BPH_PSEK Psychology for Economists

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/2/0. 8 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mag. Dr. Eva Born (lecturer)
Mgr. et Mgr. Tomáš Ondráček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Peter Kelemen (assistant)
Mgr. Tomáš Kratochvíl (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mag. Dr. Eva Born
Department of Corporate Economy - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Vlasta Radová
Supplier department: Department of Corporate Economy - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Mon 12:00–13:50 P101
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
BPH_PSEK/01: Tue 12:00–13:50 S301, E. Born, T. Ondráček
BPH_PSEK/02: Wed 8:00–9:50 S301, E. Born, T. Ondráček
BPH_PSEK/03: Mon 8:00–9:50 S301, E. Born, T. Ondráček
BPH_PSEK/04: Mon 10:00–11:50 S301, E. Born, T. Ondráček
BPH_PSEK/05: Wed 10:00–11:50 S301, E. Born, T. Ondráček
BPH_PSEK/06: Tue 14:00–15:50 S301, E. Born, T. Ondráček
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 190 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 137/190, only registered: 4/190, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/190
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The goal of the course is to acquaint students with fundamental concepts and notions in psychology and to show their application to organizational a managerial practice.
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to:
- reproduce the main issues of the psychology and area of organizational behaviour;
- briefly describe meaning of basic psychological concepts and concepts from area of organizational behaviour respectively;
- describe selected problems of psychology and organizational behaviour;
- describe these problems in practical examples;
- describe and compare selected solutions to these problems.
  • 1. Introduction
  • - Foundations, Methods, Goals, and Challenges
  • - Skills, Roles, Activity, Behavior, Well-Being, Environment
  • 2. Diversity in Organizations
  • - Diversity, Levels of Diversity, Demographic Characteristics, Biographical Characteristics,
  • - Other Differentiating Characteristics
  • 3. Discrimination, Stereotype Threat
  • - Attitudes and Job Satisfaction
  • - Attitudes, Satisfaction, Involvement
  • 4. Emotions and Moods
  • - The Basic Emotions, Moral Emotions, Affect, The Function of Emotions, Sources of Emotions and Moods
  • - Emotional Intelligence, Emotion Regulation
  • 5. Personality and Values
  • - The Big Five Personality Model, Core Self-Evaluations, Self-Monitoring, Proactive Personality
  • - Values
  • 6. Perception and Individual Decision Making
  • - Perception, Influencing Factors
  • - Attribution Theory, Common Shortcuts
  • - Decision Making, Creativity, Innovation
  • 7. Motivation Concepts
  • - Hierarchy of Needs Theory, Two-Factor Theory, McClelland’s Theory of Needs, Goal-Setting Theory, Self-Efficacy Theory, Reinforcement Theory, Expectancy Theory
  • - Job Engagement
  • 8. Motivation
  • - Work Arrangements, Job Design,
  • - Rewards, Benefits as Motivation
    required literature
  • Reader (k dispozici na začátku semestru)
  • ROBBINS, Stephen P. and Timothy A. JUDGE. Organizational behavior. 17 global edition. Boston: Pearson, 2017. 739 stran. ISBN 9781292146348. info
    recommended literature
  • HELUS, Zdeněk. Úvod do psychologie. 2011. ISBN 978-80-247-3037-0. info
  • EYSENCK, Michael W. and Mark T. KEANE. Kognitivní psychologie. Translated by Miroslav Filip. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 2008. 748 s. ISBN 9788020015594. info
  • ATKINSON, Rita L. Psychologie. Translated by Erik Herman - Miroslav Petržela - Dagmar Brejlová. 2., aktualiz. vyd., v Portá. Praha: Portál, 2003. xxiii, 751. ISBN 8071786403. info
Teaching methods
The class consists of lectures and seminars. During the semester, pairs of students are obliged to hand in two seminar papers with the aim to summarize, evaluate and apply knowledge based on an academic paper. In the semninars active methods of learning are used: discussion, feedback, model situations, role playing.
Assessment methods
Students in pairs work out two seminar papers during the semester. Also several other assignments are required. Student can perform the final test after fulfilling all the required tasks.

The final written test with the time limit of 90 minutes. The test is assessed on the point scale; the final classification ranges from A to F.

Any copying, recording or leaking tests, use of unauthorized tools, aids and communication devices, or other disruptions of objectivity of exams (credit tests) will be considered non-compliance with the conditions for course completion as well as a severe violation of the study rules. Consequently, the teacher will finish the exam (credit test) by awarding grade "F" in the Information System, and the Dean will initiate disciplinary proceedings that may result in study termination.
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Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2021.
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