853-0040-00L  Military Psychology and Pedagogy II

SemesterSpring Semester 2019
LecturersH. Annen
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


853-0040-00 VMilitärpsychologie und -pädagogik II2 hrs
Tue10:15-12:00HG E 21 »
H. Annen

Catalogue data

AbstractBuilding on the knowledge of psychological and pedagogical aspects of education acquired during the first semester, heighten the awareness and perception of education and leadership in military life as well as examining the phenomenon of stress and its importance to mission accomplishment. Elucidate the dangers of abuse of power and work out consequences on military life.
ObjectiveKnowing the different models of stress and stress management
Specifying symptoms of stress-related disorders and acquiring an overview of the most common treatments of combat stress reactions (CSR) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Knowing the psychological conditions that lead to abuse of authority and power, and deriving provisions to reduce that risk in military daily routine.
ContentParticipants shall be sensitized for psychological and pedagogic aspects of military formation, education and leadership. Specific military aspects are treated building on the subjects covered in the first semester and against the background of psychological basic research. Special attention is directed to the phenomenon "stress". The pedagogic perspective is taken into account by inquiring how and with which instruments the acquired knowledge can be implemented into practice.

- Stress
- Thought- and decision making processes under stress
- Psychological combat reactions and traumatic stress
- Power and authority
- Values - norms - aims
- The military leader as psychologist and pedagogue
Literature- Annen, H., Steiger, R. & Zwygart, U.: Gemeinsam zum Ziel, Huber, Frauenfeld 2004
- Stadelmann, J.: Führung unter Belastung, Huber, Frauenfeld 1998

The lecture is supported by a virtual learning environment containing relevant documents (presentations and texts as well as the above mentioned books) and information to further literature.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a two-semester course together with 853-0037-00L Military Psychology and Pedagogy I
For programme regulations
(Examination block)
Bachelor's Degree Programme in Public Policy (Armed Forces Officers) 2017 (Examination Block 2)
Bachelor's Programme in Public Policy (Armed Forces Officers) 2010; Version 31.10.2017 (Block 2)
ECTS credits7 credits
ExaminersH. Annen
Typesession examination
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 120 minutes
Written aidsNone
Performance assessment as a semester course (other programmes)
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersH. Annen
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
If the course unit is part of an examination block, the credits are allocated for the successful completion of the whole block.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

Learning materials

Learning environmentMoodle-Lernumgebung
Only public learning materials are listed.


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Humanities, Social and Political Sciences (General Courses)Military StudiesZInformation
Public Policy BachelorExamination Block 2OInformation