Students introduced to social psychological mechanisms of communication
28.02.2023
Students introduced to social psychological mechanisms of communication

The memorandum of cooperation signed between Armenian State Pedagogical University and Vazgen Sargsyan Military University of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Armenia earlier in February is already producing results.

On February 28, cadets of the military institution and second-year students of the University majoring in Social Pedagogy participated in a lecture by Doctor of Psychology, Professor Kamo Vardanyan.

Kamo Vardanyan, Head of the ASPU Research Center, presented the social psychological mechanisms of communication and their application in military units. He said the choice of the topic was not accidental; it has a key importance in a number of sciences. Kamo Vardanyan says the topic will have practical, rather than theoretical significance.

In his speech, he addressed the forms of communication, potential obstacles in different social groups and mental states, as well as the peculiarities of communication in pedagogical and military activities, possible difficulties, risks, consequences, as well as social and psychological ways of preventing and overcoming them.

The professor also spoke about psychology as a science, the importance of having psychological knowledge, and the mental state.

Kamo Vardanyan is sure that psychology is a science about happiness; it helps people communicate [with others] correctly, to express oneself, to master the influence mechanisms and to know a person. "Psychology in the 21st century should not be based on assumptions, rather, it should be based on on evidence," Mr. Vardanyan stressed.

The lecture continued in the format of dialogue which was followed by a discussion and a Q&A session.

On the sidelines of the visit, the students of the military university also visited the ASPU museum and got acquainted with the rich history of the university that has a history of 100 years.

Associate Professor Hakob Tadevosyan, Advisor to the ASPU Rector, Candidate of Pedagogical Science, believes the lecture will be beneficial to cadets and future officers. Psychological knowledge, communication skills and abilities will be important from the point of view of interpersonal relations and for leading military units.

Within the framework of the MoC signed between ASPU and Vazgen Sargsyan Military University, the parties will cooperate in educational and scientific fields. In addition, lectures and professional training courses will be organized for cadets.

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