Public University of Navarre

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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

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Module/Subject matter

Formación Básica/Psicología


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% 0%
SE3  Practical and applied assignments 25% 25%
SE4  Final written test 50% 50%
  TOTAL 100% 75%



Learning outcomes Evaluation method Weight (%) Recoverable
R1,R2,R3 Course attendance and active participation  5%   0%
 R1, R2,R3 Final written test  50%  50%
 R2 Individual portfolio: theoretical papers  20%  0%
 R1,R2,R3 Practical and applied assignments  25%  25%
  TOTAL  100%  75%


More information on the evaluation method:

*In the final written test students will be invited to demonstrate their ability to identify, define and describe the basic concepts of the course,  as well as their capacity to synthesize, analyze and integrate these  contents and give them a personal and professional meaning as they recognize them in their professional field. The date of the final written test (¿examen ordinario¿) will be set by the Faculty of Human, Social and Education Sciences.

*  To pass the course, the final written test needs to be passed with a minimum score of 5 out of 10 possible points in the test (2,5 out of 5 possible points in the course).

* The students who fail the final written test will have to retake it during the extraordinary exam period The date of the final written test (¿examen extraordinario¿) will be set by the Faculty of Human, Social and Education Sciences.

*The marks from the continuous evaluation (course attendance and active participation, up to 5%; individual portfolio, up to 20%; practical  assignments, up to 25%) will only be added to the final test mark if the final written test is passed.

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

 * In the case that a student does not pass the course and wishes to retake it, s/he will have to present again the required individual portfolio tasks and practical 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 bibliography

Nolen-Hoeksema, Frederickson, B.L., Loftus, G.R., & Lutz, C. (2014). Atkinson´s & Hilgard´s Introduction to Psychology. 16th edition. Cheriton House, UK: Cengage Learning.


Complementary bibliography ¿in English

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.

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. (2018). Personality Psychology: Domains of knowledge (6th ed.). New York: MGraw-Hill.

Little, B. (2016). Me, myself and us, the science of personality and the art of wellbeing? New York: Public Affairs.

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.

Mischel, W. (2014). The marshmallow test ¿mastering self-control. New York: Little, Brown & Co.

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

Kahneman, D. 2011). Thinking, fast and slow.  New York, US: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.


Complementary bibliography in Spanish

Alonso, G. (2012). Psicología. México: McGraw Hill.

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

Beredjiklian, D. H., M. (2009). Psicología. México: Santillana.

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

Coon, D. (2005). Fundamentos de psicología. México: Thomson.

Cuadrado, Guirado, I. y Fernández 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.

Delgado Losada, M. L. (2014). Fundamentos de psicología: para ciencias sociales y de la salud. Madrid: Panamericana.

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

Gazzaniga, M. S. (2018) Psychological science. New York: W.W. Norton.

Gerrig, R. J.; Zimbardo, P. G. (2005). Psicología y vida. México: Pearson Educación.

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.

Hergenhahn, B. R. (2009). Introducción a la historia de la psicología. Madrid: Paraninfo.

Holyoak, K. J., y Morrison, R. G. (2005). The Cambridge Handbook of Thinking and Reasoning. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Lahey, B. B. (2007). Introducción a la psicología. México: McGraw-Hill.

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

Leahey, T. H. (2005). Historia de la psicología. Madrid: Pearson Educación.

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

Manktelow, K. (2012). Thinking and reasoning. An Introduction to the psychology of reason,judgment and decision making. Suffolk, Reino Unido: Psychology Press.

Marcuschamer, Eva (2007). Psicología. México: McGraw Hill.

Martin, G. N.; Carlson, N. R.; Buskist, W. (2004). Psychology. Essex, Reino Unido: Pearson Education.

Mestre N. y Palmero C. F. (2004). Procesos psicológicos básicos. México: McGraw Hill.

Morris, C. G.; Maisto, A. A. (2001). Introducción a la psicología. México: Pearson Educación.

Morris, C. y Maisto, A. (2013). Introducción a la Psicología. México: Pearson Prentice Hall.

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. New York: The Guilford Press.

Sáiz, M. (2009). Historia de la psicología. Barcelona: Editorial UOC.

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

Schultz, D. P.; Schultz, S. E. (2008). A history of modern psychology. Estados Unidos: Thomson.

Vaquero, C; Vaquero, E. (2010). Psicología. México: Esfinge.

Wade, C.; Tavris, C. (2003). Psicología. Madrid: Pearson Educación.

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

Zepeda, Fernando (2019). Introducción a la Psicología. México: Pearson Prentice Hall.



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