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Basic competencies:

  1. Systematic understanding of a field of study and mastery of the skills and methods of research associated with that field.
  2. Ability to conceive, design or create, implement and adopt a substantial process of research or creation.
  3. Ability to contribute to the expansion of the frontiers of knowledge through original research.
  4. Ability to carry out a critical and assessment analysis and synthesis of new and complex ideas.
  5. Ability to communicate with the academic and scientific community and society in general about their areas of knowledge in the ways and languages commonly used in the international scientific community.
  6. Ability to promote, within academic and professional contexts, scientific, technological, social, artistic or cultural advancement in a knowledge-based society.

Personal abilities and skills:

  1. Knowing how to handle certain tasks in contexts where there is little specific information.
  2. Finding the key questions that must be answered to solve a complex problem.
  3. Designing, creating, developing and launching new and innovative projects in their field of knowledge.
  4. Working both in team and independently in an international or multidisciplinary context.
  5. Integrating knowledge, handling complexity, and making judgments with limited information.
  6. The criticism and intellectual defence of solutions.

Other competencies:

  1. Ability to handle and apply the different research methods in the field of psychology that include, among others, data bases, statistical methods, social research techniques and evaluation and intervention programmes.
  2. Ability to present, justify and debate in oral and written way, his knowledge as well as the results of his research, in several forums (academic, scientific or informative), formats (reports, debates, conferences) and with different purposes (explain, argue, persuade).
  3. Ability to develop his research activity with social responsibility and scientific integrity, by appreciating the social and ethical implications of the research in psychology, respecting and defending human rights, democratic principles, equality principles between women and men and adjusting to the code of ethics duties of psychology.
  4. Ability to understand and develop the implications of scientific advances in his field of knowledge of psychology abouth people welfare and health.