Family Psychology (wykład) - 2019/2020

Course description
General information
Lecturer:dr Sylwia Gwiazdowska-Stańczak
Organising unit:Faculty of Social Sciences - Instytut Psychologii
Number of hours (week/semester): 30
Language of instruction:English
Course objective
This course was designed to provide the students opportunity for an understanding the basic concepts of a systems paradigm in family psychology
Learning outcomes
Teaching method
Course content description
The topics covered in this course will include:1. Family psychology in Poland, main areas of interest and their changes2. Systems theory as a framework for family studies, the basic concepts of General Systems Theory 3. Definition of a family as a social system characterized by wholeness, transformation, self-regulation, circularity, feedback loop, boundaries, morphostasis, morphogenesis, adaptation, equifinality, family cohesion and flexibility4. Family subsystems: the parent-child subsystem, the marital subsystem, the sibling subsystem. 5. Development of the family (significant developmental stages: the engaged couple, the newly married couple, the family with young children, the family with adolescents, launching children and moving on, the family in later life) 6. Interfamilial communication (content and relationship aspects, family\\\'s pattern of communication, nonverbal communication, empathy and understanding, problem-solving ability)7. Healthy family systems 8. Assessments used in case studies-The-Draw-a-Family Test in its version by M. Braun-Gałkowska-Family Adaptability and Cohesion Evaluation Scales (FACES III, FACES IV by Olson and others)-family maps
Forms of assessment
Participation in every class sessionParticipation in class discussionsCase studies presentations required
Required reading list
Field of study: Psychology
Course listing in the Schedule of Courses:
Year/semester:Year II - Semester 4
Number of ECTS credits: 6
Form of assessment: Examination
Year/semester:Year III - Semester 6
Number of ECTS credits: 6
Form of assessment: Examination
Year/semester:Year IV - Semester 8
Number of ECTS credits: 6
Form of assessment: Examination