Course: Social Psychology

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Course title Social Psychology
Course code KPES/WPSPS
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 2
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
Lecturer(s)
  • Mrhálek Tomáš, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Shivairová Olga, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Záškodná Helena, doc. PhDr. CSc.
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 formation 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 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 the key topics in social psychology (the influence of society on the individual, the role of the individual within the society, interpersonal relationships) and the ability to use the acquired knowledge to increase social competencies.
Prerequisites
unspecified

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Essay

seminar activities, essay, portfolio
Recommended literature


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): Special education of preschool age - Kindergarten teaching (3) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Special education of preschool age - Kindergarten teaching (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Special education of preschool age - Kindergarten teaching (1) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter