Objectives and competences
The main objective of this degree is to provide students with comprehensive, high quality, and up-to-date psychology training, knowledge on research methodology and assessment techniques in different specializations.
The curriculum of the degree has been designed to provide students with skills to understand, interpret, analyse, and explain human behaviour, and to operate in both social and individual contexts according to professional ethics.
The Degree in Psychology qualifies students to become professionals with broad knowledge on human health in order to improve people’s quality of life, promote wellbeing and inclusion, and develop knowledge management functions within a company. The training approach is based on positive psychology and diversity, placing emphasis on the study of people as beings with rights and abilities.
Our graduates in Psychology will develop sound knowledge of the basic principles of psychological processes and human development as an integrated and multidimensional process affected by numerous biological factors (emotional and social) within the overall psychological development throughout the life cycle.
Another objective of the degree is the promotion of research, so students acquire knowledge on current research literature and statistical methods in the field, skills to develop rigorous research projects, and creative skills to apply scientific findings in areas related to health, services, companies, and.
In addition to field-related skills, the degree provides knowledge and analytical skills required in the use of ICTs. Students will be able to manage tools and resources naturally, being up to date and in line with training needs for professionals in the 21st century. Our graduates will also develop communication skills (speaking and writing) required to deal with information and disseminate scientific knowledge professionally.
Graduates in Psychology will be able to apply the principles of Psychology in individual, group, and corporate environments. The acquisition of the general objectives involves the development of a series of specific competences (Bartaram & Roe, 2004) included in the Psychology White Paper:
- To be able to meet the patient’s needs in different contexts.
- To be able set targets for psychological treatment in different contexts and in agreement with the person involved.
- To be able to plan and develop an interview.
- To be able to describe and measure variables (personality, intelligence, attitudes, aptitudes, etc.) and cognitive, emotional, psychobiological and behavioural processes.
- To be able to identify differences, needs, and problems.
- To be able to make diagnosis according to the profession’s criteria.
- To describe and measure interaction processes, group dynamics, and group and intergroup structures.
- To be able to identify group and intergroup problems and needs.
- To describe and measure interaction processes, organizational and inter-organizational dynamics and structure.
- To identify organizational and inter-organizational needs and problems.
- To analyse the context where individual behaviour and group and intergroup processes are developed.
- Ability to select and manage tools, products and services, and identify stakeholders.
- To design and adapt tools, products, and services according to requirements and restrictions.
- To compare and validate tools, products, and services (prototypes and pilot tests).
- To be able to establish goals of a psychological intervention and develop a work plan to achieve them (prevention, therapy, rehabilitation, insertion, guidance, etc.).
- To know how to choose the appropriate psychological techniques to achieve the set objectives.
- To master strategies and techniques to involve patients in the intervention.
- To apply to apply direct intervention methods and strategies: psychological counselling, therapy, negotiation, mediation, etc.
- To apply direct methods and strategies in context: building healthy environments, etc.
- To apply intervention methods and strategies through other people: counselling, training of trainers, etc.
- To plan and assess programmes and interventions.
- To be able to select and establish markers and measurement techniques to assess programmes and interventions.
- To be able to measure and gather relevant data for work assessment.
- To provide appropriate feedback to patients.
- To be able to make written and oral reports.
- To analyse and interpret the assessment results.
- To comply with professional ethics of Psychology.
Check the competences developed in the Degree in Psychology. Click on each category to browse the list:
- Basic and general competences
|Code||Basic and general competences|
|CB-01||To show and understand knowledge about the field of expertise, building upon secondary education, through advanced text books as well as from the latest research in the field.|
|CB-02||To apply knowledge in professional life, and to show competences enabling critical thinking and problem solving within the field of expertise.|
|CB-03||To gather and interpret relevant data (usually field-related) in order to express reasoned opinions on social, scientific, and ethical matters.|
|CB-04||To disseminate information, ideas, problems, and solutions among experts and lay people alike.|
|CB-05||To develop the necessary learning skills to undertake further studies with great autonomy.|
|CG-01||Capacidad de análisis y síntesis.|
|CG-02||Analysis and synthesis skills.|
|CG-03||Communication skills (speaking and writing) in the native language.|
|CG-04||To learn a foreign language.|
|CG-05||To acquire field-related ICT skills.|
|CG-06||Information management skills.|
|CG-07||Problem solving skills.|
|CG-08||Decision making skills.|
|CG-09||Ability to work effectively in a team.|
|CG-10||Ability to work in interdisciplinary teams.|
|CG-11||Ability to work in an international environment.|
|CG-13||To accept diversity and multiculturalism.|
|CG-14||Critical thinking skills.|
|CG-15||Ethical values and principles.|
|CG-16||Ability to develop and keep up-to-date professional skills.|
|CG-17||Ability to adapt to new situations.|
|CG-18||To foster creativity and the ability to generate new ideas.|
|CG-20||Knowledge of other cultures and customs.|
|CG-22||To pursue quality in professional practice and services.|
|CG-24||Personal responsibility skills.|
|CG-25||Ability to self-criticism: to be able to self-assess professional practice.|
