Intro to Psychology

Course NameIntro to Psychology
Course CodePSY150
DescriptionThis course will provide you with an overview of theoretical and applied psychological approaches, methods and tools, with particular focus on personality characteristics and their measurement, intelligence, decision making, managing emotions and stress, motivation, effective communication and presentation skills. You will have the opportunity to gain knowledge of key psychological concepts, practically develop your skills, and apply them in real life.
Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
– Develop the skills and background knowledge that will enable them to think critically about psychological issues and apply them constructively in their lives;
– Understand basic psychological concepts with the focus on the practical application;
– Understand the development of various psychological theories and views;
– Understand the role of psychological experiments and research;
– Comprehend the biological basis of human behavior;
– Understand human emotions and their role in motivation and communication;
– Understand the unique character of personality and tools to identify and measure different personality types;
– Improve interpersonal skills based on understanding and application of relevant concepts of intelligence, abilities, emotions, motivation, communication, decision making, and creativity;
– Understand and differentiate common mental disorders and their treatment;
– Understand basic concepts of group behavior and models of group development.
SchoolThe School of Humanities & Social Sciences 
Number of credits (US / ECTS)3 US / 6 ECTS