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Psychology (full-time studies) (DM-PY-1)

(in Polish: Psychologia (jednolite magisterskie))
long cycle programme
full-time studies, 5 years (10 semesters)
Language: Polish
No description for the programme.

Qualification awarded:

Long cycle degree - magister - in psychology
Long cycle degree - magister - in psychology, clinical psychology specialisation
Long cycle degree - magister - in psychology, community psychology specialisation
Long cycle degree - magister - in psychology, developmental facilitation and education specialisation

Access to further studies:

doctoral school, non-degree postgraduate education

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes accepted by the Resolution No. 25/12-13 of the Senate of The Maria Grzegorzewska University, of 20 February 2013, on Acceptance of Learning Outcomes in Particular Fields of Study.
After graduating from the long cycle programme in Psychology, the graduate:
a) in relation to knowledge:
― gains advanced command of psychological terminology and its application in related disciplines;
― develops in-depth and ramified knowledge of the roots of psychology and its position vis-à-vis the system of sciences, and psychology’s topical and methodological links with other scientific disciplines;
― develops in-depth, systematized knowledge of contemporary directions of development in psychology, and an understanding of their historical and cultural determinants;
― gains in-depth and systematized knowledge concerning the topical and methodological specificity of psychology (familiarity with the main schools, research approaches, strategies and methods applied in the social sciences);
― acquires organized and in-depth knowledge of the sub-disciplines and specializations of psychology, its terminology, theory and methodology;
― acquires in-depth knowledge concerning human development throughout the life cycle from its biological, psychological and social perspectives;
― develops in-depth knowledge of the various types of social relations and the rules which govern them vis-à-vis their significance for the understanding of psychological processes, particularly family psychology and group psychology;
― understands and analyze the psychological processes which are important for health and its protection; has systematic knowledge of the cultural determinants of psychological processes; has systematic knowledge of the goals, organization and functioning of educational, caring, cultural, helping and therapeutic organizations, more profound in selected areas;
― develops knowledge of the theoretical bases for psychologically appropriate prevention and intervention activities; is familiar with the principles of evidence-based practice;
― acquires systematic knowledge of the theories of human development and the processes of learning and memory from a psychological perspective;
― knows the principles of psychologically informed promotion of health and healthy lifestyle;
― knows and understands the basic concepts concerning protection of intellectual property and copyright, especially with respect to the typical instruments applied in psychology and subject to such protection;
― knows the general principles governing the psychology of work and organizations and selected applications of psychology in the facilitation of individual enterprise;
― has systematic knowledge of emotional, personality and behaviour pathology and disorder, and selected knowledge of mental diseases and their biological, social and individual determinants;
― has sufficient knowledge of human anatomy and bodily functions, adequate from the psychological point of view;
b) in relation to skills:
― has well-developed skills in observation, processing and interpreting information concerning psychological and social phenomena, based on a variety of sources;
― demonstrates ability to apply and integrate theoretical knowledge of psychology and related disciplines in order to analyze complex problems relating to education, care, culture, counselling and therapy, as well as assessment and practical intervention planning;
― demonstrates ability to communicate effectively with specialists and target groups via various communication channels and techniques;
― communicates clearly, coherently and precisely, orally and in writing; constructs elaborate oral and written studies of psychological issues using various theoretical approaches, utilizing the achievements of psychology and other scientific disciplines;
― develops proficiency in presenting one’s own ideas, doubts and suggestions; proficiency in multifaceted argumentation based on selected theoretical perspectives, the ideas of various writers, and ethical principles;
― develops good research skills: has the ability to distinguish between various methodological approaches, formulates research problems, selects adequate methods and techniques, and constructs research instruments; analyzes, presents and interprets research findings, draws conclusions, indicates directions for further study within a selected sub-discipline of psychology;
― demonstrates well-developed ability to observe, assess, and rationally evaluate complex psychological situations, and to analyze motives and patterns of human behaviour;
― demonstrates competent application of selected theoretical approaches to analyze practical activities;
― demonstrates ability to generate original solutions to complex psychological problems, predict their course, and foresee the consequences of planned actions in selected practical areas;
― demonstrates ability to select and implement psychologically appropriate interventions, select means and methods in order to fulfil professional tasks effectively;
― demonstrates, after appropriate training, ability to render oral presentations concerning a selected sub-discipline of psychology, in Polish and/or a selected foreign language, scientifically correct and based on various sources;
― develops linguistic proficiency in one chosen foreign language, equivalent to CEFR level B2+;
― demonstrates basic psychological interviewing and psychological group work skills;
― demonstrates psychological assessment skills, including ability to assess behaviour, personality, individual differences, emotions and cognitive functions and dysfunctions, including mental disorders and diseases;
c) in relation to social competences:
― develops insight into, and awareness of, personal knowledge and skills; understands the importance of continual personal and professional development and lifetime learning;
― willingness to undertake professional and personal challenges, activity, effort and perseverance in undertaking professional individual and team work in the field of psychology; cooperation;
― appreciates the importance of the psychological sciences for individual development and functional social relations; demonstrates positive attitude to acquisition of knowledge in one’s scientific discipline and development of professional psychological methods of work;
― identifies with the values, goals and tasks realized in psychological practice; demonstrate deliberation, maturity and engagement when masterminding, planning and implementing psychological activities;
― identifies the importance of behaving professionally and respecting the principles of professional ethics; identifies and formulate moral issues and ethical dilemmas pertaining to one’s own work and the work of other people;
― demonstrates responsibility for one’s own professional training, decisions and activities and their consequences; demonstrates accountability to people for whose good one is striving to work, and demonstrates this attitude in the expert community, and indirectly model this attitude for others;
― demonstrates awareness of the specific nature of interpersonal relations in the helping setting and sensitivity to the importance of interpersonal relations in psychological relations.

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