bp2342 Introduction in Psychology and Sociology

Faculty of Sports Studies
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. PhDr. Aleš Sekot, CSc. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Hana Válková, CSc. (lecturer)
PhDr. Petr Fiľo, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. PaedDr. Emanuel Hurych, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Michal Vičar, 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
Thu 21. 2. 11:00–12:30 B11/311, Thu 28. 2. 11:00–12:30 B11/311, Thu 7. 3. 11:00–12:30 B11/311, Thu 14. 3. 11:00–12:30 B11/311, Thu 21. 3. 11:00–12:30 B11/311, Thu 28. 3. 11:00–12:30 B11/311, Thu 4. 4. 11:00–12:30 B11/311, Thu 11. 4. 11:00–12:30 B11/311, Thu 18. 4. 11:00–12:30 B11/311, Thu 25. 4. 11:00–12:30 B11/311, Thu 2. 5. 11:00–12:30 B11/311, Thu 9. 5. 11:00–12:30 B11/311
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
bp2342/01: Mon 18. 2. 11:00–12:30 B11/311, Mon 25. 2. 11:00–12:30 B11/311, Mon 4. 3. 11:00–12:30 B11/311, Mon 11. 3. 11:00–12:30 B11/311, Mon 18. 3. 11:00–12:30 B11/311, Mon 25. 3. 11:00–12:30 B11/311, Wed 3. 4. 18:00–19:30 E34/203 - seminární místnost, Wed 10. 4. 18:00–19:30 E34/203 - seminární místnost, Wed 17. 4. 18:00–19:30 E34/203 - seminární místnost, Wed 24. 4. 18:00–19:30 E34/203 - seminární místnost, P. Fiľo, E. Hurych
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
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.
Learning outcomes
The course graduate is able: - to understand to psycho-social relations in the recent society, - orientation in inter-active professions, - to aply the psycho-social principles into current field practice.
  • 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 contemporary society
  • Sekot, Aleš. Sociologie v kostce.III vyd.. Brno: 2006. Masarykova univerzita, Paido.
  • MIKŠÍK, Oldřich. Psychologická charakteristika osobnosti. 1. vyd. Praha: Karolinum, 2001. 257 s. ISBN 8024602407. info
  • 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
Further Comments
Study Materials
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018.
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