Learning, Memory, Thinking, Motivation - Introduction in General Psychology
This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.
Module version of WS 2014/5 (current)
There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.
Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.
|available module versions|
|WS 2014/5||SS 2014|
WI000385 is a semester module in German language at Master’s level which is offered in summer semester.
This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.
- Catalogue of soft-skill courses
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|90 h||30 h||3 CP|
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
•Basic theories and processes of human learning (classical conditioning, operant conditioning, model-learning and cognitive learning)
•Basic models and processes of human memory (multi store model of memory, levels of processing model of memory, retrieval and forgetting)
•The principles of human reasoning, problem-solving and creativity
•Basic concepts and theories about human motivation and their application to educational settings, goals and goal-conflicts and the 3C-Model of Work Motivation
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
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singular or moved dates
Learning and Teaching Methods
Schermer, F. J. (2013). Lernen und Gedächtnis. (5. Aufl.). Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.
Spada, H. (Hrsg.). (2006). Allgemeine Psychologie (3. Aufl.). Bern: Huber.
Gerrig, R. J. & Zimbardo, P. G. (2008). Psychologie (18. Aufl.). München: Pearson
Description of exams and course work
There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.