060-0925/02 – Psychological Aspects of Safety (PABN)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Security ServicesCredits10
Subject guarantorprof. PhDr. Hana Vykopalová, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. PhDr. Hana Vykopalová, CSc.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2016/2017Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFBIIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
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VYK52 prof. PhDr. Hana Vykopalová, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
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Full-time Examination 0+0
Part-time Examination 0+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The focus of the course is to create specific theoretical knowledge in the field of emergencies with a focus on issues of social failure and failure of the human factor and their causes and the ability to assess the importance of personality potential in coping with stress. Last but not least, the aim of the course is to create professional prerequisites for the application of the basic principles of psychohygiene of psychosocial programs aimed at coping with stress and stress, including the creation of optimal prerequisites for their application in practice.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Project work


The content of the course is focused on extraordinary events, disasters, technological failures and threats caused by industrial, natural or social failures and failures of the human factor. It deals with the manifestations and effects of stress and stress (psychological and physiological), personality potential and individual perception of stress, their causes, symptoms and course. It focuses on the perception of specific situations of threat and their solutions, including post-traumatic stress disorder and the basic principles of psychohygiene and psychosocial programs.

Compulsory literature:

Andršová, A. Psychologie a komunikace pro záchranáře: v praxi. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2012, 120 s. Sestra (Grada). ISBN 978-80-247- 4119-2. Baštecká, B. et al. Psychosociální krizová spolupráce. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada. 2013; ISBN 978–80–247–4195–6. Dückers, M.L.A. Five essential principles of post–disaster psychosocial care: looking back and forward with Stevan Hobfoll. Eur J Psychotraumatol 2013;4:21914. Hobfoll, S.E. et al. Five essential elements of immediate and mid– term mass trauma intervention: empirical evidence. Psychiatry 2007;70:283–315. Rogers, C.H., Teorie a terapie osobnosti. Praha, Portál 2020, ISBN: 978-80-262-1665-0 Víchová, V,: Autogenní trénink a autogenní terapie. Praha: Portál, 2016, ISBN 978-80-262-0999-7 Vymětal, Š. et al. Možnosti psychologické podpory v Policii ČR. 1. vyd. Praha: Themis, 2010. 77 s. ISBN 978-80-7312-065-8. Štětina, J. a kol.: Medicína katastrof a hromadných neštěstí. Grada Publishing, Praha 2000

Recommended literature:

Neria, Y. et al. Post–traumatic stress disorder following disasters: a systematic review. Psychol Med 2008;38:467–80. MV – GŘ HZS ČR. Typová činnost složek IZS při poskytování psychosociální pomoci. Hasičský záchranný sbor České republiky [online]. Praha: MV–GŘ HZS ČR. 2012. [cit. 2015_02_15]. Dostupné z: http://www.hzscr.cz/clanek/dokumentace–izs–587832.aspx MV – GŘ HZS ČR. Standardy psychosociální krizové pomoci a spolupráce zaměřené na průběh a výsledek. Hasičský záchranný sbor České republiky [online]. Praha: MV – GŘ HZS ČR. 2010. ISBN 978– 80–86640–51–8. [cit. 2015_02_18]. Dostupné z: http://www.hzscr.cz/clanek/standardy–psychosocialni–krizove– pomoci–a–spoluprace.aspx Vykopalová,H.: Základy psychosociální přípravy Humanitárních jednotek ČČK. ČČK, Praha 2003

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

Seminar work and follow-up test


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: 2016/2017 Winter semester)
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