Introduction to psychology


Subject carrier


• The importance and role of psychology in kinesiology and physiotherapy

• Psychological research methods and techniques

• Fundamentals of developmental psychology: principles and determinants of development; developmental theories; basic developmental characteristics at different developmental stages; application of knowledge of developmental psychology to the field of kinesiologist and physiotherapist

• Stress and health; stress factors and consequences; stress and burnout; psychosomatics; coping with stress; effective ways of coping in the workplace and life in general

• Communication: the importance of effective communication within the work of kinesiologist; verbal and non-verbal aspects of communication; the role of social skills with the emphasis on effective problem solving and conflict resolution; communication as interpersonal transaction – emotional intelligence, promoting empathy.