HSP485 Communication Psychology

Code HSP485
Name Communication Psychology
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Social Science
Academic staff Airisa Šteinberga, Sandra Gudzuka
Credit points 2.0 (3.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation Principal functions of communication. Process. Elements. Kinds of contacts.Communicative situation. Verbal and non-verbal communication. Pedagogical communication..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
Goal: improve communication competency and understanding of communication psychology aspects. Objectives: 1. Increase knowledge about the research results of communication psychology. 2. Develop ability to analyze problematic communication situations. 3. Develop effective cummunication skills.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Understanding of psychology aspects of communicative process. Ability of orientation in different psychology theories and concepts. - Test. Exam
Analyzing problem situations in communication . - Case study. Participation in class activities. Test.
Applying alternative problem solutions in communication. - Case study. Unassisted assignment. Report on unassisted work. Test.
Use of social psychology methods to improve communication process. - Report on unassisted work (assignment). Test.
Course prerequisites No need for special preliminary knowledge, although knowledge in main categories of social science , may induce better understanding of communication psychology.

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