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Master Cognitive Psychology

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Master programme

Applied Cognitive



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• Who’s who in the Cognitive Psychology Unit?• Curriculum: choices to make• Labs• Internship / Thesis• Group Picture

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Secretaries: Albertien OlthoffAtie Breugem

Course-related: Marianne van der Stel-de Wekker:

Room 2B09, Phone 3854

Room 2B07Phone 071-5273630


Atie Marianne

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Who’s in control?

Bernhard Hommel: Chair of the CP unitWilliam Verschuur: Mentor + coordinator Internship & Thesis

Wido La Heij: Coordinator All Teaching CPGuido Band: Coordinator Applied CP program

Bernhard William Wido Guido

Your teacher Your teacher

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Mentor & Internship coordinator

William Verschuur 2A48

At least three individual meetings per year.

Initiative can come from you, or else William will contact you.

General counseling role.

Topics:- Obstacle for studying- Choosing/planning an internship/thesis- Choosing electives


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Additional Lecturers

Patrick HudsonFenna Poletiek Jop Groeneweg

Pascal Haazebroek

Lorenza Colzato

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ACP Student representatives

Maarten Houtgast: Cognitive Psychology BoardInternal affairs of the Cognitive Psychology unit

Paulien Brouwer: Institute Board Psychology

Psychology-wide affairs

Geert van Loopik: MOC = Master program committeeEducational affairs at master levelVACANT !!!

Joanna Jaoudie: International Student Representatives

Subgroup of MOC

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Two Complementary Profiles

Cognitive ErgonomicsApplying knowledge of human factors (limitations) to environmental design. E.g., traffic, cockpit, webdesign

Cognitive EnhancementApplying knowledge about influences on human cognitive potential. E.g. education, occupation, aging, sports

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Curriculum: Mandatory

• Art of Applying Psychology (5)

• Internship (10)

• Thesis (20)

5 Colloquia (ours, or those of other organizers) to be registered on a card

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Curriculum: Semi-Mandatory

Choose 4 x 5 EC from the following• Human Potential: Theory (5)• Human Potential: Application (5)• Human Computer Interaction (5)• Human Error at Work (5)• Decision Making (5)

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Curriculum: Elective

Choose 5 EC from “any” other


- The remaining course of Applied Cognitive Psychology

- Elective from a different psychology specialization: (next slide)

- Catch-up of Cogn. Ergonomics or Cogn. Neuroscience in a MA-form ***

- Course outside psychology (e.g. Buddhism & Psychology; Industrial Design) ***

- EEG course Experimentation 2 (Research Master) ***

NOTE: ***

For courses that are not on the official electives list: permission required

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Official electives

• Advanced Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

• Adult and Old-Age Clinical Neuropsychology: Theory and Assessment

• Child Neuropsychology: Theory and Assessment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders

• The Psychodynamic Perspective

• Trainers Course Communication SkillsTrainers Course Communication Skills

• Transdiagnostic Approach to Eating Disorders

• The Psychology of Economic Behaviour

• Health Psychology in Practice

• Applied Data AnalysisApplied Data Analysis

• Structural Equation Models

• Multilevel Analysis

• fMRI Data and Statistics

• Motivation, Power and LeadershipMotivation, Power and Leadership

• Policy and Social Behaviour: Introduction to Environmental Psychology

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You have to register for each individual exam!(this is possible until 1 week before the exam)

You cannot participate without registration!


Papers are checked for plagiarism

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Internship and Thesis

• Planning: benefit from the calm months (January, summer)• Internal / external• Topic related to ACP • Start preparations on time, especially for external position• Optional: combine internship + thesis to save overhead time• Arrange a CP teacher as supervisor + ask permission to start• External position requires two supervisors: UL-teacher and local expert

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Specifics of Internship10 ECT = 7 weeks full time equivalent

Emphasis on practical experience; learning new techniques

An internship contract agreed upon by you, the supervisors and the host institute

End product: A report about your internship focused on the process, your contributions in research etc.


