Current Topics in Media Psychology


This seminar covers research methods and current research trends in media psychology, computer-mediated communication and human-computer interaction, respectively. Students will read recent book chapters and journal/conference papers. Students receive regular review assignments about the literature they have read.

Learning Goals

  • Getting used to reading different paper styles from the fields of psychology, communication science, and computer science
  • Knowing about the formats of scientific writing in different empirical disciplines
  • Quickly retrieving and evaluating information from existing literature
  • Knowing how to write a scientific review about a certain topic
  • Preparing and moderate discussions

Academic Assessment

Not graded review assignments and oral exam with a duration of 20 minutes at the end of the course.