This course unit defines the psychology scope. The major milestones of psychology history are introduced, different psychological methods are analyzed and different psychological research perspectives are listed as well as its expertise areas. Afterwards, some major themes are approached: learning, memory, intelligence, emotion and personality. The main issues on each theme are discussed along with different theories within a comparative perspective.
Psychological Theories Psychological Methods General Principles of Psychology Psychology Concepts
Fundamental and updated knowledge some Psychology most central themes in psychology.
Mastery of fundamental concepts in psychology.
Ability to compare psychological theories.
1. Psychology: general introduction
2. Psychology in Europe
3. Schools of thought in the development of modern psychology
6. Intelligence and its evaluation
8. Emotion: development and regulation
Demont, E. (2015). A psicologia. História, métodos, experiências. Edições Texto & Grafia
Lopes, M., Palma, P., & Lopes, A. (Coords) (2016). Fundamentos de Psicologia. Edições MGI.
Machado. T. (2019). Psicologia Geral. Universidade Aberta.
Continuous assessment is privileged: 2 or 3 digital written documents (e-folios) during the semester (40%) and a
presence-based final exam (p-folio) in the end of the semester (60%). In due time, students can alternatively choose to perform one
final presence-based exam (100%).
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