bk1256 Introduction in Psychology and Sociology

Faculty of Sports Studies
Spring 2017
Extent and Intensity
7/7. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. PhDr. Aleš Sekot, CSc. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Hana Válková, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Veronika Kavková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Ing. Petr Scholz, DiS., Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Aleš Sekot, CSc.
Department of Social Sciences and Sport Management - Faculty of Sports Studies
Supplier department: Department of Social Sciences and Sport Management - Faculty of Sports Studies
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Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 6 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
One aim is to introduce basic approaches and to acquaint students with basic topics and problems encountered in psychology. After completing the course, students should be able to understand basics of psychological thinking, including theoretical fundamentals and possible applications, and on this ground reflect their experience. Another aim is to introduce sports as a social phenomena. Sociology provides concepts, theoretical approaches, and research methods to describe and unerstand behaviour and social interactions as they occur in particularg social and cultural contexts. The phenomenon of society has been strongly transformed during past two or three decades, mostly as a consequence of the process of globalization. Main objective of the lesson is to properly understand specific problems of society in local, regional and global context.
  • Psychology. Subject of psychology and basic psychological approaches. Fields of psychology. Biological and social determinants of human psyche.
  • Psychical proceses:Cognitive processes. Classification of cognitive processes. Emotions Classification of emotions. Management of emotions.Motivation as a determinant of achievement.
  • Personality. Attributes of personality. Abilities and achievement. Development and nurture of psychomotor abilities. Intelligence.
  • Social psychology. Social learning. Social rewards and punishments. Relationship between individual and group. Social cognition. Stereotype and prejudice. Competition and cooperation.
  • Stress situations. Conflict. Decision-making. Frustration. Stress.
  • Society – Fundamentals functions
  • Sociology – bacic concepts and problems
  • Kultura
  • Mass culture
  • Socialization, education
  • Social structure
  • Social mobility
  • Global problems of contemporar society
  • Sekot, Aleš. Sociologie v kostce.III vyd.. Brno: 2006. Masarykova univerzita, Paido.
  • SLAMĚNÍK, Ivan and Jozef VÝROST. Sociální psychologie [Výrost, 1997] : Sociálna psychológia [Výrost, 1997]. Vyd. 1. Praha: ISV - nakladatelství, 1997. 453 s. : i. ISBN 80-85866-20-X. info
  • ATKINSON, Rita L. Psychologie. Translated by Erik Herman - Miroslav Petržela. 1. vyd. Praha: Victoria Publishing, 1995. 863 s. ISBN 808560535X. info
Teaching methods
lectures, discussion classes
Assessment methods
written, oral test
Language of instruction
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
http://www.fsps.muni.cz/impact/zaklady sociologie/
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015.
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