Public University of Navarre

CastellanoEuskara | Academic year: 2019/2020 | Previous academic years:  2018/2019  |  2017/2018 
Bachelor's degree in Applied Sociology at the Universidad Pública de Navarra
Credits: 6 Type of subject: Basic Year: 1 Period: 1º S
Department: Ciencias de la Salud
CASANOVA LAMOUTTE, ELSA MILAGROS (Resp)   [Mentoring ] BEYEBACH ., MARK   [Mentoring ]

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Module/Subject matter

Formación Básica/Psicología



This course is part of the "Psychology" module, and includes de following topics: 1. Information gathering processes; 2. Acquisition, storage and generation of information processes; 3. Personal identity processes; 4. Social cognition processes


General proficiencies

Basic Proficiencies


BP2 - Students know how to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional manner and possess skills which are usually demonstrated by developing and defending arguments and resolving problems in their area of study.

BP3 - Students are able to compile and interpret relevant information (normally within their area of study) in order to voice opinions which include reflection on relevant themes of a social, scientific or ethical nature.


General Proficiencies

GP1 - The capacity to discern the relevance of the sociological perspective in the structuring of social life.

GP2 - Knowledge of the main theories, schools and approaches developed for the study of society and social dynamics.

GP4 - The capacity to reason critically and to appreciate the respective value of alternative explanations.


Transverse Proficiencies

TP2 - To demonstrate a level of competence in Spanish and, where appropriate, Basque equivalent to the C1 level of the Council of Europe¿s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.


Specific proficiencies

SP4 - The capacity to analyse and synthesise data and arguments, and to relate and contextualise knowledge.

SP7 - The capacity to determine social problems and their consequences in the different spheres of social life.

SP10 - The capacity to analyse the development and transformation of contemporary societies.


Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes are the product of having mastered the basic, general and specific proficiencies. Three levels are established:

- Optimum: 100% of the proficiency acquired; at leat 75% fully mastered.

- Average: Acquisition of the majority of the proficiencies of the subject; mastery of the specific proficiencies

- Inadequate: insufficient acquisition of the specific proficiencies


Students will be considered "APTO" if their learning outcome is optimum or average.


Learning outcomes Content Activity Evalution method
R1  1,2,3,4  AF1,AF2,AF3,AF6     SE1,SE2     
R2  1,2,3,4  AF1, AF2,AF3,AF6  SE1,SE3,SE4
 R3  1,2,3,4  AF1,AF2;AF3  SE1,SE2,SE3,SE4
R4  1,2,3,4  AF2,AF3.AF4  SE2,SE3,SE4
R5 1,2,3,4 AF2, AF3, AF4 SE3, SE4
R6 1,2,3,4 AF1, AF2, AF3, AF4, AF6 SE2, SE3, SE4


R1- To cite and interpret relvant data in the field

R2- To describe and communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions. To identify the main theories, schools and approaches in the study of society. To recognice social problems and their consequences in daily life.

R3-To demonstrate an adequate level of social conscience, tolerance and respect. To apply knowledge preparing and presenting arguments and solving problems. Elaborate on the relevance of a social perspective.

R4- To analize and synthesize data and arguments. To analize the transformation of contemporary society.

 R5- To use and synthesize data and arguments for the contextualization of knowledge.

 R6- To interpret relevant data in order to reflect on releant social, scientifica or ethical topics. To use critical thinking and the capactiy to entertain alternative explanations.





Code Description
MD1 Lectures
MD2 Big group interaction
MD3 Medium group interaction
MD5 Individual interaction: tasks and guidelines for individual stuy



Code Description Hours Face to face
AF1 Lectures 45 100
AF2 Practical classes 15 100
AF3 Preparation and presentation of individual papers 30 10
AF4  Individual study 50 0
AF5  Tutorials 5 100
AF6 Written or oral examinations 5 100



The evaluation of the Psychological Bases course focuses on students´ ongoing participation in both theoretical and practical activities. Both individual and group activities are evaluated, according to the following percentages:  

Code Description Weight  Recoverable
SE1  Course attendance and active participation. 5%  0%
SE2  Individual portfolio: Theoretical papers 20% 50%
SE3  Practical group assignments 15%  0%
SE4  Written or oral examination (final and/or partial). 60% 100%
  TOTAL 100% 70%


More information on written exams:


*Written exams will consist of 40 multiple-choice questions. Correct answers will add 1 point, incorrect ones will subtract .25.


* The first partial exam will include modules I to IV-V, and will provide a 30% of the final course mark. In order to pass the exam, students are required to obtain 5 out of 10 possible points (20 out of 40). This exam will take place during the first days of November. The exact date will be decided by the professor.


* The second partial exam  (ordinary exam) will include modules IV-V to X, and will provide another 30% of the final course mark. In order to pass the exam, students will have to obtain 5 out of 10 possible points (20 out of 40). The exam date will be set by the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences..


* In order to pass the Psychological Bases course, both the first and the second partial need to be passed (no average will be calculated) .


