Denmark, Aarhus

Experimental Methods in the Study of Cognition and Culture

when 21 July 2014 - 13 August 2014
duration 4 weeks
credits 9.9 ECTS

The interface between culture and cognition is a fast-developing research area attracting numerous scholars and scientists with different backgrounds. Neuroscientists, psychologists, sociologists, economists, anthropologists, and humanists of various sorts seek to find out how evolved cognitive capacities, cultural learning and social and institutional forms interact to constrain, or even produce, human behavior. Such interdisciplinary work not only calls for a high degree of translatability between terminologies found in each individual discipline. It further calls for knowledge about, and experience with, different methodologies. This course is directed to students of human behavior who have a background in the humanities or social sciences and an interest in using experimental methods in investigating their topic.

Course leader

Jesper Sørensen, Kristoffer L. Nielbo

Target group

Master's students

Course aim

Students will be expected to acquire the following competences: (a) delineate a particular research problem; (b) determine and describe relevant theoretical background and experimental findings; (c) construct an experimental research plan

Fee info

EUR 0: Students on a bilateral exchange programme do not have to pay. Freemovers are obliged to pay participation fees while tuition fees only apply to freemovers from countries outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland.