SPDA005 Pathopsychology 2

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. PhDr. Evžen Řehulka, CSc. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Marie Vítková, CSc. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Evžen Řehulka, CSc.
Department of Special and Inclusive Education - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: PhDr. Mgr. Ilona Fialová, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Special and Inclusive 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
Course contents (annotation): The subject provides basic orientation in psychological problems of patients and handicapped persons and in psychology of handicap. The subject is conceived widely using a number of theoretical and practical fields of medicine (psychiatry, neurology and others) and is focused on special pedagogy, psychology, event. Sociology and, in its objectives, seeks to help the affected people and their application in life. It follows the subject of Pathopsychology 1 and significantly deepens the content of this subject.
Learning outcomes
A successful graduate is able to:
• Express the knowledge of major disorders concerning the personality of children, teenagers and adults
• Recognize the negative impact of factors in internal and external social environment according to the expansion of pathological disorders
• Demonstrate the ability of working with Czech and foreign academic literature from psychology and electronic database
  • Psychology of the handicapped, psychological peculiarities of the personality of individuals with various types of physical and mental disabilities.
    Problems of different lifestyle and social pathology.
    Somatic disease as a psychological problem.
    Feeling ill.
    Disorders and diseases of the nervous system and their psychological consequences.
    Cerebral palsy.
    Visual impairment, hearing, movement, communication handicap.
    Dementia and mental retardation.
    Schizophrenia and pervasive developmental disorders.
    Affective, and associative disorders.
    Anxiety and post-traumatic disorders.
    Eating disorders.
    Sexuality disorders.
    Self-harm and suicide.
    Personality disorders.
    Basic issues of social pathology with psychological and pathopsychological consequences.
  • SIMS, Andrew C. P. Symptoms in the mind : an introduction to descriptive psychopathology. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: Saunders, 2003. ix, 451. ISBN 0702026271. info
  • A casebook in abnormal psychology : from the files of experts. Edited by Richard P. Halgin - Susan Krauss Whitbourne. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. vi, 292. ISBN 9780195092981. info
  • CARSON, Robert C., James Neal BUTCHER and Susan MINEKA. Abnormal psychology and modern life. 10th ed. New York: Longman, 1998. xxii, 700. ISBN 0-321-01681-5. info
  • HOLMES, David. Abnormal psychology. New York: Harper Collins publishers, 1991. xx, 641. ISBN 0060428724. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
Written test.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught each semester.
The course is taught: in blocks.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020.
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