040-0538/04 – Psychology in Fire Protection (PPO)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Occupational and Process SafetyCredits4
Subject guarantorprof. PhDr. Hana Vykopalová, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. PhDr. Hana Vykopalová, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2002/2003Year of cancellation2010/2011
Intended for the facultiesFBIIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
HAV60 PhDr. Hilda Havlíková
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Part-time Credit 10+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Development of specific knowledge and skills in the application of synthetic and analytic approach to processing and evaluation of selected theoretical situations to create optimal conditions for their application in practice.

Teaching methods



The course solves the issues of mental hygiene under extreme life conditions from the point of view of rescuers and the rescued. The explanation of basic issues of human psychological functioning, behaviour and communication in traumatic life situations. The analysis of causes of inadequate behaviour, their forecasting, control and prevention.

Compulsory literature:

Hayesová, N.: Základy sociální psychologie. Portál, Praha 1998 Honzák,R.: Strach, tréma, úzkost a jak je zvládat. Maxdorf, Praha 1995 Klimpl,P.: Psychická krize a intervence v lékařské ordinaci. Grada, Praha 1998 Křivohlavý, J.: Jak si navzájem lépe porozumíme. SPN, Praha 1988 Le Bon,G.: Psychologie davu. KRA, Praha 1994 Míček,L.: Duševní hygiena. SPN, Praha 1984 Nakonečný, M.: Základy psychologie osobnosti. Management Press, Praha 1993 Porterfieldová,K.M.: Jak se vyrovnat s následky traumatu. LN, Praha 1998 Vykopalová,H.: Základní východiska pro poskytování psychosociálních služeb pro humanitární jednotky. ČČK, Praha 2003

Recommended literature:

Vykopalová,H.: Základy psychosociální přípravy Humanitárních jednotek ČČK. ČČK, Praha 2003

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Seminar work and follow-up test


Other requirements


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1st Initial concepts, classification and content Basic knowledge of the workings of the human psyche, social behavior, influence social groups on behavior, communication in the traumatic situation in life 2nd Stressful situations, stress job stressors, stress and workload, working conditions and performance decision in stressful situations, adaptation and adjustment mechanisms, maladaptace, defense mechanisms 3rd Fear, anxiety, panic, conflict, frustration, deprivation Classification of concepts, causes, options for coping. 4th The attack, anger and aggression in response to stressful situations The basic theoretical background of aggression, anger and aggressive behavior, some forms of socially pathological behavior as a result of lived trauma 5th Post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of extreme experience Criteria for diagnosing PTSD, possible solutions 6th Basic principles for the provision of basic assistance in the field of mental health in extreme situations 7th The importance of mental hygiene in pozásahové situation

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation Credit 85 (85) 0
        Project Project 25  0
        Written exam Written test 50  0
        Other task type Other task type 10  0
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2003/2004 (B3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety (3908R003) Emergency Planning and Crisis Management K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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