PSBB024 Psychophysiology

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
1/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Taught in person.
MUDr. Bc. Eva Závodná, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
MUDr. Bc. Eva Závodná, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jarmila Valchářová
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
The student knows the normal composition and function of the cell of eukaryotic organisms, physiological blood composition and function, heart and circulation function and its response to stress, function of the immune system and its importance for the human's health protection. The student can describe the physiological lung function, transport of respiratory gases by blood and the regulation of breathing, activity of the digestive system. He/she knows the principles of nutrition, transformation of substances and energy and their disorders, structure and function of the muscle tissue, structure and function of the excretory system.
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
At the end of the course Pschophysiology, students should be able to describe a structure and a function of human body functions in detail - from a cell level, across particular organs to a complex human organism and their relatioship to the psychic processes.
Learning outcomes
Students should be able to give reasons how a phsyiologcal processes of particular organ systems can change human’s behavior and vice versa.
  • Molecular genetics. Behavioral genetics.
  • Structural and functional organization of the body. Metabolism. Internal environment (homeostasis). Changes in homeostasis and its relationship to the psychophysiology.
  • Cardiovascular psychophysiology.
  • Psychoimmunology.
  • Respiratory psychophysiology
  • Kidney functions and its relationship to the psychophysiology.
  • Gastrointestinal psychophysiology.
  • Neuroendocrinology.Hormons and the psychophysiology.
  • Reproductive psychophysiology.
  • Skin physiology.Thermoregulation - an importance for psychophysiology.
  • Handbook of psychophysiology. Edited by John T. Cacioppo - Louis G. Tassinary - Gary G. Berntson. 3rd ed. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007. x, 898. ISBN 9780521844710. info
Teaching methods
Lessons are led in the form of lectures.
Assessment methods
The student write semestral project on a chosen topic in the field of psychophysiology in the range of about 10 pages.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught each semester.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Spring 2021.
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