Self-Selection of a University Course in Psycholinguistics


  • Oleksandr Kapranov Stockholm University, Sweden


psycholinguistics, self-selection, optional course, university.


The present article aimed at identifying the university students’ (further referred to as “participants”) self-selection of an optional course in psycholinguistics. The participants’ self-selection of the course was investigated by means of a structured questionnaire concerning their socio-linguistic background and a reflective essay on the topic ‘Why I Chose an Optional Course in Psycholinguistics’. Data analysis of the participants’ essays and the questionnaire revealed a set of variables involved in the students’ self-selection of the optional course in psycholinguistics. Whilst several variables were unique to each individual participant, data analysis indicated that there were recurrentpatterns in the self-selection process. Specifically, the data suggested that the patterns shared by all the participantsinvolved categories “interest”, “future profession” and other categories respectively.


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Kapranov, O. (2014). Self-Selection of a University Course in Psycholinguistics. East European Journal of Psycholinguistics , 1(2), 45-54.