PSYE106 Introduction to Psychology, Part 2


The goal of the course is to introduce to the students the main concepts and problems of the different psychological perspectives; to present an integrated and interdisciplinary approach and to form initial practical skills for working with psychological instruments.

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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. Thinking and reasoning
  2. Problem solving
  3. Intelligence
  4. Motivation
  5. Emotions
  6. Development in newborns and early childhood
  7. Parenting styles
  8. Development in adolescence and adulthood
  9. Personality
  10. Methods for testing personality
  11. Psychopathology
  12. Presentations of the critical analysis
  13. Presentations of the critical analysis
  14. Presentations of the critical analysis
  15. Test


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

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

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


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

2. Roth, I. (1990). Introduction to psychology: vol.2. East Sussex: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates

3. Ериксън Е. (1996). Идентичност, младост и кризи. София. Изд. Наука и изкуство

4. Дилова, М. (2008). Експериментална психология на себепознанието. София, НБУ

5. Стаматов, Р. (2004). Детска психология. Пловдив. Издателска къща „Хермес”

6. Бренър, Ч. (1999). Увод в психоанализата. София. НБУ

7. Славин, Р. (2004). Педагогическа психология. Изд. Наука и изкуство

8. Христоматия по психология на познанието под ред. на Л. Андреева. (1998). София. НСА

9. Диси, Е., Райън, Р. (1992). Съвременно развитие на мотивационните изследвания. Българско списание по психология, 4, 5-16


Test- 60%

Critical analisys - 40%