Course: Introduction into Psychology

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Course title Introduction into Psychology
Course code KPS/7810
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 1
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
  • Wedlichová Iva, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Psychology as a science (subject disciplines). 2.Psychological tendencies of the 20th century (the main ideas, leaders, contribution to the present). 3.Determination of mental development, officials development (internal x external factors). 4.Of consciousness (vigilance, altered states of consciousness unconsciousness, coma). 5. Attention, perception (sensation, perception, idea). 6. Thinking, developing intellectual operations. Speech. 7. Memory importance in education (types, forms of storage). 8. Learning importance in education (basic types, factors). 9.Emotions and their importance in human life (division folder). 10.Motivation, activation (hierarchy of needs). 11. Structure of personality. 12. The dynamics of personality. Temperament. 13.Circuit personality traits. Talents, abilities, skills. 14.Apply attitudinal characteristics of personality. The character, attitude, values.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to provide students with a foundation upon which continues in other courses in psychology. Get an overview of the plurality of approaches in psychology, to learn about the development of psychological thinking, focus on the basic psychological findings provide insight into psychological terminology.
Students can explain the basic schools of thought in psychology and is able to characterize individual mental states, processes and properties.
Knowledge of basic psychological concepts.

Assessment methods and criteria
Active participation in seminars 80%, essay, control test.
Recommended literature
  • ATKINSONOVÁ, R. et al. Psychologie. Victoria publishing, Praha,1995.. 1995.
  • Hill, G. Moderní psychologie: hlavní oblasti současného studia lidské psychiky. Praha: Portál, 2004. ISBN 80-7178-641-1..
  • HUNT, M. Dějiny psychologie, Portál, Praha, 2000. Portál, Praha, 2000.
  • Kern,H. Přehled psychologie.Portál ,Praha. 1999.
  • NAKONEČNÝ, M. Základy psychologie. 1. vyd. Praha: Academia, 2002. Praha, Akademia, 2002. ISBN 80-200-0689-3.
  • Vágnerová,M. Úvod do psychologie.Karloinum Praha. 2005.

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