VV028 Psychology in Informatics

Faculty of Informatics
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/1. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: z (credit).
doc. PhDr. Josef Prokeš, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Josef Prokeš, Ph.D.
Department of Machine Learning and Data Processing - Faculty of Informatics
Contact Person: doc. PhDr. Josef Prokeš, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Machine Learning and Data Processing - Faculty of Informatics
Wed 18:00–19:50 D1
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
there are 74 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
Main objectives can be summarized as follows: some basic information concerning the psychological aspects of the impact of new information technology on the individual's personality; psychology of electronic communication; psychological aspects of computer games; personality of professionals in communication technology; impact of computers on education in the new information era. At the end of the course students should be able to understand and explain psychological aspects of the impact of new information technology on the individual's personality; make deductions based on acquired knowledge and understand problems that will arise with new technology assembly.
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to:
in its own words to explain the computer view of the world;
to analyze the phenomenon of electronic communication and its influence on the psychology of communication;
to demonstrate practical skills in the psychology of interpersonal communication;
to put the pros and cons of computer games from a psychological point of view.
  • Transactional analysis
  • Stress and dealing with it
  • Psychopathology and methods of therapy
  • Mental health care
  • Social beliefs and attitudes, interpersonal attraction
  • Social interaction and influence - the presence of other people, its effect, group decisions
  • Relations between people and machines
  • Social relations and team-work, communicativeness
  • Verbal and nonverbal communications at work
  • Assertiveness
  • Solving a conflict and problem situations
  • The strategy of conducting competitions for leading posts
    required literature
  • PROKEŠ, Josef. Člověk a počítač aneb svítání digitální kultury (Human and Computer (Dawn of Digital Culture)). Brno: Sursum, 2000. 88 pp. ISBN 80-85799-82-0. URL info
    recommended literature
  • Šmahel, David. Psychologie a internet. Triton, Praha 2003, 158 s.
  • WEIZENBAUM, Joseph. Mýtus počítače :počítačový pohled na svět. Edited by Jiří Fiala. Břeclav: Moravia-Press, 2002. 182 s. ISBN 80-86181-55-3. info
    not specified
  • Suler, J.: The Psychology of Cyberspace. http://www.reider.edu/Suler/psycyber/psycyber.html
  • ATKINSONOVÁ, Rita L. Psychologie [Atkinsonová]. 1. vyd. Praha: Victoria Publishing, 1995. 862 s. : o. ISBN 80-85605-35-X. info
Teaching methods
lecture, explanation and demonstration, class/small group discussion, project/essay, presentation, project and its defence, simulation, dialogue method, role play/the game of roles, guided exploration, excursion, brainstorming, report, home work, seminar work, guided discovery, collaborating, critical thinking, classroom team work
Assessment methods
final project, written test, oral exam
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2002, Spring 2003, Autumn 2003, Spring 2004, Autumn 2004, Spring 2005, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018.
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