Introduction to Psychology 2-IKV-111
Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mind. Through this introductory course, students of cognitive science will have the opportunity to understand several essential topics in science of psychology. After introducing the most influential schools of thought and fundaments of research methods in psychology, selected key concepts related to cognition and emotion are discussed. These concepts range from elementary psychological phenomena to more complex psychological functions concerning sensation, perception, attention, memory, thinking and creativity.
Approximate course outline
- Introductory lecture
- Origins and history
- What is mind
- Biological psychology
- Cognitive psychology
- Psychological methods
- Personality theories
- Clinical psychology
- An Introduction to the History of Psychology (Hergenhahn & Henley, 2014)
- Introduction to Psychology (Kalat, 2008)
- Research in Psychology: Methods and Design (Goodwin, 2009)
- Stevens' Handbook of Experimental Psychology: Methodology in Experimental Psychology (Pashler & Wixted, 2002)
Note: Additional reading recommendations will be provided throughout the semester.
Schedule, teacher, and contact
Each lesson starts at 9:50 AM in room I-8 and consists of a two-hour lecture and an one-hour seminar (approximately). Course is taught by Mgr. Martin Marko, PhD.. You can contact me via email makroragergmail.com.
Course Schedule at candle.fmph.uniba.sk.
- Midterm: written exam (25%) & seminar projects (25%).
- Examination period: final written exam (50%)
- Scale: A: 91–100; B: 81–90; C: 73–80; D: 66–72; E: 60–65; Fx: 0–59.