PSYb1060 Psychology of emotion and motivation

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
Mgr. Jakub Kraus, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Miroslav Šipula (lecturer)
Mgr. Vendula Šamajová (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Jakub Kraus, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Mgr. Jakub Kraus, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Social Studies
Mon 1. 3. 14:00–15:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Mon 15. 3. 14:00–15:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Mon 29. 3. 14:00–15:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Mon 12. 4. 14:00–15:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Mon 26. 4. 14:00–15:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Mon 10. 5. 14:00–15:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
PSYb1060/01: Mon 1. 3. 16:00–17:40 U23, Mon 15. 3. 16:00–17:40 U23, Mon 29. 3. 16:00–17:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Mon 12. 4. 16:00–17:40 U23, Mon 26. 4. 16:00–17:40 U23, Mon 10. 5. 16:00–17:40 U23
PSYb1060/02: Mon 8. 3. 16:00–17:40 U23, Mon 22. 3. 16:00–17:40 U23, Mon 29. 3. 16:00–17:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, 16:00–17:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Mon 19. 4. 16:00–17:40 U23, Mon 3. 5. 16:00–17:40 U23, Mon 17. 5. 16:00–17:40 U23
PSYb1060/03: Mon 8. 3. 18:00–19:40 U23, Mon 22. 3. 18:00–19:40 U23, Mon 29. 3. 16:00–17:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, 16:00–17:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Mon 19. 4. 18:00–19:40 U23, Mon 3. 5. 18:00–19:40 U23, Mon 17. 5. 18:00–19:40 U23
PSYb1060/04: Mon 8. 3. 12:00–13:40 U23, Mon 22. 3. 12:00–13:40 U23, Mon 29. 3. 16:00–17:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, 16:00–17:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Mon 19. 4. 12:00–13:40 U23, Mon 3. 5. 12:00–13:40 U23, Mon 17. 5. 12:00–13:40 U23
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! PSY106 P. of emotion and motivation
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 course is conceived as a basic introduction to psychology of emotion and motivation.

The lectures are focused on main concepts and theories.

Seminars are dedicated to practical examples, examples of typical research methods, research findings, and their applications, analysis of affective/motivational processes and their internal and external symptomps.
Learning outcomes
At the end of this course, student should be able to:

1. understand main concepts, concept relations, phenomena, theoretical approaches in the areas of emotion and motivation, mentioned below; to understand, differentiate and to use precisely the terminology in this part of general psychology.

2. describe phenomenology of emotions and motivation as well as the hidden mechanisms of human behavior; to identify the emotions as an important factor of many types of human behavior; to assess the role of external and internal sources of motivation while analyzing human behavior; to name an expertly substantiated spectrum of plausible motives of each type of behavior.

3. generalize from the particular ("real-life") experiences to psychological terms; to name number of specific examples of each term or phenomenon.
  • • What´s en emotion? Functions of emotions, various theories of emotions (EG.: James-Lange; Ekman).
  • • Biology of emotions, evolutionary standpoint, cross-cultural study of emotions and facial expressions
  • • Regulation of emotions, emotions and cognition, emotions and performance.
  • • Motivation: terminology, basic concepts, theories of motivation.
  • • Self-regulation and procrastination.
  • • Motivation and performance, Yerkes-Dodson law, flow phenomenon, creativity and motivation, motivation for altruism and prosocial behavior.
    required literature
  • REEVE, Johnmarshall. Understanding motivation and emotion. Seventh edition. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley Custom, 2018. xix, 540. ISBN 9781119510260. info
    recommended literature
  • Petri, H. L., & Govern, J. M. (2012). ). Motivation: Theory, research, and application. Cengage Learning.
  • Handbook of emotions. Edited by Lisa Feldman Barrett - Michael Lewis - Jeannette M. Haviland-Jones. 3rd ed. New York: Guilford Press, 2008. xvi, 848. ISBN 9781609180447. info
  • Boekaerts, M., Zeidner, M., & Pintrich, P. R. (Eds.). (1999). Handbook of self-regulation. Elsevier.
    not specified
  • BARON, Jonathan. Thinking and deciding. 4th ed. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008. xiv, 584. ISBN 9780521680431. info
  • DAMASIO, Antonio R. Descartesův omyl : emoce, rozum a lidský mozek. Translated by Lucie Motlová - Alžběta Hesová. Vyd. 1. Praha: Mladá fronta, 2000. 259 s. ISBN 8020408444. info
  • NAKONEČNÝ, Milan. Motivace lidského chování. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 1996. 270 s. ISBN 8020005927. info
  • NAKONEČNÝ, Milan. Lidské emoce. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 2000. 335 s. ISBN 8020007636. info
Teaching methods
1. Lectures
2. Seminar exercises (participation required) and discussion questiones regarding the studies research articles

4. Study of literature
Assessment methods
Student's work evaluation includes the evaluation of:

1. Class exercises participation and discussion (mendatory, no points)
2. An essay (20 points)
3. Midterm exam (20 points)
4. Computer-based final exam (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 Interactive syllabus within the Information System of MU.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
Interactive syllabus (in Czech):

Teachers´ contacts:

Mgr. Jakub Kraus, Ph. D., Room 2.47, Office hours, ideally upon email agreement.

Mgr. Miroslav Šipula, Room 2.54, Office hours ideally upon email agreement.:

The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020.
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