PSBA022 Psychopathology

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
doc. PhDr. Hana Přikrylová Kučerová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Mojmír Svoboda, CSc. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Hana Přikrylová Kučerová, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jarmila Valchářová
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
PSBA010 Neuroscience
PSBA010 Neuroscience The course follows up and complements the courses of General Psychology and Psychology of Personality.
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 aim of this course is to inform students about the basic psychological functioning disorders, about the systematic classification of this disorders, and about their continuity with the non-pathological parts (characteristics/processes) of the mind.
Learning outcomes
Students are able to:
- identify the basic psychological functioning disorders;
- describe the systematic classification of the basic psychological functioning disorders;
- distinguish disorders of the basic psychological functioning from the non-pathological characteristics/processes of the mind.
  • Issues and topics:
  • The definition of the field, its classification within the system of science,
  • Systematic classification of human mental disorders,
  • Aetiology of mental disorders,
  • Disorders of perception,
  • Attention disorders,
  • Memory disorders,
  • Thought disorders,
  • Speech disorders,
  • Disorders of intellectual ability,
  • Disorders of emotions,
  • Behavioural disorders,
  • Disorders of consciousness,
  • Personality disorders,
  • Incidence and epidemiology of mental disorders,
  • Types of therapy (brief overview).
    required literature
  • Svoboda,M. /ed./, Češková, E., Kučerová, H. ( 2006): Psychopatologie a psychiatrie pro psychology. Praha, Portál.
  • SMOLÍK, P. (2002). Duševní a behaviorální poruchy: průvodce klasifikací, nástin nozologie, diagnostika. Praha: Maxdorf.
    recommended literature
  • Höschl, C., Libiger, J., Švestka, J. (2002). Psychiatrie. Praha: Tigis.
  • Raboch, J., Zvolský, P. et al. (2001). Psychiatrie. Praha, Galén.
  • Dörner, K., Plog, U. (1999). Bláznit je lidské. Praha: Grada.
  • Dušek, K., Chromý, K., Janík, K., Kalvach, Z. (1975). První pomoc v psychiatrii. Praha: Avicenum.
Teaching methods
Teaching is realized as lectures which contains some practical examples or case studies.
Assessment methods
Teaching proceeds two teaching hours once a week. This course is completed with a credit and an exam. Finalization is the standard oral exam. Psychopathology is a part of the B.A. examination.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.

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