Course: Social psychology

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Course title Social psychology
Course code KPEG/USOP
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 2
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
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
1) Subject of SP and its place within the system of sciences. 2) Social contingencies of human life, socialization, social learning. 3) Social psychology of personality - structure of personality, system of the self. 4) Social cognition - interpersonal perception, attributive processes, social schemes. 5) Social intelligence, social competence. 6) Relationships, afiliation, attractivity, love. 7) Attitudes, their formalization and changes. 8) Social groupings, minority-majority, small social groups. 9) Social interaction- cooperation, competition, prosocial behavior. 10) Aggression and violence. 11) Social influences, conformity and obedience, group decisions. 12) Social communication. 13) Group leadership. 14) Psychology of health, stress and its management, behavioral strategies in demanding situations.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Activating (simulations, games, drama)
Learning outcomes
The course provides its attendants with basic information about the influence of social and group factors on human psyche. It introduces to various issues of social psychology in both theory and applied form (e.g. Social perception, interpersonal relationships, social interaction and communication, attitudes, structure and dynamics of social groups).
Basic knowledge of key topics in social psychology (the influence of society on the individual, the role of the individual within the society, interpersonal relationships) enhances the students' understanding of current society problematics, and cultivates competences in the fields of communication and cooperation, motivation, or solution of individual problems.
not require

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Essay

aktive participation, the seminar paper, portfolio
Recommended literature
  • Atkinsonová et al.:. Psychologie. Praha, 1995.
  • DeVito, J.:. Základy mezilidské komunikace. Praha, Grada 2001.
  • Hayesová, N.:. Základy sociální psychologie. Praha, 1998.
  • Helus, Z. :. Sociální psychologie pro pedagogy. Praha, Grada 2006.
  • Hewstone, M., Stroebe W.:. Sociální psychologie. Praha, Portál 2006.
  • Hill, G.:. Moderní psychologie. Praha, Portál 2004.
  • Kern H.,Mehlová Ch.:. Přehled psychologie. Praha, Portál 2001.
  • Mikuláštík, M.:. Komunikační dovednosti v praxi, Grada. Praha, 2007.
  • Nakonečný, M.:. Sociální psychologie. Praha, Academia, 1999.
  • Průcha, J. :. Interkulturní psychologie.
  • Řezáč, J.:. Sociální psychologie. Brno, Paido, 1998.
  • Výrost J.,Slaměník I .:. Aplikovaná sociální psychologie I, Praha, Grada 1997,.
  • Výrost J.,Slaměník I .:. Aplikovaná sociální psychologie II, Praha, Grada 2001.
  • Výrost J.,Slaměník I.:. Sociální psychologie, Praha 2009, Grada.

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): Teaching vocational subjects part-time BA course (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer