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Viktorija Perepjolkina

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:1.00
Study Course Information
Course Code:VPUPK_091LQF level:Level 6
Credit Points:2.00ECTS:3.00
Branch of Science:Psychology; Psychology of PersonalityTarget Audience:Medical Services
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Viktorija Perepjolkina
Study Course Implementer
Structural Unit:Department of Health Psychology and Paedagogy
The Head of Structural Unit:Kristīne Mārtinsone
Contacts:Rīga, Anniņmuižas bulvāris 26a, vppkatrsu[pnkts]lv, vppkatrsu[pnkts]lv, +371 67061590
Study Course Planning
Full-Time - 1. Semester No.
Lectures (number)8Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures16
Classes (number)8Class Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Classes16
Total Contact Hours32
Part-Time - 1. Semester No.
Lectures (number)8Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures16
Classes (number)8Class Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Classes16
Total Contact Hours32
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
Basic knowledge about psychology.
Objective:
To develop comprehension of the course of historical development and present-day situation of personality theories; the versatility of theoretical strategies and their assessment criteria. To enrich students' knowledge about the psychology of personality and development, the personality development regularities at different stages of age, to develop the skill in making observations according to the development criteria.
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1General overview of the theories of personality and personality research. Assessment criteria of the theories of personality. Different approaches to personality research.Lectures1.00auditorium
2Psychodynamic view of the personality: the basic principles, comprehension and development of theoriesLectures1.00auditorium
3Safeguard mechanisms of psyche.Classes1.00auditorium
4Humanistic view of the personality: the basic principles, comprehension and development of theoriesClasses1.00auditorium
5Theory of personality traits: the basic principles, comprehension and developmentLectures1.00auditorium
6Cognitively behavioural view of the personality: the basic principles, comprehension and development of theoriesClasses1.00auditorium
7Aims and principal issues of development psychology. Role of biopsychosocial factors in development.Lectures1.00auditorium
8Personality development at various stages of age: at pre-natal stage, in infancy, in babyhood, at pre-school and teen age.Classes1.00auditorium
9Personality development at various stages of age: at early, middle and senior adult age. Ageing. Death.Lectures1.00auditorium
10Overview of the main development theories. Psycho-sexual Development Stages — S. Freud. Psychoanalytic Development Theory — M. Mahler. Attraction Theory — John Bowlby. Stages of Psycho-social Development — E. Erikson.Classes1.00auditorium
11Overview of the main development theories. Cognitive Development Theory — J. Piaget. Socio-cultural Development Theory — L. Vygotsky. Social Learning Theory — A. Bandura. Temperament Theories — S. Chesa and A. Thomas, M. Rotbart.Lectures1.00auditorium
12Theories of personality development within the context of development at different stages of ageClasses1.00auditorium
13Lectures1.00auditorium
14Classes1.00auditorium
15Classes1.00auditorium
16Classes1.00auditorium
Assessment
Unaided Work:
In the section of the course on personality psychology: to study the literature about personality theories independently; to find the safeguarding mechanism of psyche in one's own life and submit it in Latvian; to draw up the personality theories comparative table on the main issues of five personality theories; and to prepare for test exam. In the section of the course on development psychology: to study the literature about the stages of development according to the age and main theories independently, to prepare for the test; to observe a child, to describe its behaviour in detail and analyse it within the context of the theories of development psychology and development features of the age range.
Assessment Criteria:
In part of personality psychology: active participation in lectures and classes (10%), independent acquisition of literature by reading personality theories and drawing up the comparative table; comparative table of personality theories (30%); description of five safeguarding mechanisms of psyche (10%); test exam (50%). Part of development psychology. Active participation in lectures and classes; independent acquisition of literature by reading the sections on development psychology theories and development at certain age ranges. Written test work on the development stages and development theories (35%); and observation, description and analysis of a child, including the recommendations for development, promoted by art therapy, (65%) from the final assessment in the development psychology course part.
Final Examination (Full-Time):Test
Final Examination (Part-Time):Test
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:Analyse and compare the theories of the personality and development psychology, explain the basic problems and facts that have been analysed in the personality and development psychology, describe the process of development by using the professional terminology, characterise the principal theories and processes in the personality development.
Skills:Assess the cognitive and psychosocial development at different age ranges; recognise human psyche safeguarding mechanisms daily Interpret the cognitions of the personality and development psychology within the context of arts therapies speciality. Use the theoretical concepts of the personality and development psychology, analysing the development of a particular child and adult's life history. Interpret the regularities of development psychology holistically.
Competencies:Use psychology theoretical concepts in the analysis of a specific child development and adult life history.Performs developmental psychology regularities interpretation holistic perspective.
Bibliography
No.Reference
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3Ryckman, R. M. (2008). Theories of Personality. (9th Edition). Belmont, CA, USA: Thomson.
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2Karpova Ā. (1998). Personība. Teorijas un to radītāji. Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC.
3Mischel, W., Shoda, Y., & Ayduk, O. (2008). Introduction to personality. New York: Wiley.
4Reņģe V. (1999). Psiholoģija. Personības psiholoģiskās teorijas. Lekciju kurss. Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC.
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6Pervin, L. A., John, O. P. (1997). Personality. Theory and research. New York: Wiley.
7Pervin, L. A. (2003). The Science of personality. New York: Oxford University Press.
1European Journal of Personality
2Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
3Journal of Research in Personality
4Personality & Individual Differences,
5Journal of Personality
6Personality theories http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/perscontents.html
7Great ideas in personality http://www.personalityresearch.org/
8Freida darbi un raksti par psihoanalīzi angļu valodā: http://www.freudfile.org/resources.html