- describe and critically evaluate psychological studies and major theories
- choose appropriate research methods for particular research questions
- identify psychological determinants of human behavior and use psychological terminology to describe it
- Explain different methodological principles of psychological research
- Distinguish between descriptive, correlational, experimental psychological research designs
- List major symptoms and consequences of replication crisis in psychology
- Distinguish between direct and conceptual replication
- Explain major theoretical perspectives in psychology: psychodynamic, behavioristic, humanistic, cognitive, evolutionary
- Explain the principles of psychological testing and assessment: standardization, objectivity, test norms, reliability, validity
- Define mental processes: sensation, perception, attention, learning, thinking, memory, emotion, imagery, etc.
- Describe stages of moral development
- Define the concept of "zone of proximal development'
- Distinguish between fundamental and applied psychological studies
- Introduction to psychological science. Methodological and ethical principles of psychological research.Psychology as a science, brief historical overview, the core concepts (cognition, emotion, motivation, behavior, personality, etc.). Methodological principles of psychological research. Psychological assessment. Ethical considerations in research and practical issues.
- Research methods in psychology. Experimental, correlational and descriptive research designsStudy designs: descriptive, correlational, experimental. Direct and conceptual replication. Replication crisis and solutions. Meta-psychology.
- Theoretical approaches in psychology. Personality psychologyTheoretical perspectives: psychodynamic, behaviorism, humanistic, cognitive, evolutionary. Biological and social determinants of personality. Dynamic Personality Processes (motives and goals, defense mechanisms).
- Psychological assessmentPrinciples of psychological testing and assessment: standardization, objectivity, test norms, reliability, validity
- Mental processesTypes of sensations, Weber-Fechner law. Perception. Characteristics of perception: constancy, objectivity, integrity, generalization. Memory, types of memory. Thinking. Imagination. Attention. Volitional processes. Emotion.
- Developmental psychologyStages of moral development. Stages of psychosocial development. Zone of proximal development. Attachment theory
- Applied and practical psychology: UX, marketing, HR management, psychological counselingWhat is applied and what is practical psychology How cognitive psychology influences UX research and marketing Behaviorism and motivation studies and their impact on HR practices Psychological counseling: why is it important?
- Research proposal
- Exam testThe computer-based exam test contains up to 40 multiple-choice questions with one or more correct answers. Students are not allowed to use notes or any other reference materials.
- Seminar assignmentsEach seminar meeting students get a grade for seminar participation. Depending on the seminar content, one of the three grading methods is used: 1) Short test (50%) + in-class participation (50%). 2) Presentation (50%) + in-class participation (50%). 3) In-class participation (100%).
- Interim assessment (4 module)0.3 * Exam test + 0.3 * Research proposal + 0.4 * Seminar assignments
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- DeLamater, J. D., & Collett, J. L. (2019). Social Psychology (Vol. Ninth edition). New York, NY: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1753380
- Levitin, D. J. (2002). Foundations of Cognitive Psychology : Core Readings. Cambridge, Mass: A Bradford Book. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=78136