PSYE105 Introduction to Psychology, Part 1


The mail goal of the course is to introduce to students the main concepts and problems of different psychology domains, to introduce interdisciplinary approach to science psychology and to form initial practical abilities to work with psychological methods.

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Assoc. Prof. Milena Mutafchieva, PhD

Course Description:


Students who complete this course:

1) will know:

• The main concepts in the different fields of Psychology;

• The main ideas of the psychological perspectives and the explanations of the psychological phenomenon.

2) will be able to:

• Make a discussions regarding psychological topics;

• To think critically on psychological theories;

• Will have initial skills in conducting psychological experiments and to use surveys or questionnaires.


Full-time Programmes

Types of Courses:

Language of teaching:


  1. Science Psychology. Main Theoretical Perspectives, Research Methods in Psychology.
  2. Interpretation of a case study.
  3. Biological Basis of Behavior. Organization of Neural System.
  4. Brain structure.
  5. Perception. Form Perception, Object Recognition.
  6. Depth Perception, Perception Disorder
  7. Conscious. Active Conscious, Different states of Consciousness.
  8. Hypnosis, Drug abuse, Disorders of Consciousness.
  9. Classical Conditioning, Instrumental Conditioning.
  10. Cognitive Aspects of Learning.
  11. Memory. Memory Approaches.
  12. Types of Memory.
  13. Test
  14. Presentation of summaries
  15. Presentation of summaries


• Stangor, Ch. (2013). Introduction to Psychology. Flat World knowledge. 2nd ed.

• Plotnik, R. & Kouyoumdjian, H. (2010). Introduction to Psychology. 9th ed. New York, Random House

• Сиймън, Дж., Кенрик, Д. (2002). Психология. София. НБУ

• Roth, I. (1990). Introduction to psychology: vol.1. East Sussex: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates


Final Assessment:

60% Test

40% Abstract