Course: Chapters of positive psychology

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Course title Chapters of positive psychology
Course code KPEG/SPSAK
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 3
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
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
  • Vaněčková Olga, PhDr.
Course content
Topics: Positive psychology in historical and philosophical context. Personal well-being and happiness. Positive emotions and positivity. The importance of positive thinking. The experience of flow and its context. Positive personality qualities and their development. The importance of positive interpersonal relationships and their formation. Positively functioning institutions- parenthood, organizations. Meaningfulness of life, happiness, and its psychological, social, cultural and economic context. Positive education and practical application of positive education.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
Learning outcomes
The aim of this subject is to provide students with orientation in the main topics of positive psychology, to show the possibilities and methods of practical interventions and to offer concrete ways of their application in the area of work and personal life.
Students know the main topics of the subject and can reflect positive attitudes and use them in their own work. They can select appropriate intervention methods and apply them in various practice areas and work with them in their personal lives and relationships.
Not required

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment

Case study.
Recommended literature
  • BLATNÝ, M.:. Psychologie osobnosti. Praha: Grada, 2010.
  • KŘIVOHLAVÝ, J.:. Pozitivní psychologie. Praha: Portál, 2004.
  • KŘIVOHLAVÝ, J.:. Psychologie moudrosti a dobrého života. Praha: Grada, 2009.
  • SELIGMAN, M.:. Naučený optimizmus. Beta- Dobrovský, 2013.
  • SLEZÁČKOVÁ, A.:. Průvodce pozitivní psychologií. Praha: Grada 2012.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Social Pedagogy (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Winter