Courses in Winter 2016/2017

Research colloquium on the psychology of decision making (English)
Prof. Wolfgang Gaissmaier
Tue 15:15 – 16:45
Room D 522

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GSDS research colloquium (English)
Prof. Wolfgang Gaissmaier
Tue 11:45 – 13:15
Room F 425

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Seminar: Fundamentals of decision making/
Grundlagen der Entscheidungsfindung
Prof. Wolfgang Gaissmaier
Thu 15:15 – 16:45
Room A 704

Es werden sozialpsychologische Grundlagen der Entscheidungsforschung vermittelt, diskutiert und kritisch hinterfragt.

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Seminar: Social rationality/Soziale Rationalität (Deutsch & English)
Prof. Wolfgang Gaissmaier/Dr. Hansjörg Neth
Thu 10:00 – 11:30 (Deutsch)
Thu 13:30 – 15:00 (English)
Room D 436

In this seminar we will first examine basic notions of individual and social rationality. We will then familiarize ourselves with various phenomena of social rationality (e.g., social heuristics, group decisions, wisdom of crowds, opinion dynamics, social sampling, moral reasoning) and sketch and explore some of the surrounding controversies. Finally, we will investigate the implications of these approaches in applied contexts and domains.

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Seminar: Basic data and decision analysis in R (English)
Dr. Hansjörg Neth
Mon 13:30 – 15:00 
Room C 511

This course introduces the basics of the R programming language and then use R as a tool to solve interesting problems in the psychology of judgment and decision making.

  • Part 1:  Basics of R (e.g., getting to know objects, data types, control structures, functions, and basic visualizations, ...)
  • Part 2:  Using R to address interesting problems (in a variety of psychological domains)
  • Part 3:  Personal project (in analyzing & visualizing data)

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Seminar: Linear models (English)
Helge Giese
Tue 11:45 – 13:15
Room D 522

In this seminar, you will learn to understand, apply, and interpret linear models based on the ideas of regression.  It will be explained, what assumptions underly these type of models, how they can be computed in analysis software (like R or SPSS), and how they should be interpreted.  Depending on the pace of the participants, you will learn first to calculate and interpret various kinds of mediation and moderation models.  This might later be extended to hierachical linear (multilevel) and logistic models. Having a problem to analyize like a thesis at hand is welcomed, but not a precondition to the course.

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Seminar: Soziale Wahrnehmung (Deutsch)
Niels Haase
Wed 15:15 – 16:45
Room D 430

Wie nehme ich mich und andere wahr? Wann treten Verzerrungen der Wahrnehmung auf und welche Informationen benutzte ich bei der Beurteilung meiner selbst und anderer Personen? In diesem Seminar soll es darum gehen verschiedene Theorien zu sozialen Wahrnehmung kennenzulernen und deren empirischen Überprüfungen zu evaluieren. Dabei werden Sie die Theorien in Referaten vorstellen und die Beurteilung dieser in der Gruppe gemeinsam diskutieren.

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