PSMB019 Assertivity training

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
PhDr. Zuzana Slováčková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Zuzana Slováčková, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jarmila Valchářová
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Fri 15. 3. 8:00–15:40 C51, Fri 22. 3. 8:00–15:40 C51, Fri 29. 3. 8:00–15:40 C51
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! PS_BB018 Asertive behav train &&! PSBB008
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 6 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/6, only registered: 0/6
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to inform students about main principles of assertiveness and teach them to apply it in praxis.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students should be able to:
understand main principles and techniques of assertiveness;
differentiate between assertiveness and manipulation;
identify types of social behavior and to respond to their manifestations properly.
  • 1. History and present of assertivity
  • 2. Main principles of assertive behavior
  • 3. Social behavior types
  • 4. Selfreflexion - presumption of assertivity
  • 5. Difference between assertivity and manipulation
  • 6. Bill of Assertivity Rights
  • 7. Types of manipulation
  • 8. Assertive communication
  • 9. Assertive reaction - feedback
  • 10. Assertive techniques
  • 11. Aplication of assertivity
  • 12. Assertivity training
  • PRAŠKO, Ján. Asertivita v partnerství. Vyd. 1. Praha: Grada, 2005. 235 s. ISBN 8024712466. info
  • PRAŠKO, Ján and Hana PRAŠKOVÁ. Asertivitou proti stresu. Vyd. 1. Praha: Grada, 1996. 181 s. ISBN 8071693340. info
  • POKORNÁ, Alžběta and Tomáš NOVÁK. Asertivita jako lék v profesních a mezilidských vztazích. Vyd. 1. Praha: C.H. Beck, 2003. 118 s. ISBN 807179354X. info
  • VALIŠOVÁ, Alena. Asertivita v prostředí rodiny a školy : pedagogické a psychologické problémy v teorii a praxi. Vyd. 1. Praha: ISV, 2002. 326 s. ISBN 8086642038. info
  • Alberti, R., & Emmons, M. (2008). Your perfect right: A guide to assertive behavior (9th ed.). San Luis Obispo, CA: Impact Press.
Teaching methods
Specially scheduled course: three days of intensive work and training. Teaching methods: lectures, group work, group discussions, role play, videofeedback.
Assessment methods
100% participation and active work in lectures necessary.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2018.
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