Course: Introduction to Psychology

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Course title Introduction to Psychology
Course code KPS/7030
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Heřmanová Vladislava, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Wedlichová Iva, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Dlabal Martin, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Závora Jiří, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Karel David, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Drahoňovský Jan, PhDr.
Course content
1.Development subject of psychology, position of psychology in the system of social sciences, psychology disciplines. 2nd Psychic phenomena: mental processes, mental disposition and mental condition - the definition of a relationship. 3. Psychological approaches and their contribution to understanding and explaining human behavior and experience I (associationism, behaviorism, Gestalt psychology, the psychoanalytic movement). 4th Psychological tendencies and their contribution to the study of the human psyche II (cognitive psychology, constructivism, humanistic psychology, transpersonal psychology). 5. Biological and socio-cultural determination of psyche. 6th Sensory processes, perception, sensory organs. 7th Consciousness (vigilance, altered states of consciousness, sleep). 8th attention, perception (sensation, perception, imagination). Thinking ninth, developing intellectual operations. Speech. 10. Learning, important in education (basic types, factors). 11. Memory process and types of memory. 12th emotions and their importance in human life (distribution folder). 13th motivation, motive, need. 14th Personality and its formation, integration of personality, identity 15th Circuit personality traits. Talents, abilities, skills. 16. Basic methods used in psychology.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 30 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course aims to provide students with the basics, which are followed in other subjects psychology. Students will learn basic psychological terminology, and get an overview of the plurality of approaches in psychology and psychological development thinking, especially psychology of cognition.
The student is able to explain the basic schools of thought in psychology and able to characterize individual mental states, processes and properties.
Learning outcomes: Specialist knowledge: - Students will learn to understand the differences between psychological directions. - Will be able to explain the determination of human behavior and experience. - The student is able to define and explain the mental processes. - The student is well versed in the areas of application knowledge of psychology in practice. Specialized skills: - The student is able to describe basic psychological trends. - The student is able to define and explain the mental states and processes. - The student is able to explain human behavior and experience.

Assessment methods and criteria
80% active participation in lessons. Essay on selected topic Preparation and presentation of the theme chosen student in front of an audience. Written test of basic knowledge on the subject (of lectures, self-study, reading professional literature). Oral exam adoption issue
Recommended literature
  • Atkinsonová R.L. et al. Psychologie. Praha. 1995.
  • BLATNÝ, M., PLHÁKOVÁ, A. Temperament, inteligence, sebepojetí : nové pohledy na tradiční témata psychologického výzkumu. Brno : Psychologický ústav AV ČR, Sdružení SCAN, 2003. ISBN 80-86620-05-0.
  • HELUS, Zdeněk. Úvod do psychologie. Praha: Grada, 2011. ISBN 978-80-247-3037-0..
  • HUNT, M. Dějiny psychologie, Portál, Praha, 2000. Portál, Praha, 2000.
  • Plháková, A. Učebnice obecné psychologie. Praha:Academica, 2004. ISBN 80-200-1086-6.
  • VÁGNEROVÁ, M. Úvod do psychologie. UK, Praha,. 1997.

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