Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca (UPSA)
UPSA was originally founded in the 13th century but closed in the mid-1800s. In 1940, the school was re-established and has continued to broaden its academic offerings with new opportunities for degrees and fields of study.
The following English-taught courses in psychology are confirmed for 2018-19:
Affective and Sexual Development (Fall)
We will discuss the fundamental aspects of human development from infancy to adulthood and old age, mainly emphasizing the development and deterioration of the processes that are characteristic of each phase. The key concepts to be analyzed are focused on the affective, social and sexual development of the individual, pathology and improvement of the functions.
Solution Focused Brief Coaching (Fall)
In this class, we will learn how to conduct conversations that are most useful to clients as they work to achieve their goals witin a brief period of time. We will learn the whole brief coaching process, from the first to the last sessions, using the tools taken from the Solution Focused Therapy Model.
Positive Psychology: Coping Skills, Positive Emotions and Strengths of Character (Spring)
The main objective of this course is to provide the student with an overview of Positive Psychology, a recent branch of psychology which emphasizes normal, successful development rather than the treatment of mental illness. This course offers teaching and practical classes about how to regulate and improve positive emotions and how to cope with stressful situations, like living in another country.
Gender Equality and Sexual Diversity in Spain (Spring)
The course will introduce concepts related to equality between women and men, and address issues such as the history of the struggle for the rights of women and sexual minorities in the Spanish context. We will also touch on topics such as gender roles and stereotypes, and students will be encouraged to challenge the concepts of femininity and masculinity in a more complex manner, as social and cultural constructions.
*Syllabi for these courses will be posted here soon.
Location & Commute Time
UPSA is five minutes away from Salamanca's historic Plaza Mayor and has numerous departments and university schools spread out among the Salamanca campus. UPSA also has departments and schools in Madrid and throughout twelve Spanish provinces.