psychiatry• Adult and Old-Age Clinical Neuropsychology: Theory and Assessment• Child Neuropsychology: Theory and Assessment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders• The Psychodynamic Perspective• Trainers Course Communication Skills• Transdiagnostic Approach to Eating Disorders• The Psychology of Economic Behaviour• Health Psychology in Practice• Applied Data Analysis• Structural Equation Models• Multilevel Analysis• fMRI Data and Statistics• Motivation, Power and Leadership• Policy and Social Behaviour: Introduction to Environmental Psychology
  13. 13. IMPORTANT:You have to register for each individual exam!(this is possible until 1 week before the exam)You cannot participate without registration! + Papers are checked for plagiarism
  14. 14. Internship and Thesis• Planning: benefit from the calm months (January, summer)• Internal / external• Topic related to ACP• Start preparations on time, especially for external position• Optional: combine internship + thesis to save overhead time• Arrange a CP teacher as supervisor + ask permission to start• External position requires two supervisors: UL-teacher and local expert
  15. 15. Specifics of Internship10 ECT = 7 weeks full time equivalentEmphasis on practical experience; learning new techniquesAn internship contract agreed upon by you, the supervisors and the host instituteEnd product: A report about your internship focused on the process, your contributions in research etc.
  16. 16. Specifics of Thesis20 ECT = 14 weeksAutonomic completion of a study (under supervision)Rather than a contract: a proposal of the study should be approved before the study startsEnd product: a full report in scientific journal format
  17. 17. FinishingMaster Exam:Two months before finishing your masters, fill in: the APPLICATION FORM MASTER DIPLOMA :Return this form to the Student Information Desk of Psychology
  18. 18. Blackboard module: Internship Applied Cognitive PsychologyInternship & Master Thesis Applied Cognitive Psychology• List of institutions• Announcements, job advertisements, internship options• see Course documents: Guidelines Thesis And Internship, Internship Contract form, Diploma Application form, etc.
  19. 19. LinkedIn group: Leiden University - Applied Cognitive PsychologyExclusively for alumni and current students + teachers ACPAnnouncements, job advertisements, internship optionsRecommended to build your networkSee where alumni went
  20. 20. Behavioral lab: 14 setups
  21. 21. Labs - basementDriver Distraction Lab
  22. 22. Psychophysiology lab tDCS EEGNeurofeedback NIRS
  23. 23. Virtual Identity lab (underconstruction)
  24. 24. Infant lab:eye tracking and video registration
  25. 25. Neuroimaging lab: fMRI
  26. 26. Internships – examplesCognitive enhancementLUMC Spatial Cognition in vascular surgeryKLM Situation Awareness in pilotsHersenstichtingPhysical fitness in older adultsPhilips Light and cognitive function Noise and sleepGame companies – Serious gaming
  27. 27. Internships – examplesHuman errorAMC Alert Fatigue in doctorsRijkswaterstaat Identification of accident-prone locationsOtago Univ. Cognitive strain in the cockpit.Applus RTD Development of workshop Risk ManagementSWOV Dead-angle accidents involving trucks and bikesNLR A psychological approach to modeling pilot behaviorSafety Board Accident investigation and analysis
  28. 28. Internships – examplesErgonomicsNASA Displays of weather information7Causes Marketing: setting up a websiteTNO Human Factors in the Navy: Remote controlTNO PDA as supporting device for the police
  29. 29. Internships – examplesPsychology and LawNSCR Psychology and Law: Suggestive interrogation
  30. 30. Internships – examplesFundamental research at the universityVideogames Brain training for older adults; effects of violent gamesNoise Perception Biasing sound evaluationNeurofeedback Training brain waves for children with ADHD / healthy older adultsEmotions Emotional control, mood and performanceLanguage Bilingualism, Picture-word interferenceDriving Simulated driving in older adults and in dual-task conditionsInfant cognition Understanding goals and logicNeuromodulation Schizophrenia and dopamineDrugs Effects of cocaine; cannabis; qat on cognition
  31. 31. Questions?Guido Band: 2a47