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Course module: 200900354
Research Project in Social Neuroscience
Course infoSchedule
Course code200900354
ECTS Credits15
Category / Level3 (Bachelor Advanced)
Course typeFinal paper
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byFaculty of Social Sciences; Undergraduate School Sociale Wetenschappen; Psychology;
Contact persondr. ir. R. Custers
Telephone+31 30 2534937
Contactperson for the course
dr. ir. R. Custers
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Teaching period
4  (26/04/2021 to 02/07/2021)
Teaching period in which the course begins
Time slot-: Not in use
Study mode
Enrolment periodfrom 02/11/2020 up to and including 29/11/2020
Enrolling through OSIRISYes
Enrolment open to students taking subsidiary coursesYes
Post-registration openfrom 25/01/2021 up to and including 26/01/2021
Waiting listNo
In this course, a small-scale empirical study is performed under supervision of staff members.

Relation between assessment and objective
Students write a bachelor’s thesis which tests research skills, knowledge and the use of statistics and methods employed in the field of social neuroscience.
The research project in Social Neuroscience requires students to apply their skills and knowledge that they obtained in the Minor programme in Social Neuroscience, but also to relate their skills and knowledge to their own specific field of science (e.g., Psychology, Economy or Medicine). Apart from general research skills and knowledge, students will also learn to use statistics and methodology to examine their research questions.

Note: This course is the fourth out of four courses in all to make up the minor Social Neuroscience.
Entry requirements
Prerequisite knowledge
General overview of psychology and the biological foundations of behavior.
Prerequisite knowledge can be obtained through
The courses 'Brain and behavior', 'Brain and cognition', 'Neuroscience of social behavior and emotional disorders', 'Cognitive neuroscience' and 'Biopsychosocial perspectives on psychopathology' form a good basis for this course.
Required materials
To be announced.
Instructional formats

General remarks
The projects' structure and size are in line with the regular Bachelor research project as defined within the Psychology department. Specifically, students learn to develop a research question on the basis of a literature study, design and conduct a study to examine the question, collect and analyse data to test their hypotheses, and write a final empirical paper in which the findings are reported. Students will work on their research project in small groups. The focus is on direct replications.

Theme meeting

Final result
Test weight100
Minimum grade5.5

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