Psychological Assessment and Individual Differences

Current Courses

Prof. Dr. Alexander Freund

Applied Psychological Assessment I

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

Sport vs. Stress

In dem Projektband sollen Zusammenhänge zwischen Konstrukten der Lernmotivation und der Gestaltung von Unterricht - hier konkret der Umgang mit Fehlern - empirisch untersucht werden. Eine besondere Rolle nimmt dabei die simultane Betrachtung von Lernenden- vs. Lehrendenperspektive ein.

Personality Psychology and Individual Differences

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.

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 the academic portal myStudy.