851-0252-04L  Behavioral Studies Colloquium

SemesterAutumn Semester 2014
LecturersC. Hölscher, H.‑D. Daniel, A. Diekmann, D. Helbing, M. Mäs, R. O. Murphy, R. Schubert, E. Stern
Periodicityevery semester recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


AbstractThis colloquium offers an opportunity for students to discuss their ongoing research and scientific ideas in the behavioral sciences, both at the micro- and macro-levels of cognitive, behavioral and social science. It also offers an opportunity for students from other disciplines to discuss their research ideas in relation to behavioral science. The colloquium also features invited research talks.
ObjectiveStudents know and can apply autonomously up-to-date investigation methods and techniques in the behavioral sciences. They achieve the ability to develop their own ideas in the field and to communicate their ideas in oral presentations and in written papers. The credits will be obtained by a written report of approximately 10 pages, which is based on the oral presentation.
ContentThis colloquium offers an opportunity for students to discuss their ongoing research and scientific ideas in the behavioral sciences, both at the micro- and macro-levels of cognitive, behavioral and social science. It also offers an opportunity for students from other disciplines to discuss their ideas in so far as they have some relation to behavioral science. The possible research areas are wide and may include theoretical as well as empirical approaches in Social Psychology and Research on Higher Education, Sociology, Modeling and Simulation in Sociology, Decision Theory and Behavioral Game Theory, Economics, Research on Learning and Instruction, Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Science. Ideally the students (from Bachelor, Master, Ph.D. and Post-Doc programs) have started to start work on their thesis or on any other term paper. In the first session, interested students should give a 5-minute presentation of their topic, based on which the time slots for the semester are allocated. The credits will be obtained by a written report of approximately 10 pages, which is based on the oral presentation. The colloquium also serves as a venue for invited talks by researchers from other universities and institutions related to behavioral and social sciences.