General Psychology

Course Code: PIPP1102 • Study year: I • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Education Sciences • Field of study: Pedagogy of primary and preschool education
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Ioana Cristina Todor
Seminar tutor: Ioana Cristina Todor
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 56
Number of teaching hours per week: 4
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 5

Course aims:

To describe scientific methods used in psychology
To explain the main mechanisms underlying cognitive processes
To apply psychological knowledge in teaching and class management
To identify the relations between brain, cognition, emotion and behavior
To identify the psychological factors that influence the learning process

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

1. From psyche to the cognitive system 2. Schools of thought in psychology 3. Sensation and perception 4. Attention and consciousness 5. Memory 6. Thinking and problem solving 7. Language and social communication 8. Learning 9. Motivation 10. Affective processes 11. Intelligence and creativity 12. Personality 13. Stress and coping

Teaching methods:

Lecture, conversation, exemplification, debate, case studies

Learning outcomes:

• conducting the teaching and learning process in preschool and primary school • counseling and psycho-pedagogical support for various educational groups • cooperation in interdisciplinary teams in order to carry out programs and projects in education • life-long learning

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Written paper – 60%; Continuous assessment – 40%.

Recommended reading:

Hilgard, E. R., Atkinson, R. C. & Atkinson, R. L., Introduction to Psychology (6th ed), Harcourt., New York, 2011, xx.
Myers, D., Psychology (8th ed.), Worth Publishers, New York, 2007, xx.
Squire, L. R. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of learning and memory, Macmillan, New York, 2014, xx.
Carlson, N., Buskist, W., Enzle, M., & Heth, D., Psychology: The Science of Behaviour, Allyn & Bacon, MA, 2002, xx.
Reed, S.K., Cognition: Theory and Applications (Fifth Edition), Wadsworth, Belmont, CA, 2000, xx.