PSA_SZZ Master`s State Exam

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 0 credit(s). Type of Completion: SZK (final examination).
prof. PhDr. Marek Blatný, DrSc. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Iva Burešová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Jaroslava Dosedlová, Dr. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Jana Marie Havigerová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Pavel Humpolíček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Martin Jelínek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Helena Klimusová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Irena Komendová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Tatiana Malatincová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Katarína Millová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Hana Přikrylová Kučerová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Alena Slezáčková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Zuzana Slováčková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Zdenka Stránská, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Mojmír Svoboda, CSc. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Tomáš Urbánek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Lubomír Vašina, CSc. (lecturer)
PhDr. Dalibor Vobořil, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Zdenka Stránská, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jarmila Valchářová
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
PSA_0SZ Comprehensive Examination
Preconditions for approaching the Master’s state examination are to submit Master’s thesis, to submit case study and to obtain relevant number of credits. During the second cycle of study one has to gain 120 credits in total (110 credits type A and 10 B credits).
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
Master’s State Examination consists of two parts: Master’s thesis defence and oral part. Student is accomplishing the oral part of the Master’s state examination from the subjects:
- general subject areas of psychology (general psychology, psychology of personality and social psychology) and methodology
- psychodiagnostics
- *clinical psychology
*psychology of work, organization and management
*counseling psychology
(From disciplines marked by * student chooses just one.)
A part of the oral Master’s state examination is a discussion about the case study.
Upon completion of this course, students have demonstrated their ability to appraise and evaluate theoretical approaches in their given field of study. They are able to compare and contrast various scholarly approaches. They have a profound knowledge of the discipline including the ability to implement the various skills relating to the specific field of study.
  • 1. Subject matter and research methods of cognitive psychology - Historical roots of cognitive psychology. The cognitive revolution in psychology. Areas of research in cognitive psychology. Methods of research in cognitive psychology. Cognitive science, cognitive neuroscience and cognitive neuropsychology.
  • 2. Perception Sensation vs. Perception - Perceptual organization, the theory of Gestalt psychology. Perceptual constants. The perception of the size, depth and movement. Color perception. The theories of perception: constructivist theory, the theory of direct perception, integrating theory. Object recognition. Disorders of perception.
  • 3. Attention - Attention and consciousness. Pre-conscious information processing; priming. Automatic processes. Habituation. Focused attention. Signal detection. Theories of attention. Attention deficit disorder.
  • 4. Memory - Methods of memory research. Traditional models of memory, memory structure. Working memory model. Connectionist models. Memory processes: encoding, storage, retreiving. Theories of long-term memory. Episodic and semantic memory. Implicit memory and learning. Theories of forgetting and amnesia. Extraordinary memory capabilities. Autobiographical memory, flashbulb memories, witness testimony.
  • 5. Mental representation - Definition of mental representation. Propositions and images. Schemas. The dual coding hypothesis. The proposition hypothesis. Models of mental representation. Mental manipulation of images. Concepts and categories, the categorization process. Theories of categorization. Production and production system. Connectionist models.
  • 6. Language and Speech - Language conceps. The perception of speech. Theories of word recognition. Semantics and syntax. Understanding the language: the processing of sentences, discourse, narratives. Language acquisition, language development. Nature versus nurture in language acquistion. Speech production. Basic processes in reading and writing. Language and thought.
  • 7. Thinking, problem solving, creativity - Reasoning and deduction. The theory of reasoning. Inductive reasoning. Heuristics and biases. Problem solving. Types of problems, problem-solving process. Gestalt psychology contribution to problem solving theories. The theory of problem space. The role of knowledge in problem solving, expert decision-making. Creativity - general approaches to creativity. Discoveries. Factors of creativity.
  • 8. Cognitive development, intelligence - General principles of cognitive development. Maturation and environmental factors. Cognitive development in adulthood. Approaches to intelligence, measurement of intelligence. Theories of intelligence. Artificial intelligence.
  • 9. Motivation - Motivation as a process. View of contemporary psychology to issues of behavior motivation. Basic theories of motivation and their comparison. Basic concepts of motivation (reflex, instinct, instinct, homeostasis, motivation, motiv) in the context of relevant theories. Achievement motivation. Field theory of Kurt Lewin, attribution model, the Zeigarnikova effect, the flow - phenomenon. The survival of the individual and the species. Regulation of food and fluids intake. Sexual and parental motives. Frustration. Strategies for coping with frustration. Theories related to the issue of frustration. Characteristics of volitional processes. Properties of the will. The relationship of motivation and emotion.
  • 10. Emotion - Basic approaches to the study of emotion. Classical and modern theories of emotions. Basic theories of emotions and their comparison. Physiological basis of emotion. Psychophysiological indicators of emotions. Possibilities of using instrumental methods for recording psychophysiological correlates of emotion. Basic difficulties in emotion research. Subject matter and methods in emotions study. Classification of emotions in terms of power and time curve, and ontogenetic and phylogenetic terms. Current genesis of emotions.
