PSYb1020 Personality Psychology

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2024
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
prof. PhDr. Petr Macek, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jan Širůček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Jan Širůček, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology – Faculty of Social Studies
Supplier department: Department of Psychology – Faculty of Social Studies
! PSY102 Personality Psychology
The course is intended for first year students and requires only reading comprehension in English.
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
Personality psychology is one of the introductory courses. Students will get to close contact with basic concepts of the field, including the historical and cultural context and current interpretations.
Learning outcomes
Students will know the basic directions of personality psychology and will be able to discuss their accents. These will be mainly the traditional directions of personality psychology, which have left a living legacy in contemporary concepts and are the starting point of modern psychotherapeutic approaches.
  • Methodological foundations of personality psychology Psychoanalysis and related concepts of personality Behaviorism Personality traits and temperament Field theory and personal construct theory Social learning theory Behavioral genetics and evolutionary psychology Cultural psychology Integrative approaches to personality psychology
    required literature
  • FUNDER, David Charles. The personality puzzle. Seventh edition. New York: W. W. Norton & company. xxxiv, 664. ISBN 9780393600421. 2016. info
  • CERVONE, Daniel and Lawrence A. PERVIN. Personality psychology : international student version. Edited by Arnaldo Zelli. twelfth edition. Singapore: Wiley. xix, 618. ISBN 9781118322215. 2014. info
    recommended literature
  • HALL,C.S, LINDZEY.G. Psychológia osobnosti. Bratislava: SPN, 1997. info
Teaching methods
Lectures and discussions, theoretical training, practical examples
Assessment methods
Three interim tests, written final exam
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022, Autumn 2023.
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