The Bachelor program in Psychology focuses on solving the problems related to the professional activities of a psychologist, training specialists with theoretical knowledge and practical skills, who will be able to realize their professional development in a dynamically developing field.
The undergraduate program in psychology aims to:
• To give the student theoretical knowledge about the science of psychology and its fields. To study psychology as a science, to introduce different fields of psychology, conceptual apparatus of these fields, theories, methods, in a context relevant to modern science.
• To develop student's knowledge about the person, his development, cognition and socialization process - to give the student knowledge based on the relevant scientific basis on the processes taking place in a person, human, society and environmental interactions.
• To develop student's psychological vision of events, the ability to analyze, evaluate, interpret and critically understand processes.
• Equip students with theoretical knowledge and practical skills in psychological research and experimentation. Students learn the quantitative and qualitative methodology of research, master the techniques of psychological experimentation, develop data collection, statistical processing and presentation skills.
• To Introduce the students' the specifics of psychological disciplines and the practical value of psychology - the practical experience of professionals working in the field of work environment psychology, the peculiarities of working in a team of psychologists or multidisciplinary teams, aspects of communication with beneficiaries, the importance of establishing and protecting professional ethics.
• Understands the nature of human mental processes in relation to the forces that arise in the physical and social environment;
• Understands the key issues in various theoretical approaches to psychology and empirical research, from classical psychology to recent developments, and chooses methods and tasks in the science of psychology;
• Knows the peculiarities of the action of the higher nervous system and its structural-functional units, the functions of the brain's systemic organization, describes the physiological mechanisms of mental processes, explains the physiological mechanisms of mental processes (perception, attention, memory);
• Describes the characteristics of personality development, discusses the diversity of manifestations of human mental functioning, factors affecting the development of mental functions, events and explains their regularities;
• Describes the basic concepts, categories, principles, features of social psychology and evaluates, analyzes, and identifies cause-and-effect relationships between social events and interpersonal relationships based on them. Based on the regularities of social interaction, explains the causes, motives, and consequences of human behaviour as a social being. Explains the regularities of social interaction with the influence of individual, subject and individual behaviour, defines the peculiarities of the formation of social relations, describes the regularities of behaviour and action due to belonging to social groups.
• Realizes the behaviour of the individual as a product of the environment, individual diversity and personal experience, identifies the structure of behaviour and its underlying processes and mental mechanisms. Familiar with modern theories about personality. Knows and compares the bio-genetic, social and personal approaches to understanding a person's personality.
• Knows the approach of cognitive psychology to describe the assessable manifestations of the human psyche, the methodology of studying human cognitive processes distinguishes between cognitive and affective processes of the psyche.
• Is familiar with the classical approach of the Georgian School of Psychology with respect to the theory of explanatory mood behaviour and can identify personality types and determine the nature of mood using the classical method of fixed mood.
• Selects adequate methods for ob taining empirical data, reveals theoretical and practical skills for conducting
experimental-psychological research and processing results.
• Interprets information using quantitative and qualitative methods, considering the statistical significance and cause-and-effect, using SPSS transforms primary data into the variables he/she needs, calculates descriptive and final statistics, connects with each other and establishes cause-and-effect relationships between them. Evaluates the results and makes a conclusion. Adhering to the norms of academic style ensures the presentation of research results.
A person with a full general education who has a relevant state-issued document (high school certificate) or a document equivalent to it and who, based on the results of the Unified National Entry Exams is eligible to study in the undergraduate education program of Psychology and pass the administrative registration in Georgian National University SEU.
Enrollment without passing the Unified National Entry Exams
Enrollment without passing the Unified National Entry Exams in accordance with the rules established by the legislation of Georgia is allowed:
• For foreign citizens and stateless persons who have received full general or equivalent education in a foreign country;
• For citizens of Georgia who have received full general or equivalent education in a foreign country and have studied in a foreign country for the last 2 years of full general education;
• For foreign nationals (except for students participating in a joint higher education program and students participating in an exchange education program) who are studying/have studied and have received credits/qualifications in a higher education institution recognized in accordance with the legislation of that country in a foreign country;
• For citizens of Georgia (except for students participating in the joint higher education program and students participating in the exchange education program), who live/have lived, study/have studied and received credits/qualifications for a period of time defined by the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia in a recognized higher education institution of the country of the origin;
• The university conducts interviews to determine the language proficiency of those wishing to study without the Unified National Examinations and provides the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia with a video recording of the interview.
Bachelor of Psychology
Professor Madona Kekelia