|Course/CS Responsible:||First degree in Psychology|
|Acronym||No. of Students||Study Plan||Curricular Years||Credits UCN||Credits ECTS||Contact hours||Total Time|
|PSIC||27||Official Curricular Structure||3||-||3||27||81|
|Cidália Maria Neves Duarte|
This CU seeks to raise awareness and consolidate students' knowledge by a relatively new area of psychology, especially given his relationship with other domains of knowledge. We refer to issues concerning the built environment and built by man, the questions of urbanism and its influence / impact on whether or not promotion of human development and their psychological well-being. The possibility to observe, reflect and discuss real situations, whether about experiences in single-family’s spaces, institutional spaces, or the participation and experience in construction and enjoyment of public spaces, allows students to empower themselves to raise awareness (and intervention) in this specific field, deepening a central theme in the lives of individuals - their intimate, social, public and community spaces - where they necessarily and obligatory, live and experience through life cycle.
It is expected that the student is able to:
- Integrate various concepts that contribute to the analysis of relationships between spaces, their diversity and their psychological experiences;
- Contact with real situations, stressing the need to understand and be aware of reading behaviors and attitudes in a systemic perspective, appealing to the influences that the various spaces in which we live affect us and how we can act on them;
- Integrate the interrelationships between this specific field of psychology with others (eg community psychology, architecture)
- Reflect, critically, on the work of the psychologist in this specific area, having a specific and particular regard to the need for multidisciplinary work.
- Historical perspective of the relationship between architecture, urban planning and psychology.
- The environment as an area producer of psychological development, theories and effects of urban life, physical settings, social-economic and political factors;
- Concepts of living space, personal space, public space, location, unique ambience: the relationships between visible and invisible factors of space and the bidirectional relationships person-environment: concepts of affordance, perception environmental, socio-spatial behavior; reflections on issues of symbolic and affective person-environment relationship; place attachmente concept;
- The role of Community Psychology (sense of belonging, neighborhood, participation and joint management with spaces) to the emergence of psychological illness;
- The concept of participative projects and the need of multidisciplinary teams (architects, planners and psychologists).
- The possibilities of intervention of the psychologist in this field: the study of person-environment relationship(s) as a means of promoting psychological well-being.
- Presentation and discussion of the syllabus encouraging the active participation of students;
- Discussion and deepening of specific cases operationalized in many areas, including social housing, community intervention in public spaces, institutions and others,...
- Contact with intervention programs such as urban regeneration, whether domestic or foreign, and its implications for living people, and their participation in their conceptualization;
- Contact with psychologists and other professionals who have issues related to the research and intervention in this area;
- Presentation by students of a work to be discussed within the group;
The evaluation is based on the performance of a field work using various methodologies.
|Trabalho de campo||25,00|
|Frequência das aulas||27,00|
|Trabalho de campo||15,00|