  • 11. Basic approaches to personality - psychoanalysis, behaviorism, humanistic psychology, cognitive psychology and theories of social learning.
  • 12. Social cognition - Associationist and constructivist models of social cognition. Scheme of processes of social perception. Concept of social stereotype (auto and hetero-stereotype). Interpretation of social reality - theory of attribution (Heider, Weiner, Fiske, Taylor, Ross).
  • 13. Social processes - Basic characteristics of the small group. Group development, group dynamics. Leadership styles. Social influence. Macrosocial processes. Crowd, depersonalization. Introduction to the intercultural psychology (Hofstede). Ethnic relations.
  • 14. Social Communication - Communication process. Syntax, semantics, pragmatics. Verbal, paraverbal end nonverbal communication. Communication axioms (Watzlawick, Bavelas, Haley, Jackson). Determinants of the efficient communication, assertivity.
  • 15. Attitudes and Attitude Change - Attitude theory. Attitudes measurement (Likert, Thurstone, Guttmann, Bogardus, Osgood). Relationship between attitudes and a behaviour (LaPière, Fishbein, Ajzen, Madden). Attitude change. Cognitive disonance theory (Festinger), Balance theory (Heider). Conformity and obedience to an authority (Asch, Milgram). Theory of persuasion.
  • 16. The issue of scientific knowledge - The paths of knowledge. Science as an objective, systematic, critical, controllable, reproducible knowledge. Breakdown of research into psychology by target and research design. Objectives of research in psychology - description, prediction, explanation. Course of scientific work, basic concepts - theory, hypothesis, construct, operationalization, variable. Basic research designs - experiment, quasi-experiment, correlation studies. Specific research strategies, longitudinal and cross-sectional research.
  • 17. Problems of measurement in psychology - Indirect measurement of constructs, validity and reliability of tools. Validity of research - validity of statistical procedures, construct validity, external and internal validity. Breakdown of variables by their role in research.
  • 18. Qualitative and quantitative data, types of scales - Descriptive and inductive statistics. Falsification principle, hypothesis testing, zero hypothesis position in the hypothesis testing process, error type I and II.
  • 19. Research sample - Population and sample set. Sampling frame. Sampling techniques. Representativeness. Probability and non-probabilty sampling. Sample size.
  • 20. Causal Interpretation of Relationships, Mill's Canons of Induction - Experiment versus correlation study. Types of experimental designs according to the method of manipulation with independent variables. Variations of single-factorial and multifactorial experiments. Sources of risks to internal validity.
  • 21. Inter-subject experiment - Randomizing and comparing. Design of control groups and conditions in psychological research.
  • 22. Within-subject experiment - Order effect, progressive effect, transfer effect. Counterbalancing - complete and partial balancing, reverse balancing and blocking.
  • 23. Quasi-experiment - Design with non-equivalent control group, multiple time series plans. Specifics of internal validity threat.
  • 24. Correlation studies - Restriction of the conclusions of correlation studies - Types of bias in correlation research - false correlation, developmental sequence, missing middle member, dual cause.
  • 25. Ethical aspects of research in psychology - Fraud issues, informed consent, anonymity, risk of damage, debriefing, scientific benefit of the study. Scientific scams - fuzzy and distorted data, plagiarism.
  • 26. Research project. Structure of the research project - title, theoretical background, questions and hypotheses, method, discussion, quote sources.
  • 27. The difference between everyday and scientific knowledge - Quantitative versus qualitative approach to research - differences in philosophical bases (objectivity, recognizability of reality), focus (idiographic, nomotetic), goals (verification, understanding), basic approach (deductive, inductive), role of the researcher, sampling method, level of standardization (validity and reliability), etc. Comparison of quantitative and qualitative methods in scientific research.
  • 28. Research objectives and circumstances requiring choice of qualitative research design - Types of qualitative approaches. Data collection methods: participatory and nonparticipatory methods, archival methods. Features of qualitative methods. Principles of transciption.
  • 29. Symbolic interactionism and related approaches. Pragmatism, realism, constructivism. Ethnomethodology.
  • 30. Basics and methods of discourse analysis, Foucault tradition and discourse psychology, limitation of obtained results.
  • 31. An grounded theory. Procedures and principles of grounded theory. Types of encoding (open, axial, and selective).
  • 32. Phenomenology and phenomenological approach to research. Interpretative phenomenological analysis. Objectives and procedures of phenomenological analysis, important concepts (insider perspective).
  • 33. Case and multi-case studies in scientific research. Types of case studies, their problems and limitations.
  • 34. Other approaches and methods of qualitative approach - biographical research and analysis of personal documents, ethnographic research, action research, narrative research and narrative interview.
  • 35. Criteria for qualitative research quality evaluation.
  • Literature:
  • Eysenck, M. W., & Keane, M. T. (2008). Kognitivní psychologie. Praha: Acedmia.
