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Modules 2022/2023

Module: „Perspectives on mental health – history, support and treatment” (winter semester)

1. “Computer games and social media – impact on psychological functioning and well-being”. The main objective of the course is to give participants basic understanding of various psychological aspects of gaming and social media usage, with strong emphasis on therapeutic and clinical aspects. The course is divided into two large blocks. The first half of the class will be devoted to psychological aspects of digital games. Apart from history and typology of games, motivational, emotional and cognitive aspects of gaming will be discussed, both positive and negative. A part of the block will be also focused on gaming addiction and therapeutic uses of computer games and virtual reality (especially VRET). The second block will deal with social media impact, Facebook in particular. Classification of social media will be presented, along with different reasons and patterns of usage. A brief review of studies showing various beneficial and adverse effects of social media engagement will also be given, including phenomena such as FoMO. Lecturer: Karolina Czernecka, PhD

2. “Adults’ counselling”. The course is aimed to provide students with the current knowledge of adults’ counselling, as well as variety
of practical interventions in intercultural enviorment. Students will have opportunity to learn about different types of adults’ counselling and psychotherapy approaches and develop communication skills regarding psychological interventions.. Lecturers: Agnieszka Fudali-Czyż, PhD and Agnieszka Franczok-Kuczmowska, PhD

3. “Art Therapy”. The course is aimed to provide students with the current knowledge of art therapy. Students will be introduced to the genesis of art therapy and its precursors. They will focus on the definition of the subject, which is quite concise due to the various approaches to the subject as well learn the basic types of art therapy and their functions, ways of influencing and goals of art therapy in working with the „client”. They will experience selected exercises in the field of theater therapy and art therapy, methods of combining and using elements of various types of art therapy. Areas of study will include communication strategies to determine whether art through communication style adequately conveys someones thoughts, needs, and goals There will also be an arts programme of: art, dance, music, puppetry and sandplay. Lecturer: Małgorzata Płoszaj, MA

4. “From a „wandering uterus” to a „chemical imbalance”. Introduction to the history and philosophy of psychiatry”. The course will familiarize students with some of the main historical developments in psychiatry and contemporary clinical, philosophical and ethical issues related to mental health care. Students will get to know key concepts, controversies and arguments present in the scientific and public debate about psychiatric disorders and treatments and will have a general knowledge about their philosophical underpinnings and economical, social and cultural aspects. Lecturer: Radosław Stupak, PhD

Module: „General Psychology” (summer semester)

1. „Social psychology”. The course is aimed to provide students with the current knowledge of social psychology (including its application to educational environment), as well as practical skills of predicting and explaining social behavior. Students will have opportunity to learn about research methods in social psychology, social cognition (schemas, attributions, stereotypes), social influence (cultural values, shaping attitudes, conformity and obedience, group influence) and social relations (prejudice, aggression, helping behavior, interpersonal attraction). Lecturer: Karolina Pietras, PhD

2. „Developmental Psychology”. The course aims to provide students with the current knowledge concerning the psychological development of children, adolescents and adults, taking into account the fundamental areas of development: cognitive, emotional, social & moral. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the fundamental psychological theories regarding the correctness of the psychological development in childhood and adulthood. Lecturer: Agnieszka Lasota, PhD

3. „Introduction to Neuropsychology”. The main objective of the course is to familiarize the students with basic concepts and issues in neuropsychology and clinical neuropsychology. During first part of the course, participants will be acquainted with structure and functions of the nervous system (with particular emphasis on the brain) as well as selected tools and methods used in scientific research and diagnostic process. Second part of the course will be focused on basic psychological functions, such as language, sensory or motor processes, emotional processing and others, their neural correlates, realization in a healthy brain and possible changes as a consequence of brain damage or other pathological processes. Possible forms of therapy and neuropsychological rehabilitation will also be presented for each condition. Lecturer: Karolina Czernecka, PhD

4. „Psychology of emotions”. The course aims to provide students with the current knowledge concerning the development of emotion in childhood, adolescence and adulthood. Students will have the opportunity to learn about two approaches used in studying emotions, to compare and contrast major modern theories of emotion. They find the answer to the question: which emotions are inherited and which are learned. Students will learn an examples of emotion as an independent variable, an intervening variable and a dependent variable. Lecturer: Agnieszka Lasota, PhD 


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More Information for Incoming Students

Erasmus+ Institute Coordinator: dr Karolina Pietras

International Relations Office

For Erasmus+ EU-Partners
mgr Magdalena Birgiel, room 173

For Erasmus+ non-EU Partners
mgr Magdalena Owczarz, room 174

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Monday, Wednesday,Thursday, Friday: 7.30 – 15.30
Tuesday: Office closed

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