Psychological Assessment and Individual Differences

Current Courses

Prof. Dr. Alexander Freund

Introduction to psychological and pedagocical assessment

In der Vorlesung werden die folgenden Inhalte behandelt:

- methodische Grundlage der Diagnostik

- Diagnostik ausgewählter psychologischer Konstrukte

Ziel: Erwerb von Basiswissen im Bereich der Diagnostik

Applied Psychological Assessment I

Differential Psychology

The lecture provides an overview of the methods and paradigms of personality, intelligence, and other aspects of differential psychology. These include approaches to and models of personality (psychoanalytic approach, learning theory perspectives, humanistic personality theories, trait approaches), biological basis of personality, personality development, structure and process models of intelligence, emotional and practical intelligence, interpersonal relationships, intercultural aspects, and social construction of gender.

Ziel: Professional competencies:

Knowledge on and understanding of fundamental theories, concepts and approaches of differential psychology.

Familiarity with both the foundation and history of the subject and recent approaches, theories, and research findings.

Differential Psychology - Group A

The seminar has two main foci:

1. Deepening of knowledge in the field of differential psychology with a particular focus on methods used for data collection and statistical analysis

2. Transfering this knowledge into scientific practice

In the seminar, the students will prepare a group presentation (e.g. via powerpoint) on a self-chosen empirical paper on a topic of differential psychology.

Moreover, the students will learn more about commonly used research methods and critically discuss the papers presented.

Ziel: The aim of the seminar is to provide students with in-depth knowledge of various topics from the area of differential psychology and research methods. In addition, students will learn to deal with empirical literature and apply their knowledge to scientific practice.

Cognitive abilities, creativity, and personality (FSL)

This course aims at providing an introduction into selected theories, models, and empirical findings of research in the realms of intelligence, creativity, and personality.

Participants will be asked to prepare a specific topic (only individual contributions) and present their findings at a simulated “research conference”.

The presentation and a written essay (description and evaluation of own "project") will be scored 50% each for course credit.

The entire course will be held in English.

Ziel: Learning how to search scientific data bases

Processing and integrating empirical research findings

Considering an interdisciplinary perspective

Understanding and evaluating theoretical methods and models

Improving presentation skills

Using English as a scientific language

Further information about courses you will find in our academic portal myStudy.