Nowadays, psychology is one of the most relevant and demanded sciences, because everything that is connected with a person has a psychological basis. A specialist in the field of social psychology helps people solve different kinds of problems: can help with choosing a profession, resolve conflict situations, teach correct interpersonal communication, can work in education, with children, students, etc. The role of a social psychologist in working with parents on the resolution of any issues related to the upbringing and development of children is great. Psychologists who specialize in the field of Social Psychology are irreplaceable specialists in research, practical, organizational and managerial, pedagogical fields (helplines, psychological counseling, image-makers, recruiting managers, representatives of administrative bodies, consulting organizations, health etc.).
The master program gives an opportunity to study problems of modern psychology; consider the branches of psychology, psychological practices and psychological services; touch upon information and communication technologies that help psychologists carry out their activities; study the technologies of effective intercultural interaction. The knowledge gained will help manage intercultural conflicts, better adapt to the new environment. Besides, master's program students are trained in the diagnosis and correction of personality traits; consider the influence of culture on the psychology of man; study business communication and get acquainted with the psychological features of the individual's image, etc.
Leading professors of the master's program are members of 10 international and professional Associations, within the framework of which they cooperate with a large number of foreign scientists and practitioners.
The educational system is based on constructive interaction and individual communication with each student. The basis for interaction is open dialogue and benevolence. In the course of the training sessions, various forms of teaching – active and interactive – are used: discussions, discussion of cases from practice, work in mini-groups, preparation and defense of projects.
As a result of the training, graduates will obtain such competencies as: 1) emotional flexibility; 2) quick observation; 3) effective self-presentation; 4) constructive resolution of conflicts; 5) competent strategy and tactics of communication; 6) ability to perform analysis and self-analysis of behavior; 7) mobile work with scientific literature; 8) diagnosis and correction of psychological problems of the individual.
Students regularly participate in master classes of leading psychologists-practitioners, and can also act as trainers themselves, make psychodiagnostic conclusions and recommendations on work in advisory activities. They have the opportunity to participate in scientific conferences and publish their research in their native and Russian languages in leading journals and conference proceedings.
For their practical training, students work as psychologists; during the pedagogical practical training, they work as teachers of higher education and in the future have the opportunity to be teachers of psychology; scientific research helps to carry out projects, to substantiate the practical significance of the studies conducted, etc.
70% of the master's program graduates of the master's degree work at employment agencies, counseling and training centers; centers of social support of the population; at schools and universities; in the psychological service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations; in the field of public relations, mass communication, advertising and business, etc. As a rule, foreign graduates work in their home countries in educational institutions, ministries, in the business sector and are enrolled in the RUDN graduate school.
Psychologists of RUDN have the opportunity to join the International Psychological Society of Honor PSI CHI. It was first opened in Russia in RUDN, which confirms the possibility of obtaining a high-quality psychological education.
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