Psychology – Doctoral Degree 2009
Psychology of reconciliation and peacebuilding
Status: optional
Recommended Year of Study: 1
Recommended Semester: 2
ECTS Credits Allocated: 10.00
Pre-requisites: Enrolled PhD

Course objectives: The main objective of the course is to acquaint students with major psychological problems in postconflict peacebuilding process and make them competent for adequately problem analyze in the professional work, to identify problems and stimulating factors, to find quality solutions and with clear explanations suggest them to decision makers and interested individuals and groups.

Course description: The course content will include knowledge of the complexity of the concept of reconciliation and its major elements through the theories of the most important authors. The next section is about reconciliation participants and their psychological problems and dilemmas. Different methods of reconciliation achieving, the possibility of its empirical scientific study will be covered, while the final segment will be dedicated to the prospects for positive solutions.

Learning Outcomes: Gaining knowledge and understanding of the problem in post-conflict societies from the perspective of various psychological theories. Critical examination and identification of basic problems that hinder the progress of societies and the ability to propose adequate measures of overcoming.

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