I am very pleased to announce that I will be joining Psychology Institute (Faculty of Philosophy) at Vilnius University as an Assistant Professor for the upcoming year. Below you will find information about the courses that I am currently teaching.
If you find yourself in Vilnius in the upcoming months, please do not hesitate to contact me if you’d like to have a chat about academic/research matters and have a cup of coffee in beautiful Vilnius!
Courses taught at Vilnius University, Psychology Institute
- Personality development (undergraduate)
This module introduces students to the main theoretical approaches toward personality development, including psychoanalysis, social psychology, cognitive psychology, phenomenology, biological psychology, evolutionary psychology, and cross-cultural psychology. Students are encouraged to think critically about such concepts as personality traits, individuality, and personhood. The module also seeks to discuss different influencers on personality, such as early object relations, attachment styles, neurobiology, cultural upbringing, religious values, and sociopsychological aspects (such as social media and digitalism). The module also addresses psychopathology, personality disorders and internal conflicts, and their significance in personhood.
- Psychology of relationships (undergraduate)
In this module, students learn about different theoretical understandings of human relationships, including psychoanalytic, behavioural, cognitive, humanistic, biological, evolutionary, and cross-cultural. The module seeks to introduce a wide array of relationship concepts, including verbal and non-verbal communication, emotional expression and recognition, social image formation and influence, interpersonal relationships including friendship and romantic attachments, group dynamic processes, conflicts and their resolution, as well as digital forms of communication. Students also learn about different forms of research methods that seek to capture human relationships in psychological science.
- Psychology of creativity (undergraduate)
This module seeks to introduce students to the notion of creativity in psychology. The module first seeks to address the idea of creative processes in psychology as well as historical issues in conceptualising creativity and studying it in psychological research. Students learn about a wide array of topics, such as the link between creativity and psychopathology, trauma, social processes, psychotherapeutic processes, scientific advancements, contemporary art, and neuropsychological studies. The module encourages students to not only apply psychological theories to understand creative processes and personalities but also to explore creativity within psychology itself (including theory, research, and clinical practice).