Discover Psychology: Psychology in Society
Full course description
At the start of their Bachelor’s, students often do not yet have a clear idea of what psychology has to offer in terms of content. Discover Psychology (see general description of module IPN1029) is meant to help students find their bearings in the field. Students have the opportunity to explore a specific theme, by choosing between a number of brief courses, provided by staff members from various departments. In addition, students are introduced to the research that is being carried out by the different departments within FPN; several Professors are invited to tell students about their line of research within our faculty.
The elective track ‘Psychology in Society’ highlights the role that psychology plays in society. What does psychology for example contribute to maintaining good health, improving professional achievements, to care trajectories in primary schools or influencing consumer behavior? Students learn about the important contribution that psychological science makes to everyday society – both with regard to explaining behavior, and solving problems.
Students are able to:
- describe and explain classical theme’s within applied psychology;
- explain the contributions of psychology to everyday life in society;
- understand the media influence on society;
- understand, analyse, and evaluate research and research methods in psychology.