Course: Introduction to Psychology

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Course title Introduction to Psychology
Course code KPSY/UPYZ
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 1
Semester Winter
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
Lecturer(s)
  • Mrhálek Tomáš, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Stuchlíková Iva, prof. PaedDr. CSc.
  • Šebová Šafaříková Jitka, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Nohavová Alena, doc. Mgr. Ph.D.
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), Projection, Work activities (workshops), Activating (simulations, games, drama)
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.
Prerequisites
no special prerequisites

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..
  • Kučera, D.:. Moderní psychologie: Hlavní obory a témata současné psychologické vědy. Praha: Grada, 2013. ISBN 978-80-247-4621-0.
  • 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.


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