Psychological Skill Training

Type of instruction


Part of degree program
Typically offered in

Autumn/spring semester

Course description

The aim of the course

The aim of the course is to give theoretical knowledge and practical skills for professional
interpretation of human behaviour. This course aims to present models, research methodologies
and measurement techniques, giving possibilities to own experiences as well. Psychological
models and theories offer indicators for studying human behaviour, therefore in this course
students will learn about measurement, diagnostic tools, techniques, prevention and intervention
opportunities. Depending on the topics of chosen courses students will have opportunities for
gaining own experience, to conduct research, to carry out measurements and interpretation of
data, to try different techniques for developing human resources, techniques of trainings and
therapies. Choosing more courses students will be familiar with different practical knowledge and
skills and will gain insight in a very different areas of profession. Another aim is to inform
students about possibilities and limitation of their competencies related to the profession.

Learning outcome, competences


  • Students will be familiar with different measurement paradigms, indicators of human behaviour, research methods and techniques
  • They will be aware of the limits and opportunities of their profession.


  • Students will show ethically correct attitude in choosing measurement techniques and research methodologies
  • Students will be opened to learn about the most possible measurement techniques
  • Students will be opened to gain their own experiences
  • Students will show creativity in analysing, studying psychological problems, phenomenon.


  • Student will be able to use different measurement paradigms, indicators of human behaviour, research methods and techniques.

Content of the course
Topic of the course
The course could have different topics depending on which optional courses are chosen by
students. Here should be a general structure of the course:

  • Research paradigms and methodological approaches, a short presentation of models, integration of previously acquired knowledge in methodological thinking
  • Discuss about typical cases, examples, problems, research questions, psychological issues
  • Measurement methods and techniques, opportunities and technical solutions for analysing human behaviour
  • Gaining own experiences near a systematic and professional supervision: getting own experiences, own research, measurements, preparing analysis
  • Discuss about different experience gathered in the courses, summary about experiences from working with different methodologies, techniques, discuss about applicability of techniques and about some ethical issues of everyday practice.

Examples for optional courses:
Communicational skill training, Academic Writing and Presentation Skills, Statistical Analysis of
Psychological Data, Working with Groups, Time Management Training, Autogenic Training, etc.