PSYb2580 Cognition, emotions and motivation - integrative perspective

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)
Bc. Adam Růžička (lecturer)
Ing. Bc. Michal Ďuriník, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Lenka Štěpánková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jiří Ammer (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
each odd Monday 18:00–19:40 Aula and each even Monday 14:00–15:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka
! PSY258 General psychology - metacognition
Recommended: PSYb1050 Psychology of cognitive processes PSYb1060 Psychology 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
there are 18 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
This course follows up on the courses PSYb1050 Psychology of cognitive processes and PSYb1060 Psychology of emotion and motivation

The course is conceived as a "workplace" for integration of different psychological fields: e. g. cognitive, emotional, motivational.

Self-reflection, reflection and analysis of psychological processes (listed below) from these viewpoints are presented as ways to develop metacognitive knowledge.

Critical thinking, a processual perspective, ability to apply learned theories into everyday-life situations.
Learning outcomes
At the end of this course, student should be able to:

1. understand main concepts, concept relations, phenomena, in the areas mentioned below; understand and use precisely the terminology in these areas.

2. know and critically appraise the main theoretical approaches in the area of cognition, emotions and motivation.

3. integrate the knowledge of cognition, emotions and motivation.

4. apply a critical thinking into and analysis of a everyday life problem.
  • 1. Consciousness and emotion
  • 2. Mental representation
  • 3. Relevance problem in cognitive science
  • 4. Mental imagery and emotions
  • 5. Decision making and risk perception
  • 6. Emotions in cognition (part 1)
  • 7. Emotions in cognition (part 2)
  • 8. Social reward research
    required literature
  • EYSENCK, Michael W. and Mark T. KEANE. Kognitivní psychologie. Translated by Miroslav Filip. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 2008. 748 s. ISBN 9788020015594. info
  • REEVE, Johnmarshall. Understanding motivation and emotion. Seventh edition. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley Custom, 2018. xix, 540. ISBN 9781119510260.
    recommended literature
  • Handbook of metacognition in education. Edited by Douglas J. Hacker - John Dunlosky - Arthur C. Graesser. 1st pub. New York: Routledge, 2009. ix, 449. ISBN 9780203876428. info
  • DUNLOSKY, John and Janet METCALFE. Metacognition. Los Angeles: Sage, 2009. ix, 334. ISBN 9781412939720. info
Teaching methods
1. Lectures
2. An essay ("The relation between human cognition and emotions.")
3. Study of a literature
Assessment methods
Student's work evaluation includes the evaluation of:

1. An essay (20 points)
2. Computer-based final exam (50 points)

The whole description of 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
Teacher's information
Interactive syllabus (in Czech):

Teachers´ contacts:

Mgr. Jakub Kraus, Ph. D., 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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