  • Eysenck, M. W., & Keane, M. T. (2015). Cognitive psychology: A student’s handbook (7th ed.). Praha: Academia.
  • Sternberg, R. (2002). Kognitivní psychologie. Praha: Portál.
  • Stuchlíková, I. (2007). Základy psychologie emocí (2. vyd.). Praha: Portál.
  • Poláčková Šolcová, I. (2018). Emoce: Regulace a vývoj v průběhu života. Praha: Grada.
  • Heckhausen, J., & Heckhausen, H. (Eds.) (2018). Motivation and action (3rd ed.). Springer.
  • Weiner, B. (1980). Human motivation. Holt, Rinehart and Winston.
  • Petri, H. L., & Govern, J. M. Motivation: Theory, Research and Application. Wadsworth Cengage Learning.
  • Švancara, J. (2003). Emoce, motivace, volní procesy: Studijní příručka k předmětu Obecná psychologie II (prožívání, jednání). Psychologický ústav FF MU.
  • Nakonečný, M. (1996). Motivace lidského chování. Praha: Academia.
  • Madsen, K. B. (1972). Teorie motivace. Praha: Academia.
  • Madsen, K. B. (1979). Moderní teorie motivace. Praha: Academia.
  • Hall, C. S. & Lindzey, G. (2002). Psychológia osobnosti: úvod do teórií osobnosti (3. vyd). Bratislava: Slovenské pedagogické nakladateľstvo.
  • Sociální psychologie. Edited by Jozef Výrost - Ivan Slaměník. 2., přeprac. a rozš. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2008. 404 s. ISBN 9788024714288.
  • Sociální psychologie: moderní učebnice sociální psychologie. Edited by Miles Hewstone - Wolfgang Stroebe, Translated by Dagmar Brejlová - Pa. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2006. 769 s. ISBN 8073670925.
  • Myers, David G. Sociální psychologie. Translated by Helena Vaďurová - Zuzana Paseková - Milena Bildová. 1. vydání. Brno: Edika, 2016. 536 stran. ISBN 9788026608714.
  • Disman, M. (2011). Jak se vyrábí sociologická znalost. Praha: Karolinum.
  • Ferjenčík, J. (2010). Úvod do metodologie psychologického výzkumu. Praha: Portál.
  • Gooodwin, C. J. (2010). Research in psychology: Methods and design. Hoboken, NJ: John Willey & Sons, Inc.
  • Hendl, J. (1997). Úvod do kvalitativního výzkumu. Praha: Karolinum.
  • Hendl, J. (2012). Přehled statistických metod zpracování dat. Praha: Portál.
  • Kerlinger, F. N. (1970). Základy výzkumu chování. Praha: Academia.
  • Miovský, M. (2006). Kvalitativní přístup a metody v psychologickém výzkumu. Praha: Grada.
  • Řiháček, T., Čermák, I., & Hytych, R. (2013). Kvalitativní analýza textů: čtyři přístupy. Brno: Masarykova univerzita.
  • Willig, C. (2008). Introducing Qualitative Research in Psychology. Maidenhead, UK: Open University Press.
  • Last modifications PhDr. Dalibor Vobořil, Ph.D., PhDr. Ktarína Millová, Ph.D., Dr. Jaroslava Dosedlová, Ph.D., doc. PhDr. Jana Marie Havigerová, Ph.D., 6.2.2019
  • PSYCHODIAGNOSTICS – set of the themes:
  • Theory of psychodiagnostics
  • 1. Measurement in psychology, methodological problems.
  • 2. Psychometric and clinical approach.
  • 3. Characteristics of psychometric methods, standards.
  • 4. Construction of psychodiagnostics methods.
  • 5. Methods of item response.
  • 6. Personal errors – objectivity and standardization.
  • 7. Stochastic errors - reliability a its types.
  • 8. Constant errors – types of validity.
  • 9. Errors of interpretation - normalization, normative, ipsative and interactive scores.
  • 10. New approaches in psychometrics – Item Response Theory.
  • Literature:
  • American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association, National Council on Measurement in Education (2001): Standardy pro pedagogické a psychologické testování. Testcentrum, Praha.
  • Břicháček, V. (1978): Úvod do psychologického škálování. Psychodiagnostické a didaktické testy, n. p., Bratislava.
  • Gould, S. J. (1998): Jak neměřit člověka. Pravda a předsudky v dějinách hodnocení lidské inteligence. Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, Praha.
  • Hunt, M. (2000): Dějiny psychologie. Portál, Praha.
  • Jelínek, M. a kol. (2011). Testování v psychologii. Grada: Praha.
  • Urbánek, T.: Základy psychometriky. FF MU, Brno 2002.
  • Psychodiagnostics of adults
  • 1. Clinical methods (observation, interview, anamnesis) and psychofyziological methods.
  • 2. Achievement methods - principals,overview. Tests of specific psychic functions (memory, attantion, creativity et al.).
  • 3. Tests of specific abilities (e.g. technical, arts, verbal, mathematic abilities).
  • 4. Tests of I.Q. (unidimenzional, complex).
  • 5. Tests of organicity.
  • 6. Methods of personality assessment (principals, overview).
  • 7. Questionnaires – unidimenzional questionnaires.
  • 8. Multidimenzional questionnaires.
  • 9. Projective methods. Principals, overview.
  • 10. Verbal projective methods.
  • 11. Grafic projective methods.
  • 12. Objective tests of personality.
  • 13. Objective and subjective judgment scales.
  • 14. New trends in psychodiagnostics.
  • Literature:
  • Svoboda, M., Humpolíček, P., Šnorek, V. (2013). Psychodiagnostika dospělých. Portál: Praha.
  • Kondáš, O. a kol. (1992). Psychodiagnostika dospelých. OSVETA: Martin.
  • Najbrtová, K. a kol. (2017). Projektivní metody v psychologické diagnostice. Portál: Praha.
  • Říčan, P., Ženatý, J. (1988). K teorii a praxi projektivních technik. Psychodiagnostické a didaktické testy: Bratislava.
  • Stančák, A. (1996). Klinická psychodiagnostika dospelých. Psychoprof: Nové Zámky.
  • Last modifications prof. PhDr. Mojmír Svoboda, CSc., 31.1.2019
  • Psychodiagnostics of children and adolescents
  • 1. Definition of basic terminology, psychometric characteristic of psycho-diagnostic methods, specifications of psycho-diagnosis of children, classification of psycho-diagnostic methods;
  • 2. Clinical methods: observation, conversation, case-history, analysis of spontaneous products;
  • 3. Testing methods: tests of development, intelligence tests and sets, test of special faculties, knowledge and skills, neuropsychological sets and methods, projective methods, drawing techniques, questionnaires, objective tests of personality, judging scales;
  • 4. Psychological documentation and psychological diagnosis, demonstration of most frequently used methods.
  • Literature:
  • SVOBODA, Mojmír, Dana KREJČÍŘOVÁ a Marie VÁGNEROVÁ. Psychodiagnostika dětí a dospívajících. 2. vyd. Praha: Portál, 2009. 792 s. Studium. ISBN 978-80-7367-566-0.
  • ŘÍČAN, Pavel a Dana KREJČÍŘOVÁ. Dětská klinická psychologie. 4., přeprac. a dopl. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2006. 603 s. ISBN 8024710498.
  • Příručky k testům
  • Last modifications PhDr. Irena Komendová, Ph.D., 5.2.2019
  • COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGY – set of the themes:
  • Counselling psychology
  • 1. Counselling psychology (CP) as professional activity: current trends, undergraduate and postgraduate education, CP relationship to other psychological disciplines.
  • 2. Objectives, strategies and approaches in CP; integrated approach; system-interaction approach; family therapy.
  • 3. Advantage process and its course; effective variables; counselor-therapist personality; risks, constraints and possible negative effects of counselling interventions.
  • 4. Psychodiagnostics in CP (diagnostic categories as the basis of specific professional interventions, relationship of diagnostics and psycho-corrective process).
  • 5. Development speech disorders. Speech development in norm and pathology. Disorders of pronunciation, articulation, and speech rhythm. Disorders of the grammatical structure of a sentence. Disorders of social use of speech. Elective mutism. Developmental dysphasia.
  • 6. Mental retardation. Definitions, diagnostics, epidemiology, etiology and pathogenesis, clinical images of individual stages, course and prognosis, differential diagnosis. Psychological care for a mentally retarded child and his / her family. Principles of working with parents whose child does not meet the original expectations.
  • 7. Pervious developmental disorders. Children's autism. Rett syndrome. Asperger syndrome and schizoid disorder in childhood.
  • 8. Treatment of activity and attention. HA (hyperactivity, hyperactive child), impulsivity, LDE syndrome, LMD, Hyperkinetic disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) .
  • 9. Reading performance in standard and pathology. Dyslexia. Definition, diagnosis, epidemiology, etiology. Types of dyslexia, prognosis, differential diagnosis. Compensation options. Procedures of special pedagogical remedy. Psychological care of dyslexics, their parents and teachers. Organization of care for dyslexics. Specific learning disorders affecting school performance: dysortography, dysgraphia, dyscalculia and non-effecting school performance: dyspinxia, dysmosis, dyspraxia.
  • 10. Emotional disorders in childhood and adolescence. Excessive anxiety disorder. Phobic Anxiety Disorder. School phobia. Separative anxiety disorder. Social anxiety disorder.
  • 11. Children endangered by the environment. Psychological care for children at risk. Consequences of psychological deprivation and subdeprivation. Syndrome of an abused child. Prevention. 12. Assessment of eligibility to start school. School-related deficiencies in the ability structure.
  • 13. Lateral preferences as a counselling problem. Current state of functional asymmetry. Type of laterality and school performance. Special-pedagogical and psychological procedures and recommendations for "problem" children. Leaves.
  • 14. Privited child in the CP process, identification of gifted children and care system for gifted children.
  • 15. Psychological counselling in choosing a profession.
  • Marriage and family counselling
  • 1. Changes and trends in family and marriage (hereinafter referred to as MFC); comparison with previous generations. Components and processes in MFC (structure, dynamics, intimacy-autonomy, value orientation, communication).
  • 2. Connection of family and its functions, comparison of dysfunctional and functioning MFC. Disturbing and non-disturbing communication in MFC.
  • 3. Development view of MFC: transient-non-transitory crisis, stages; characteristics of individual stages - risks, crisis. (From the stage of transition to serious acquaintance, marriage, marriage, family with young children ...).
  • 4. Etapation of counselling-therapeutic intervention (including consultancy contract issues). Some intervention strategies and tactics (to relate to individual approaches and concepts). Divorce counselling, therapy, mediation (including the term "divorce potential").
  • Literature:
  • CULLEY, Sue a Tim BOND. Integrativní přístup v poradenství a psychoterapii: dovednosti a strategie pro zvyšování kompetence v pomáhajících profesích. Translated by Ivo Müller. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2008. 222 s. ISBN 9788073674526.
  • GELDARD, Kathryn a David GELDARD. Dětská psychoterapie a poradenství. Translated by Jiří Foltýn. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2008. 328 s. ISBN 9788073674762.
  • GJURIČOVÁ, Šárka a Jiří KUBIČKA. Rodinná terapie: systemické a narativní přístupy. 2., doplň. a přeprac. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2009. 280 s. ISBN 9788024723907.
  • HAVIGEROVÁ, Jana Marie. Pět pohledů na nadání. Vyd. 1. Praha: Grada, 2011. 144 s. ISBN 9788024738574.
  • MATĚJČEK, Zdeněk. Praxe dětského psychologického poradenství. Vyd. 2., aktualiz. a upr., v. Praha: Portál, 2011. 342 s. ISBN 9788026200000.
  • MUNDEN, Alison a Jon ARCELUS. Poruchy pozornosti a hyperaktivita: přehled současných poznatků a přístupů pro rodiče a odborníky. Translated by Dagmar Tomková. Vydání druhé. Praha: Portál, 2006. 119 stran. ISBN 8073671883.
  • MCLEOD, John a Julia MCLEOD. Counselling skills: a practical guide for counsellors and helping professionals. Second edition. Meidenhead: McGraw Hill, 2011. xiv, 356. ISBN 9780335244263.
  • PEŠOVÁ, Ilona a Miroslav ŠAMALÍK. Poradenská psychologie pro děti a mládež. Vyd. 1. Praha: Grada, 2006. 150 s. ISBN 8024712164.
  • PROCHÁZKA, Roman. Teorie a praxe poradenské psychologie. Vyd. 1. Praha: Grada, 2014. 249 s. ISBN 9788024744513.
  • SCHLIPPE, Arist von. Systemická terapie a poradenství. Edited by Jochen Schweitzer. Brno: Cesta, 2006. 251 s. ISBN 8072950827.
  • SVOBODOVÁ, Dagmar. Profesní poradenství: vybrané kapitoly. vyd. 1. Praha: Grada, 2015. 160 s. ISBN 9788024750927.
  • ŠVARCOVÁ-SLABINOVÁ, Iva. Mentální retardace: vzdělávání, výchova, sociální péče. Vyd. 4., přeprac. Praha: Portál, 2011. 221 s. ISBN 9788073678890.
  • Last modifications doc. PhDr. Iva Burešová, Ph.D., 8.2.2019
  • 1. Development and subject of work psychology.
  • 2. Basic management theories and its psychological aspects (a) mechanistic approach to organization (e.g. Weber, Taylor); b) Hawthorne studies, Hawthorne effect (Mayo); c) humanistic approach to organization (e.g. Maslow, McGregor); d) modern approach to organization (e.g. Ouchi) e) postmodern approach to organization (e.g. Morgan, Clegg)).
  • 3. Psychological aspects of work, psychology of unemployment.
  • 4. Working environment, occupational load.
  • 5. Foundations of personal psychology, job position analysis.
  • 6. Recruitment and selection procedure.
  • 7. Psychology of organization.
  • 8. Organisational culture.
  • 9. Psychological contract.
  • 10. Work psychologist´s rights and duties.
  • 11. Management and its role in organization - psychological aspects, personnel management.
  • 12. Assessment a development centre.
  • 13. Adaptation process.
  • 14. Intellectual capital and knowledge management.
  • 15. Job evaluation and remuneration.
  • 16. Work motivation.
  • 17. Team work.
  • 18. Manager's style of leading.
  • 19. Management of conflicts.
  • 20. Ethic in work psychology.
  • Literature:
  • Bělohlávek, František. Organizační chování: jak se každý den chovají spolupracovníci, nadřízení, podřízení, obchodní partneři či zákazníci. 1. vyd. Olomouc: Rubico, 1996. 343 s. ISBN 80-85839-09-1.
  • Armstrong, Michael. Řízení lidských zdrojů [Armstrong, 2002]. Praha: Grada, 2002. 856 s. ISBN 80-247-0469-2.
  • Schein, Edgar H. Psychologie organizace. 1. vyd. Praha: Orbis, 1969. 161 s.
  • Štikar, Jiří. Psychologie ve světě práce. Vyd. 1. Praha: Karolinum, 2003. 461 s. ISBN 80-246-0448-5.
  • Hroník, František. Poznejte své zaměstnance: vše o Assessment Centre. 2. vyd. Brno: ERA, 2005. xii, 370 s. ISBN 8073660202.
  • Hroník, František. Jak se nespálit při výběru zaměstnanců: podrobný průvodce výběrovým řízením. Vyd. 1. Brno: Computer Press, 1999. 311 s. ISBN 80-7226-161-4.
  • Koubek, Josef. Personální řízení 2. Vyd. 2. V Praze: Oeconomica, 2006. 136 s. ISBN 8024510227.
  • Last modifications PhDr. Zuzana Slováčková, Ph.D., 4.2.2019
  • CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY – set of the themes:
  • Clinical psychology
  • 1. Philosophical, theoretical and practical basis of clinical psychology.
  • 2. Definition, subject and history of clinical psychology.
  • 3. Human being in health and illness.
  • 4. Self defenses and complex defensive character.
  • 5. Personality disorders.
  • 6. Human emotion and clinical psychology.
  • 7. Methodological problems in clinical psychology.
  • 8. Biological therapy.
  • 9. Basic of psychopharmacotherapy.
  • 10. Introspection.
  • 11. Topical drug dependencies.
  • 12. Medical psychology.
  • 13. Health psychology.
  • 14. Anxiety.
  • 15. Fear and fobia.
  • 16. Depression.
  • 17. Burnout syndrome, workoholism.
  • 18. Eating disorders.
  • 19. Sexual disorders.
  • 20. Psychosomatic disorders.
  • Literature:
  • Ayers, S., de Visser, R. (2015): Psychologie v medicíně. Grada, Praha.
  • Raboch a kol. (2015): DSM - 5 (česká verze).HOGREFE, Praha.
  • Baštecká a kol. (2003): Klinická psychologie v praxi. Portál, Praha.
  • Baštecký a kol. (1993): Psychosomatická medicína. Grada, Praha.
  • Garfielld, S. L. (1980): Clinical psychology and psychotherapy. J.W.and Sons, N.Y.
  • Heretík a kol. (2007): Klinická psychológia. Psychoprof, Nové Zámky.
  • Praško a kol. (2003): Poruchy osobnosti. Portál, Praha.
  • Říčan, P., Krejčířová, D. (1997): Dětská klinická psychologie. Grada, Praha.
  • Smolík, P. (2002): Duševní a behaviorální poruchy. Maxdorf, Praha.
  • Vašina, L. (2008): Základy psychopatologie a klinické psychologie. IMS-Bonny Press, Brno.
  • Vymětal, J. (2003): Lékařská psychologie. Portál, Praha.
  • Last modifications doc. PhDr. Lubomír Vašina, CSc., 4.2.2019
  • Psychopathology and psychiatry
  • 1. Status of psychiatry within the medical sciences, organization of psychiatric care. Classification of mental disorders. Psychiatric examination. Ethical issues in psychiatry.
  • 2. Disorders of perception.
  • 3. Attention, memory and intellect disorders.
  • 4. Emotional disorders.
  • 5. Thought and speech disorders.
  • 6. Disorders of behavior (including disorders of self-preservation, sexual).
  • 7. Disorders of consciousness and personality.
  • 8. Affective disorders.
  • 9. Schizophrenia, schizophrenic disorders and disorders with delusions.
  • 10. Eating disorders.
  • 11. Mental and behavioral disorders induced by the effect of psychoactive substances.
  • 12. Organic mental disorders. Gerontopsychiatry.
  • 13. Neurotic disorders, stress-induced disorders and somatoform disorders.
  • 14. Personality disorders.
  • 15. Pedopsychiatry. Hyperkinetic syndrome.
  • 16. Biological methods of treatment. Current Trends in Treatment.
  • 17. Indicative, screening psychological examination. Psychological examination for individual
  • psychiatric diagnoses.
  • 18. Psychotherapy for individual psychiatric diagnoses. Rehabilitation of cognitive functions. development and subject of work psychology;
  • Literature:
  • Svoboda, M. /ed./, Češková, E., Kučerová, H. (2006): Psychopatologie a psychiatrie pro psychology. Praha, Portál.
  • Höschl, C., Libiger, J., Švestka, J. (2002). Psychiatrie. Praha: Tigis.
  • Raboch, J., Zvolský, P. et al. (2001). Psychiatrie. Praha, Galén.
  • Smolík, P. (2002). Duševní a behaviorální poruchy. Praha, Maxdorf.
  • Last modifications doc. PhDr. Hana Přikrylová Kučerová, Ph.D., 31.1.2019
  • Psychotherapy
  • 1. Historical overview of psychotherapy. Ethical issues in psychotherapy.
  • 2. Education in psychotherapy; the standing of psychotherapy in organizational structure of professional societies. Systematic overview of approaches, schools, and movements.
  • 3. Psychoanalysis and analytical psychotherapy (Freud, Jung, Adler).
  • 4. Current approaches based on psychoanalysis.
  • 5. Dynamic and communication psychotherapy.
  • 6. Humanistic psychotherapy. Gestalt therapy, Rogerian therapy.
  • 7. Behavioural therapy and CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy).
  • 8. Approaches in group psychotherapy.
  • 9. Psychotherapeutic community - principles and procedures.
  • 10. Overview of psychotherapeutic techniques. Techniques of rational psychotherapy.
  • 11. Hypnosis and suggestion. Relaxation and imagery-based techniques.
  • 12. Learning approaches and systematic desensitization.
  • 13. Abreaction techniques and pharmacological psychotherapy.
  • 14. Empathy- and insight-based techniques.
  • 15. Group dynamics of therapy groups; the role of the therapist in the group. Course and focus of group sessions.
  • 16. Non-verbal techniques, psychodrama, art therapy, music therapy, choreotherapy, etc.
  • 17. Family therapy.
  • 18. Psychotherapy in selected areas of medicine.
  • 19. Research in psychotherapy.
  • Literature:
  • Kratochvíl, S. (2017). Základy psychoterapie. Praha: Portál.
  • Prochaska, J.O., Norcross, J.C. (1999). Psychoterapeutické systémy: průřez teoriemi. Praha: Grada.
  • Vymětal, J.a kol. (2004). Obecná psychoterapie. Praha: Grada.
  • Vymětal, J. (2007). Speciální psychoterapie. Praha: Grada.
  • Zeig, J. K. (2006). Umění psychoterapie. Praha: Portál.
  • Timuľák, L. (2005). Současný výzkum psychoterapie. Praha: Triton.
  • Možný, P., Praško, J. (1999). Kognitivně-behaviorální terapie: úvod do teorie a praxe. Praha: Triton.
  • Kratochvíl, S. (1995). Skupinová psychoterapie v praxi. Praha: Galén.
  • Leuner, H. (1997). Katatymní prožívání obrazů: studijní texty k psychoterapii. Brno: Masarykova univerzita.
  • Last modifications PhDr. Pavel Humpolíček, Ph.D., 5.2.2019
  • Child psychotherapy
  • 1. Psychotherapy vs. evidence based medicine; interpersonal vs. intrapsychic; differences between psychotherapy of children and adults.
  • 2. The goals of therapy and children's rights in psychotherapy; Phases of therapeutic process, Catalysts (tools) of the therapy.
  • 3. Historical and current specifics of different psychotherapeutic approaches and schools that focus on therapeutic work with children, adolescents and families.
  • 4. Family therapy: Concepts and methods (behavioral, struktural, systemic, communications/experiential).
  • 5. General system theory.
  • 6. Psychodynamic theory (Freud, Wynne, Lidz).
  • Rational-emotive therapy with children and adolescents (Ellis); short-term solution-focused therapy with children and adolescents.
  • 7. Structural theory (Minuchin).
  • 8. Functional theory (Bowen, Toman).
  • 9. Communication theory (Bateson, Jackson, Haley, Satir).
  • Group therapy with children and therapeutic community; therapeutic factors in group therapy.
  • 10. Game of selected therapeutic approaches and schools (Mead, Axline, Oaklender).
  • 11. Technique of storytelling, sandplay therapy, Work at the Clay Field.
  • 12. Overview of the theory of evolution in childhood and adolescence; Paradigm of developmental theory (Erikson, Duvall).
  • 13. Sy ADD, ADHD versus ADHD.
  • 14. Sy CAN, Sy PAS (Parental alienation syndrome).
  • 15. Primarily somatic and psychosomatic illness in children; the possibilities and limits of psychotherapy.
  • 16. Addictive drugs and drug addiction among children and adolescents.
  • Literature:
  • Langmeier J., Balcar K., Špitz J. (2000). Dětská psychoterapie. Praha: Portál.
  • Bremsová Ch. (2018). Dětská psychoterapie a poradenství. Praha: Triton.
  • Lanyadoová M., Horneová A. (2005). Psychoterapie dětí a dospívajících: psychoanalytický přístup. Praha: Triton.
  • Elliott J., Place M. (2002). Dítě v nesnázích: Prevence, příčiny, terapie. Praha: Grada.
  • Humpolíček P., Valenta M. (2017). Hra v terapii. Praha: Portál.
  • Říčan, P., Krejčířová, D. a kol. (1997). Dětská klinická psychologie. Praha: Grada.
  • Gjuričová, Š. (2003). Rodinná terapie. Praha: Grada.
  • Hort, V., Hrdlička, M., Kocourková, J., Malá, E. (2000) Dětská a adolescentní psychiatrie. Praha: Portál.
  • Oaklander, V. (2010) Třinácté komnaty dětské duše: Tvořivá dětská psychoterapie v duchu Gestalt terapie. Dobříš: Drvoštěp.
  • Last modifications Mgr. Michal Diviš, Ph.D., 5.2.2019
  • STERNBERG, Robert J. Kognitivní psychologie. Translated by František Koukolík. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2002. 636 s. ISBN 80-7178-376-5. info
  • 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
  • SOLSO, Robert L. Cognitive psychology. 5th ed. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1998. xx, 601 s. ISBN 0-205-27418-8. info
  • EYSENCK, Michael W. A handbook of cognitive psychology. London: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers, 1984. ISBN 0-86377-016-9. info
  • GAVIN, Helen. The essence of cognitive psychology. 1st pub. London: Prentice-Hall Europe, 1998. xi, 215 s. ISBN 0-13-796459-5. info
  • MADSEN, K. B. Teorie motivace : (srovnávací studie moderních teorií motivace) : Theories of motivation : (a comparative study of modern theories of motivation) (Orig.). Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 1972. 381 s. info
  • MADSEN, K. B. Moderní teorie motivace : Modern theories of motivation (Orig.). Translated by Eduard Bakalář. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 1979. 468 s. : i. info
  • NAKONEČNÝ, Milan. Lidské emoce. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 2000. 335 s. ISBN 8020007636. info
  • A theory of achievement motivation. Edited by John W. Atkinson - Norman T. Feather. New York: John Willey & Sons, 1966. info
  • DWECK, Carol S. Self-theories :their role in motivation, personality, and development. Philadelphia: Psychology Press, 1999. xiii, 195. ISBN 0-86377-570-5. info
  • Allgemeine Psychologie. Bd. 2, Motivation : Motivation (Podřaz.). Edited by Hans Thomae. Göttingen: Verlag für Psychologie, 1965. info
  • KUHL, Julius. Motivation, Konflikt und Handlungskontrolle. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1983. ISBN 3-540-12423-3. info
  • Emoce. Edited by Jiří Jindřich Diamant - Milan Černý - Vladimír Študent. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1969. info
  • WEINER, Bernard. An attributional theory of motivation and emotion. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1986. xi, 304. ISBN 354096312X. info
  • Motivation and personality : handbook of thematic content analysis. Edited by Charles P. Smith. New York, NY, USA :.: Cambridge University Press, 1992. xvi, 708. ISBN 052140052X. info
  • NAKONEČNÝ, Milan. Motivace lidského chování. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 1996. 270 s. ISBN 8020005927. info
  • ŠVANCARA, Josef. Emoce, city a motivace [Švancara, 1979]. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1979. info
  • POWER, Mick and Tim DALGLEISH. Cognition and emotion : from order to disorder. Hove: Psychology Press, 1998. xii, 496. ISBN 0863777392. info
  • STRONGMAN, K. T. The psychology of emotion : theories of emotion in perspective. 4th ed. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, 1996. x, 255. ISBN 0471966193. info
  • Emotions : essays on emotion theory. Edited by Stephanie H. M. van Goozen - Nanne E. Van de. Poll - Joseph A. Sergean. Hillsdale, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers, 1994. xii, 333. ISBN 0805812083. info
  • DISMAN, Miroslav. Jak se vyrábí sociologická znalost : příručka pro uživatele. 4. nezměněné vydání. Praha: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, nakladatelství Karolinum, 2011. 372 stran. ISBN 9788024619668. info
  • KERLINGER, Fred N. Základy výzkumu chování : pedagogický a psychologický výzkum. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 1972. 705 s. info
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  • HENDL, Jan. Přehled statistických metod zpracování dat : analýza a metaanalýza dat. Vydání druhé, opravené. Praha: Portál, 2006. 583 stran. ISBN 8073671239. info
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Teaching methods
The Master Degree State Examination (Finals) consists of subjects, which are covered during respective courses in previous study.
Examination by committee.
Assessment methods
Master’s State Examination consists of two separately graded parts: Master’s thesis defence and oral part. Student is accomplishing the oral part of Master’s state examination from the subjects:
- general subject areas of psychology (general psychology, psychology of personality and social psychology) and methodology
- psychodiagnostics
- *clinical psychology
*psychology of organization and management
*counseling psychology
(From disciplines marked by * student chooses just one.)
A part of the oral Master’s state examination is a discussion about the case study.
For passing the Master’s state examination is essential to successfully master all of its parts. Total outcome of the State examination is evaluated with one of the grades in accordance with gradind scheme set in art. 17 par. 1 of Study and examination regulations MU.
Vote of State Exam Committee.
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