Course: Practical application of attachment theory psychology

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Course title Practical application of attachment theory psychology
Course code KPEP/PCVK
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 3
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Štefánková Zuzana, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Attachment theory 2. Involved vs. uninvolved relationship 3. Directive vs. non-directive relationship 4. Character defence as relationship determinant 5. Relationship boundaries 6. Empathy, active listening, warmth 7. Effect of positive and negative moral emotions on relationship 8. Educational styles and their influence on the emotional attachment formation 9. Emotional attachment in childhood 10. Emotional needs deprivation of children and their influence on relationship disruption 11. Pervasive developmental disorders /autism, Asperger syndrome/ 12. Emotional attachment and its dysfunction in partner relationships 13. Dynamics of emotional relationships in case of break-up 14. Double bond in communication and its effect on relatioship disruption

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Monitoring, Demonstration, Projection, Activating (simulations, games, drama)
Learning outcomes
The course presents the basis of attachment theory. After the course, the future teacher will be able to understand better his own emotional experience, relationships dynamics and interpersonal interactions, understand better the function of empathy, positive and negative social emotions in social relationships, and learn how to use the techniques of behaviour and relationships modification more effectively.
Familiarity with the topic of attachment theory psychology, ability to apply acquired knowledge in pedagogical or psychological-consulting work, mainly with children and the young, as well as in one's own life.
no antecedent requirements

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment, Student portfolio analysis

active participation, written seminar paper
Recommended literature
  • KOPŘIVA,K.:. Lidský vztah jako součást profese. Praha: Portál 1997.
  • KULÍŠEK, P.:. Problémy teorie ranního citového přilnutí (attachment). Československá psychologie, 2000..
  • VAVRDA,V.:. Otázky soudobé psychoanalýzy.Tradice a současnost.Praha:Lidové noviny 2005.
  • WATZLAWICK,P.,BAVELASOVÁ,B.,JACKSON,D.,D.:. Pragmatika lidské komunikace.Interakční vzorce, patologie a paradoxy. Hradec Králové: Konfrontace 199.

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): Nursery School Teaching (3) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: -