INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY:
Introduction to Psychology
Chair of Psychology
Introduction to Psychology
Study: Social Work - 1. semester
Code: 31894
ECTS: 6.0
Course coordinators: doc. dr. sc. Ana Tokić Milaković
Lecturers: doc. dr. sc. Koraljka Modić Stanke - Lectures
Exam dates:
  • 29. 01. 2020.
  • 12. 02. 2020.
  • 22. 04. 2020.
  • 03. 06. 2020.
  • 17. 06. 2020.
  • 01. 07. 2020.
  • 02. 09. 2020.
  • 16. 09. 2020.
Exam registration: Studomat
Basic data
Introduction to Psychology Social Work - 1. semester
6.0 31894
Lecturer in charge Consultations Location
doc. dr. sc. Ana Tokić Milaković

Tuesday: 10:00 to 11:00 a.m..

Nazorova 51, room Nazorova 51, soba 2A
Lecturer Consultations Location
doc. dr. sc. Koraljka Modić Stanke (Lectures) Nazorova 51, room 2A
Literature
Smith, E.E., Nolen-Hoeksema, S., Frederickson, B.L., Loftus, G.R., Bem i D.J. i Maren, S.; Atkinson/Hilgard Uvod u psihologiju; Jastrebarsko: Naklada Slap (2007), str. 1-26, 30-59, 232-261, 388-425, 428-450, 452-489, 526-600
Berk, L. E.; Psihologija cjeloživotnog razvoja; Naklada Slap (2008), str. 4-41; 57-73; 81-93; 101-111; 113-409
Petz, B.; Uvod u psihologiju - psihologija za nepsihologe; Jastrebarsko: Naklada Slap (2001)
Vasta, R., Haith, M.M., Miller, S. A.; Dječja psihologija. Poglavlja: Teorije dječjeg razvoja; Jastrebarsko: Naklada Slap (1997)
Čorkalo Biruški, D.; Primijenjena psihologija: Pitanja i odgovori.; Zagreb: Školska knjiga (2009)
Fulgosi, A.; Psihologija ličnosti: teorije i istraživanja; Zagreb: Školska knjiga (1990)
Hock, R. R.; Četrdeset znanstvenih studija koje su promijenile psihologiju.; Jastrebarsko: Naklada Slap (2004)
Lacković-Grgin, K.; Psihologija adolescencije; Jastrebarsko: Naklada Slap (2006)
Petz, B.; Psihologijski rječnik; Jastrebarsko: Naklada Slap (2005)
Rijavec, M., Miljković, D., Brdar, I.; Pozitivna psihologija: znanstveno istraživanje ljudskih snaga i sreće; Zagreb: IEP (2008)
Starc, B., Čudina-Obradović, M., Pleša, A., Profaca, B., Letica, M.; Osobine i psihološki uvjeti razvoja djeteta predškolske dobi; Zagreb: Golden marketing-Tehnička knjiga (2004)
Pećnik, N., Tokić, A.; Roditelji i djeca na pragu adolescencije: Pogled iz tri kuta, izazovi i podrška.; Zagreb: Ministarstvo obitelji, branitelja i međugeneracijske solidarnosti (2011)
Berk, L.E.; Psihologija cjeloživotnog razvoja; Naklada Slap (2008)
Berk, L. E.; Dječja razvojna psihologija; Naklada Slap (2015)
Description
The main aim of the course is to gain general knowledge about psychological foundations of human experience and behaviour which are relevant for methodology, theory and practice of social work. Students will obtain knowledge relevant for human developmental stages recognition, acquire sensitivity to respect individual differences and learn to recognize the influence of the society on individuals development. Students will become familiar with contemporary knowledge in the field of developmental psychology and general psychology, while linking it with the values, principles and examples of practice in social work.

Course content:
Contemporary psychology: scientific and applied psychology. Biological foundations of behaviour. Sensation and perception. Learning and memory. Intelligence. Emotions and motivation. Developmental psychology. Biological and physical development. Perception, cognition and language development. Emotional and social development. Deviations from typical development. Personality psychology. Psychopathology and psychotherapy.
Exam dates
29. 01. 2020.
12. 02. 2020.
22. 04. 2020.
03. 06. 2020.
17. 06. 2020.
01. 07. 2020.
02. 09. 2020.
16. 09. 2020.
Detailed data
Cognitive Skills:

After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

1. Define the key concepts from the field of biological psychology, perception, learning, memory, intelligence, emotion, motivation, personality and developmental psychology

2. Describe and explain biological structures and processes in the essence of human experience and behaviours

3. Compare the basic tenets of the dominant theoretical and empirical approaches in psychology and analyse their advantages and disadvantages

4. Distinguish between theoretical models of learning, motivation, emotion and stress and the possibilities of their application in social work

5. Describe dominant theories of cognitive, socio-emotional, moral and personality development and analyse intertwinement of individual phases in the different domains of development

6. Identify, describe and categorize the various factors that affect psychophysical development

7. Recognise the dominant signs of deviation from normative development and symptoms of mental disorders, explain their etiology and recommended psychosocial interventions

Practical and Generic Skills:

After successfully completing the course, students will gain:

  • Time management skills
  • Independent learning and knowledge upgrading skills
  • Basic skills in computer use
  • Ability to use e-learning systems (Moodle)
  • Ability to analyse and synthesise course contents
  • Ability to critically review information
  • Ability to express arguments in group discussion
  • Ability to communicate with experts from related areas (psychologists, sociologists, physicians)
  • Skills in written expression and structured display of information on a certain topic
  • Presentation skills
Matching Assessments to Learning Outcomes:

Forms of testing knowledge

Two mid-term examinations or a written examination - testing learning outcomes 1 to 7.

Oral examination - testing learning outcomes 1 to 7.