Psychology of Professional and Personal Development
· Practical Classes
· Video presentations
· Guest speakers
Course unit type
· Masters’s Program, year 1, specialization in Human Resource Development
Con Content info
1. Fundamental insight into career methodological bases.
2. Knowledge system in all aspects of career psychology.
3. Nature of various career metaphors.
4. Sphere of producing conditions and technologies of successful career.
5. Analysis of motivational characteristics underlying in career potential.
6. Effective search, processing and analysis of various information necessary for career opportunities (development) of different individuals (personalities).
7. Evaluation of identity potential and psychological and psychometrical employee characteristics underlying in the career potential.
8. Career in terms of key career metaphors.
9. Analytical and pedagogical research work within the bounds of the problematic career psychology (the subject matter of career psychology).
10. Drawing conclusions, suggestions and solutions in the sphere of career psychology.
A. General competences
PB - 01. Intellectual and cognitive capacities
PB - 02. Acquisition and processing of information
· PB – 01. Methodological bases of career; conceptual bases of career psychology; notionally-terminological basis of career psychology; the essence of key career metaphors; fundamental characteristics of promotion track; the stages of career process; different kinds of career; technologies of career planning; ways of career development; principles of career development; methods of establishment the balance between family and work; key factors (leverages) of promotion track (career development);
· PB – 02. The system of motive reasons for the organization (concern for the employee career); the system of motive reasons for individual promotion track (career development); the model of career management; assessment criterion of employee potential; methods of estimation of professionally-qualifying promotion efficiency factors .
B. Profession-oriented/ General scientific competences
Be able to analyze and summarize home and foreign experience in career management; to define career types; to analyze situations that arise in the process professional and individual development; to analyze career in terms of the basic nine metaphors; to define and describe favorable conditions that are created by organization for employee promotion track; to analyze the system of motive reasons of organization for employee career development; to work out strategy and plan professional and individual self-realization; to analyze the problems of career development; to choose career planning technologies.
C. Profession-specific competences
Acquire skills in setting an aim and attaining successes; in analyzing achievements and failures in professional and individual development; defining individual potential, that is means of career achievements; developing advices for improvement the system of motive reasons for the organization; researching the conditions for individual promotion track; analyzing motive, personal and psychophysical characteristics underlying in the career potential; developing methods how to increase individual and professional potential; drawing conclusions, suggestions and solutions in the sphere of career psychology.
D. Scientific competences
Developing methods how to increase individual and professional potential; drawing conclusions, suggestions and solutions in the sphere of career psychology.
A. Previously required courses
Personal and Age-Specific Psychology, Fundamentals of Human Resource Management, Sociology (basics), Coaching, Consulting.
B. Required competences
Analytical abilities, academic writing, creation of presentations skills and public speaking skills, English language knowledge, ability to form and achieve study goals.
Educational tools info
· Practical Classes
· Video presentations
· Guest speakers
B. Obligatory educational tools
Inkson, K. (2006). Understanding careers: The metaphors of working lives.
C. Recommended educational tools
M. B.& Rousseau, D.M. (Eds.). The boundaryless career: A new employment principle for a new
D., & Associates. Career choice and development (fourth ed.)
3. Byars, L. L., &
Rue, L. Human resource management (sixth ed.).
L. Career counseling: A narrative approach.
M. J. Career concepts—a
new approach to career research. In R. Katz (Ed.), Career issues in human
6. In M.
B. Arthur, D. T. Hall, & B. S. Lawrence (Eds.), Handbook of careers.
D. T. Careers in and out of organizations.
I. L., & Overington, M. A. Organizations as
theatre: A social psychology of dramatic appearances.
Teaching methods info
Each module has a specific resource text for curriculum foundation and reference for student reports. Texts, references, articles, worksheets, interactive workshops are all either included in the course material or referred to.
The texts and supplemental instructional materials are described by each module writer and fit the structure and purpose of each curriculum module.
Instructional materials include:
Books and articles;
DVD (education films).
Software (Microsoft Office 2007)
This course is taught in English and Russian
Plenary lectures: 36h = 2h per week during 18 weeks during the first semester.
Practical Classes (obliged): 18h = 2h per two weeks during 18 weeks during the first semester.
Lab Classes: (obliged): 18h = 2h per 2 weeks during 18 weeks during the first semester.
• permanent (written tests during semester)
• oral examination
Total number of credits: 5 credits
Period of examination
OR: 3 credits - 1 oral exam
OR labs: 1 credit - permanent and several computing tests
OR practical classes: 1 credit - permanent and several written tests
Different approach: 1 oral exam, the mark you get for the exam gives you the corresponding number of credits: 5 credits for A, 4 credits for B and 3 credits for C.
1 written assessment for the OR. The mark obtained in this examination is the result of the OR and the OR labs.
Higher distance education:
1 written assessment for the OR. The number of credits obtained in this examination is the result of the OR written examination.
Teaching support info
Extra course OR: 2h per week during 18 weeks during the first semester.
Higher distance education: for this course, an extra syllabus is available, containing guidelines how to study the material in an optimal way.