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The training gained by the students during the Degree course in Psychology's fosters a series of skills, both of a general and specific nature. "Competences" are understood as the knowledge set, abilities, skills, attitudes, values and motivations that help the psychology professional function adequately in any theoretical or practical scenario, professional or of any other type.

Basic and general competences

  1. Work management and planning: initiative and motivation; planning and organization; good time management.
  2. Development and use of superior cognitive processes: analysis and synthesis; decision-making and putting knowledge into practical use in new or unknown environments; creativity and critical thinking.
  3. Management of processes driving improvement, quality and innovation: follow-up, monitoring and assessment of one's own work and that of others; implementation of improvement measures; innovation.
  4. Being able to communicate properly and to effectively use the tools and services of the knowledge society: verbal and written communication in Spanish and in other languages; mathematical, scientific and technological expression; selection, evaluation, transformation and treatment of information, and its presentation.
  5. Teamwork: coordination with the work of others; effectively negotiate and resolve conflicts; coordinate and lead working groups.
  6. Commitment to university activities' and regulations, and to professional ethics standards: to be aware of and put into practice rules governing academic work; respect and promote the fundamental values of democratic societies.

Specific competences

  1. Knowledge of the essential historical framework and concepts in the field of Psychology.
  2. Recognition and interpretation of the basic laws and models governing the different psychological processes.
  3. Interpretation of the human anthropological and social dimension.
  4. Identification, discrimination and relevant use of the different research designs, formulation procedures in the field of psychological science, including hypothesis testing and the interpretation of results.
  5. Knowledge of the concepts and fundamental historical framework implicated in the field of Psychology in relation to the human psychological make-up.
  6. Ability to analyse the context in which individual behaviours, group and organizational processes are expressed.
  7. To be able to recognize and evaluate the different areas in which Psychology can be applied, both those that are consolidated and those that may arise in response to new social and professional demands.
  8. Knowledge and use of the different methods of evaluation, diagnosis and treatment in the different areas of applied psychology.
  9. Contemplation of health in a positive sense and incorporate contributions from any field into the promotion and maintenance of personal and social psychological well-being.
  10. Evaluation of psychological programs and interventions, products and services.