PSX_005 Psychology of personality

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. PhDr. Marek Blatný, DrSc. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Marek Blatný, DrSc.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
The course is intended especially for foreign students of psychology and close disciplines (from social sciences and humanities). Teacher´s permission is required for course enrollment.
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
Learning outcomes
Students will be introduced to the basic concepts in personality theory and research. The attention is given to defining of personality, units of personality, structure and dynamics of personality, nature and nurture of personality, growth and development of personality, and methods of personality assessment.
  • 1. Introduction: Aim of personality psychology, definition of personality. 2. Nature - nurture debate. 3. Biological basis of personality: Temperament - main theories, researches. 4. Personality structure: Personality traits - main models, researches. 5. Dynamics of personality: Motivation and self-regulation -. main models, researches. 6. Individual paper tutorial. The course is taught each semester.
  • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
  • Study Materials for this course in Information System
  • 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
  • Handbook of personality : theory and research. Edited by Oliver P. John - Richard W. Robins - Lawrence A. Pervin. 3rd ed. New York: Guilford Press, 2008. xv, 862. ISBN 9781593858360. info
  • Handbook of child psychology. Edited by Richard M. Lerner - William Damon. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, 2006. xx, 1063. ISBN 0471272884. info
  • Historical influences on lives & aging. Edited by K. Warner Schaie - Glen H. Elder. New York, NY: Springer Pub., 2005. xiii, 309. ISBN 0826124054. info
  • PERVIN, Lawrence A. The science of personality. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. xviii, 509. ISBN 9780195159714. info
  • SCHULTZ, Duane and Sydney Ellen SCHULTZ. Theories of personality. 7th ed. Belmont: Wadsworth, 2001. xviii, 541. ISBN 0-534-55107-6. info
  • CAPRARA, Gian Vittorio and Daniel CERVONE. Personality : determinants, dynamics, and potentials. 1st pub. Cambridge: Press Syndicate of the University of Cambridge, 2000. xvi, 488. ISBN 0521587484. info
  • Handbook of personality :theory and research. Edited by Lawrence A. Pervin - Oliver P. John. 2nd ed. New York: Guilford press, 1999. xiii, 738. ISBN 1-57230-695-5. info
  • Methods of life course research : qualitative and quantitative approaches. Edited by Janet Zollinger Giele - Glen H. Elder. Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications, 1998. xvi, 344. ISBN 0761914374. info
Teaching methods
lectures; discussion; homework (hand in choice of topic/headline, list of 2 most important sources, final paper - according to time schedule)
Assessment methods
Lectures 1x14 days, written homework, studium of literature and preparation for the debate 1x14 days. Paper about relevant psychological research. Required 80% attendance.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
General note: Výuka probíhá formou konzultací s příslušným vyučujícím.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Předmět je určen pouze zahraničním studentům psychologie.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2012, Autumn 2012, Spring 2013, Autumn 2013, Spring 2014, Autumn 2014, Spring 2015, Autumn 2015, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Spring 2017, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Spring 2019, Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, Autumn 2020.
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