|CG-26||Ability to acknowledge personal competences and boundaries.|
|CG-27||Ability to express one’s feelings.|
|CG-28||To put frustration into perspective.|
|CG-29||To interpret other people’s intentions.|
|CG-30||To show social commitment.|
|CG-31||To show awareness towards the problems of humankind.|
|CG-32||To show awareness towards personal, environmental, and institutional injustice.|
|CG-33||To show awareness towards personal and community development.|
|CG-34||Professional relationships: ability to establish and keep relationships with other relevant professionals or institutions.|
|CG-35||To develop media presentations.|
|CG-36||Ability to gather relevant information from books, specialized journals and other sources.|
|CG-37||Ability to gather information from other people effectively.|
- Specific competences
|CE-01||To be able to meet the patient’s needs in different contexts.|
|CE-02||To be able set targets for psychological treatment in different contexts and in agreement with the person involved.|
|CE-03||Ability to plan and develop an interview.|
|CE-04||Ability to describe and measure variables (personality, intelligence, and other aptitudes) as well as cognitive, emotional, psychobiological, and behavioural patterns.|
|CE-05||Ability to identify differences, problems, and needs.|
|CE-06||Ability to make a diagnosis according to the profession’s criteria.|
|CE-07||Ability to describe and measure interaction processes, group dynamics, and group and intergroup structure.|
|CE-08||Ability to identify group and intergroup problems and needs.|
|CE-09||Ability to describe and measure interaction processes, organizational and inter-organizational dynamics and structure.|
|CE-10||To identify organizational and inter-organizational needs and problems.|
|CE-11||Ability to analyse the framework for individual behaviour, group and organization processes.|
|CE-12||Ability to select and manage tools, products and services, and identify stakeholders.|
|CE-13||Ability to design and adapt tools, products, and services according to given requirements and restrictions.|
|CE-14||Ability to compare and validate tools, products, and services (prototypes and pilot tests).|
|CE-15||Ability to establish goals of a psychological intervention and develop a work plan to achieve them (prevention, therapy, rehabilitation, insertion, guidance, etc.).|
|CE-16||Ability to choose the appropriate psychological techniques to achieve the set objectives.|
|CE-17||To master strategies and techniques to involve patients in the intervention.|
|CE-18||Ability to apply direct intervention methods and strategies: psychological counselling, therapy, negotiation, mediation, etc.|
|CE-19||Ability to apply direct intervention methods and strategies in context: building healthy environments, etc.|
|CE-20||Ability to apply intervention methods and strategies through other people: counselling, training of trainers, etc.|
|CE-21||Ability to plan and assess programmes and interventions.|
|CE-22||Ability to select and establish markers and measurement techniques to assess programmes and interventions.|
|CE-23||Ability to measure and gather relevant data for work assessment.|
|CE-24||To analyse and interpret assessment results.|
|CE-25||To provide appropriate feedback to patients.|
|CE-26||Ability to make written and oral reports.|
|CE-27||To comply with professional ethics in Psychology.|
|CE-28||To know the basic principles and theories on psychological processes.|
|CE-29||To be able to link different psychological paradigms and approaches.|
|CE-30||To identify the implications of psychological processes in daily life contexts.|
|CE-31||To recognize major breakthroughs in psychology.|
|CE-32||To have a broad overview of the discipline and ability to reflect on the present and future consequences of new developments in the field.|
|CE-33||To learn about the origin and theoretical framework of neuropsychological disorders.|
|CE-34||To learn about the different assessment and working methods in the field of neuropsychology.|
|CE-35||Ability to identify, select, and implement basic neuropsychological techniques.|
|CE-36||To learn about social and psychological processes affecting conflict management, negotiation, and mediation.|
|CE-37||To develop the ability to analyse conflict situations and mediate in different individual and organizational contexts.|
|CE-38||To identify, describe, and link behavioural biology to psychological functions.|
|CE-39||To identify and describe processes of psychological development throughout the life cycle.|
|CE-40||To be able to develop a holistic and global perspective on human development.|
- Universidad Isabel I competences
|Code||Competences of Universidad Isabel I|
|CU-01||To communicate in English as a key asset in a globalised social and economic environment.|
|CU-02||To identify and value personal and professional opportunities, taking ownership of actions taken, using the necessary resources for sustainable individual or corporate projects.|
|CU-03||To be able to communicate effectively, speaking or writing, for personal and professional matters.|
|CU-04||To use ICTs for the development of work projects matching current needs in society.|
|CU-05||To carry out scientifically sound research to advance the profession.|
|CU-06||To learn to actively work individually.|
|CU-07||To be aware of new work modalities, such as teleworking or group work via network, and to be able to collaboratively work in those modalities.|
|CU-08||To understand internships and collaborative learning as a way to implement and find out about the applications of declarative knowledge.|
|CU-09||To place Higher Vocational Training on equal footing with higher education.|
|CU-10||To identify and be able to solve problems regarding fundamental rights and democratic values.|
|CU-11||To be able to advance gender equality and equal opportunities for all.|
|CU-12||To be able to take a stance for mediation and peace keeping.|
|CU-13||To safeguard and accept diversity, especially regarding people with disabilities, even implementing affirmative action.|
|CU-14||To find positive ways to protect nature, the environment and historical, artistic, and cultural heritage.|
|CU-15||To use language correctly and to communicate effectively with lay people.|
|CU-16||To be able to draft technical field-related reports.|
|CU-17||To be able to present the rationale for a given argument based on models, theories, standards, etc.|