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Psychological Sciences and Techniques

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What is the objective of the course? What is it?
What does it train you for?

The goal of the Bachelor Degree Course in Psychological Sciences and Techniques at the University of Palermo is to introduce students to theories and empirical research in Psychology. This Degree equips students with an in-depth understanding of the fascinating field of psychology, and accompanies them as they applying their knowledge in a real-world setting. The Bachelor Degree in Psychological Sciences and Techniques prepares students for careers in teaching, research, or clinical psychology.

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What do you learn?

This course provides students with a basic knowledge of Psychology in all its aspects. To achieve this goal, it involves Foundations and History of Psychology, Physiological Psychology, Psychology of Personality, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Dynamic Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Psychological Research Methodology, Psychological testing, Foundations of Psychopathology, Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Behaviour Observation, Psychological Interview. The course syllabus also includes interdisciplinary topics from Social Statistics, Anthropology, Contemporary Philosophy, Basic Computing Skills, English language.

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What can you do with it?

After the Bachelor Degree in Psychological Sciences and Techniques, you can start psychology entry-level jobs under the supervision of a senior psychologist or pursue a social care career (e.g. in residential and semi-residential centres, maternal-child services, educational and training services, social support services and so on). However, most of our students enrol in a Master Degree in Psychology. The Department of Psychology, Educational Science and Human Movement offers three different Master Degree programs (2-year specialization): Clinical Psychology, Life Span Psychology, Social and Organizational Psychology.