Home » 2017/2018 GE Model » Society and Behaviour » GESB1009 / GESB016 – Personal Growth
Suggested Year of Study:1-2
Duration:1 Semester
Credit Units:3
Offering Unit:FSS

Department of Psychology

Medium of Instruction:English



Course Description

Personal and social competence is key to self-discovery and self-knowledge with the aim of becoming involved and succeed in the innovative global economy of the 21st century. The purpose of this is to engage students with the psychological approaches to self-development, leadership, creativity, and interpersonal competence that would help them deal with the unfamiliar and unexpected nature of an ever-changing future. The course will focus on topics such as self-esteem, life goals and careers, personality, the various forms of intelligence, and persuasion and conflict management. Other topics relate to friendship and love, coping mechanisms for difficult life situations, and socio-cognitive processes evident in interpersonal relations in daily life, and students will also actively engage in research through participation in psychological studies and experiments.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

Students will be able to:

1. Understand and apply basic psychological vocabulary and models for self-development in different everyday life contexts.

2. Evaluate and analyse behaviour components and processes for informed self-development, leadership and interpersonal relations

3. Describe, understand and apply theories of personal and interpersonal competence in everyday life situations.

4. Collaborate in psychological research to gain insight in the scientific methods to study human behaviour.