lecturer of 2022/2023 Spring semester
Avo-Rein Tereping (language of instruction:Estonian)
Snežana Stoljarova (language of instruction:English)
lecturer of 2023/2024 Autumn semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
Brief description of the course
An introduction of different perspectives of the field of psychology. The methods of investigation in psychology: experiment, observation, interview, questionnaire, survey. Biological psychology. The structure of nervous system and functions. Perception: sensation, memory, attention. Emotions and motivation. Theories of development. Intelligence and its measurement. Learning. Theories of personality. The field of social psychology: attitudes, attribution, conformity, altruism, aggressiveness. Psychotherapy and abnormal psychology. The introduction of different social psychology areas: self-awareness and identity, social perception and attitudes, communication, relationship between persons, social influence, groups and group processes. Also application of social psychology principles are covered.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- has an overview of the main topics of the contemporary psychology;
- acquires a comprehension of the main principles of psychological functioning and its relationship with environmental factors;
- has a knowledge of the application of psychology;
- is able to analyses him/herself and her/his surrounding on the bases of principles of the discipline of psychology.