At the end of this course, the students; 1) Explain the differences between the mind and the brain. 2) Give examples of how our interpersonal relationships form our brains and personalities. 3) Evaluate how our personalities reshape our interpersonal relationships. 4) Make the connection between early life experiences and the current psychological state. 5) Explain the importance of integration in the brain.
MODE OF DELIVERY
Face to face
PRE-REQUISITES OF THE COURSE
RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENT
Interpersonal neurobiology is a synthesis of the developments in neuroscience, complex systems theory, epigenetic, biology, evolutionary psychology, anthropology, cognitive psychology, information processing, attachment theory, quantum physics, stress, etc. The course will include topics like the evolutionary development of the brain, its lifelong development, its plasticity and basic principles of operation, implicit and explicit memory, how they develop during early interactions with the caregiver, conscious and unconscious automatic information processing. The different psychopathological categories will be analyzed on the basis of attachment theory and brain development, and different treatment modalities based on mindfulness will be introduced.
Introduction of Interpersonal Neurobiology
States of Mind: Cohesion, Subjective Experience and Complex Systems
Representations: Modes of Processing and the Construction of Reality
RECOMENDED OR REQUIRED READING
Siegel, D. (2012). The developing mind: How relationships and the brain interact to shape who we are (2nd ed.). Guilford Press.
PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade(%)
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade(%)
Preparation for Quiz
Individual or group work
Preparation for Final exam
Preparation for Midterm exam
Laboratory (including preparation)
Total Workload / 30
ECTS Credits of the Course
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES (KLO) / MATRIX OF LEARNING OUTCOMES (LO)