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module properties module number 200842 - common information
module number200842
departmentDepartment of Economic Sciences and Media
ID of group2554 (Media Psychology and Media Design)
module leaderProf. Dr. Nicola Döring
languageEnglisch
term Wintersemester
previous knowledge and experience

Students have a strong interest in psychology of digital media and psychology of technology and at least basic knowledge of social research methodology (study design, data collection, data analysis). Students have completed the course "Academic Skills in Communication Science".

learning outcomeAfter
attending the seminar, students understand the relevance of psychology of digital
media and psychology of technology for communication science. They know the
current state of research of a selected field of psychology of digital media or
psychology of technology. They understand advanced in-depth details of a psychology-focused
research process in communication science, for instance, how to systematically
search for literature and summarize the state of research appropriately, how to
build and visualize a conceptual model based on established theories, or how to
identify questionable research practices in published papers (professional
competence).

After
working on the bi-weekly tasks, students know how to apply specific research
methods or how to interpret specific theories, respectively. Based on this, they
can conduct more sophisticated research projects (methods competence).

After giving
the presentation, students can present the results of psychology of digital  media and psychology of technology research in
oral form in an APA-compliant fashion (methods competence).

After
writing the research report, students can present the results psychology of digital
media and psychology of technology research in written form in an APA-compliant
fashion (methods competence).

After working on the bi-weekly tasks, the oral
presentation, and the research report, students can plan the time for an own
project, motivate themselves to work on their own projects, and assess the
achievement of their own project (self-management competence).
contentFrom the perspective of communication science, psychology of digital media and psychology of technology are relevant fields of research, as they are intertwined with many different types of communication (e.g., health communication, political communication, sexual communication, social campaigns, advertising, education, entertainment, news, citizen journalism etc.) and communication technologies (e.g., Web 2.0, social media, immersive virtual reality, video games).

The aim of the *module* is twofold: (1) Students look into the current state of a selected field of psychology of digital media or psychology of technology (e.g., health communication on YouTube), and Students (2) learn about specific research methods or specific theories, respectively. Relevant methods can be systematic literature reviews, critical reading, building conceptual models, selected methods of data collection and/or data analysis (depending on the applicability). Relevant theories can be Online Disinhibition, Cues Filtered-out, QUEST-VR, Uses-and-Gratifications Approach, The Differential Susceptibility to Media Effects Model, Sexual Scripts Theory, and so on.

media of instruction and technical requirements for education and examination in case of online participation

Moodle, Texts, Slides, Internet Links, Videos

https://moodle2.tu-ilmenau.de/course/view.php?id=3645

literature / references

Literature list will be provided in the course of the module

evaluation of teaching
Details reference subject
module namePsychology of New Media and Technologies
examination number2500603
credit points5
SWS2 (0 V, 2 Ü, 0 P)
on-campus program (h)22.5
self-study (h)127.5
obligationobligatory module
examalternative examination performance
details of the certificate- active
participation in class

- bi-weekly
tasks

- oral presentation

- written research report
alternative examination performance due to COVID-19 regulations incl. technical requirements
signup details for alternative examinationsDie Anmeldung zur alternativen semesterbegleitenden Abschlussleistung erfolgt über das Prüfungsverwaltungssystem (thoska) außerhalb des zentralen Prüfungsanmeldezeitraumes. Die früheste Anmeldung ist generell ca. 2-3 Wochen nach Semesterbeginn möglich. Der späteste Zeitpunkt für die An- oder Abmeldung von dieser konkreten Abschlussleistung ist festgelegt auf den (falls keine Angabe, erscheint dies in Kürze):
To obtain the actual deadlines for this course, plaese navigate to the course details in the degree program.
maximum number of participants
Details in degree program Master Media and Communication Science 2021
module namePsychology of New Media and Technologies
examination number2500603
credit points5
on-campus program (h)45
self-study (h)105
obligationelective module
examalternative examination performance
details of the certificate- active
participation in class

- bi-weekly
tasks

- oral presentation

- written research report
alternative examination performance due to COVID-19 regulations incl. technical requirements
signup details for alternative examinationsDie Anmeldung zur alternativen semesterbegleitenden Abschlussleistung erfolgt über das Prüfungsverwaltungssystem (thoska) außerhalb des zentralen Prüfungsanmeldezeitraumes. Die früheste Anmeldung ist generell ca. 2-3 Wochen nach Semesterbeginn möglich. Der späteste Zeitpunkt für die An- oder Abmeldung von dieser konkreten Abschlussleistung ist festgelegt auf den (falls keine Angabe, erscheint dies in Kürze):
To obtain the actual deadlines for this course, plaese navigate to the course details in the degree program.
maximum number of participants