PSY104 Developmental psychology II

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2017
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Petra Daňsová (lecturer)
Mgr. Hana Kyjonková, MSc, PhD, PGCert (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Lenka Lacinová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Petr Macek, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Zuzana Masopustová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Veronika Hanáčková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Kristína Chabadová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Iva Korábová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Kristína Kotrčová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Martina Koubíková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Lenka Pivodová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Tatiana Sedláková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. et Mgr. Dana Seryjová Juhová (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Lenka Lacinová, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: doc. Mgr. Lenka Lacinová, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Social Studies
each even Tuesday 13:30–15:00 P31 Posluchárna A. I. Bláhy
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
PSY104/01: each even Tuesday 15:15–16:45 U23
PSY104/02: each even Tuesday 17:00–18:30 U23
PSY104/03: each odd Tuesday 15:15–16:45 U23
PSY104/04: each odd Tuesday 17:00–18:30 U23
PSY103 Developmental psychology I
PSY103 Developmental Psychology I.
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
Course objectives
The course follows up on Developmental psychology I. (PSY103). This course (DP II.) continues in interpretation of developmental stages from the school age to the old age. The theoretical developmental concepts, methodological possibilities of research are presented and students get acquainted with other current empirical studies results related to these developmental stages.
The course objective is:
- to critically use acquired knowledge of basic terms and principles of DP for better understanding of complex dynamic processes of psychological development and for understanding of developmental trends and principles of development, as well as for integrating this knowledge into the image of lifelong personality formation;
- to understand principles and characteristics of particular developmental stages in context of different developmental theories;
- to understand variability, uniqueness, specificity and general trends in development;
- to expand ability of methodological thinking related to research on intraindividual changes and interindividual differences and developmental trajectories in psychological development;
- to learn basic principles and characteristics which are typical for particular developmental stages from the school age to the old age;
- to learn how to interpret individual behavioral manifestations, experience etc., according to so called normative development and to learn how to explain those while applying particular theoretical approaches.
The course assumes:
- basic knowledge of human biology and anthropology, synthesis with knowledge from other currently studied psychological disciplines, mainly from the general psychology and social psychology, as well as from statistics and methodology;
- ability to work with scholarly sources (including electronic databases);
- the knowledge of the APA6th manual.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, student will be able to:
- understand basic terms and concepts from DP;
- understand principles and characteristics of particular developmental stages in context of different developmental theories;
- include variability, uniqueness, specificity and general trends in development and take them into account when analyzing human behavior, experience, ability and skills;
- understand research methods focusing on intraindividual and interindividual differences in psychological development;
- use the knowledge of basic principles and characteristics typical for particular developmental stages from the school age to the old age for better understanding of human behavior, experience and their abilities and skills;
- interpret individual behavior manifestations and experience etc., according to so called normative development and be able to apply particular theoretical approaches for their explanation;
- compile the results of empirical research studies, review articles and meta-analyzes in the overview of the present knowledge („introduction“) from chosen field of developmental psychology;
- propose question for the empirical research in developmental psychology field;
- implement administration of developmental-psychological method.
  • Early school age. Piaget's theory of cognitive development.
  • Adolescence. Developmental theories I.: Theory of psychosocial development, adolescent egocentrism, theories of romantic relationships development in adolescence.
  • Emerging adulthood. Stage or process? Debating the "emerging adulthood" phenomenon.
  • Adulthood. Developmental theories II.: Evolutionary psychology, ethology, sociobiology, ecological model of development.
  • Aging and old age. Developmental theories III.: Emotional development, socioemotional selectivity theory,life-span theory, SOC model.
  • Applied developmental psychology.
  • Developmental theories and research: State of art.
    required literature
  • VÁGNEROVÁ, Marie. Vývojová psychologie. Vyd. 1. V Praze: Karolinum, 2005. 467 s. ISBN 9788024609560. info
  • VÁGNEROVÁ, Marie. Vývojová psychologie. Vyd. 1. Praha: Karolinum, 2007. 461 s. ISBN 9788024613185. info
  • MACEK, Petr. Adolescence. Vyd. 2. Praha: Portál, 2003. 143 pp. ISBN 80-7178-747-7. info
  • ARNETT, Jeffrey Jensen. Human development : a cultural development. 1st ed. Harlow: Pearson, 2014. ii, 760. ISBN 9781292039596. info
  • NEWMAN, Barbara M. and Philip R. NEWMAN. Development through life : [a psychological approach]. Edited by Clarissa Uttley. 11th ed. Belmont: Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2012. vi, 153. ISBN 9781111349042. info
    recommended literature
  • EISEN, Andrew R. and Charles E. SCHAEFER. Separation anxiety in children and adolescents : an individualized approach to assessment and treatment. New York: Guilford Press, 2005. xxii, 298. ISBN 159385482X. info
  • Anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Edited by Tracy L. Morris - John S. March. 2nd ed. New York: Guilford Press, 2004. xvi, 395. ISBN 1572309814. info
  • STUART-HAMILTON, Ian. Psychologie stárnutí. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 1999. 319 s. ISBN 8071782742. info
    not specified
  • ERIKSON, Erik H. Životní cyklus rozšířený a dokončený : devět věků člověka. Translated by Jiří Šimek. Vyd. 2., přeprac., v Portá. Praha: Portál, 2015. 147 s. ISBN 9788026207863. 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
  • HEIDBRINK, Horst. Psychologie morálního vývoje. Translated by Ondřej Müller. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 1997. 175 s. ISBN 80-7178-154-1. info
  • VYGOTSKIJ, L. S. Myšlení a řeč : Izbrannyje psichologičeskije issledovanija (Orig.). Translated by Jan Průcha. Vyd. 2. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1976. 295 s. info
  • VYGOTSKIJ, L. S. (Lev Semenovič). Vývoj vyšších psychických funkcí : Razvitije vysšich psichičeskich funkcij (Orig.). Translated by Jan Průcha - Miluše Sedláková. 1. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1976. 363 s. info
  • PIAGET, Jean and Bärbel INHELDEROVÁ. Psychologie dítěte [Piaget, 1970]. Vyd. 1. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1970. 115 s. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, seminars, group discussion, team work (administration of developmental psychology research method), introduction.
Assessment methods
Mandatory seminars attendance. Fulfilling requirements: team work presentation (max 10 points) + introduction (max 40 points) Exam: oral exam (max 50 points)
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
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 2018.
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