Course: Psychology of personality for teachers

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Course title Psychology of personality for teachers
Course code KPSY/UPO
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 1
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.
  • Jošt Jiří, doc. Mgr. CSc.
Course content
1. Personality as a term of layman and scientific psychology, personality-centered approach in education and childcare. 2. Basic concepts of personality 3. Biological and socio-cultural determinants, genotype vs. fenotype. 4. Personaliy structure and dynamics. 5. Typological approach, dispositional approach. 6. Temperament, theory of temperament. 7. Abilities, capacities, inteligence, creativity. 8. Character problematics, dispositions of attitude and will. 9. Motivational dispositions and tendencies of personality. 10. Internal personality image, conscience, experience, selfhood. 11. Socialization of personality, basic emotional relationship, deprivation and subdeprivation. 12. Meaning of psychology in vocations based on work with people, options of diagnostics and intervention.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
Learning outcomes
The subject shows the framework of personality psychology, teaches essential terminology and major theoretical aproaches. Students gain knowledge of the topics of personality structure and dynamics, which should enlarge their understandingof basic personality functions in the life of an individual. The subject teaches methods and options of personality research.
Students have basic knowledge of personality theory and its evolution, they can discern major attitudes to personality and methods of examining. They can use knowledge of personality and shaping of it in practical circumstances and also to develop self-understanding

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment, Seminar work

Seminar work with a given topic. Check-up during semester and at the final exam.
Recommended literature
  • ČÁP, J., MAREŠ, J.:. Psychologie pro učitele. Praha: Portál 2007. 978-80-7367-273-7.
  • DRAPELA, V. J.:. Přehled teorií osobnosti. Praha: Portál, 2003. ISBN 80-7178-766-3.
  • MIKŠÍK, O.:. Psychologická charakteristika osobnosti. Praha:Karolinum, 2007. ISBN 978-80-246-1304-8.
  • NAKONEČNÝ, M.:. Základy psychologie osobnosti. Praha: Management Press, 1998. ISBN80-85603-34-9.
  • ŘÍČAN, P.:. Psychologie osobnosti. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2010. ISBN 978-80-247-3133-9.
  • SMÉKAL, V.:. Pozvání do psychologie osobnosti. Brno: Barrister a Principia, 2002. ISBN 80-85947-80-3.

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 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer