Psychology

Aim and program profile

Psychology study program aims the preparation of professional individual with a solid knowledge of the field, skills for its application in practice and positive approach towards the chosen profession. Students graduated in this program will have an opportunity to continue their studies in any of the psychology branch in Masters level. Students that will successfully complete the Bachelor (BA) studies in Psychology will gain academic and professional skills, that will help them to get employed and contribute in a wide variety of different contexts of employment, including the clinical, organisational, and educational context, not excluding the research context both in private and public sectors, in the labor market sectors, i.e. in the institutions for children with disabilities, in the rehabilitation centers and centers for trauma treatment, in social and family services, in the centers for career orientation, etc.

Expected learning outcomes

With the successful completion of the studies in psychology, it is expected that students fulfill the main aims of the program, through expected results individually:
– Gain a solid basis of knowledge in the Science of Psychology
– Develop critical thinking
-Understand the scientific method and its main concepts (i. e. reliability, validity, operational definitions)
– Develop professional communication skills
– Apply psychological knowledge in an effective way

Academic level and degree

Upon the completion of studies students obtain the degree: Bachelor in Psychology (BA).

Duration of studies and workload

3 years; 6 semesters ; 180 ECTS total/ 60 ECTS per year / 30 ECTS per semester

I

1. Basic Notions of Psychology 5 ETCS

Introduction to Psychology is a course that includes different fields of psychology. Starting from the introduction with the psychological branches and directions, development history of psychology as a science, perceptions and senses, learning, memory and imagination, thinking, personality, frustration and temperament.

2. Psycho-physiology -7 ECTS

This course will provide an introduction in the biological grounds of human behavior. It will consider biological processes that form and impact the behavior and cognition. The nervous system, the sensory system, the endocrine system, executive functions.

3. Maturity and learning as development factors – 6 ECTS

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the key factors that affect the growth, development, and learning. Discussion of the latest achievements of scientific research on these factors and their impact of individual development.

4. English Language I – 5 ECTS

The subject of English language aims to provide the students an opportunity to learn the spoken and written English language, in order to equip them with a very strong and useful tool, to carry out their assignments that they will come across with, as an outcome of their professional engagement.

5. Academic writing – 6 ECTS

Basic principles of academic writing. The process of writing, types of writing, modes of expression, writing process of an essay, forms of essay, the first evaluation – Writing an essay, research-scientific work, structure of scientific works, search and verification of resources – references, citations, footnotes, literature, resume and literature, Second evaluation – writing a scientific work, preparation for publication, presentation of works.

6. Information technology – 6 ECTS

Text processors (word) and their use for drafting and designing documents and professional projects; Table programs (excel) and their use for statistics and graphic presentation of the results; Programs for presentations Power Point; Program for graphic design Corel Draw; Internet, website and HTLM; Social networks and current trend of their use. The ethics of the use of information technology.

7. Cognitive processes – 7 ECTS

Themes that will be covered by this course are: attention, memory, problem solving, imagination, intelligence, thinking, motives and motivations. During this course we will touch each of the above-mentioned field in a general way, where students will be acquainted with the basic concepts and key processes in the cognitive psychology.

8. Statistics in psychology – 6 ECTS

The course will contain lectures of basic statistical analysis, such as Notions, the subject of the study, aim and methods of statistics, presentation of SPSS, preparation of the data for analysis, measuring scales, descriptive statistics, measuring the central tendency and variability, tables and graphs, correlations, tests of significance, chi-square and Pearson chi-square.

9. English Language 2 – 5 ECTS

The course is focused on the key vocabulary for the discipline (psychology) and on the words and phrases usually used in the academic English language. It covers facts and key concepts of psychology. In the end of the course, students are expected to: Acquire the vocabulary of the discipline; Use affixes and synonyms for paraphrasing; To be able to take notes from the lectures; To be able to make oral presentation in one seminar; Write a course assignment faculty.

