Research Colloquium of Psychology
The aim of the research colloquium is to get some insight in current issues of psychological research. With the colloquium, we try to give you a maximum of flexibility and freedom of choice of topics that you are especially interested in. This can also facilitate the choice of a topic for your bachelor or master thesis. On this website you find a permanently updated list about public lectures. Moreover, you can take part at the sessions of the course of lectures “Psychological Science”.
Prof. Dr. Martin Spieß
If you started your masters degree program for the 2014/2015 winter semester or later, you have to complete the research colloquium as part of the final module M.Sc. Psychology. The research colloquium consists of 14 appointments in two parts: mandatory appointments and public lectures.
In the third semester, you enroll in the research colloquium (LV-Nr. 71-03.700, one small group per subject group) during the general registration period at STiNE. Please assign preferences to the small groups you are mainly interested in, and exclude the ones you don´t want to participate. If you are enrolled in a research colloquium of one subject group, you are obliged to participate in the defined appointments. At the first session of the semester it will be announced, how many and which appointments (up to 7) are mandatory. In addition to these mandatory appointments, you can attend further sessions of the colloquium as well.
You can choose the remaining appointments out of any public lectures throughout your studies. At the beginning of the third semester the number of mandatory lectures (at least 7 lectures) will be announced in your enrolled colloquium. On this website you find public lectures that are valid for the research colloquium. Each semester subject groups will announce lectures that are of interest to a general psychological audience. These lectures will be added to the list and will be published on this website. You can and should attend public lectures you are interested in right from the beginning of your studies. Don ´t wait too long until you start attending public lectures. The earlier you start the more purposefully you can choose lectures.
When you attended all 14 lectures you have to submit your attendance proof to the academic office. Thus, your ECTS credits for the research colloquium can be recognized for the final module. As proof functions a control sheet that you can download from this website. If you attend a public lecture please bring your control sheet with you. After the lecture you ask the person that organized the lecture (lecturer of the subject group) to confirm your attendance with a stamp or signature on your control sheet. Attendance of mandatory appointments in the subject groups has to be confirmed on the control sheet as well.
It is your responsibility to store your control sheet carefully and hand in the original document. There is no attendance list at public lectures, therefore, we cannot replace lost control sheets.
In order to avoid disturbances in the procedure, no signatures are given after the lecture. Instead, there are attendance lists where you have to fill in your complete and legible details (student ID number, name, signature). When you hand in your control sheet you can confirm your attendance by reference to the attendance lists that are deposited in the academic office.
In case you spend your third semester abroad, you have the possibility to attend a course at the foreign university that is in line with the research colloquium regarding content and extent (ECTS), which can be recognized as anequivalent to the research colloquium.
For this purpose you have to get in contact with us (person responsible for the module) and arrange terms before (!) you go abroad.
As an alternative, you can ask subject groups before you go abroad if it is possible to attend a final colloquium in your second or fourth semester instead of the research colloquium in your third semester. In that case, you should fix 7 mandatory appointments and confirm your attendance on the control sheet. (For the remaining appointments please attend public lectures that are listed on this website.)
Please note: The mentioned alternative doesn´t replace the attendance at the final colloquium of the subject group where you will write your master thesis.