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Specifics of Thesis20 ECT = 14 weeks

Autonomic completion of a study (under supervision)

Rather than a contract: a proposal of the study should be approved before the study starts

End product: a full report in scientific journal format


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FinishingMaster Exam: Two months before finishing your masters, fill in: the


Return this form to the Student Information Desk of Psychology

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Blackboard module: InternshipApplied Cognitive Psychology

Internship & Master Thesis Applied Cognitive Psychology• List of institutions• Announcements, job advertisements, internship options• see Course documents: Guidelines Thesis And Internship,

Internship Contract form, Diploma Application form, etc.

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LinkedIn group: Leiden University -

Applied Cognitive Psychology

Exclusively for alumni and current students + teachers ACP

Announcements, job advertisements, internship options

Recommended to build your network

See where alumni went

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Behavioral lab: 14 setups

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Labs - basementDriver Distraction Lab

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Psychophysiology lab





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Virtual Identity lab (under construction)

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Infant lab: eye tracking and video registration

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Neuroimaging lab: fMRI

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Internships – examples

Cognitive enhancementCognitive enhancement

LUMCLUMC Spatial Cognition in vascular surgerySpatial Cognition in vascular surgeryKLMKLM Situation Awareness in pilotsSituation Awareness in pilotsHersenstichtingHersenstichting Physical fitness in older adults Physical fitness in older adults PhilipsPhilips Light and cognitive functionLight and cognitive function

Noise and sleepNoise and sleepGame companies – Serious gamingGame companies – Serious gaming

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Internships – examples

Human errorHuman error

AMCAMC Alert Fatigue in doctors Alert Fatigue in doctors RijkswaterstaatRijkswaterstaat Identification of accident-prone locationsIdentification of accident-prone locationsOtago Univ.Otago Univ. Cognitive strain in the cockpit.Cognitive strain in the cockpit.Applus RTDApplus RTD Development of workshop Risk ManagementDevelopment of workshop Risk ManagementSWOVSWOV Dead-angle accidents involving trucks and bikesDead-angle accidents involving trucks and bikesNLRNLR A psychological approach to modeling pilot behaviorA psychological approach to modeling pilot behaviorSafety BoardSafety Board Accident investigation and analysisAccident investigation and analysis

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Internships – examples


NASANASA Displays of weather informationDisplays of weather information7Causes7Causes Marketing: setting up a website Marketing: setting up a website TNOTNO Human Factors in the Navy: Remote controlHuman Factors in the Navy: Remote controlTNOTNO PDA as supporting device for the policePDA as supporting device for the police

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Internships – examples

Psychology and LawPsychology and Law

NSCRNSCR Psychology and Law: Suggestive interrogationPsychology and Law: Suggestive interrogation

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Internships – examples

Fundamental research at the universityFundamental research at the university

VideogamesVideogames Brain training for older adults; effects of violent gamesBrain training for older adults; effects of violent gamesNoise PerceptionNoise Perception Biasing sound evaluation Biasing sound evaluation NeurofeedbackNeurofeedback Training brain waves for children with ADHD / healthy older adultsTraining brain waves for children with ADHD / healthy older adultsEmotionsEmotions Emotional control, mood and performanceEmotional control, mood and performanceLanguageLanguage Bilingualism, Picture-word interferenceBilingualism, Picture-word interferenceDrivingDriving Simulated driving in older adults and in dual-task conditionsSimulated driving in older adults and in dual-task conditionsInfant cognitionInfant cognition Understanding goals and logicUnderstanding goals and logicNeuromodulationNeuromodulation Schizophrenia and dopamineSchizophrenia and dopamineDrugsDrugs Effects of cocaine; cannabis; qat on cognitionEffects of cocaine; cannabis; qat on cognition

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Guido Band: [email protected]