10. Psychology of Personality – 6 ECTS

In this course, there will be presented different theories about the personality, such as classical theories as well as contemporary ones. Also, there will be discussed about the development and the structure of personality and the methods of studying the personality. There will be discussed the most eminent theories and will be made comparison between different theories. There will be discussed the limits of each theory. With the completion of this course, the students should be able to know very well theories of personality and to be aware of their application in psychology.

11. Communication skills in psychology – 6 ECTS

This course aims to introduce the basic concepts and psychological processes that influence and harmonize with the communication process. Content includes summarizing presentation of the basic concepts in psychology, about the cognitive processes and their impact on communication.

12. Psychology of creativity -6 ECTS

Definitions of creativity (illustration – video clips), discussion of personal interests and strengths; Psychological study of creativity, cognitive aspects, developmental and social; Thinking techniques for creative problem solving; Creative personality characteristics, social climate, culture; Psychological theories of creativity; Individual and group creativity; social impacts; motivation and creativity; assessment of creative abilities.

II

1. Child and adolescent development– 6 ECTS

The aim of the course is to familiarize students with the basic concepts and notions of child psychology. In order to achieve this goal, students will be offered the description, explanation and analysis of the (a) background and different researches in child psychology; (b) different theories of child psychology; and (c) various stages of development.

2. Cultural psychology -6 ECTS

Cultural psychology, as a wide and important field in knowing the individual, the course will cover various topics from history, research methods, how it developed, directions and what is the debate in psychology in the cultural aspect. Known studies, the definition of culture, its development, different dimensions, ego, changes, immigration and assimilation.

3. Quantitative research methods -7 ECTS

What are the quantitative methods? What are these methods for? Determining the population. The use of instruments for data collection (surveys). Further we will continue to study the design of research, explaining the pilot tests, the validity and reliability of measurement instruments. In the following, the course will deepen the analysis of the data and their generalization. We will also study the strong points and weaknesses of the methods of scientific research, focusing on the methodology of research in psychological sciences.

4. Learning theories– 6 ECTS

This course will provide an overview of current and comprehensive research and theories on human learning. The course will emphasize fundamental concepts of cognitive, behaviorist, social, personal, constructivist learning theories, but will also emphasize the relationship between theory, research and practice. After completing the course, students will be expected to understand and discuss the major theoretical perspectives about human learning.

5. Mental Health – 5 ECTS

To enable students to achieve a basic level of understanding of the values, beliefs, knowledge and skills necessary to provide effective help to people who are experiencing mental health difficulties.

6. Anthropology- 5 ECTS

The general notion of Anthropology, Biological Anthropology and Social Anthropology, philosophical Anthropology and its relation towards special anthropologies, Language and sociality as a dimension of being human, conscience, knowledge and spirit as the dimensions of being human, stages of the psychic life development and the human essence, pragmatic and cultural anthropology, the issue of freedom of will, freedom and necessity.

7. Psychology of adults – 6 ECTS

This course contains material of human development throughout life. Changes that occur from adulthood to death, focusing on the psychological aspects, psycho-social aspects, physiological forces, cultural and other environmental factors that affect human life. In addition, students will have the opportunity to review and evaluate current research and theories used to describe and explain the human growth and change in age.

8. Social psychology – 6 ECTS

The object of the study of social psychology, history and research methods in social psychology, social psychology directions, how did this branch of psychology begin and why it became so popular and necessary. What are the most popular discussions in social psychology? What is the social ego and self-perception? Social convictions, gender aspects, the group and its impact, behavior and attitudes, prejudices, discrimination and stereotypes, and prosocial behavior.

9. Introduction to psychopathology – 7 ECTS

This unit provides students with the knowledge and understanding of key issues in abnormal psychology. The main focus will be placed on the concepts and various theories of abnormal, with an emphasis on clinician-client relationship, psychological disorders, human sexuality, as well as legal and ethical issues in abnormal psychology.

