PSD_PS Psychology

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 20 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. PhDr. Marek Blatný, DrSc. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Iva Burešová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Jana Marie Havigerová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Martina Hřebíčková, Dr., DSc. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Hana Přikrylová Kučerová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Alena Slezáčková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Radovan Šikl, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Tomáš Urbánek, Ph.D. (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
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 the course is to build on the knowledge of the main theoretical directions and basic disciplines of psychology acquired in the Master's study and to expand and deepen them, especially with emphasis on new theoretical directions, psychological sub-disciplines and research topics; to introduce students to the inter- and multi-disciplinarity of contemporary psychological research.
Learning outcomes
Students will have knowledge of classical and new psychological theories and disciplines and the social, cultural and historical context of their origin and development. Students will understand the interdisciplinary overlaps and multidisciplinary nature of the research themes of contemporary psychological research and will be able to implement this knowledge in the preparation of their own scientific projects.
  • Main theoretical directions and schools in psychology science in 20th century. Psychoanalysis and its schools, behaviorism and follow-up theories, cognitive approaches in psychology, trait approach in psychology, humanistic psychology, social-cognitive theory. Basic psychological sub-disciplines and their main paradigms. New directions of the late 20th century and early 21st century. Social constructivism as an umbrella concept for postmodern trends in psychology, critical approach in psychology, positive and neohumanistic psychology. Newly established sub-disciplines, their subject and methods. Evolutionary psychology, life-span psychology, cultural and intercultural psychology, political psychology, gender psychology, cyberpsychology, psychology of peace and conflict, psychology of religion, psychology of well-being. The strengths and weaknesses of specialization in psychology. Psychological sub-disciplines and their interaction. Interdisciplinary cooperation with related disciplines (sociology, criminology, psychiatry, economics, medicine) in theory and research. Behavioral neuroscience, developmental science, family studies.
    required literature
  • Blatný, M. (Ed.). Personality and Well-being Across the Life-Span. London, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. 190 s. ISBN: 978-1-137-43995-6.
  • Blatný, M. (Ed.). Psychologie celoživotního vývoje. Praha: Karolinum, 2016. 290 s. ISBN: 9788024634623.
  • Burr, V. Social Constructionism. 3rd ed. London, New York: Routledge, 215. 276 s. ISBN: 978-1-84872-192-0.
  • Graf, S., Hřebíčková, M., Petrjánošová, M., Leix, A. Češi a jejich sousedé. Praha: Academia. 349 s. ISBN: 978-80-200-2489-3.
  • Hoskovec, J., Nakonečný, M., Sedláková, M. Psychologie XX. století: některé významné směry a školy. 1. vyd. Praha: Karolinum, 2002. 295 s. ISBN 80-246-0300-4.
  • Klicperová-Baker, M., Feierabend, I. K., a kol. Demokratická kultura v České republice. Praha: Academia, 2008. 288 s. 978-80-200-1433-7
  • Říčan, P. Psychologie náboženství a spirituality. Praha: Portál, 2007. 328 s. ISBN: 978-80-7367-312-3.
  • Slezáčková, A. Průvodce pozitivní psychologií. Praha: Grada, 2012. 304 s. ISBN: 978-80-247-3507-8.
  • Šmahel, D. Psychologie a internet. Praha: Triton, 2003. 158 s. ISBN: 978-80-725-4360-1.
  • Vybíral, Z. Psychologie jinak: současná kritická psychologie. Praha: Academia, 2006. 233 s. ISBN: 80-200-1367-9.
  • Weiner, I. B. (Series Ed.), Gallagher, M., Nelson, R. (Vol. Ed.). Handbook of psychology: Vol. 3. Biological Psychology (2nd. ed.). New York: Wiley, 2012. ISBN: 978-0-470-61904-9.
  • Weiner, I. B. (Series Ed.), Freedheim, D. K. (Vol. Ed.). Handbook of psychology: Vol. 1. History of Psychology (2nd. ed.). New York: Wiley, 2012. ISBN: 978-0-470-61904-9.
  • Zábrodská, K. Variace na gender. Poststrukturalismus, diskurzivní analýza a genderová identita. Praha: Academia, 2009. 198 s. ISBN 978-80-200-1752-9
Teaching methods
Lectures, individual study, group discussion, individual consultation.
Assessment methods
Exam within the scope of the above-mentioned thematic areas.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
Note related to how often the course is taught: individuální konzultace - každý měsíc.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2020.
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