FF:PSX_511 Ps.Mental.Health&Well-being - Informace o předmětu

PSX_511 Psychology of Mental Health and Well-being

Filozofická fakulta
jaro 2017
2/0. 4 kr. Ukončení: k.
PhDr. Pavel Humpolíček, Ph.D. (přednášející)
doc. PhDr. Alena Slezáčková, Ph.D. (přednášející)
PhDr. Pavel Humpolíček, Ph.D.
Psychologický ústav - Filozofická fakulta
Dodavatelské pracoviště: Psychologický ústav - Filozofická fakulta
Čt 9:10–10:45 B2.13
Omezení zápisu do předmětu
Předmět je otevřen studentům libovolného oboru.
Předmět si smí zapsat nejvýše 175 stud.
Momentální stav registrace a zápisu: zapsáno: 27/175, pouze zareg.: 0/175, pouze zareg. s předností (mateřské obory): 0/175
Jiné omezení: Only for english speaking students.
Cíle předmětu
The aim of the course is to provide students with key scientific findings on mental health and wellbeing and suggest their applications in daily life. Students will be introduced in the science of Positive psychology and Psychology of Mental Health - their background, main research topics and findings, and practical interventions for enhancing quality of life. At the end of the course students should be able to understand not only the effects of stressors on mental health, but also understand the importance of positive mindset, i.e. positive thinking (optimistic, hopeful, creative and flexible thinking), positive emotions and character strengths for improving well-being and flourishing of the individual.
  • 1. Introduction to Positive Psychology and Mental hygiene
  • 2. Mental health, Well-being, Quality of life
  • 3. Self-knowledge and self-control, methods of self-knowledge
  • 4. Character strengths and virtues.
  • 5. Power of positive emotions.. Positive thinking: Hope and Optimism.
  • 6. Nature of stress.
  • 7. Stress and Coping strategies
  • 8. Psychosomatics and Mental health
  • 9. Introduction to Relaxation techniques
  • 10. Practical interventions for enhancing mental health and well-being
  • 11. Practial Use of Relaxation Techniques, Self-experience
    doporučená literatura
  • Diener, E., Biswas-Diener, R. (2008). Happiness. Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological Wealth. Blackwell Publishing.
  • SLEZÁČKOVÁ, Alena. Průvodce pozitivní psychologií : nové přístupy, aktuální poznatky, praktické aplikace. Vyd. 1. Praha: Grada, 2012. 304 s. ISBN 9788024735078. info
  • Peterson, C. ( 2006). A primer in positive psychology. Oxford University Press, New York
  • Seligman, M.E.P. (2011). Flourish : A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being. New York: Free Press.
  • Fredrickson, B.L. (2009). Positivity. New York: Three Rivers Press.
  • Snyder, C.R., & Lopez, S.J . (Eds.). (2007). Positive Psychology. The Scientific and Practical Exploration of Human Strengths. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.
  • Linley, P.A., Joseph, S. (2004). Positive psychology in practice. New Yersey: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0-471-45906-2
  • Snyder, C.R., Lopez, S. J. (Eds) (2002). Handbook of positive psychology. New York. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-513533-4.
  • Lyubomirsky, S. (2007). The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want. New York: Penguin Press.
  • Csikszentmihalyi,M. (2006). A life worth living. Oxford University Press, New York 2006
Výukové metody
Lectures, class discussion.
Metody hodnocení
The course is completed by colloquium. Active participation (80% presence) of students during lectures and final Seminar paper with students´ reflection of the subject are required. A brief Seminar paper (essay, max. 1500 words) should consist of your reflection of selected topic covered within the course (for example: Which methods of Self-knowledge do I use and what are the benefits of them?; What kind of coping strategies do I use in the stressful situations and how can I do better?; What is the importance of positive emotions in my life and how can I increase my Positivity ratio?; What is the role of optimism and hope in my life?; What are my character strengths and how can I use them to make a better version of myself?; How can relaxation techniques improve my well-being?; Which practical interventions for enhancing mental health and well-being have I used and how it affected my wellbeing? etc.). Also, a short subjective evaluation of the whole course of Psychology of Mental Health and Well-being should be part of the Seminar paper. Warning: Any kind of plagiarism is undesirable and such paper will be strictly rejected. Please insert your final Seminar paper into the file "Seminar papers" (Homework Vault - Study materials of PSX_511 - Information system of MU) untill June 30, 2017.
Vyučovací jazyk
Informace učitele
The lectures will be held at Faculty of Arts (A. Nováka 1), MU, room No. B2.13 on Thursdays from 9:10 to 10:45 am on following dates:
March 2, 2017: Introduction to Psychology of Mental Health. Positive Psychology: A Science on human flourishing. Key components of quality of life and well-being. (AS)
March 9, 2017: Self-knowledge and self-regulation. Methods of self-knowledge. Character strengths and Virtues. How to discover inner potential. (AS)
March 16, 2017: Power of positive emotions. (AS)
March 23, 2017: Positive thinking: Hope and optimism. (AS)
March 30, 2017: The nature of stress. Stress and coping strategies. (PH)
April 6, 2017: Successful stress management. (PH)
April 13, 2017: Practical interventions for enhancing mental health and well-being. Applied positive psychology. (AS)
April 20, 2017: Psychosomatics and mental health. (PH)
April 27, 2017: Surprise! :-)
May 4, 2017: Practical use of relaxation techniques, self-experience. (PH)
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