Consciousness Studies

  • Teaching

    Details

    Faculty Faculty of Humanities
    Domain Psychology
    Code UE-L25.01259
    Languages English
    Type of lesson Cours bloc
    Level Master
    Semester SP-2021

    Schedules and rooms

    Summary schedule Friday , Cours bloc

    Teaching

    Responsibles
    Teachers
    Description

    Psychological consciousness studies involve research on levels and states of consciousness. Psychologically researched levels of consciousness are the conscious, preconscious, unconscious/subconscious, and nonconscious levels of mental processing. Psychological research on states of consciousness – which is the main focus of this course – takes waking consciousness as the most common state (ordinary state of consciousness, OSC), using it as a baseline against which altered states of consciousness (ASCs) are compared. Some of the most prominently researched ASCs in psychology will be introduced in this course and include sleeping/dreaming, hypnosis, meditation, sensory deprivation (floating tank), absorption, as well as ASCs induced by psychoactive drugs (classic psychedelics, dissociative anesthetics, empathogens). Furthermore, it will also be shown how a growing number of clinical studies investigate the therapeutic potential of being temporarily in an ASC.

    Available seats 32
    Softskills
    No
    Off field
    No
    BeNeFri
    No
    Mobility
    No
    UniPop
    No

    Documents

    Bibliography

    Reading requirement before course starts: 

    Bernstein, Douglas A. (2015). Psychology: Foundations and Frontiers – Ch. 9: Consciousness. Boston: Cengage Learning.

    (A PDF of this chapter together with an information sheet that states which parts of this chapter should be read/studied before the course starts will be available on Moodle at the start of the semester.)

  • Dates and rooms
    Date Hour Type of lesson Place
    19.03.2021 09:15 - 17:00 Cours RM 01, Room C-0.104
    20.03.2021 09:15 - 17:00 Cours RM 01, Room C-0.104
  • Assessments methods

    Travail écrit - SP-2021, Session d'été 2021

    Assessments methods By rating
    Descriptions of Exams

    Writing a paper: each course participant can freely choose a consciousness-studies topic that falls within the thematic range of this course by writing a paper about it (home assignment, 2500 to 3000 words).

    Travail écrit - SP-2021, Autumn Session 2021

    Assessments methods By rating
    Descriptions of Exams

    Writing a paper: each course participant can freely choose a consciousness-studies topic that falls within the thematic range of this course by writing a paper about it (home assignment, 2500 to 3000 words).

    Travail écrit - SA-2021, Session d'hiver 2022

    Assessments methods By rating
    Descriptions of Exams

    Writing a paper: each course participant can freely choose a consciousness-studies topic that falls within the thematic range of this course by writing a paper about it (home assignment, 2500 to 3000 words).

    Travail écrit - SP-2022, Session d'été 2022

    Assessments methods By rating
    Descriptions of Exams

    Writing a paper: each course participant can freely choose a consciousness-studies topic that falls within the thematic range of this course by writing a paper about it (home assignment, 2500 to 3000 words).

  • Assignment
    Valid for the following curricula:
    Education / Psychology 30 [MA]
    Version: SA20_MA_NP_de_v01
    Wahlpflichtmodule > CogNeuro Topics

    Education / Psychology 90 [MA]
    Version: SA20_MA_VP_de_v01
    Wahlpflichtmodule > CogNeuro Topics

    Psychology 30 [MA]
    Version: SA18_MA_P2_fr_de_bil_v01
    Specialisation Module > Cognitive Neuroscience > Current Topics in Cognitive Neuroscience (NCS A)

    Special Education 90 [MA]
    Version: SA20_MA_VP_de_v01
    Profile > Option > Speech and Language Therapy > Modul 3b – (Psycho-)Linguistik und Kognitionswissen-schaft