PSBA020 Social Psychology II

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
PhDr. Jaroslava Dosedlová, Dr. (lecturer)
Ing. Mgr. Michaela Helísková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Katarína Kemková (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Jaroslava Dosedlová, Dr.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jarmila Valchářová
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
PSBA013 Social Psychology I
Social 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
Subject PS-BA020 Social Psychology II follows the subject PS-BA013 Social Psychology I and forms the second part of teaching social psychology. The aim of the course is to provide students a theoretical basis for a deeper understanding of the topics of social communication, interpersonal behavior and attitudes.
Learning outcomes
Students will be able:
- to acquire professional terminology in the field;
- to gain a deeper understanding of the topics of social communication, interpersonal behavior and attitudes;
- to compare and critically evaluate particular theoretical approaches;
- to demonstrate the understanding of key aspects of theoretical constructs by analyzing and interpreting selected situations from everyday life.
  • 1. Social Communication.
  • Communication process. Syntax, semantics, pragmatics. Verbal, paraverbal end nonverbal communication. Communication axioms (Watzlawick, Bavelas, Haley, Jackson). Determinants of the efficient communication, assertivity.
  • 2. Interpersonal relationships and behaviour styles
  • Aggression – forms, theories (Freud, Lorenz, Eibl – Eibesfeld, Dollard, Doob, Sears, Bandura, Geen), causes, consequences, control.
  • Afiliation, social support. Interpersonal attraction, theories of human relations. Love and intimacy (Sternberg, Rusbult). Prosocial behaviour.
  • Interpersonal behaviour styles (Leary).
  • 3.Attitudes and Attitude Change
  • a) Attitude theory. Attitudes measurement (Likert, Thurstone, Guttmann, Bogardus, Osgood). Relationship between attitudes and a behaviour (LaPière, Fishbein, Ajzen, Madden).
  • b) Attitude change
  • Cognitive disonance theory (Festinger), Balance theory (Heider). Conformity and obedience to an authority (Asch, Milgram). Theory of persuasion.
    required literature
  • Sociální psychologie. Edited by Jozef Výrost - Ivan Slaměník. 2., přepracované a rozší. Praha: Grada, 2008. 404 stran. ISBN 9788024714288. info
  • Sociální psychologie : moderní učebnice sociální psychologie. Edited by Miles Hewstone - Wolfgang Stroebe, Translated by Dagmar Brejlová - Pa. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2006. 769 s. ISBN 8073670925. info
    recommended literature
  • MYERS, David G. Sociální psychologie. Translated by Helena Vaďurová - Zuzana Paseková - Milena Bildová. 1. vydání. Brno: Edika, 2016. 536 stran. ISBN 9788026608714. info
  • WATZLAWICK, Paul, Janet Beavin BAVELAS and Don D. JACKSON. Pragmatika lidské komunikace : interakční vzorce, patologie a paradoxy. Translated by Barbora Zídková - Zbyněk Vybíral. Vyd. 1. Hradec Králové: Konfrontace, 1999. 243 s. ISBN 8086088049. info
  • ČERMÁK, Ivo. Agrese a její souvislosti (Aggression and its context). Žďár nad Sázavou: Nakladatelství Fakta, 1998. 206 pp. ISBN 80-902614-1-8. info
    not specified
  • An introduction to critical social psychology. Edited by Alexa Hepburn. London: SAGE, 2003. 1 online. ISBN 9781446218884. info
  • Advanced social psychology : the state of the science. Edited by Roy F. Baumeister - Eli J. Finkel. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. viii, 813. ISBN 9780195381207. info
  • JANOUŠEK, Jaromír [psycholog. Metody sociální psychologie [Janoušek, 1986]. 1. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1986. 256 s. info
  • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
  • Journal of Social Psychology
  • European Journal of Social Psychology
Teaching methods
Classwork alternates two-hour lectures and seminars in split groups focused on group work, class discussion and application of theoretical knowledge.
Assessment methods
The course is closed by an written examination consisting of questions focusing on the basic notions of the discipline Social Psychology I and II. Admission conditions: 80% participation in seminars.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2021.
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