Semester 1
English for Academic Purpose

One of the major skills required in any international program is English proficiency. The course is designed to help students understand and communicate in English, especially in academic contexts. This course covers four major themes in academic English: (1) understanding different writing genres and styles in academic contexts; (2) understanding various reading processes and strategies; (3) linking reading and writing processes; and (4) communicating and disseminating reading/writing products in oral presentation.

Indonesian Language and Culture*
Indonesian Values and Ideology*
Philosophy and Logic*
General Psychology

This introductory course sets the stage for understanding psychology as a science which studies brain, mind, and behavior. This course consists of four topical clusters: (1) history of and traditions in psychology, psychological perspectives and approaches, research methods in Psychology, (2) gene and environment, brain and behavior, sensation and perception, memory, learning, and intelligence, (3) motivation, emotion, human development, and personality, (4) and life adjustment, psychological disorder, treatment of psychological disorder, and social cognition.

Statistics for Psychology

This course provides introductory knowledge in two types of statistics commonly used in psychological science – descriptive and inferential statistics. This course also introduces basic statistical techniques in analyzing scientific data. Course materials include parametric mean magnitude, probability theory, t-test, correlation, as well the application of statistics software, SPSS.

Ethics in Psychology

Ethics code provide a common set of principles and standards upon which psychological scientists and psychologists build their scientific and professional work. This course introduces the national and international ethics code in the field of psychology. More specifically, in order to prepare future professionals to work or do research in Indonesian contexts, this course focuses on the standards set forth by Indonesian Psychological Association (HIMPSI). As the only organization that sets the regulation for professional psychologists in Indonesia, HIMPSI has played a major role in defining these ethical conducts. In this course, students will delve deeper into HIMPSI’s ethical standards.

Semester 2
Lifespan Development

This course is an introductory course on human psychosocial development. Topics include definition and scope of human development, classical theories of social, cognitive, emotional, moral, and language development (e.g. Piaget, Vygotsky, Erikson, and Kohlberg), and current research on human socialization. As titled, this course covers human development from its conception to late adulthood. This course also looks at human development from (1) biological and physical perspective, (2) cognitive and linguistic perspective, (3) social and emotional perspective, and (4) personality and moral-spiritual perspective.

Research Methods in Psychology

This course is prerequisite for two advanced research methods courses -Quantitative Research Method and Qualitative Research Method. It gives students basic knowledge in research approaches in the field of psychology. The course is divided into four themes: (1) scientific approach, (2) research methods in psychology, (3) issues of validity and reliability in research, and (4) research ethics.

Biopsychology I

An introduction of how to understand a behavior from biological side. After learning biopsychology I students could mention the biological basics that can explain how behavior and mind works in psychology, and follow and understand the materials in Biopsychology II that will be given in the next semester.

Cognitive Psychology

Introduces students about basic concepts from mind such as perception, attention, short-term memory/working memory, long term memory, knowledge representation, imagination, language, problem solving, reasoning and decision making.

Personality Theories

The materials of this course will be divided into four main discussions, that is: (a). Introduction on basic concept of human’s personality, (b). Personality theory perspectives: psychodynamic perspective, humanistic, disposition, and learning perspective, (c). Analyzing personality case based on theories of personalities, and (d). Description and dynamic of a personality.

Social Psychology

Topics related to processes of an individual that have been influenced and influencing social process of an individual. The main discussions of this course are, preliminary of social psychology, intrapersonal, interpersonal, intragroup, and application of social psychology.

Psychology of Religion and Spirituality

This course focuses on studying the religious behaviors of people –both in cultural/institutional settings and personal settings- from a psychological perspective. This course highlights the psychological dynamics and processes underlying individual’s overt religious behaviors (such as praying, going to church, etc) and covert religious behaviors (such as religious beliefs and feelings). It also surveys past and current research on why people adopt a particular religious belief or practice and connect them with different theoretical frameworks for understanding religious behaviors and spirituality. Some of the theories that will be covered in this course include philosophical behavioral, social cognitive, moral developmental theories. Finally, this course also looks at the critical links between religiosity, mental health and mental disorders.