Course: Intercultural Psychology

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Course title Intercultural Psychology
Course code KPSY/IPSFK
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study 2
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Štefánková Zuzana, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Mrhálek Tomáš, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Culture and adjustment in new culture, concepts (cultural and subcultural) of similarities and differences among people, East-West, individualism and collectivism 2. Identity and communication, cognition,Sapir-Whorf hypothesis 3. Culture and Self 4. Culture and emotions 5. Culture and social behavior 6. Culture and personality 7. Ethnic groups and minorities 8. Multicultural issues in schools (methods of multicultural education) and at work 9. Multicultural issues: personal vs. public life

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 aim of this seminar is to impart basic knowledge and basic skills regarding the issues of multiculturality. Emphasis will be placed on personal understanding and involvement. It is intended to improve intercultural communication skills through discussions, presentations about various cultures and subcultures, and some experiential exercises and it is expected to stimulate intercultural self-education.
The students are expected to acquire deeper understanding of situations and relations within the multicultural context. They will further improve their skills in relating to people from culturally different backgrounds: e.g., in their interpretation and approach to problem-solving in conflict situations, the feeling of commitment -along with the skills- to foster friendly multicultural environment.
not require

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment

Active participation with frequent attendance, preparation of project and its presentation in class.
Recommended literature
  • INTERKULTURNÍ VÝCHOVA na portálu katedry..
  • Interkulturní vzdělávání. Příručka nejen pro středoškolské pedagogy. Projekt varianty Člověk v tísni, 2002.
  • BAKALÁŘ,P.:. Psychologie Romů, Votobia Praha, 2004.
  • BERRY, J.W., POORTINGA, Y.H., SEGALL, M.H. & DASEN, P.R.:. Cross-cultural psychology: Research and applications, Cambridge, VB, Cambridge University Press,1992..
  • BERRY, J.W., SEGALL, M.H., KAGITÇIBASI, C. (eds.):. Handbook of cross-cultural psychology (2-nd ed.), Boston, MA, Allyn & Bacon,1997..
  • Kolektiv:. Romové v České republice, Praha, Socioklub-Expedice, 1999..
  • NAVRÁTIL, P. a kolektiv:. Romové v české společnosti, Praha, Portál, 2003..
  • Pike G., Selby D.:. Cvičení a hry pro globální výchovu 1. a 2. Praha 2000 a 2001..
  • PRŮCHA, J.:. Multikulturní výchova: Teorie - praxe - výzkum, ISV, Praha, 2001.
  • ŠIŠKOVÁ, T. (ED.):. Menšiny a migranti v České republice, Praha, Portál, 2001.
  • ŠIŠKOVÁ, T. (Ed).:. Výchova k toleranci a proti rasismu. Praha 1998.
  • ZELOVÁ,A.:. Medzikultúrna psychológia.In VÝROST,J., SLAMĚNÍK,I.: Sociální psychologie, ISV, Praha, 2001.

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): Common module (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer