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Guidance on the Professional Areas of Psychology

Code: LPSI309     Acronym: OAEP

Keywords
Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Psychology

Instance: 2021/2022 - 2S

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Psychology
Course/CS Responsible: First degree in Psychology

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
PSIC 149 Official Curricular Structure 3 - 6 54 162

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
Alexandra Maria da Silva Oliveira

Teaching language

Portuguese

Objectives

The objective of this course is to guide the students to the professional areas of Psychology, allowing them to know the different areas and specialities of Psychology, namely the specialities included in the Master in Psychology at FPCEUP, as well as their objectives, core contents, practices and potential professional outlets, namely: a) Clinical and Health Psychology; b) Psychology of Education and Human
Development; c) Organizational, Social and Work Psychology; d) Psychology of Justice and Deviance.

Learning outcomes and competences

At the end of this CU, students should:
1. Know the different areas and specialities of Psychology;
2. Be able to choose a specialty of Psychology and make an informed decision about career choices;
3. Know the different speciality areas of professional practice in Psychology included in the Master in Psychology at FPCEUP, as well as their objectives,
core contents, practices and potential professional outlets, namely: a) Clinical and Health Psychology; b) Psychology of Education and Human
Development; c) Organizational, Social and Work Psychology; d) Psychology of Justice and Deviance;
4. Have come into contact with professionals, researchers and workplaces of Psychologists working in the various fields of expertise featured in the Master
in Psychology of the FPCEUP;
5. Be able to reflect in depth on the choice to be made regarding the professional future after the completion of the degree in Psychology

Working method

Presencial

Program

1. The different areas and specialities of Psychology;
2. The different areas of professional practice of the psychologist;
3. The organization of the areas of speciality in the exercise of Psychology included in the Master in Psychology at FPCEUP, namely regarding:
a. The goals;
b. The organization of the areas;
c. Skills and practices to be developed;
d. Academic internships: locations and types of practices;
e. Potential professional opportunities.
4. The professional practice of psychologists: Presentation of different professional and research paths.

Mandatory literature

Bayne, R., & Jinks, G. (Eds.); Bayne, R., &Applied Psychology: Research, training and practice, Sage, 2013
Martin, P. R., Cheung, F. M., Knowles, M. C., Kyrios, M., Littlefield, L., Overmier, J. B., & Prieto, J. M. (Eds.); IAAP Handbook of Applied Psychology., Wiley-Blackwell, 2011

Comments from the literature

Specific bibliography to each specialty area will be provided in the respective module during the classes

Teaching methods and learning activities

The CU is structured according to the specialty areas of FPCEUP, each one of these areas being responsible for ¼ of the classes, except for a general
introductory part. The structure of the classes is identical for all areas, using the following methodologies:
1. Content exposure classes with discussion;
2. Seminars presented by Psychology professionals and/or researchers, about their professional or research practice;
3. Discussion and reflection on the opportunities and challenges posed by the different areas;
4. Visits to psychologists' workplaces or, alternatively, organization of activities that allow experiencing the professional practice of Psychology;
5. Autonomous study;

Evaluation Type

Distributed evaluation without final exam

Assessment Components

designation Weight (%)
Trabalho escrito 100,00
Total: 100,00

Amount of time allocated to each course unit

designation Time (hours)
Estudo autónomo 20,00
Frequência das aulas 30,00
Trabalho de campo 5,00
Trabalho escrito 26,00
Total: 81,00

Eligibility for exams

Presence in the classes is mandatory.

Calculation formula of final grade

Distributed evaluation without final exam comprising the presentation of two reports referring to two of the areas as per the student’s choice. The final grade is the average of the grades obtained in the two reports - a minimum score of 8 points in each report is required.
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