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    Developmental Psychology


    Courses of Developmental Psychology

    In teaching, we represent Developmental Psychology in the B.Sc. Psychology program in two compulsory modules and together with Pedagogical Psychology we offer a specialization module.

    In the M.Sc. Psychology degree program, together with Pedagogical Psychology, we take the compulsory elective "education, development and lifelong learning", which can be studied as a major or minor subject. In addition, the project work in this elective area can also be completed.

    If the compulsory elective "education, development and lifelong learning" is chosen as major, there is the possibility of integrated study, which means that at the same time as M.Sc. Psychology to acquire the certificate "Psychological Learning Therapist (BDP)". More information about this training offer can be found here (only in German available).

    Course overview

    Further information about courses offered can be found in the course catalog of the University of Würzburg

    Course overview summer term 2021 (in German)

    Kognitive, soziale und emotionale Entwicklung (Epsy-1, BA)VorlesungNieding
    Kognitive, soziale und emotionale Entwicklung II (Epsy-1, BA)SeminarNieding, Wannagat, Hunze
    Lektürekurs zur kognitiven, sozialen und emotionalen Entwicklung (Epsy-1, BA)Tutorium 
    Autismus (Epsy-2, BA)SeminarSeger
    Soziale Interaktion im Kindes- und Jugendalter (Epsy-2, BA)SeminarHunze
    Entwicklung und Medien (EulL-1 und -2, BA)SeminarNieding
    Entwicklung im Jugendalter (Epsy-2, BA)SeminarWannagat
    Entwicklung im höheren und hohen Erwachsenenalter (EulL-1 und -2, BA)SeminarFreudenberger
    Frühe digitale Bildung (BELL, MA)SeminarFreudenberger
    Doktoranden- und Forschungsseminar (MA)KolloquiumNieding


    Course overview winter term 2020/2021 (in German)

    Kognitive, soziale und emotionale Entwicklung (Epsy-1, BA)VorlesungDiergarten
    Kognitive, soziale und emotionale Entwicklung II (Epsy-1, BA)SeminarNieding, Wannagat
    Lektürekurs zur kognitiven, sozialen und emotionalen Entwicklung (Epsy-1, BA)Tutorium
    Autismus (Epsy-2, BA)SeminarSeger
    Soziale Interaktion im Kindes- und Jugendalter (Epsy-2, BA)SeminarHunze
    Außerschulische Lernumgebungen und lebenslanges Lernen (EulL-1 und -2, BA)SeminarWannagat
    Entwicklung und Medien (EulL-1 und -2, BA)SeminarNieding
    Grundlagen von Lernstörungen (BELL, MA)SeminarNieding
    Entwicklung, Medien und Stress (BELL, MA)SeminarScholze
    Doktoranden- und Forschungsseminar (MA)KolloquiumNieding

    Interdisciplinary information


    The module Developmental Psychology consists of the two modules "Developmental Psychology 1" (EPSY-1) and "Developmental Psychology 2" (EPSY-2).

    For the modules EPSY-1 and -2 there will be a general introductory lecture on the first Tuesday in the semester (the first lecture date). During this event, the seminar places will also be awarded, so the participation in the introductory event is absolutely necessary to get a seminar place. Please contact the lecturers early if you can not attend. Time and space will be announced in due time in the course catalog under the Events of Developmental Psychology.

    We recommend to attend the events of the modules EPSY-1 and -2 from the 2nd semester. If there are free places in the seminars, it may be possible to participate in the first semester.


    The module EPSY-1 (5 ECTS) consists of a lecture ("social, cognitive and emotional Development-1", 2 SWS) and the so-called accompanying seminar ("social, cognitive and emotional Development-2", 2 SWS).

    The lecture deals with theories, methods and empirical findings on cognitive, social and emotional development. The ECTS will be credited after successful completion of the written exam at the end of the semester (120 minutes). For the assessment at the exam a registration on Wuestudy is necessary.

    The accompanying seminar is a supplement to the lecture, in which selected topics from the lecture are deepened and subjects that are beyond the lecture, sometimes relevant to the examination, are discussed.

    The accompanying seminar is eligible for bonus, that means there is the possibility of passing an exam (for example, holding a presentation, doing a essay or portfolio, writing a short paper, etc., lecturers specify the requirements), and acquire a bonus of one grade on the exam performance. This bonus must have been obtained before taking the exam, that means the accompanying seminar must have been attended before the exam. The attendance of the accompanying seminar is recommended, an active participation is required. Further information on the bonus benefits can also be found at www.psychologie.uni-wuerzburg.de/fsb/bachelor/bonusleistungen/ (only in German).

    For more information about EPSY-1, visit WueStudy.


    The seminars of the module EPSY-2 (5 ECTS) deal with different topics of developmental psychology in more detail (for example, developments in the context of family, language development, autism). The range of seminars changes during each semester. In the seminars there is room for discussion, individual and group work of the single topic areas. Exam is usually a non-graded presentation. In order to book the ECTS credits, it is necessary to register for the exam (not the event!) via Wuestudy.

    For more information about EPSY-2, visit WueStudy.

    Master: Education, Development and Lifelong Learning (BELL)


    The module "education, development & lifelong learning" (BELL) deals with deepened topics of Pedagogical and Developmental Psychology. The content covers a broad spectrum of specific topics, which are oriented to current research areas. For example, seminars on the topics of personality development over the lifespan and development in high and higher adulthood are offered. Care is taken to build on the knowledge gained from the Bachelor's degree program and establish a link to practice.

    The module contains three (minor) or four (major) seminars. Students are allowed to choose from the offered seminars.

    The four sub-modules include:

    1.) Cognitive, social-emotional and physical development in adolescence and adulthood (basics of lifelong development in key areas such as working memory, intelligence, emotions, personality, motor skills, social relationships, etc.)

    2.) Education and development in the family context (contents may be couple and family development, parenting, divorce, transitions in the education system, patchwork families, etc.)

    3.) Social contexts (content may include inclusion, migration, gender, social media, cultural comparisons, environmental psychology, etc.)

    4.) Practice and fields of application (Relevant interventions or consulting activities are dealt with in the module "BELL". Seminar topics were / are: psychoanalysis, mindfulness, language development support)


    Each seminar includes a 60-minute graded exam. You can earn 5 ECTS credits per seminar. The seminars are eligible for bonus. Details will be announced by the respective lecturer. The bonus can only be given for the exam belonging to the seminar and not transferred to other seminars of the module.

    For more information about the "education, development and lifelong learning" (BELL) courses, visit WueStudy.

    The master's thesis must be presented with a lecture in the BELL Master and Doctoral Seminar, which takes place every two weeks on Tuesdays at 2 pm.

    If you are interested, feel free to contact our team!