The Psyche Academy, an educational and developmental project by the Faculty of Psychology of South Ural State University, invites school pupils and senior-years’ students from other educational programmes to thematic meetings. The program includes not only lecture materials, but also practical tasks aimed at studying mental phenomena, developing professional competencies, and forming a psychological approach to understanding a person, interpersonal relationships, and social phenomena.
During the first semester, the participants of the meetings learned about new branches of practical psychology, explored their relationship with virtual reality, searched for and came up with ways to prevent Internet addiction, and went on an exciting journey into the world of the unconscious using the methods of fairy tale therapy.
“The meetings are very interesting. I learned a lot about the profession of a psychologist. I want to study and try my hand at everything. I especially enjoyed the meeting on the topic of Cyberpsychology. I had myself mused on the question whether robots can think or feel before. And now I understand that this issue is being actively examined by psychologists. I want to continue exploring this topic when I obtain the profession of a psychologist,” says the attendee of the Psyche Academy Tatiana Trapeznikova.
In January, the participants of the Psyche Academy will be offered new and just as interesting topics. We invite everyone who has already decided to connect their lives with psychology, and those who would like to learn more about the mysteries of the human psyche and the secrets of the profession of a psychologist.
The meetings are held on Thursdays at 17:00. More information on the project and the upcoming events can be found in the official group: https://vk.com/psy_academy
Project coordinator is Elena Gudkova: