PSBA003 General Psychology I: Cognitive Psychology

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Taught online.
Mgr. Helena Klimusová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Dalibor Vobořil, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Helena Klimusová, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jarmila Valchářová
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Thu 8:00–9:40 D22
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
PSBA003/skupina_A: No timetable has been entered into IS.
PSBA003/skupina_B: No timetable has been entered into IS.
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
General psychology integrates basic theoretical concepts. These are above all: attention, perception, memory, mental representation and language. Knowledge about these phenomenons are necessary for any other courses in psychology.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students will be able to apply basic theoretical knowledge regarding cognitive processes and synthesize it with knowledge gained in other courses. They will be able to critically evaluate individual theoretical approaches to human cognition.
  • 1) Introduction – the emergence and antecedents of cognitive psychology; cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience
  • 2) Sensation and perception
  • 3) Attention and consciousness
  • 4) Memory
  • 5) Mental representation
  • 6) Language
  • 7) Reasoning and problem solving
  • 8) Intelligence
  • 9) Judgment and decision making
    required literature
  • EYSENCK, Michael W. and Mark T. KEANE. Kognitivní psychologie. Translated by Miroslav Filip. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 2008. 748 s. ISBN 9788020015594. info
  • STERNBERG, Robert J. Kognitivní psychologie. Translated by František Koukolík. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2002. 636 s. ISBN 80-7178-376-5. info
    recommended literature
  • EYSENCK, Michael W. and Marc Peter KEANE. Cognitive psychology :a student's handbook. 4th ed. Hove: Psychology Press, 2000. viii, 631. ISBN 0-86377-551-9. info
    not specified
  • SOLSO, Robert L. Cognitive psychology. 5th ed. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1998. xx, 601 s. ISBN 0-205-27418-8. info
  • GAVIN, Helen. The essence of cognitive psychology. 1st pub. London: Prentice-Hall Europe, 1998. xi, 215 s. ISBN 0-13-796459-5. info
  • EYSENCK, Michael W. A handbook of cognitive psychology. London: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers, 1984. ISBN 0-86377-016-9. info
Teaching methods
Lectures and classroom discussions
Assessment methods
Colloquium - students must 1) successfully complete the colloquium (oral examination in the form of group discussion) 2) to prepare a presentation of an empirical study (will be assigned in the first two weeks of semester) to obtain a passing mark.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Autumn 2021.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2020, recent)
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