Course: Essentials of understanding Psychology

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Course title Essentials of understanding Psychology
Course code KPSY/UPSZE
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 2
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Nohavová Alena, doc. Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Stuchlíková Iva, prof. PaedDr. 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), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Projection, Work activities (workshops)
Learning outcomes
Introductory psychological course aiming at presenting basic terminology and main approaches to psychology. brief summary of basic knowledge of psychological processes with accent on cognition. Psychology as a science. Biological and socio cultural determinants of the psyche. Sensation and perception. Imagination. Consciousness and altered states of consciousness. Learning. Memory. Thinking and language. Abilities and intelligence. Emotions and motivation. Mutual relations of psychic processes, psychic regulation.
The student has basic knowledge of psychic processes and is able to apply it for understanding of everyday situations.
not require

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam

knowledge test, active participation in seminář, seminar work
Recommended literature
  • ATKINSONOVÁ, R. L., ATKINSON, R. C., SMITH, E. E., BEM, D. J.:. Psychologie. Praha, PORTÁL, 2004. ISBN 80 - 85605-35-7.
  • CUMMINSOVÁ, D.:. Záhady experimentální psychologie. Praha, Portál, 1998..
  • KOUKOLÍK, F.:. Já. O vztah mozku, vědomí a sebeuvědomování. Praha: Karolinum. 2003..
  • NAKONEČNÝ, M.:. Encyklopedie psychologie, Praha: Academia. 1998..
  • PLHÁKOVÁ, A.:. Základy obecné psychologie, Praha: Academia, 2005.
  • STUCHLÍKOVÁ, I.:. Základy psychologie emocí. Praha: Portál, 2007.
  • 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): information technology and e-learning (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: -