SPDC005 Disorders of Mental Development

Faculty of Education
Spring 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
prof. PhDr. Evžen Řehulka, CSc. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Marie Vítková, CSc.
Department of Special and Inclusive Education - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: PhDr. Mgr. Ilona Fialová, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Special and Inclusive Education - Faculty of Education
SPDC004 Psychology of Disability || SPD4_PPS1 Psychopathology
This course follows and extends the course Psychology of disability.
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
This course follows and extends the course Psychology of disability. The course focuses on students understanding of etiology and pathogenesis of mental disorders and description and classification of mental disorders with emphasis on consciousness, cognitive processes, memory and attention, emotions, intelligence, volition, instincts, behavior, motivation and personality. Emphasis is placed on the psychological, educational and social perspectives of the issues.
Learning outcomes
A successful graduate is able to:
• Express the knowledge of major disorders concerning the personality of children, teenagers and adults
• Recognize the negative impact of factors in internal and external social environment according to the expansion of pathological disorders
• Demonstrate the ability of working with Czech and foreign academic literature from psychology and electronic database
  • 1. Psychology of disability, the psychological issues of individuals with disabilities and their mental functions as related to various types of physical and mental disabilities.
    2. Somatic disease as a psychological problem. Subjective perception of disease.
    3. Disorders and diseases of the nervous system and their psychological consequences. Epilepsy. Cerebral palsy.
    4. Visual, auditory, physical disabilities, impaired communication skills.
    5. Dementia and mental retardation. Schizophrenia and pervasive developmental disorders.
    6. Anxiety and post-traumatic disorders.
    7. Affective disorders. Eating disorders.
    8. Disorders of dsexuality.
    9. Self-harm and suicide. Personality disorders.
    required literature
  • PUGNEROVÁ, Michaela and Jana KVINTOVÁ. Přehled poruch psychického vývoje. Vydání 1. Praha: Grada, 2016. 293 stran. ISBN 9788024754529. URL info
  • Handbuch der Sonderpädagogischen Psychologie. Edited by Johann Borchert. Göttingen: Hogrefe - Verlag für Psychologie, 2000. xxxi, 1055. ISBN 3801712273. info
    recommended literature
  • RABOCH, Jiří. Duševní zdraví a životní styl : psychiatrie životním stylem. První vydání. Praha: Mladá fronta, 2019. 295 stran. ISBN 9788020455017. info
  • PAYK, Theo R. Psychopathologie : vom Symptom zur Diagnose : mit 77 Abbildungen und 7 Tabellen. 4., vollständig überarbeit. Berlin: Springer, 2015. x, 326. ISBN 9783662455302. info
  • VÁGNEROVÁ, Marie. Psychopatologie pro pomáhající profese. Vyd. 5., rozš. a přeprac. Praha: Portál, 2012. 870 s. ISBN 9788026202257. info
Teaching methods
Seminar work (10 A4 pages). Homeworks
Assessment methods
Seminar work and discussion.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught each semester.
The course is taught: in blocks.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, autumn 2020, Spring 2021, Autumn 2021, Spring 2022, Autumn 2022.
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