Class Psychology Topics

  • Presentation


    This course addresses established areas of specialization in Psychology (eg, Social Psychology), but focuses predominantly on emerging areas in the field that correspond to promising areas of action.

  • Code


  • Syllabus


    CP1. Psychology general specialties and their subspecialties
    CP1.1. Clinical and Health Psychology
    CP1.2. Social, Work and Organizational Psychology
    CP1.3. Educational psychology
    CP1.4. Forensic and Justice Psychology
    CP1.5. Neuropsychology
    CP2. Emerging areas: Specificities, needs and challenges
    CP2.1. Psychology of  Neurodevelopment
    CP2.2. Psychology of Sexuality
    CP2.3. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality
    CP2.4. Psychology and Societal Risks
    CP2.5. Psychology of Consumption
    CP2.6. Psychology of Media and Technologies
  • Objectives


    The course has the following learning objectives:

    LO1. Explain and discuss the current relevance of psychology in understanding events and phenomena of human behaviour and its contexts, integrating psychological perspectives in looking at the current world.

    LO2. Identify and describe the main specialties and subspecialties in the area of Psychology, namely its object of study, theoretical principles and methodological approaches.

    LO3. Recognise and distinguish the different fields of action and specific populations with which Psychology works.

    LO4. Identify some emerging areas of Psychology and discuss the main challenges faced by psychologists who investigate and work in these areas.

    LO5. Apply in person and in written and/or oral format the knowledge acquired about each of the topics covered.

  • Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Teaching methodologies and assessment

    The classes are theory and practice driven, using the expository method to describe the main characteristics of each area covered, their research methodologies, and strategies of action, and are complemented with updated readings that address the most central debates in each area. Also include debates in class, based on scientific publications, audiovisual material, or other sources, serving the promotion of critical thinking and questioning.

  • References


    Almeida, M. J., Moita, G., & Pascoal, P. M. (2023). Direitos sexuais e sexologia clínica. In P. M. Pascoal, J. M. Vaz, G. Santos, S. Vilarinho, G. Moita, & A. Santos Pereira (Eds). Intervenção Psicológica em Sexologia Clínica. Lisboa: Pactor

    Duchesne, S., McMaugh, A., & Mackenzie, E. (2022). Educational psychology: for learning and teaching(7th ed.) Cengage Learning Australia

    Lopes, M. P., Palma, P. J., Bártolo-Ribeiro, R., & Cunha, M. P. (Coord.; 2011). Psicologia aplicada. Lisboa: Editora RH

    Sott, M. K., et al. (2020). 100 years of scientific evolution of work and organizational psychology: A bibliometric network analysis from 1919 to 2019. Frontiers in Psychology. 11:598676. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.598676

    Zhang, Q., et al. (2021). Impact of Virtual Reality-Based Therapies on Cognition and Mental Health of Stroke Patients: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Journal of Medical Internet Research 23(11):e31007.

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