PSBA021 Psychology of Personality II: Theories of Personality

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
prof. PhDr. Marek Blatný, DrSc. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Marek Blatný, DrSc.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jarmila Valchářová
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
PSBA014 Psychology of Personality I
Completion of courses Personality Psychology I. and History of Psychology is obligatory.It is assumed at least partial knowledge of General Psychology and Methodology.
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
Aim of the course is to introduce students to the main theoretical approaches in the psychology of personality in 20th and 21st century: psychodynamic approaches, behaviorism, humanistic psychology, cognitive approaches, theories of social learning, etc.
Learning outcomes
Students will be given an overview of the main theories of personality. The lectures are focused on selected theories of personality which represent main paradigms in psychology in 20. and 21.century - psychoanalysis, behaviorism, humanistic psychology, trait approach and social-cognitive approach.
Students will be able to integrate theoretical and empirical level of research in interindividual differences. Obligatory part of the course is a research participation. Students will take part in research projects being conducted by members of the Department of Psychology (especially in the Psychological laboratory),by CEITEC or by HUMElab.
At the end of this course the student will be able to link theoretical knowledge and acquired experiences with their practical use in research.
  • 1. Introduction: Theory - definition and function, sources of personality theories. 2. Psychodynamic theories: S. Freud, A. Adler, C. G. Jung, K. Horney, H. S. Sullivan, E. Fromm, E. H. Erikson, H. Murray. 3. Humanistic psychology, existential analysis: C. R. Rogers, K. Goldstein, A. H. Maslow, V. E. Frankl. 4. Behaviorism, neo-behaviorism: I. P. Pavlov, J. B. Watson, B. F. Skinner, J. T. Dollard a N. E. Miller. 5.Trait approach: G. Allport, R. B. Cattell, H. J. Eysenck, Five Factor Theory. 6. Cognitive theories: G. Kelly, K. Lewin. 7. Social learning theories and a social-cognitive approach: A. Bandura, W. Mischel, J. Rotter, M. Seligman. 8. Advances in personality research: positive psychology, feminist psychology.
    required literature
  • HALL, Calvin S. Psychológia osobnosti : úvod do teórií osobnosti. 3. vyd. Bratislava: Slovenské pedagogické nakladateľstvo, 2002. 510 s. ISBN 8008033843. info
    recommended literature
  • CERVONE, Daniel and Lawrence A. PERVIN. Personality psychology : international student version. Edited by Arnaldo Zelli. twelfth edition. Singapore: Wiley, 2014. xix, 618. ISBN 9781118322215. info
  • HŘEBÍČKOVÁ, Martina. Pětifaktorový model v psychologii osobnosti : přístupy, diagnostika, uplatnění. Vyd. 1. Praha: Grada, 2011. 251 s. ISBN 9788024733807. info
  • FRANKL, Viktor Emil and Elisabeth S. LUKAS. Vůle ke smyslu : vybrané přednášky o logoterapii. Brno: Cesta, 2006. 212 s. ISBN 8072950843. info
  • ERIKSON, Erik H. Dětství a společnost. Vyd. 1. Praha: Argo, 2002. 387 s. ISBN 8072033808. info
  • SCHULTZ, Duane and Sydney Ellen SCHULTZ. Theories of personality. 7th ed. Belmont: Wadsworth, 2001. xviii, 541. ISBN 0-534-55107-6. info
  • DRAPELA, Victor J. Přehled teorií osobnosti. Translated by Karel Balcar. 2. opr. vyd. Praha: Portál, 1998. 175 s. ISBN 80-7178-251-3. info
  • FROMM, Erich. Člověk a psychoanalýza. Translated by Irena Petřinová - Marta Hubscherová. 2. dopl. vyd. Praha: Aurora, 1997. 200 s. ISBN 80-85974-18-5. info
    not specified
  • Další literatura bude upřesněna na přednáškách.
Teaching methods
theoretical lectures, class discussion; participation in psychological research OR essay on the topic from personality psychology
Assessment methods
oral examination
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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