Psychological Science


Psychology (lit. "study of the soul" or "study of the mind") is an academic and applied discipline which involves the scientific study of human and animal mental functions and behaviors. Psychologists study such things as perception, cognition, attention, emotion, motivation, personality, behavior and interpersonal relationships. Some, especially depth psychologists, also consider the unconscious mind. In addition or opposition to employing empirical methods, psychologists sometimes rely upon symbolic interpretation and critical analysis. Psychologists attempt to understand the role of mental functions in individual and social behavior, while also exploring the underlying physiological and neurological processes and recently has developed many connections with biology and the neurosciences, in fields such as cognitive neuroscience, affective neuroscience, neuropsychology, neurology, neuropharmacology, behavioural genetics and evolutionary psychology. Psychological knowledge is applied to various spheres of human activity, including the family, education, and employment; and to the treatment of mental health problems. Psychology includes many sub-fields that span areas as diverse as human development, sports, health, industry, media and law. Psychology incorporates research from the social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities. Below are the materials for the courses taught at the University of New York in Prague, includinge Experimental Psychology, Social Psychology, Neuropsychoanalysis, Living in Social and Political Crisis, Psychology of Art, and Film/Analysis: Cinema and Subjectivity. The information below is in the public domain and is freely available for non-profit purposes. As well as for enrolled students, these resources are freely available for all those with an interest in the inner world to use and explore.


The Metamorphosis Design : 2009