Course Code: ECTS116 • Study year: I • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Business Administration • Field of study: Business Administration
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Grigore-Dan Iordachescu
Seminar tutor: Grigore-Dan Iordachescu
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 28
Number of teaching hours per week: 2
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3

Course aims:

To describe scientific methods used in psychology
To explain the main mechanisms underlying cognitive processes
To apply psychological knowledge in social work
To identify the relations between brain, cognition, emotion and behavior
To identify the psychological factors that influence social adaptation

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:

• volume and accuracy of knowledge • the scientific rigor of language • content organization

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.