Course: Introduction to Psychology

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Course title Introduction to Psychology
Course code KPEP/UVSK
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
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
  • Stuchlíková Iva, prof. PaedDr. CSc.
  • Jošt Jiří, doc. Mgr. CSc.
Course content
1. The science of psychology 2. Biological and socio cultural derminants of psyche 3. Senzoric and perceptual processes 4. Mental representation, imagery, daydreaming. 5. Consciousness, altered states of consciousness. 6. Learning 7. Memory 8. Thinking and language 9. Emotions 10. Motivation 11. Abilities, inteligence

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Demonstration, Projection
Learning outcomes
Introductory psychological course aiming at presenting basic terminology and main approaches to psychology. Students will learn basic knowledge about cognitive, emotional and motivational processes with accent to complexity of psyche and possibilities to influence it within the educational context.
Student is oriented in psychological terminology and in main psychological approaches; has acquired basic knowledge of psychic processes.
not require

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination

knowledge test
Recommended literature
  • Atkinsonová, R.L a kol.:. Psychologie. Praha: Portál. 2003.
  • Cumminsová, D.:. Záhady experimentální psychologie. Praha: Portál. 1998.
  • Čáp, J., Mareš, J.:. Psychologie pro učitele. Praha: Portál. 2001.
  • Helus, Z. Úvod do psychologie (2. přepracované a doplněné vydání). Praha: Grada. 2017.
  • Maslow, A. H. O psychologii bytí. Praha: Portál. 2014.
  • Nakonečný, M. Psychologie - Přehled základních oborů. Praha: Portál. 2011.
  • Nakonečný, M. Úvod do psychologie. Praha: Academia. 1999.
  • Noel-Hoeksema, S. Psychologie Atkinsonové a Hilgarda. Praha: Grada. 2012.
  • Prekopová, J. Vcítění v každodenním životě. Praha: Grada. 2004.
  • Smékal, V. O lidské povaze. Brno: Cesta. 2015.
  • Vágnerová, M.:. Základy psychologie. Praha: Karolinum. 2004.

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 for the First level of primary school (1) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter