Alexia Papageorgiou, Peter McCrorie, Stelios Georgiades, Maria Perdikogianni
Most undergraduate psychology curricula are based on knowledge rather than skills. Undergraduate psychology students experience knowledge overload and diminishing motivation to learn as current techniques, such as lectures, continue to encourage superficial learning. This book uses psychological theories and learning processes, such as Problem Based Learning (PBL), to provide a new approach for teaching psychology at an undergraduate level. It creates a detailed example of a psychology degree using the PBL method and suggests how the course could be planned.
Alexia Papageorgiou is an Associate Professor in Clinical Communication at the University of Nicosia Medical School, Cyprus. Between 2003-2011 she worked for the University of East Anglia, in Norwich, UK.
Peter McCrorie is Professor of Medical Education at St George’s University of London in the UK and Dean for Medical Education at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus. He is an Associate member of the UK General Medical Council with leadership roles in the quality assurance of basic medical education.
Stelios Georgiades, is an Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus. In 2005 he designed and developed the three year programme in Clinical Psychology of the University of Nicosia and between 2007 -2013 was the coordinator of the programme.
Maria Perdikogianni is a Lecturer in Clinical Communication Skills and Psychology at the University of Nicosia Medical School, where she also teaches PBL and is a PBL peer reviewer. She is also a registered psychologist and Child Play Therapist and has extensive experience working with parents, children and adults.