PSYb1510 Cultural Anthropology

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2022
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
PhDr. Roman Hytych, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Barbora Kučerová (assistant)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Roman Hytych, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Social Studies
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Social Studies
Tue 13. 9. 8:00–9:40 Aula, Tue 4. 10. 8:00–9:40 Aula, Tue 25. 10. 8:00–9:40 Aula, Tue 15. 11. 8:00–9:40 Aula, Tue 6. 12. 8:00–9:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
PSYb1510/01: Tue 20. 9. 8:00–8:50 P52, Tue 11. 10. 8:00–8:50 P52, Tue 1. 11. 8:00–8:50 P52, Tue 22. 11. 8:00–8:50 P52
PSYb1510/02: Tue 20. 9. 9:00–9:50 P52, Tue 11. 10. 9:00–9:50 P52, Tue 1. 11. 9:00–9:50 P52, Tue 22. 11. 9:00–9:50 P52
PSYb1510/03: Tue 27. 9. 8:00–8:50 Aula, Tue 18. 10. 8:00–8:50 Aula, Tue 8. 11. 8:00–8:50 Aula, Tue 29. 11. 8:00–8:50 Aula
PSYb1510/04: Tue 27. 9. 9:00–9:50 Aula, Tue 18. 10. 9:00–9:50 Aula, Tue 8. 11. 9:00–9:50 Aula, Tue 29. 11. 9:00–9:50 Aula
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! PSY151 Cultural Anthropology
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
The subject aims at the ability to understand the relevant psychological themes (mental health and illness, body, child raising, emotions, identity, death) from the point of view of Cultural Psychology. The emphasis will be given on ability to apply anthropological perspective in psychological research and practice.
Learning outcomes
At the end of this course, student should be able:
- to explain basic terms and apply anthropological perspective in psychological research and practice
- to be acquitanted with historical development of cultural antropology
- to apply cultural anthropology findings for understanding of actual socio-cultural phenomenon
  • Themes of lectures:
  • Introduction to Cultural anthropology
  • Short history of Cultural anthropology; Child development: Who sleeps with whom?
  • Identity and values, body and embodiment
  • Mental health and illness;
  • Death and dying
    required literature
  • Jagoda, G. (2012) Culture and Psychology: Words and Ideas in History. In Valsiner, J. (Ed.). The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology. (pp. 25-42). Oxford, Oxford University Press.
  • Valsiner, J. (2012). Encounter of Inquisitive minds. In Valsiner, J. (Ed.). The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology. (pp. 3-22). Oxford, Oxford University Press.
  • HEINE, Steven J. Cultural psychology. Third edition. New York: W. W. Norton, 2016. xxiii, 591. ISBN 9780393283709. info
  • BOCK, Philip K. Rethinking psychological anthropology : continuity and change in the study of human action. 2nd ed. Prospect Heights, Ill.: Waveland Press, 1999. xiv, 309. ISBN 1577660552. info
    recommended literature
  • ) Watzlawik, M., Valsiner, J. (2012). The Making of Magic: Cultural Constructions of the Mundane Supernatural. In Valsiner, J. (Ed.). The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology. (pp. 783-795). Oxford, Oxford University Press.
  • Rasmussen, S. J. (2012). Cultural Anthropology. In Valsiner, J. (Ed.). The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology. (pp. 96-115). Oxford, Oxford University Press.
  • Schweder, R. A. (2003). Why do man barbecue? Recepis for cultural psychology. Cambridge, Massachutsetts, London: Harvard University Press.
  • HYTYCH, Roman. Smrt a nesmrtelnost : sociální reprezentace smrti. Vyd. 1. V Praze: Triton, 2008. 227 s. ISBN 9788073870928. info
  • Úvod do kulturní a sociální antropologie. Edited by Robert Francis Murphy - Hana Červinková. 1. vyd. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 1998. 267 s. ISBN 80-85850-53-2. info
Teaching methods
Monology preferentially lecture, alternatively explanation. Dialogue method based on the discussion and dialoque on a in advance chosen topic,or, alternativelly literature. The subject matter analysis of the text.
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Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021.
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