Psychology of profession choices
Code: 53800
ECTS: 3.0
Lecturers in charge: nasl. prof. dr. sc. Iva Šverko
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English level:


All teaching activities will be held in Croatian. However, foreign students in mixed groups will have the opportunity to attend additional office hours with the lecturer and teaching assistants in English to help master the course materials. Additionally, the lecturer will refer foreign students to the corresponding literature in English, as well as give them the possibility of taking the associated exams in English.

1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 30
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
Course description
As part of the course, students will learn about the most important theories of vocational choice and career development on which are based programs of vocational guidance. They will also become acquainted with a set of procedures, tools and tests that are applied in the process of vocational guidance.

e-learning level 1
english level 0

Evaluate different theories, paradigms and methodological approaches in psychology in the planning of assessments and interventions with individuals, groups and organizations.
Select models of psychological assessment and counselling in working with individuals, groups and organizations.
Evaluate theoretical concepts and scientific insights in intervention and program designing with the aim of improving the living conditions and development of individuals, families, organizations and communities.

Learning Outcomes
1. define key constructs in the field of psychology in career choice
2. analyze major theories of career choice and career development
3. evaluate tools and techniques for career guidance
4. analyze and evaluate methodological studies in the field of vocational psychology
5. apply theoretical concepts, tools and techniques in practical work of career counselor
6. identify problems of vocational guidance in Croatia
7. analyze career counseling school program for fostering vocational development in schools
8. analyze personal vocational preferences and learn how to introduce oneself in competitive labor market

Week plan
1. Introductory lecture
2. Career planning and professional guidance who, whom, how?
3. Characteristics of process of career planning and relations thereof.
4. Difficulties in career choices and available options for intervening.
5. Diferentialistic approach to career planning.
6. Web tools for professional guidance
7. Developmental approach to professional development.
8. School programme of professional development - get to know yourself.
9. School programme of professional development - get to know the world of work.
10. School programme of professional development - make a decision.
11. Social context of career planning theory of limitations and choice.
12. Constructionist approach to the career
13. Writing a CV
14. Job interview
15. Colloquim

The rating is assigned based on active participation in class, few short seminars essays and final exam.
Learning outcomes:
  1. , Brown, D. i suradnici (2002). Career Choice and Development (razne godine izdanja). San Francisco: Jossey Bass.
    Brown, S.D. & Lent, R.W. (2013). Career Development and Counseling: Putting Theory and Research to Work. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
    Šverko B. (2012). Ljudski potencijali: usmjeravanje, odabir i osposobljavanje. Zagreb: Hrvatska sveučilišna naklada., , , .
1. semester
PSI-dipl (4388): Izborni kolegiji - Regular studij - Psychology

2. semester Not active
PSI-dipl (4388): Izborni kolegiji - Regular studij - Psychology
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Hrvatski studiji Sveučilišta u Zagrebu pokrenuti su i ustrojeni 16. studenoga 1992., isprva samo kao dvosemestralni Sveučilišni komparativni studij hrvatske filozofije i društva. Taj je program potom preoblikovan u program redovitog četverogodišnjeg studija.

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