Dietetics and Nutrition

Introduction to Psychology

Lecture, 1.00 ECTS

 

Course content

The students
- are made familiar with the basic theoretical fields and different models of general psychology both theoretically and using examples from practice
- are made familiar and explore different methodologies used in psychology
- are able to detect and explain regularities and relationships in terms of human experience and behaviour
- are able to present and discuss the above regularities and relationships
- are able to present the fundamentals of perception, consciousness and awareness
- are able to present the fundamentals of human memory and cognitive processes
- are able to present the fundamentals of action control
- develop a basic understanding of emotional and motivational aspects of action
- are able to present the fundamental theories of learning and action planning and execution

Learning outcomes

In this module students acquire a fundamental understanding of the key areas of (nutritional) psychology such as perception, cognitive processes, action control and emotional and motivational aspects of action. They are familiar with the backgrounds of the development of self-image and public image in terms of body perception and the development and perception of attractiveness. The students acquire important social communicative competence and self-competence such as communication skills, presentation skills, conflict management, ability to work in a team and the fundamentals of (nutrition) marketing.

The students
- learn about the fundamental theoretical fields and different models of general psychology and nutritional psychology
- develop an understanding of the fundamentals of perception, consciousness, memory, action control and learning theories
- are able to differentiate between self-image and public image in terms of body perception and perception of attractiveness, develop a positive body image and present the psychological fundamentals of body dysmorphic disorders
- develop and train social communicative competence and self-competence such as communication skills, presentation skills, conflict management, ability to work in a team, capacity to accept criticism and capacity for reflection
- are aware of the effect of their voice and body language
- learn the fundamentals and principles of (nutrition) marketing and nutritional psychology and develop an awareness of “dietitians” as a brand

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Books, journals and relevant current primary literature will be announced by the lecturers at the start of the course or are included in the relevant syllabus.

Mode of delivery

VO

Prerequisites and co-requisites

None

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral/written