SOk141 Psychopathology

Faculty of Education
Spring 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/1.2/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
Mgr. Barbara Strobachová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Petr Soják, Ph.D.
Department of Social Education – Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Dana Jakubjanská, DiS.
Supplier department: Department of Social Education – Faculty of Education
The subject is suitable for students who have already gained basic knowledge in the psychology. It is recommended that the students have finished the courses in general and developmental psychology.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 100 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 1/100, only registered: 0/100, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/100
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The subject focuses on the theoretical background in the field of pathopsychology seen from the point of view of variability and pathology of the human mind. Students will be guided to understand and remember - in a logical way - the basic topics and understand the linkages between different fields of the subject; they should be able to analyze the basic principles and use them is a real life situations; they should understand the links between pathopsychology and further supportive fields (special pedagogy, psychopathology, social pathology, developmental psychology, etc.). At the end of the course, the students should be able to understand the discrepancies of the mental functions create a mock diagnosis (syndrome) and interpret the behaviour of a client.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course, the students should be able:
to understand the discrepancies of the mental functions
to create a mock diagnosis (syndrome)
to interpret the behaviour of a client
  • 1) Definition of the subject of psychopathology, its position in the range of psychology.
  • 2) Reasons for mental disorders, heritability of the psychic characteristics and the society influence, the question of being “standard”, pathic x non pathic disorders, syndrome x symptom.
  • 3) History of psychopathology and psychiatry in the Czech Republic and in the world.
  • 4) Psychical functions disorders
  • a) perception disorders
  • b) attention disorders
  • c) memory disorders
  • d) mental disorders
  • e) speech disorders
  • f) intelligence disorders
  • g) instinct disorders
  • h) emotion disorders
  • i) will disorders
  • j) acts disorders
  • k) consciousness disorders
  • l) characteristics disorders
  • 5) Selected mental and behaviour disorders
  • a) Organic mental disorders
  • b) Psychoactive substances disorders
  • c) Schizophrenia
  • d) Mood disorders
  • e) Neurotic disorders
  • f) Behavioural syndromes and physiological disorders
  • g) Characteristics disorders
    required literature
  • DUŠEK, Karel and Alena VEČEŘOVÁ-PROCHÁZKOVÁ. Diagnostika a terapie duševních poruch. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada. 632 s. ISBN 9788024716206. 2010. info
  • SVOBODA, Mojmír, Eva ČEŠKOVÁ and Hana KUČEROVÁ. Psychopatologie a psychiatrie pro psychology (Psychopathology and psychiatry for psychologists). první. Praha: Portál. 320 pp. prvni vydani. ISBN 80-7367-154-9. 2006. info
  • ZVOLSKÝ, Petr. Speciální psychiatrie. Praha: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, nakladatelství Karolinum. 206 stran. ISBN 8071842036. 2003. info
  • DÖRNER, Klaus and Ursula PLOG. Bláznit je lidské : učebnice psychiatrie a psychoterapie. Translated by Jan Lorenc. Vyd. 1. Praha: Grada. 353 s. ISBN 8071696285. 1999. info
  • ZVOLSKÝ, Petr. Obecná psychiatrie. 2. vyd. Praha: Karolinum. 192 stran. ISBN 8071844942. 1997. info
  • HANUŠ, Herbert. Obecná psychiatrie. 1. vyd. Praha: Vydavatelství Karolinum. 182 s. ISBN 8071843822. 1997. info
    recommended literature
  • SACKS, Oliver. Antropoložka na Marsu : podivuhodné a vyjímečné životy geniálních a psychicky odlišných osobností. Translated by Alena Čechová. Vyd. 2. Praha: Dybbuk. 286 s. ISBN 9788086862811. 2009. info
  • JIRÁK, Roman, Iva HOLMEROVÁ and Claudia BORZOVÁ. Demence a jiné poruchy paměti : komunikace a každodenní péče. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada. 164 s. ISBN 9788024724546. 2009. info
  • FIFKOVÁ, Hana. Transsexualita a jiné poruchy pohlavní identity. Vyd. 2. Praha: Grada. 202 s. ISBN 9788024716961. 2008. URL info
  • PIDRMAN, Vladimír. Demence. Vyd. 1. Praha: Grada. 183 s. ISBN 9788024714905. 2007. info
  • KOUTEK, Jiří and Jana KOCOURKOVÁ. Sebevražedné chování. Vyd. 2. Praha: Portál. 128 s. ISBN 9788073673499. 2007. info
  • WEISS, Petr. Sexuální deviace :klasifikace, diagnostika a léčba. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál. 351 s. ISBN 80-7178-634-9. 2002. info
  • KOUKOLÍK, František and Roman JIRÁK. Alzheimerova nemoc a další demence. Vyd. 1. Praha: Grada. 229 s. ISBN 8071696153. 1998. info
Teaching methods
lectures student´s lectures
Assessment methods
examination of psychopathology knowledge and exam of abilities to aplicate theoretical knowledge
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 14 hodin.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022.
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