Practicum in psychology III

Study level: Graduate study programme in psychology
Lecturers: Darja Maslić Seršić, Ph.D., Mirjana Tonković, Ph.D., Jasmina Tomas
Language: Croatian
Semester: 2nd (summer)
Status: mandatory
Form of instruction with class hours: 15 hours of lectures, 60 hours of exercises
Prerequisites: none
Student evaluation: grade is formed based on the grades of written reports

Course description

Experimental designs and measurement techniques in cognitive psychology, emotions and motivation. Research in attention, reasoning processes, inductive reasoning, deductive reasoning, creativity, psycholinguistics. Neurophysiology of emotions. Cognition and perception. Components of emotions. Information processing and reaction time. Emotions and cognition. Emotions and motivation. Biological indicators of motivation level. Motivation level and performance. Internal motivators. External motivators. Interaction between internal states and motivators. Affiliation motives. Changing and maintaining behaviour through techniques of reinforcement, encouragement, conditioned aversion, avoidance and punishment learning.

Course objectives

Knowledge in advanced methodology of collecting, analyzing and presenting data based on laboratory and field research in cognitive psychology, emotions and motivation. An advancement of fundamental knowledge in various fields of experimental and applied psychology. Mastering of presentation skills.

Required Readings

Atkinson, R. L. et al. (1993). Introduction to Psychology. New York: Harcourt Brace College Publishers.
Beck, R. C. (2003). Motivacija. Jastrebarsko: Naklada Slap.
Oatley, K. & Jenkis, J. M. (2003). Razumijevanje emocija. Jastrebarsko: Naklada Slap. Sternberg, R. J.
(2005). Kognitivna psihologija. Jastrebarsko: Naklada Slap.

Recommended Readings
Atkinson, R. C. et al. (Eds.) (1988). Stevens' Handbook of Experimental Psychology. New York: Wiley.
Campbell, D. T. & Stanley, J. C. (1966). Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs for Research. Chicago: Rand McNally & Company.