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PSYCHOLOGY

Coordinator: Prof. Eva Inês Costa Martins, emartins@ismai.pt
Entrance exams: Biology and geology (02) or philosophy (06) or history (11) or Portuguese (18)
Publication in the Official Gazette: Notice no. 21767/2011 (2nd series), no. 210 of 02/11/2011

 

The Bachelor's degree in Psychology at ISMAI has over 20 years' history. It gives students who wish to work as professional psychologists their first level of training. The training follows the requirements of the Portuguese Order of Psychologists (OP) and the recommendations of the European Federation of Psychologists' Associations contained in the European Qualification Standard for Psychologists. The Bachelor's degree in Psychology at ISMAI provides access to Master's degree courses in the field of psychology and also mobility within Europe. Foreign students attend our degree course and Portuguese ISMAI students complement their studies at European and Brazilian universities under the ERASMUS+ Programme and the Exchange Programme with Brazil. This course therefore aims to develop students' basic skills and knowledge in the different areas of psychology (clinical psychology/health, neuropsychology, education, justice, organisations, community, sport).

 

Professional opportunities
Psychology graduates provide assistance to psychologists by, among other things: running surveys (as interviewers or group monitors); carrying out research (data collection, statistical analysis); providing technical support for industry and services that involve direct interpersonal contact (sales, public relations). A Master's-level degree is needed to independently practise psychology.

 

What makes this course different?
The Bachelor's degree in Psychology at ISMAI offers two timetables: daytime and evenings. The Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education (A3ES) accredited the course for the maximum time possible in 2013. Teaching is given by teachers who have PhDs and practical work experience in the topics they discuss. They also have significant international research careers and many of them are members of research units recognised by the Foundation for Science and Technology and classified as 'Excellent' (Centre for Psychology at the University of Porto - CPUP) and 'Very Good' (Interdisciplinary Centre for Gender Studies - CIEG). There are many resources available at the university for training and research in psychology: library, psychological test library and databases that provide access to thousands of scientific journals (b-on, for example); amphitheatre with one-way mirror; psychotherapy research lab, etc. The excellence achieved in the field of psychology at ISMAI has allowed several Master's courses in Psychology and the PhD in Clinical Psychology to be accredited.

 

 

COURSE PROGRAMME

 

YEAR ONE

ECTS

SEMESTER I

Theoretical Systems of Psychology I

 

5

History of Psychology

5

Applied Statistics I

5

Cognitive Processes I

5

Neuroscience I

5

Introduction to Social Sciences

5

 

SEMESTER II

Theoretical Systems of Psychology II

 

 

5

Applied Statistics II

5

Cognitive Processes II

5

Introduction to the Methodology of Psychology

5

Neuroscience II

5

Epistemology

5

 

  

 

YEAR TWO

ECTS

SEMESTER I

Developmental Psychology I

5

Personality Theories

5

Social Psychology I

5

Quantitative Methods

5

Optional Modules (choose 2):

 

- Sociology

5+5

- Socio-cultural Anthropology

 

- Neuropsychology

 

- Biological Bases of Behaviour

 

 
SEMESTER II
 

Social Psychology II

5

Developmental Psychology II

5

Psychology of Emotions

5

Introduction to Psychological Intervention

5

Educational Psychology

5

Optional Modules (choose 1):

 

- Cultural Psychology

5

- Psychology of Language

 

- Psychology of Sexuality

 

  

 

 

 

YEAR THREE

ECTS

SEMESTER I

Psychological Assessment

5

Qualitative Methods

5

Psychological Assessment Laboratory

5

Psychopathology I

5

Psychosociology of Work and Organisations I 5

Optional Modules (choose 1):

 

- Cognitive Processes Laboratory

5

- Developmental Psychology Laboratory

 

- Basic Consultation and Intervention Skills Laboratory

 

 

SEMESTER II

Ethics and Deontology in Psychology

 

 

5

Psychopatology II

5

Optional Modules (choose between 2 and 4): 

a)

- Community Psychology

 

- School Psychology

 

- Health and Clinical Psychology

 

- Psychosociology of Work and Organisations II

 

- Psychology of Justice

 

- Sport Psychology

 

- Occupational Health Psychology

 

Optional Modules (choose between 0 and 2):      

b)

- Marketing and Advertising

 

- Conflict Resolution Techniques

 

- Information and Communication Techniques

 

- Introduction to Human Resource Management

 

 

 

a) 2 units - 10 ECTS; 3 units - 15 ECTS; 4 units - 20 ECTS

 

b) 0 units - 0 ECTS; 1 units - 5 ECTS; 2 units - 10 ECTS