PSBB004 Psychosemantics

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Taught in person.
prof. PhDr. Tomáš Urbánek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Tomáš Urbánek, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jarmila Valchářová
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Mon 14:00–15:40 C42
Prerequisites (in Czech)
PSBA009 Methodology of Psychology I
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 8 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 13/8, only registered: 1/8
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The seminar is designed for the students interested in the psychological aspects of meaning. It concerns with the empirical studies of the psychological aspects of language and the utilization of the psychosemantic knowledge in psychological testing. Interested students can find a theme of their thesis in this area.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students will:
understand basic concepts of semiotics
understand some basic psychosemantic methods
be able to discuss various aspects of the psychology of meaning.
  • relations of psychology, linguistics, philosophy of language, and semiotics
  • psycholinguistics and psychosemantics
  • basic conceptions of psychosemantics (Miller, Kreitler and Kreitler, Johnson-Laird, Kelly, Osgood, Shmelev, Petrenko)
  • research examples
  • URBÁNEK, Tomáš. Psychosémantika. Psychosémantický přístup ve výzkumu a diagnostice (Psychosemantics. Psychosemantic approach in research and diagnostics). 1st ed. Brno: Psychologický ústav AV ČR a Nakladatelství Pavel Křepela, 2003. 361 pp. (název edice a číslo svazku resp. verze - není). ISBN 80-86669-03-3. info
  • VYGOTSKIJ, L. S. (Lev Semenovič). Myšlení a řeč [Vygotskij, 1976] : Izbrannyje psichologičeskije issledovanija (Orig.). Vyd. 2. V Praze: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1976. 295 s. info
  • VYGOTSKIJ, Lev Semenovič and Jan PRŮCHA. Psychologie myšlení a řeči. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2004. 135 s. ISBN 8071789437. info
  • SAUSSURE, Ferdinand de. Kurs obecné lingvistiky. Edited by Albert Sechehaye - Charles Bally - Tullio De Mauro, Translated by Fran. Vyd. 1. Praha: Odeon, 1989. 467 s. ISBN 8020700706. info
Teaching methods
One 2 hour seminar per week, class discussion
Assessment methods
Oral task - 10-15 minutes (25%); Coursework (75%)
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2020.
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