Let's look around us. Let's just look. We notice that everything communicates completely, there is a permanent intercommunication. In middle school education, in the disciplines of biology / anatomy we learn that cells communicate with each other and, at the same time, communicate with the environment in which they are. Animals communicate through sounds and behaviors. The human being, when born, does not benefit from verbal language, but still communicates. The newborn communicates his needs, states of discomfort, joy, pleasure through crying, whining, smiling, body position. People communicate with other people and even with themselves in different situations and contexts. So communication is used by everyone and is known by everyone.
We can ask ourselves what is the point of studying communication in the conditions in which we use it continuously. This course will show you communication in a way that you don't think about when you use it. That is, you will understand that by focusing on communication, you get to know yourself better, to understand yourself and to understand others, to create relationships and to enjoy them. By knowing the communication, the natural abilities can be improved and the means and tools of communication can be used more efficiently. A good communication can lead to obtaining the desired results, to understanding the meaning of lived experiences, of daily events and helps with the necessary interventions and approaches every day.
Our representations about communication may not coincide with the scientific definitions established by specialists, for which common knowledge is not enough. Insufficient knowledge of this field of communication can lead to the failure of negotiations, unsuccessful in individual or collective communications.
So what is communication?
This course considers the theoretical understanding of communication and its correlation with practice, both to transmit information, to understand us, and to evolve, for personal development.
Considering the training of students in the profession of psychologist and, later, possibly, of psychotherapist, this course contributes to the formation of communication skills and abilities, with their application in evaluating and solving existential situations, both professional and personal. That is, it helps to acquire theoretical knowledge and practical skills to achieve professional success.
Communication, making connections between communication and other mental processes, between communication and regulatory activities, knowledge, skills and abilities acquired through the study of communication and their application in solving and evaluating problem situations will help identify critical issues and achieve effective intervention. positioning towards others and towards oneself, for a better self-expression and interaction with those around.
This course develops and supports thinking, contributes to arousing interest and curiosity for dialogue, debate, in other words for communication. At the same time, it forms and ensures coherence and rigor in the presentation of opinions, the openness to listen, thus supporting human behaviors in the specific field of communication.
Communication is part of the human condition and makes a difference in everyone's life.
I want this course, beyond the academic objectives, to be useful to students in the journey of discovering people, self and psychology as a profession.