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Lāsma Reide

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:5.00
Study Course Accepted:21.08.2019
Study Course Information
Course Code:MDAK_055LQF level:Level 6
Credit Points:2.00ECTS:3.00
Branch of Science:Psychology; Social PsychologyTarget Audience:Nursing Science
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Lāsma Reide
Study Course Implementer
Structural Unit:Department of Nursing and Midwifery
The Head of Structural Unit:Kristaps Circenis
Contacts:Rīga, Anniņmuižas bulvāris 26a, mdakatrsu[pnkts]lv, mdakatrsu[pnkts]lv, +371 67061568
Study Course Planning
Full-Time - 1. Semester No.
Lectures (number)6Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures12
Classes (number)10Class Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Classes20
Total Contact Hours32
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
Secondary school level knowledge in social sciences.
To develop students' understanding of the sociological theories, main concepts of social psychology, human socialisation process and the influence of social environment as well as the psychological science and its relationship to other sciences – human cognitive and emotional sphere and personality.
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1The concepts of "Psyche" and "psychology". Psychology as a science. Insight into the history of psychology. Schools of psychology and directions. Link of psychology with other sciences. Psychology branches. Mental care specialists (psychologist, psychotherapist, psychiatrist).Lectures1.00auditorium
2Intelligence. Intelligence theories. Human cognitive activity (cognitive sphere). Perception, its nature, types and illusions. Attention, its types. Memory and its basic processes, regularities and types. Thinking, its types and characteristics. Thinking operations.Lectures1.00auditorium
3Personality. Personality theories. Key concepts. Personality structure.Lectures1.00auditorium
4Sociology as a science, sociology theories. Social psychology’s history of development.Lectures1.00auditorium
5Personality socialisation and its influencing factors.Lectures1.00auditorium
6Social groups and group processes.Lectures1.00auditorium
7The understanding of “I” (James V. concept, modern social psychology beliefs). “I” concepts, identity, self-esteem, level of claims.Classes1.00auditorium
8Motivation. Needs.Classes1.00auditorium
9Emotions and feelings. Biological basis of affective processes. Emotional states. Feelings and their types.Classes1.00auditorium
10Altruistic and anti-social behavior.Classes1.00auditorium
11Status, its meaning. Social roles, their types, role conflicts.Classes1.00auditorium
12Attitude and social impacts.Classes1.00auditorium
13Seminar – analysis of socialisation processes.Classes1.00auditorium
14Seminar ¹– analysis of socialisation processes.Classes1.00auditorium
15Seminar – scientific research analysis.Classes1.00auditorium
16Seminar – scientific research analysis.Classes1.00auditorium
Unaided Work:
Students carry out an analysis of socialisation processes, prepare a presentation relating to these processes and present during the lecture. One scientific research analysis is being prepared and presented on the topics of social psychology related to health care.
Assessment Criteria:
Independent work sessions, group work and socialisation analysis performance.
Final Examination (Full-Time):Exam
Final Examination (Part-Time):
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:Students acquire knowledge about sociology theories, social psychology concepts, human socialisation process as well as the science of psychology, research methods, history, human cognitive and emotional sphere, personality.
Skills:Students acquire the skills to navigate the theories of sociology, social psychology basic concepts and human socialisation process dynamics, as well as the basic concepts of general psychology, human cognitive and emotional spheres, basic concepts of personality.
Competencies:Analyse the processes of individual socialisation and personality development. Understand the basic concepts of general psychology, cognitive, emotional and personality processes.
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2Howard S. Friedman, Miriam W. Schustack, Personality : classic theories and modern research, Boston : Pearson Allyn & Bacon, c2012.
3Randy Larsen, David Buss, Personality psychology : domains of knowledge about human nature, New York : McGraw-Hill, c2010
4Reņģe V., Sociālā psiholoģija, Zvaigzne ABC, 2011.
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