Psychology

Individual differences
Status: optional
Recommended Year of Study: 1
Recommended Semester: 1
ECTS Credits Allocated: 10.00
Pre-requisites: The same conditions as for the course Psychology of individual differences: a higher course

Course objectives: The adoption of advanced terms, information, method and academic skills, as well as their practical application. Ability of qualified synthesis of knowledge from this and related disciplines. Creating critical consciousness about the powers and limitations of theories and methods.

Course description: Retrospective of material; taxonomies of personality dispositions; taxonomies of cognitive dispositions; biological bases personality dispositions; biological bases of cognitive dispositions; Endofenotypes and their significance for psychology of individual differences;software design; Individual assessmentof personality / intelligence using some of the assessment techniques; Advanced statistical methods in the psychology of individual differences, presentation of results, argued oral and written discussion; Practical work: advanced use of psychological measuring instruments, data processing, student presentations, research work (drawings construction, field work, writing a scientific paper), the construction of psychological measuring instruments (tests, inventories, scales), writing project proposals and participation in scientific research projects

Learning Outcomes: Adopted advanced terms, information and methodical means ability of critical evaluation of theories, methods and professional and scientific production. Capability for scientific research, multidisciplinary collaboration, writing papers and projects

Individual differences
Status: optional
Recommended Year of Study: 1
Recommended Semester: 1
ECTS Credits Allocated: 10.00
Pre-requisites: The same conditions as for the course Psychology of individual differences: a higher course

Course objectives: The adoption of advanced terms, information, method and academic skills, as well as their practical application. Ability of qualified synthesis of knowledge from this and related disciplines. Creating critical consciousness about the powers and limitations of theories and methods.

Course description: Retrospective of material; taxonomies of personality dispositions; taxonomies of cognitive dispositions; biological bases personality dispositions; biological bases of cognitive dispositions; Endofenotypes and their significance for psychology of individual differences;software design; Individual assessmentof personality / intelligence using some of the assessment techniques; Advanced statistical methods in the psychology of individual differences, presentation of results, argued oral and written discussion; Practical work: advanced use of psychological measuring instruments, data processing, student presentations, research work (drawings construction, field work, writing a scientific paper), the construction of psychological measuring instruments (tests, inventories, scales), writing project proposals and participation in scientific research projects

Learning Outcomes: Adopted advanced terms, information and methodical means ability of critical evaluation of theories, methods and professional and scientific production. Capability for scientific research, multidisciplinary collaboration, writing papers and projects

Literature/Reading:
  • Pervin, L. A. & John, O. P. (Eds.) (1999). Handbook of Personality, Theory and Research. New York/London: The Guilford Press. (odabrana poglavlja)
  • Buss, D. M. (Ed.) (2005). The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (odabrana poglavlja)
  • Panksepp, J. (1998). Affective Neuroscience. The Foundations of Human and Animal Emotions. New York: Oxford University Press (odabrana poglavlja)
  • Grigsby, J & Stevens, D. (2000). Neurodynamics of personality. New York/London: The Guilford Press. (odabrana poglavlja)
  • Jensen, A. (1998). The g-factor. Westport, CT: Praeger (odabrana poglavlja)
  • Carroll, J. B. (1993). Human cognitive Abilities. A survey of factor-analytic studies. Cambridge University Pres. (odabrana poglavlja)
  • Gottesman, I. I. & Gould, M. D. (2003). The Endophenotype Concept in Psychiatry: Etymology and Strategic Intentions. The American journal of Psychiatry, 160, 636-645
  • Miyake, A., et al. (2000). The Unitiy and Diversity of Executive Functions and Their Contributions to Complex "Frontal Lobe" Tasks: A Latent Variable Analysis. Cognitive Psychology, 41, 49-100
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