PSBA007 General Psychology II: Motivation and Emotion

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
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
Tue 8:00–9:40 M21
PSBA003 General Psychology I
General psychology 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
Following from the course General psychology I, this course is devoted to the topics of motivation, will, emotions, judgment, problem solving and decision making. Knowledge of these topics represents a prerequisite for all other courses.
Learning outcomes
Students will gain basic knowledge of constructs of emotions, motivation and behaviour. They will be able to actively work and apply selected theories in other courses and subsequent practice. They will be able to critically evaluate emerging theories and synthesize acquired knowledge into the matrix of their basal knowledge.
  • 1. Psychological approach to emotions and feelings. Differences among the concepts. Positive and negative emotions. Regulative function of emotions. 2. Research on emotions. Neurophysiological, phenomenological and anthropological theoretical approach to research on ometions. 3. Phylogenesis and onthogenesisof feeling in human and sub-human animals. 4. Distinctive neurophysilogical approach to emotion theory. 5. Inter-dependence between cognition and emotion. Schachters theory. Cognitice aspects of self-system as an emotion-related structure. Frijda's theory. 6. Emotions as a remotivational and regulational factor influencing behaviour. 7. Motivation. Distinctive theoretical approaches ti motivation. Madsen categorization. 8. Behavioristic and cognitive theories of motivation. Achievment motivation. 9. Frustration and conflict. Research and practice. 10. Volition and motivation/ distinctive or substitutive phenomena? The volition in the process of action control. 11. Motivation, cognition and emotion in the process of action. Steering to experience.
    recommended literature
  • 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.
  • MADSEN, K. B. Moderní teorie motivace : Modern theories of motivation : (a comparative metascientific study) (Orig.). Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 1979. 468 s.
  • STUCHLÍKOVÁ, Iva. Základy psychologie emocí. Vydání druhé. Praha: Portál, 2007. 227 stran. ISBN 9788073672829. URL info
  • NAKONEČNÝ, Milan. Motivace lidského chování. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 1996. 270 s. ISBN 8020005927. info
  • Handbook of affective sciences. Edited by Richard J. Davidson - Klaus R. Scherer - H. Hill Goldsmith. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. xvii, 1199. ISBN 0195126017. info
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  • STRONGMAN, K. T. The psychology of emotion :theories of emotion in perspective. 4th ed. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, 1996. x, 255 s. ISBN 0-471-96619-3.
  • A theory of achievement motivation. Edited by John W. Atkinson - Norman T. Feather. New York: John Willey & Sons, 1966.
  • KUHL, Julius. Motivation, Konflikt und Handlungskontrolle. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1983. ISBN 3387124233.
  • 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 s. ISBN 0-8058-1208-3.
  • DWECK, Carol S. Self-theories :their role in motivation, personality, and development. Philadelphia: Psychology Press, 1999. xiii, 195. ISBN 0-86377-570-5.
  • Allgemeine Psychologie. Bd. 2, Motivation : Motivation (Podřaz.). Edited by Hans Thomae. Göttingen: Verlag für Psychologie, 1965.
  • WEINER, Bernard. An attributional theory of motivation and emotion. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1986. xi, 304 s. ISBN 0-387-96312-X.
  • POWER, Mick a Tim DALGLEISH. Cognition and emotion : from order to disorder. Hove: Psychology Press, 1998. xii, 496 s. ISBN 0-86377-738-4.
  • Emoce. Edited by Jiří Jindřich Diamant - Milan Černý - Vladimír Študent. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1969.
  • STUCHLÍKOVÁ, Iva. Základy psychologie emocí. Vydání druhé. Praha: Portál, 2007. 227 stran. ISBN 9788073672829. URL info
  • NAKONEČNÝ, Milan. Lidské emoce. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 2000. 335 s. ISBN 8020007636. 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
Teaching methods
Lectures and seminars. Group discussions
Assessment methods
Student should attend 70% of seminars and lectures. Final oral exam is focused on the student’s insight into the main theories and concepts.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2023.
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