FSS DPSY07 Educational psychology
Name in Czech: Pedagogická psychologie
doctoral full-time specialized
Included in the programme: FSS D-PSY_ Psychology

Final state doctoral examination and defence of the doctoral thesis

The State Doctoral Exam and the Doctoral Thesis Defence are required for graduating. The State Doctoral Exam tests the candidates’ ability to consider issues in the discipline taken both in the discipline-specific and interdisciplinary context. The Committee sets the candidate two or three topics in psychology. The candidate is to conduct a comprehensive review of the literature on these topics, including the latest research. At the exam, the candidate answers questions pertaining a) to the methodological and research context of the topic, i.e. the candidate critically evaluates how certain issues are studied, discusses approaches to the scientific understanding of the phenomenon in a historical perspective, b) to the newest theories connected to the topic and their relationship to previous thinking, c) to controversies in approaching the topic, which the candidate is to critically evaluate.

Requirements of the study

As for the compulsory activities of candidates, they must take all compulsory courses that are connected to their Doctoral Thesis and a specialization course. Furthermore, among compulsory activities, there is a long-term study stay abroad, conference attendance, working on scientific papers and partaking in teaching and research at the Department of Psychology.

Suggestion of theses topics and the topics of defended theses

The topics of Doctoral Theses are formulated in the context of the general research areas of the psychology research groups of the supervisors. The candidate either chooses their topic from a list of suggested topics or their topic is formulated on an individual basis following a consultation with the supervisor.

Recommended progress through the study plan

Povinné předměty -- compulsory courses

Code Name Guarantor Type of Completion Extent and Intensity Credits Term Profile Cat.
FSS:PSYd0001Theory and Methodology of Science I. Čermákzk 0/0/010 --
FSS:PSYd0035Educational psychology Š. Portešovázk 0/0/015 --
FSS:PSYd0008Conference presentation I P. Macekz 0/0/013 --
FSS:PSYd0009Conference presentation II P. Macekz 0/0/015 --
FSS:PSYd0010Research review in a journal or monography P. Macekk 0/0/015 --
FSS:PSYd0011An article in a journal or monography P. Macekk 0/0/025 --
FSS:PSYd0015Presentation of the dissertation project P. Macekz 0/0/015 --
FSS:PSYd0013Dissertation thesis I P. Macekk 0/0/020 --
FSS:PSYd0016Dissertation thesis II P. Macekk 0/0/020 --
FSS:PSYd0024Dissertation thesis - theoretical part B P. Macekk 0/0/020 --
FSS:PSYd0025Dissertation thesis - research part B P. Macekk 0/0/020 --
FSS:PSYd0027Data analysis – qualitative research T. Řiháčekk 0/0/020 --
FSS:PSYd0028Data Analysis – Quantitative Research S. Ježekz 0/0/015 --
FSS:PSYd0029Participation on research and teaching L. Lacinováz 0/0/02 --
FSS:PSYd0030Participation on research and teaching L. Lacinováz 0/0/02 --
FSS:PSYd0031Participation on research and teaching L. Lacinováz 0/0/02 --
FSS:PSYd0032Participation on research and teaching L. Lacinováz 0/0/02 --
231 credits

Společný seminář -- common seminar

Code Name Guarantor Type of Completion Extent and Intensity Credits Term Profile Cat.
FSS:PSYd0007Common seminar P. Macekz 0/02 --
2 credits

Předměty naplňující požadavek zahraničního výjezdu -- foreign-stay courses

Code Name Guarantor Type of Completion Extent and Intensity Credits Term Profile Cat.
FSS:FSSd0900Research Abroad M. Vaculíkk 0/0/020 --
FSS:FSSd0910Study Visit M. Vaculíkz 0/0/04 --
FSS:FSSd0990Placement Abroad M. Vaculíkk 0/0/020 --
44 credits

Volitelné předměty -- elective courses

Code Name Guarantor Type of Completion Extent and Intensity Credits Term Profile Cat.
FSS:PSYd0021Dissertation preparation P. Macekz 0/0/020 --
20 credits