10. Children with disabilities – 6 ECTS

Characteristics of difficulties in learning, Neurology of difficulties in learning, causes, the difference between ADHD and difficulties in learning, cognitive development, Piaget’s stages, disorganization factor of difficulties in learning, motor problems, emotions, behaviors, implications at school and in family, testing etc.

11. Introduction to psychological testing – 5 ECTS

Purpose of the module is to introduce students with the basic notions and concepts of psychological tests. In order to achieve this, students will be provided a description, explanation and analysis of the basic issues in Psychological Tests.

12. Emotional Intelligence – 5 ECTS

This course will examine different models emotional intelligence, ethics incorporated in assessments and training in various situations of IE, IE concept critical positions, and components of IE.

III

1. Qualitative Research Methods – 7 ECTS

Qualitative research; qualitative approaches, the definition of the research problem and the research question, the type and use of instruments for data collection, pilot tests, the validity and reliability of measurement instruments. Under way of the course, we will deepen in the analysis of data, their interpretation and presentation. We will also study the strengths and weaknesses of qualitative approaches and respecting of research ethics.

2. Introduction to psychological intervention – 6 ECTS

Introduction to methods of psychological intervention, the application of theories of intervention in practice and connecting them with the methods and techniques, individual approach towards the group approach, the resistance as one of the biggest difficulties in psychological intervention, the application of methods, their use in combination or in integrated therapy, introduction to cognitive therapy, introduction to personal therapy, introduction to psychodynamics, interventions on children, interventions at school

3. Organisational psychology – 6 ECTS

Applying theories of motivation in an organization, selection of employees, socialization at work, groups at work, stress at work, culture in the organization, productive and unproductive behaviors in the organization, satisfaction at work, personality at work, work life balance, etc.

4. Theories of psychological counseling – 6 ECTS

Introduction to counseling psychology; Counseling Theories: diversity and convergence; From behaviorism to constructivism, cognitive behavioral counseling approach; Theory and practice of the approach with the Person in the center; Multiculturalism as an approach for counseling; relationship in counseling; process of counseling, morality, values and ethics in the practice of counseling; The skills and qualities of an effective counselor.

5. Group Psychology – 5 ECTS

Introduction to group dynamics, cohesion and formation, identity, leadership, abuse of social power; stages of the relationship; establishment of borders, training of ‘thieves’ of energy in a relationship; inter-group conflicts; decision making, cultural differences.

6. Family Psychology – 5 ECTS

Systemic thinking; Assessment of family functioning; Analysis of the models of family origin in the trans-generation through genogram; Analysis of family interaction: structural model, Analysis of family interaction, cognitive-behavioral model, observation of the system and analysis

7. Introduction to psychotherapy – 7 ECTS

In this course the topics will be covered by Lectures, readings, films, class discussions, and experiential class exercises. The course will facilitate the exploration of the theories and techniques of major approaches to psychotherapy. The course will have a practical approach to the theories and techniques of psychotherapy. The last portion of the course will then provide a critical examination of these theories from a variety of perspectives.

8. Basics of clinical psychology for children and adolescents – 6 ECTS

After successful completion of this course, students should have a basic knowledge of the theories and techniques of major psychotherapy approaches, an awareness of ethical issues associated with the field, an understanding of the different critiques that have been directed at mainstream therapeutic approaches, and a growing awareness of one’s self and one’s own therapeutic philosophy.

9. Education Psychology – 6 ECTS

Education Psychology is a course designed to introduce psychological principles, theories and methodologies for issues of teaching and learning at schools. The course provides an overview of learning, motivation and theories of development with a focus on their application in the field of education.

10.Diploma Thesis 12 ETCS

Qualitative and quantitative methods, mixed approaches, setting the topics for research, literature review, setting population and sample relevant, selection and determination of measuring tools and data collection, analysis and interpretation of data, preparation of the research report, self-evaluation of the research report, compliance with the APA, preparation of presentation in PPT.

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