Psychology and Sociology (2nd Batx): presentations and practice.

We have made a video with clips which show some of the activities we have done in our subject in English lately: on the one hand, the introductions to presentations of the students about several topics of Psychology, and, on the other hand, a theatrical performance that simulates the interaction in the classroom that took place during an actual discussion of a documentary on the subject of therapy: the discussion lasted several sessions, from which some interventions were selected and put together for the final result.

Introductions to presentations and abstracts from papers: Students expose the subject of their presentation or an abstract of a paper or project they have done and delivered. They can choose freely the particular topic they want to work, though it must remain within the boundaries of the lessons about schools in Psychology, mental disorders and kinds of psychological therapy that we have recently studied. As you will see, some of the topics are related to experimental verification of Piaget’s stages of cognition (uauh!), food disorders, mental disorders, the role of love in Psychology (original, isn’t it?), bullying... and even a comic about the application of psychology to teaching practice, generated and written by a student (simply wonderful). All these works shared an extraordinarily high quality, and we learned a lot from them.

Practice “Carl Rogers counsels Gloria”: We have been dealing with different approaches to psychological therapy at our Psychology class. In order to dive deeper in the subject, we have watched a documentary about the great therapist Carl Rogers, founder of humanist therapy, whose seminal ideas have greatly influenced therapists belonging to a wide range of  psychological schools ever since. In the documentary, we see how Carl Rogers explains the main points of his conception of therapy: the conditions to create a suitable climate in the therapeutical session and the improvements expected to achieve in the client’s mental health.  We have actively got through these topics and have prepared a stage act showing some of the real interventions of the students during these sessions. We hope you will enjoy it as much as we did.