bp1031 Introduction to psychology

Faculty of Sports Studies
Spring 2012
Extent and Intensity
1/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
PhDr. Mgr. Vratislav Moudr, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Viktor Pacholík, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PaedDr. Marie Blahutková, Ph.D.
Department of Social Sciences and Sport Management - Faculty of Sports Studies
Supplier department: Department of Social Sciences and Sport Management - Faculty of Sports Studies
Timetable of Seminar Groups
bp1031/p1: Mon 10:00–10:45 B11/206, V. Pacholík
bp1031/p2: Tue 11:20–12:05 B11/206, V. Pacholík
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
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Course objectives
The main aim of this subject is to introduce students to basic approaches and to acquaint them 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.
  • Psychology. Subject of psychology and basic psychological approaches. Fields of psychology. Research methods in psychology. Personality. Attributes of personality. Temperament, character, volition. Biological and social determinants of human psyche. Social psychology. Social learning. Social rewards and punishments. Social groups, classification and attributes of social groups. Relationship between individual and group. Abilities. Classification of abilities. Abilities and achievement. Development and nurture of psychomotor abilities. Intelligence. Theories of intelligence. Emotions Classification of emotions. Management of emotions. Motivation as a determinant of achievement. Factors of motivation. Cognitive processes. Classification of cognitive processes. Cognitive psychology. Social cognition. Stereotype and prejudice. Self. Self-concept, self-esteem, self-confidence, self-image. Maturity of self. Interpersonal interactions. Competition and cooperation. Verbal and non-verbal communication. Principles of healthy communication. Stress situations. Conflict and conflict management. Decision-making. Frustration. Stress. Effects of stress. Coping with stress. Mental hygiene.
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  • DRAPELA, Victor J. Přehled teorií osobnosti. 3. vyd. Praha: Portál, 2001. 175 s. ISBN 80-7178-606-3. info
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  • NAKONEČNÝ, Milan. Lexikon psychologie. 1. vyd. Praha: Vodnář, 1995. 397 s., ta. ISBN 80-85255-74-X. info
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Teaching methods
Assessment methods
Verbal examination
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2010, Spring 2011.
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