PSY105 Psychology of cognitive processes

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Miroslav Šipula (lecturer)
Mgr. Lenka Štěpánková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Miroslav Šipula
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Social Studies
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Social Studies
Timetable
each even Monday 14:00–15:40 P31 Posluchárna A. I. Bláhy
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
PSY105/01: each even Monday 16:00–17:40 U33, M. Šipula
PSY105/02: each odd Monday 16:00–17:40 U33, M. Šipula
PSY105/03: each odd Monday 18:00–19:40 U33, L. Štěpánková
PSY105/04: each odd Wednesday 18:00–19:40 U33, L. Štěpánková
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
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Course objectives
The course is conceived as a basic introduction to cognitive psychology. Lectures are focused on the main concepts and theories. Seminars are dedicated to practical examples.

At the end of this course, student should be able:
1. To understand main concepts, concept relations, phenomena, theoretical approaches in the areas of cognitive psychology, mentioned below. To understand and to use precisely the terminology of this part of general psychology.
2. To write a simple research project related to a selected area of cognitive psychology.
3. To generalize from the particular ("real life") experiences to expert terms and to name a number of specific examples of each term.
Syllabus
  • a) General psychology - psychology of cognitive processes – framework, approaches to the mystery of mind, basic cognitive categories of human mind, cognition, history of cognitive psychology
  • b) Perception
  • c) Attention
  • d) Imagery, imaginations, phantasy, creativity
  • e) Mental representation
  • f) Memory
  • g) Learning
  • h) Thinking, reasoning, decision-making, problem-solving, creative problem-solving, metacognition
  • i) Language, role of verbal communication
  • j) The relationship between cognitive processes and emotional experience in the context of personality, cognitive development in the context of personality
  • This is the main part of the course syllabus. The whole syllabus containing a list of particular terms, instructions and recommended literature will be available (in Czech) - in the folder "Study materials" in the Information System of MU.
Literature
  • PLHÁKOVÁ, Alena. Dějiny psychologie. Vydání 1. Praha: Grada, 2006. 328 stran. ISBN 802470871X. info
  • HUNT, Morton M. Dějiny psychologie. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2006. 708 s. ISBN 8073671751. info
  • PLHÁKOVÁ, Alena. Učebnice obecné psychologie. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 2004. 472 s. ISBN 9788020014993. info
  • Psychologie. Edited by Rita L. Atkinsonová. 2. aktualiz. vyd. Praha: Portál, 2003. xxiii, 751. ISBN 80-7178-640-3. info
  • STERNBERG, Robert J. Kognitivní psychologie. Translated by František Koukolík. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2002. 636 s. ISBN 80-7178-376-5. info
  • Encyklopedie obecné psychologie. Edited by Milan Nakonečný. 2. rozš. vyd. Praha: Academia, 1998. 437 s. ISBN 80-200-0625-7. info
  • NAKONEČNÝ, Milan. Základy psychologie. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 1998. 590 s. ISBN 80-200-0689-3. info
  • NAKONEČNÝ, Milan. Lexikon psychologie. 1. vyd. Praha: Vodnář, 1995. 397 s., ta. ISBN 80-85255-74-X. info
  • ŠVANCARA, Josef. Úvod do kognitivní psychologie (Introduction to Cognitive Psychology). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1994. 140 pp. Psychologie. ISBN 80-210-0994-2. info
  • ŠVANCARA, Josef, Lubomír VAŠINA and Lubomír KOSTROŇ. Kapitoly z kognitivní psychologie. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1991. 188 s. ISBN 8021003278. info
Teaching methods
1. Lectures
2. Class exercises (participation required)
3. Elaboration of a simple research project
4. Five homeworks
4. Elective homework
5. E-learning ("ELF system" at http://elf.phil.muni.cz/elf/), on-line counselling and elective testing
Assessment methods
Student's work evaluation includes the evaluation of:
1. Class exercises participation (15 p.)
2. Research project (35 b.)
3. Elective mid-term examination (4 p.)
4. Elective homework (2-4 p.)
4. Written examination (50 p.)
This is the main part of the course syllabus. The whole syllabus containing all the evaluation system details will be available (in Czech) - in the folder "Study materials" in the Information System of MU.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
https://is.muni.cz/auth/el/1423/podzim2008/PSY105/
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 1999, Autumn 2000, Autumn 2001, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017.
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