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Bachelor 2019/2020

Introduction to Psychology

Area of studies: Fundamental and Applied Linguistics
Delivered by: School of Psychology
When: 2 year, 2 module
Mode of studies: Blended
Language: English
ECTS credits: 4

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This course will highlight the most interesting experiments within the field of psychology, discussing the implications of those studies for our understanding of the human mind and human behavior. We will explore the brain and some of the cognitive abilities it supports like memory, learning, attention, perception and consciousness. We will examine human development - both in terms of growing up and growing old - and will discuss the manner in which the behavior of others affects our own thoughts and behavior. Finally, we will discuss various forms of mental illness and the treatments that are used to help those who suffer from them. The fact of the matter is that humans routinely do amazing things without appreciating how interesting they are. However, we are also routinely influenced by people and events without always being aware of those influences. By the end of this course you will have gained a much better understanding and appreciation of who you are and how you work. And I can guarantee you that you'll learn things that you'll be telling your friends and family about, things that will fundamentally change the way you think of yourself and others. How can you resist that?!
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Identify theoretical underpinnings of the major areas of psychology, including cognition (thought, memory, perception), learning, personality, social and environmental influences, development, and physiology of behavior.
  • Explain different models of human behavior based on science versus intuition or general ways of knowing.
  • Recognize ways of pursuing questions in Psychology via discussion of theory and empirical research
  • Describe connections between knowledge gained in Psychology to everyday life.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • знать историю становления и междисциплинарные связи психологии
  • применять психологические знания для анализа своего и чужого поведения
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Психология как наука
  • Индивидные свойства человека
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Midterm
  • non-blocking Assignment
  • non-blocking Final
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.2 * Assignment + 0.4 * Final + 0.4 * Midterm
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Goodwin, C. J., & Goodwin, K. A. (2017). Research in Psychology : Methods and Design (Vol. Eighth edition). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1639428

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Canli, Turhan, ed. Biology of personality and individual differences. - Guilford Press, 2006. – ЭБС ProQuest Ebook Central - Academic Complete.
  • Sullivan, G. B. (2008). Dennis Howitt & Duncan Cramer (2005). Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology. Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 9(1), 1–6. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=sih&AN=29973411