* The students who fail one or both partial exams will be examined again during the extraordinary exam period. The extraordinary exam will consist of 40 multiple-choice questions on the contents that have not been passed yet (first or second partial exam, or a global exam if neither of them has been passed) and will take place on the date set by the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences. An exam that has been passed cannot be taken again in order to improve the mark.


*The marks from the continuous evaluation (course attendance and active participation, up to 5%; individual portfolio, up to 20%; practical group assignments, up to 50%) will only be added to the course mark if the exams are passed.


*The deadlines for the individual portfolio tasks and for the practical group assignments will be set by the professor. Papers presented after the established deadlines will not be accepted.


*In the case that a student has to repeat the course, s/he will have to present again individual portfolio tasks and group assignments. Previous year´s marks will not be taken into account.





Module 1: Information reception
1: Introduction to Psychology
2: Sensorial and perceptive processes

3: Attention


Module 2: Acquisition, storage and generation of information
4: Learning
5: Memory
6: Thinking

Module 3: Personal identity
7: Motivation and emotion
8: Personality

Module 4: Processes of social cognition
9: Social cognition

10: Attitudes and persuasion



Access the bibliography that your professor has requested from the Library.

Basic readings
*Deaux, K., & Snyder, M. (Eds.) (2012). The Oxford Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.

*Gluck, M.A., Mercado, E., & Myers, C.E. (2016). Learning and memory. From brain to behavior (3rd edition).  New York: Worth Publishers.

*Masmoudi, S., Yun Dai, D., & Naceur A. (Eds.) (2012). Attention, representation, and human performance. An integration of cognition, emotion, and motivation. New York: Psychology Press.

*Sanz de Acedo Lizarraga, M.L. (2012). Psicología. Individuo y medio social. Bilbao: Desclée De Brouwer.

Complementary readings

Anderson, J. R. (2001). Aprendizaje y memoria. Un enfoque integral. México: McGraw-Hill.
Anderson, J. R. (2001). Aprendizaje y memoria. Un enfoque integral. México: McGraw-Hill.

Castillo Villar,M.D. (2009). La atención. Madrid: Pirámide.

Cuadrado, Guirado, I. y Fenandez Sedano, I. (Coords) (2007): Psicología Social. Madrid: Sanz y Torres.

De Diego Vallejo, R; Chico del Río, M. (2013). Prácticas de Psicología Social. Madrid: Pirámide.

De Torres,  J.S. (2006). Procesos Psicológicos Básicos. Madrid: McGraw-Hill.

Díaz Gómez, J. M., Gámez Armas, E. (2010). Motivación y emoción: investigaciones actuales. Servicio de Publicaciones, Universidad de La Laguna.

Domínguez Sánchez, F.J. (2003). Guía Didáctica. Procesos Psicológicos Básicos. Madrid: UNED.

Fernández-Abascal, E.G. (2010). Psicología de la emoción. Madrid:Univ. Ramón Areces.

Fernández-Abascal, E.G; Martín Díaz, M.D. y Domínguez Sánchez, F.J. (2001) Procesos Psicológicos. Madrid: Pirámide.

García Sevilla, J., y Fuentes Melero, L. (2010). Manual de psicología de la atención. Una perspectiva neurocientífica. Madrid: Síntesis.

Gaviria, E., Cuadrado, I. y López Sáez, M. (2009). Introducción a la Psicología Social. Madrid, Sanz y Torres.

Goldstein, E. B. (2006). Sensación y percepción. Madrid: International Thomson.
Gross, R. D. (2007). Psicología. La ciencia de la mente y la conducta. México: Manual Moderno.
Holyoak, K. J., y Morrison, R. G. (2005). The Cambridge handbook of thinking and reasoning. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Larsen, R. J., y Buss, D. M. (2005). Psicología de la personalidad: Dominios de conocimiento sobre la naturaleza humana. México DF: McGraw-Hill.

López Sáez, M. (2007). Fundamentos de la teoría de la disonancia cognitiva. En F. J. Morales, M. Moya, E. Gaviria, y I. Cuadrado (Eds.), Psicología social (pp. 517-534). Madrid: McGraw-Hill.
Myers, D. (2011). Exploraciones de la psicología social. Madrid: McGraw-Hill.

Palmero, F; Mestre, J.M. (2004). Procesos Psicológicos Básicos. Madrid: Mc Graw-Hill.
Pinel, J. P. J. (2007). Biopsicología. Madrid: Pearson.

Posner, M. I. (2011). Cognitive neuroscience of attention (2ª ed.). New York: The Guilford Press.

Santiago de Torres, J. (2006) Procesos Psicológicos Básicos. Madrid: Pirámide.

Sanz Aparicio, M.T. (2013). Psicología de la Motivación: Teoría y Práctica. Madrid: Sanz y Torres.

Tortosa Gil, F. (2006). Historia de la Psicología. Madrid: McGraw-Hill.

Zentner, J. y Antoni, M. (2014). Las cuatro emociones básicas. Barcelona: Ed. Herder.



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