PSMB001 Psychological terminology and documentation

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2021

The course is not taught in Autumn 2021

Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Tatiana Malatincová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Tatiana Malatincová, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jarmila Valchářová
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Prerequisites
! PS_BB001 Psychol. termin. and documen. &&! PSBB001 Psychol. termin. and documen.
PS_BA003 Obecná psychologie 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
At the end of course, the students will have basic knowledge of different types of scientific texts in psychology and will be able to distinguish between primary, secondary and tertiary information, know what purpose they serve and how to work with them, use them in their own texts and cite them according to appropriate citation norms. They will also learn to work with electronic databases, find sources for literature reviews based on titles or key words, and find effective ways and cues for database search. In addition, students will learn about the basic structure of scientific publications and the contents as well as language of individual chapters of published empirical studies. They will demonstrate a critical approach to the use of and translated scientific terms, and to the formulation of statements and questions in scientific psychological contexts. Students will also learn about the structure, language and formal aspects of final theses and research proposals.
Learning outcomes
At the end of course, the students will:
- Have basic knowledge of different types of scientific texts in psychology
- Distinguish between primary, secondary and tertiary information, know what purpose they serve and how to work with them and use them in their own texts;
- Cite different types of sources correstly according to the APA citation standard;
- Work with electronic databases on an advanced level, be able to find sources for literature reviews based on titles or key words, and find effective ways and cues for database search;
- Understand the basic structure of scientific publications and elements typically found in the contents as well as language of individual chapters of published empirical studies;
- Demonstrate a critical approach in the use of original and translated scientific terms;
- Demonstrate a critical approach in the formulation of statements and questions in scientific psychological contexts;
- Be familiar with the structure, language and formal aspects of final theses and research proposals.
Syllabus
  • Topic covered in lectures:
  • 1. Heuristics of psychological terminology: dictionaries; lexicons; terminological norms; encyclopaedias; terminology associated with psychological tests and instruments; multilingual psychological dictionaries. Overview of important Czech and international publishers, psychological journals and other periodicals. Copyright. Structure of journal articles.
  • 2. Basic psychological terminology. Concepts, terms and constructs.
  • 3. The process of creating statements. Semantic and pragmatic aspects of questions. Types of questions in psychological projects and texts.
  • 4. Terminology of basic variables. Indicators and quantifiers in psychological texts.
  • 5. The structure of a minor report and a Master’s thesis. Crediting sources and creating a subject index.
  • 6. Structure of an electronic database of scientific literature. Examples of descriptors. Psychological information of the internet. Overview of local library services.
  • 7. Critical analysis of new translations.
  • Topics covered in seminars:
  • 1. Types of scientific publications: primary, secondary and tertiary sources
  • 2. Primary, secondary and tertiary information
  • 3. Publication search and electronic databases
  • 4. Structure, content and language of scientific articles
  • 5. Title, abstract and key words
  • 6. Tables and graphs in scientific texts
  • 7. Crediting and citing information sources
  • 8. Practical aspects of translation
  • 9. APA style citations and reference list
Literature
    recommended literature
  • CORSINI, Raymond J. The dictionary of psychology. New York, N.Y.: Brunner/Routledge, 2002. xv, 1156. ISBN 1583913289. info
  • Encyclopedia of Psychology. Edited by Raymond J. Corsini. 2nd ed. New York, N.Y.: John Willey & Sons, 1994. 668 s. ISBN 0471558192. info
  • Lexikon der Psychologie. Edited by Wolf-Eckhard Gudemann - Werner Lord. Gütersloh: Bertelsmann Lexikon Verlag, 1995. 544 s. ISBN 3-577-10579-8. info
  • HARTL, Pavel and Helena HARTLOVÁ. Psychologický slovník. Vydání první. Praha: Portál, 2000. 774 stran. ISBN 807178303X. info
  • ECO, Umberto and Ivan SEIDL. Jak napsat diplomovou práci. Olomouc: Votobia, 1997. 271 s. ISBN 80-7198-173-7. info
  • ŠESTÁK, Zdeněk. Jak psát a přednášet o vědě. Illustrated by Hana Kymrová. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 1999. 204 s. ISBN 8020007555. info
  • Dreisprachiges Psychologisches Wörterbuch. Edited by Hubert C. J. Duijker - Maria J. van Rijswijk. Bern: Hans Huber, 1975. ISBN 3-456-30558-3. info
  • ŠVANCARA, Josef. Terminologie a dokumentace psychologických prací (Psychological terminology and documentation). 1st ed. Brno: Vydavatelství MU, 1999. 86 pp. ISBN 80-210-2029-6. info
    not specified
  • Dictionnaire de Psychologie (Orig.) : Psychologický slovník [Sillamy, 2001]. info
  • NAKONEČNÝ, Milan. Lexikon psychologie. 1. vyd. Praha: Vodnář, 1995. 397 s., ta. ISBN 80-85255-74-X. info
  • Český normalizační institut (Praha). Bibliografické citace : ČSN ISO 690 (01 0197). Část 2, Elektronické dokumenty nebo jejich části : Bibliographic references. Pt. 2, Electronic documents or parts thereof (Souběž.) : Informace a dokumentace : bibliografické citace. Část 2, Elektronické dok. 1. vyd. Praha: Český normalizační institut, 2000. 22 s. info
  • DOUBRAVOVÁ, Jarmila. Sémiotika v teorii a praxi. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2002. 159 s. ISBN 80-7178-566-0. info
  • Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. Sixth edition. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2010. xviii, 272. ISBN 9781433805622. info
Teaching methods
Lectures; practical exercises; reading of scientific psychological texts.
Assessment methods
Coursework: 1-2 writen assignments based on the analysis of scientific psychological texts. A colloquium in the form of a written test.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.

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