Are you interested in studying Psychology?
The main purpose of Psychology is to understand and describe human behaviour trying to answer the question “Why do we behave as we do?” The basic aims of Psychology include to describe, to explain and to change human behaviour. Beyond describing, and to comply with scientific standards, psychology must unearth the reasons underlying human behaviour.
The ultimate goal of Psychology is to improve people’s quality of life. Therefore, psychology students should have the following features:
- Vocation for serving others and the community
- Critical thinking and creativity skills
- Interest in understanding human behaviour
- Emotional balance
- Sensitivity towards other people’s problems
- Empathy, kindness, compassion and cooperative skills. Interest in science
- To pursue self-improvement
- Independent thinking
Degree in Psychology at UI1
The Degree in Psychology qualifies professionals to work successfully in different areas within the field, such as education, health, labour, criminology, etc.
Our highly innovative methodology is based on quarterly subjects and case studies, which are included in all the course units. That is why up to 60% of the final grade is based on continuous assessment.
Furthermore, internships are key in our programmes. In the first and second years, as part of our in-house practice, students face different assignments such as to interview professional psychologists from various fields of expertise, or trying to solve real clinical cases from different specialisation areas. That builds students’ skills leading to 3rd-and-4th-year internships in hospitals, prisons, schools, psychology cabinets, juvenile centres, etc.
Our Degree in Psychology covers both traditional approaches (behavioural and cognitive theories) and the most innovative and up-to-date approaches in our discipline, the so-called third wave therapies (acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, etc.).
Dr. D. Albert Flexas Oliver
Director of the Degree in Psychology
He holds a degree in Psychology and a PhD in Cognition and Human Evolution by Universidad de las Islas Baleares. Albert Flexas is licensed as general health psychologist and has a long career in teaching and research.
He has worked in several public and private universities and institutions. His fields of expertise include cognitive processes, neuroimaging, communication, and marketing. His teaching career has developed both in Psychology and Marketing. He has designed several training pills for teachers within the framework of Mallorca Creativa, which he co-funded.
As a researcher, he has focused on the brain processes underlying two unique abilities of human psyche: moral judgement and aesthetic appreciation. His work has been published in renowned international academic journals such as Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, PLOS One, Social Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience, and Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.
His top priority as director of the Degree in Psychology is to ensure its quality and to take full advantage of ICTs great potential in teaching, which is Universidad Isabel I hallmark.