SC4KC_ONPS Ontogenetics psychology

Faculty of Education
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/0/1.2. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
PhDr. Denisa Denglerová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Jiří Němec, Ph.D.
Department of Social Education - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Mgr. Kateřina Štěpařová
Supplier department: Department of Social Education - Faculty of Education
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 goal of the subject is to provide students with basic facts on the development of children, about the development of rational-cognitive functions of a man; about the development of imaginative and emotional functions. Students should get acquainted with the social development of a man, basic developmental tasks, development tendencies, bio-psychological rules. Based on these facts, the students will be able to understand peculiarities in the human behaviour depending on the age differences.
  • 1. Uniqueness of a man 2. Position of developmental psychology in the system of psychological subjects, methods of developmental psychology 3. Development phenomena (definition of a development, rules of the development) 4. Phases of the development of a man 5. Determinants of the development of a man (heritability, ageing, learning) 6. The life before the birth (abilities of the foetus, reactions of the not yet born child to negative emotions of mother, life style influence on the foetus, psychological situation of a mother and not yet born child, the role of a father, birth) 7. Biological rules of the mental development (genotype, phenotype) 8. Development in the first year of life (newborn, toddler) 9. Characteristics of a toddler (somatic development, speech development, psychical world of a toddler, cognitive efficiency, play and its influence, children drawing) 10. Pre-school age (somatic development, development of cognitive functions, psychological world of the pre-school children, emotional and social development). 11. Younger school children (topic of “ready for school”, speech development, development of cognitive functions, differences of cognitive efficiency, development of gentle movements and drawings, level of aspiration, efficiency motivation, emotional development, forms of communication) 12. Adolescence (teenagers, adolescence, acceleration troubles, somatic development and self reflection, separation from the primary family, heterosexual relationships, groups and their importance) 13. Adults (younger adults, middle adults, older adults) 14. Ageing and ageism (mechanism of ageing, life integrity)
  • LANGMEIER, Josef and Dana KREJČÍŘOVÁ. Vývojová psychologie. Vyd. 3., přeprac. a dopl.,. Praha: Grada, 1998. 343 s. ISBN 807169195X. info
  • PIAGET, Jean and Bärbel INHELDER. Psychologie dítěte. Vyd. 2., v nakl. Portál 1. Praha: Portál, 1997. 143 s. ISBN 80-7178-146-0. info
  • ŠVANCARA, Josef. Psychologie stárnutí a stáří. 2., přeprac. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1983. 111 s. info
Teaching methods
course of lectures
Assessment methods
lecture written exam of development knowledge
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught each semester.
The course is taught: in blocks.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 14 hodin.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2020.
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