StatusThe thesis was presented on the 3 April, 2015
Approved by NCAA on the 28 May, 2015
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ThesisCZU 37.015.3 (043.3)
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Key words: psychological thinking, practical thinking, psychological culture, psychological tasks, evolution of professional thinking development, psychological thinking development program.
Field of study: psychology
The goal of this research is to determine the conditions for developing the professional thinking of psychology students and the methodology for spurring such development.
The tasks of the research. To identify the peculiarities of intellectual, operational, personal components of professional psychological thinking of psychology students and practicing psychologists; to clarify the nature of the difficulties that occur during the fulfillment of psychological tasks; to analyse the relation between the students’ academic success and the strategies they use to solve psychological tasks; to develop, implement and determine the efficacy of the program for the development of psychological thinking of psychology students.
Scientific novelty and originality. For the first time in Republic of Moldova, a theoretical-experimental research of the complex nature of the psychological thinking of psychology students and of the development of such professional thinking was carried out. The peculiarities of psychological thinking, its structural components, its systemic nature have been determined. The possibility of deliberate development of psychological thinking by means of a special system of psychological activities was proven.
Topical scientific issue resolved in this research. The structural components of the psychological thinking of psychology students were defined; the program for development of psychological thinking – that resulted in the development of the theoretical and practical components of the students’ psychological thinking, as part of their professional training – was developed and its validity was tested.
Scientific significance. The results of the research supplement and make more specific the scientific knowledge of the psychological thinking development.
The practical relevance of the research resides in the use of the knowledge of the components of psychological thinking at various stages of training of psychology students in the Republic of Moldova.
Implementation of the results. The key results of the research were implemented in
the teaching and methodological activity of the Psychology and department of State Pedagogical
University Ion. Creanga. The research findings were included in the topics of the courses
developed by the author and were used during classes with students and teachers attending
continuous education courses.