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Psychology I.

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Course Unit Code711-0501/25
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated2 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Compulsory
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *Second Year
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
MIK30doc. PhDr. Miroslava Miklošíková, PhD.
PAL04Mgr. Libuše Páleníčková, Ph.D.
MAT17Mgr. Jana Matochová, Ph.D.
SCH0130Mgr. Martina Schneiderová, Ph.D.
TAUGHT ONLY IN CZECH To explore the full range of psychology, from cell to
society. To foster scientific attitudes and help our students learn to think
critically by examining the ways thet psychologists have solved, or failed to
solve fascinating puzzles of behavior and processes.We have incorporated
frequent references to pract.application of psychol. research to practice.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
The aim of this subject is to enrich students with essential knowledge of general psychology. Students will be introduced to the basic psychological schools and research methods, they will become familiarised with the core topics of perception, memory, learning, thinking, emotion, motivation, psychology of personality and they will get acquainted with the problematics of resilience and mental health disorders. They will acquire basic terminology of psychology and gain the ability to understand the expression of human emotions. Integral part of this course will also be practical demonstration of psychological methodology, such as a questionnaire or a test. After attending this course, students will be able to understand and value the importance of human psyche, mental health and personality.
Course Contents
1. Development of psychology, psychology directions.
2. Characteristics of psychology discipline.
3. Methods of psychology.
4. Determination of human psyche.
5. Reception and attention.
6. Memory. Disorders of memory.
7. Human thought process and imagination.
8. Learning. Types of learning. Effective learning.
9. Emotion. Affektives disorders.
10. Volition and human behavior.
11. Personality, development of personality. Structure of personality.
12. Typology of personality.
13. Motivation and theory of motivation.
14. Load, conflicts, frustration, stres.
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
ATKINSON, HILGARD, Introduction to Psychology, Cenage Learning 2015, ISBN-10: 8131528995
BRUCE, K., A., A History of Psychology in Western Civilization. Cambridge University Press 2014, 562 p. ISBN-10: 0521189306
LILIENFELD Scott O., LYNN Steven Jay, RUSCIO John, BEYERSTEIN Barry L.,50 great myths of popular psychology. Shatterinng Widespreat Misconceptions about Human Behavior, 2010, ISBN 978-80-242-2998-0
CUMMINS, Denise D., The Other Side of Psychology. St. Martin's Press, New York
ATKINSONOVÁ, R, L. a kol., Psychologie. Portál s.r.o., Praha 2012. 880 s. ISBN 978-80-262-0083-3
KERN, H. A KOL., Přehled psychologie. Portál, s.r.o. Praha 2015. 288 s. ISBN 978-80-262-0871-6
PLHÁKOVÁ, A., Učebnice obecné psychologie. Akademia Praha 2007. 472 s. ISBN 978-80-200-1499-3
ATKINSON, HILGARD, Introduction to Psychology, Cenage Learning 2015, ISBN-10: 8131528995
Recommended Reading:
ATKINSON AND HILGARD'S, Introduction to Psychology, Publisher Andrew Ashwin, 2014, 722 p., ISBN 978-1-4080-8902-6
DRAPELA, V.,J. A reviev of personality theories. Charles C Thomas Publisher, Illionis 1995
ZIMBARDO, P. , JOHNSON, R., L., HAMILTON, V., Psychology: Core Concepts. Pearson 2012, 647 p. ISBN-10: 0205183468
KLEINMAN, P., Psych 101: Psychology Facts, Basics, Statistics, Tests, and More! Adams Media 2012, 288 p. ISBN-10: 1440543909
ŘÍČAN, P., Psychologie osobnosti. Grada Publishing a.s., Praha 2010, 195 s. ISBN 978-80-247-3133-9
PLHÁKOVÁ, A., Dějiny psychologie. Grada Publishing a.s., Praha 2006, 328 s. ISBN: 978-80-247-0871-3
ZIMBARDO, P., COULOMBOVÁ, N., Odpojený muž. Grada Publishing a.s., Praha 2017, 280 s. ISBN: 978-80-247-5797-1
ZIMBARDO, P. , JOHNSON, R., L., HAMILTON, V., Psychology: Core Concepts. Pearson 2012, 647 p. ISBN-10: 0205183468
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Other activities
Assesment methods and criteria
Task TitleTask TypeMaximum Number of Points
(Act. for Subtasks)
Minimum Number of Points for Task Passing
Exercises evaluationCredit85 85