- 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
- 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
- Describe stages of moral development
- Define the concept of "zone of proximal development'
- Introduction to psychological science. Branches and fields of psychology.Psychology as a science. Hindsight bias. The illusion of knowing. Basic research fields: biological, cognitive, comparative, developmental, personality, social, and cross-cultural psychology. Applied areas: clinical, counseling, organizational, and educational psychology.
- Research methods in psychologyStudy designs: descriptive, correlational, experimental. Types of non-experimental research. Types of experiments & methods for controlling for extraneous variables.
- Theoretical approaches in psychologyPsychodynamic approach, behaviorism, cognitive approach, biological (neuroscientific) approach, humanistic approach, social-cultural approach. Major concepts and techniques of cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychoanalysis, and person-centered therapy.
- Psychological assessmentPrinciples of psychological testing and assessment: standardization, objectivity, test norms, reliability, validity
- Developmental psychologyStages of moral development. Stages of psychosocial development. Zone of proximal development. Attachment theory
- Research proposal
- Exam testThe computer-based exam test contains up to 30 multiple-choice questions with one or more correct answers. It will be conducted in a distant format with a proctoring system Examus (https://hse.student.examus.net). Proctoring is a process of monitoring and control of distance exams. Students allowed to use handwritten or printed notes during the test. The person’s identity check, as well as the exam procedure, is supported by the software, which automatically records two video streams: from the student’s web camera and the screen of his/her computer and keeps track of possible forbidden actions like student’s absence, the second person in the camera, chatting during the exam, connection of the second monitor. If the system identifies a violation, the video is labeled as “unreliable”, but the exam is continued. The system may be prone to errors so all the records with labeled violations are double checked by the proctor after the exam. The proctor either confirms the violation of the exam procedure or recognizes the exam as passed. Students will have 60 minutes to complete the test. Students must conduct a technical check before the exam at https://lms.demo.examus.net/syscheck_st . In case your computer does not support proctoring or is not technically equipped, please contact your programme office immediately. Short-term technical interruptions during the exam allowed for a period of 10 minutes.
- 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