Study Psychology in Spain




Psychology

Psychology is a science of human behaviour, incorporating a vast range of methods and topics, from cultural influences to brain function. The SLU-Madrid psychology course offers a four-year inclusive foundation in psychology, in an intercontinental setting that promotes both inter-cultural knowledge and understanding. The program provides extensive and viable opportunities for pupils to become articulate in both Spanish and English via academic study, bilingual clinical practice and cultural experiences. As a psychology major at SLU-Madrid, students will be part of a program that prepares them for careers and graduate school in psychology and other disciplines. SLU-Madrid psychology majors profit from low class numbers, strong mentoring by faculty and a unique multilingual and multicultural emphasis in all courses.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors  
Language of instruction: English  
Location: Madrid

Psychology

Psychologists investigate mental behaviour and processes, including emotion, incentive, thought, learning and memory. Suffolk students will examine what triggers normal and abnormal forms in individuals and groups. At graduate and undergraduate levels, the psychology syllabus at Suffolk University inspires the student to investigate the brain, the person and the social context of individual development. Psychology incorporates a wide range of human encounter. Suffolk’s undergraduate major gives students a complete assessment of the field. Students profit from studying with professors who are actively involved in the field. Faculty members work with students to enable their growth of research skills, knowledge and self-awareness.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors  
Language of instruction: English  
Location: Madrid

General Psychology

Psychology broadly deals with human problems, individual and interpersonal, and explicitly debates topics such as treatment, program development, assessment, diagnosis, consultation, administration and research along with their functions to all types of human population, including adolescents, adults, elderly, families, children, groups and people with disability. General psychology intersects with other areas within the field of psychology and neuroscience, as well as areas outside the discipline such as psychiatry and social work. Subjects covered on this course include: General Psychology, Human Development, Developmental Psychology, Causes of Mental Disorders, Marriage & Family Relations, Biological Psychology, Mental Biochemical Balance, Psychophysiology, Analysis of Social Problems, Social Problems & Deviance, Personality & Social Development, Multicultural Diversity, Cross Cultural Social Perspectives, Human Body & Mind, Psychology of Personality, Psychology of Perception, Psychology of Language, Learning & Memory Development, Cognitive Development & Cognitive Psychology. The General Psychology course is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree program levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors  
Language of instruction: English  
Location: Villanueva de la Cañada

Organizational Psychology

Bircham University’s Organizational Psychology program examines the nature of work in modern society and demonstrates the direct impact of psychology on the lives of people including employees, managers, job applicants, trainees and consumers. The program describes the principles, practices and problems of industrial and organizational psychology. It tackles the latest topics in the field such as human-technology adjustment, online addiction problems, cultural diversity, career advancement, gender differences, communication styles, conflict management, work ethics and others. Subjects covered on this course include: Organizational Administration, Organizational Behaviour, Organizational Communication, Multicultural Diversity, Organizational Leadership, Organizational Transformation, Organizational Intervention, Organizational Psychology, Working in Complex Systems & Ethics & Social Responsibility. The Organizational Psychology course is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree program levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors  
Language of instruction: English  
Location: Villanueva de la Cañada

Social Psychology

Many psychologists concur that the majority of emotional and behavioural issues are essentially social and interpersonal. Because of this, psychological difficulties are not commonly caused or maintained by individual processes, they tend to be manifested throughout the relationship with others. Social psychology investigates the interpersonal processes in which are embodied emotional and behavioural issues. Bircham University’s Social Psychology program examines psychological difficulties from social psychological perspectives. Subjects covered on this course include: Social Psychology, Organizational Behaviour, Marriage & Family Relations, Analysis of Social Problems, Social Problems & Deviance, Personality & Social Development, Multicultural Diversity, Cross Cultural Social Perspectives, Social Class & Stratification, Social Activities & Relations, Social Counselling & Social Control & Intervention. The Social Psychology course is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree program levels.
Level: Undergraduate Bachelors  
Language of instruction: English  
Location: Villanueva de la Cañada

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Psychology Studies in Spain

Psychology in Spain is a relatively small field compared to other countries with similar levels of academic achievement and availability. Its first faculty in psychology was opened in 1902, fairly early in the history of the discipline, but psychology has always had far more practitioners in the Germanic countries due to the vagaries of intellectual culture. As a result, non-Spanish students of psychology do not typically think of studying in Spain when they consider their options for studying psychology abroad – Austria, Germany, the UK, and other countries with a more robust history of academic psychology are more common choices.

However, there are several advantages to studying psychology in Spain, perhaps chief among them being the location. In spite of recent turmoil in the EU, Spain still maintains one of the highest quality of life ratings in the world, and is globally renowned for its vibrant culture, mild continental climate, and immense natural beauty. Studying in Spain’s major cities affords easy access to travel all over Europe, along with a highly modern, convenient, and cosmopolitan pace of life. Studying in more rural areas, on the other hand, offers the advantage of peace and quiet for students to focus on their studies and perhaps on exploring the beautiful Spanish countryside during their downtime. Much like any other highly-developed country, Spain is internally diverse, comfortable, and safe.

One of the reasons foreign students tend not to study in Spain is that psychology programs there are nearly always offered in Spanish (or, in some cases, minority languages such as Basque or Catalan). Thus, it is necessary to have a sophisticated prior knowledge of the Spanish language – and not only the language as a whole, but also the specialized academic vocabulary employed by professional psychologists. This is particularly true for graduate programs, which will invariably require students to express and challenge sophisticated psychological ideas with appropriate terminology.

However, students who are native speakers of Spanish (either Spanish nationals or citizens of Latin American countries) will likely find no better place to learn psychology in their native language. The quality of education in psychology is much higher in Spain than it is in the majority of Latin American countries, and Spain has the additional benefit of conferring EU educational privileges on graduates from Spanish institutions. Thus, a student could get his or her degree in Spain and go on to practice in many countries throughout the EU as well as Latin America. On the other hand, a degree from Argentina or Mexico, say, would most likely not be recognized outside of that country. Thus, for those who want to go on to have career opportunities in psychology after they graduate, and who wish to take their classes in Spanish, Spain is an outstanding choice.

The other group of students who may consider studying in Spain is those interested in the emerging field of cross-cultural psychology. Cross-cultural psychologists work on the issues of communication, cooperation, and perception that transcend cultural boundaries, and may be aided in their careers by a first-hand knowledge of cross-cultural transitions. Thus, learning psychology in Spain would be not only an education in the traditional sense, but also a kind of hands-on field work for students in this sub-discipline.

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