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About the Studies
Graduates from Psychology at the Institute of Psychology UG will be familiarized with modern psychological knowledge, which will allow them to start their career as psychologists and/or to decide which path of applied psychology they should further pursue. The graduates know and understand basic mechanisms that regulate people's behaviors (individuals and social groups alike), understand individual and social determinants of these behaviors; they are able to distinguish between scientific and popular psychological knowledge; they know and understand essential psychological theories and can apply them to explain people's behaviors and/or psychological processes – they know what regularities underlie these behaviors; they are able to predict how humans will behave under specific psychological conditions; they have essential knowledge of regularities observed in human development; they know the mechanisms that govern behavioral changes; they have sufficient knowledge of how to react in difficult, critical and traumatic situations; they have basic knowledge of psychological intervention; they realize that any inferences about other people's behaviors must be preceded by reliable psychological research; they can conduct such research studies, design them or refer to the already existing ones; they can report their findings; they know the code of ethics for psychologists and observes its rules (among other things, they respect the laws regarding privacy, confidentiality, self-determination and autonomy of other human beings); they are aware of their own value systems, beliefs, needs and limitations – and they know how these influence their work.
From the sixth semester onwards, students attend courses that address various aspects of applied psychology. By doing so they deepen their knowledge, specialize in a chosen area of psychology, and obtain practical skills. Classes in applied psychology have been categorized into six specialization paths: Clinical Psychology; Child and Adolescent Psychology; Psychology of Organization, Management and Marketing; Social Pathologies and Forensic and Penitentiary Psychology; Cross-Cultural and Gender Psychology; Family Psychology; and Sport Psychology.
Developmental psychology, introduction to social psychology, biological basis of human behavior, psychology of individual differences, personality psychology, psychology of emotion and motivation, psychology of cognitive processes, psychological diagnosis, psychopathology, code of ethics for psychologists, social cognitive psychology, essential statistics for psychologists, psychometrics.
Students of Psychology have an option to complete pedagogical training during their studies; they can pursue their passions and scientific interests through active participation in academic circles or student exchange programs such as Erasmus and MOST. By cooperating with a number of practitioners, students can improve a wide range of practical competences, interact with companies, organizations and association, as well as complete educational and work practice.
The graduates of psychological studies are prepared to work as psychologists in medical facilities, in educational and rehabilitation institutions, within judiciary system and in socialization centers, in other organizations and companies, as well as in private psychological clinics.