Course: General & Personality Psychology

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Course title General & Personality Psychology
Course code KPD/POO
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 1
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Nota Josef, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Adámek Tomáš, Mgr.
  • Suda Stanislav, doc. MgA. Ph.D.
  • Hála Jaroslav, PhDr.
Course content
1. The subject of psychology (historical development) 2. The paradigm of psychology: mental processes and dispositions, the system of mental reactions (experiencing and behaviour; personality structure) 3. Psychology as an empirical science (confrontation of scientific and lay psychology), basic patterns of the psyche and its methodology 4. Introduction to the theory of mental activity (universal laws) 5. System of psychological sciences (overview of basic and applied psychological sciences), possibilities of applying psychology in working with people 6. Biological and sociocultural determination of the human psyche 7. Mental processes: 1. Cognitive processes (perception, attention, imagination, thinking and speech, memory), 2. Emotions, 3. Motivation 8. Personality (psychological conception) 9. The self as the regulating centre of human mental life; ego-related motivation and world image formation 10. Mental properties of personality, their classification 11. Types and layers of personality 12. Intelligence 13. Emotionality and temperament 14. Motives 15. Attitudes 16. Character 17. Demanding life situations in interpersonal relationships (stress, frustration, inner conflicts, crises) 18. Psychological currents (especially with respect to theories of personality): psychoanalysis, behaviourism, humanistic psychology, cognitivist psychology, evolutionary psychology

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified
Learning outcomes
The course aims to introduce the student to basic patterns of mental activity and personality. The student will thoroughly master the terminology and insight into mental phenomena with the goal of acquiring self-knowledge, application in interpersonal relations and professional activity.

Prerequisites
unspecified

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination

Explaining the set question and reading the compulsory literature. Students are required to have at least 80% attendance at seminars. In case that they miss more hours, they have to write an essay consisting of standard page A4 (30 lines, 60 keystrokes), one page for each extra lesson they missed. Further information about the conditions of participation in the group seminars of dr. Hála and Mgr. Adámek will be sent to students at the beginning of the semester via email.
Recommended literature
  • Nakonečný M. Obecná psychologie. Praha, Triton, 2015. ISBN 9788073879297.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Free Time Education (2018) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Social and Charity Work (2016) Category: Social sciences 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Free Time Education (2016) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Theology (2012) Category: Philosophy, theology 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter