SPRb1128 Principles of Psychology

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2022
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
Mgr. Jiří Vander, DiS., Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Jiří Vander, DiS., Ph.D.
Department of Social Policy and Social Work - Faculty of Social Studies
Supplier department: Department of Social Policy and Social Work - Faculty of Social Studies
Wed 12:00–13:40 P52
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 60 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 42/60, only registered: 0/60
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 15 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
Main objectives can be summarized as follows: to gain konwledge psychological skills that can be capitalized in practice of social workers to give students basic informations from the field of Psychology, inform them about basic terminology, about concepts of personality psychology and about main ideas of the psychological counselling within social work to define interrealtionship between psychology and social work as helping professions
Learning outcomes
At the end of this course, students should eable to describe basic psychological approaches - psychotherapy, general psychology, psychology of personality, social psychology, developmental psychology, health psychology and psychopathology.
  • Connections between psychology and social work p The main problems of clients who benefit of social work and a psychological view on these problems p Psychological competences of social workers p Main terminology, explication of the basic concepts of the psychology p Social psychology, development psychology and psychopatology aspects of client's difficulties within social work p Personality psychology and formation of the personality in difficult life situations p Borders of psychological counselling in the profession of social work
    required literature
  • HILL, Grahame. Moderní psychologie : hlavní oblasti současného studia lidské psychiky. Translated by Helena Hartlová. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2004. 282 s. ISBN 8071786411. info
  • LANGMEIER, Josef and Dana KREJČÍŘOVÁ. Vývojová psychologie [Langmeier, 1998]. Vyd. 3., přeprac. a dopl., v. Praha: Grada Publishing, 1998. 343 s. : i. ISBN 80-7169-195-X. info
  • VÁGNEROVÁ, Marie. Psychopatologie pro pomáhající profese. Vyd. 4., rozš. a přeprac. Praha: Portál, 2008. 870 s. ISBN 9788073674144. 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
    recommended literature
  • NICOLSON, Paula and Rowan BAYNE. Applied psychology for social workers. 1st ed. London: Macmillan Press, 1984. 166 s. ISBN 0333340671. info
  • BARTLETT, Harriett M. and Beatrice N. SAUNDERS. The common base of social work practice. New York: National Association of Social Workers, 1970. 224 s. ISBN 0871010542. info
  • YALOM, Irvin D. and Molyn LESZCZ. Teorie a praxe skupinové psychoterapie. Translated by Hana Drábková - Martin Hajný. Vyd. 2. Praha: Portál, 2007. 647 s. ISBN 9788073673048. info
Teaching methods
Lectures Reading Selfreflection
Assessment methods
semester paper written examination oral examination
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021.
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