060-0925/04 – 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 type B
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2021/2022Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFBIIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
VYK52 prof. PhDr. Hana Vykopalová, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 20+0
Part-time Examination 20+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


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:

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.

Recommended literature:

Neria, Y. et al. Post–traumatic stress disorder following disasters: a systematic review. Psychol Med 2008;38:467–80.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

seminar work, exam


Other requirements

exam, seminar work, consultation


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 8th Crisis intervention, debriefing and defusing as basic psychological tools help 9th Crisis communication and extraordinary events 10th Manifestations of aggression and aggressiveness, crowd behavior 11th Altruism, prosocial and helping behavior 12th Questions of social inhibition, social facilitation and social idleness 13th Conformism and issues of social adjustment in a social group

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2021/2022 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Examination Examination   3
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2024/2025 (P1032D020005) Fire Protection and Safety K English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2024/2025 (P1032D020005) Fire Protection and Safety P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2023/2024 (P1032D020005) Fire Protection and Safety K English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2023/2024 (P1032D020005) Fire Protection and Safety P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2022/2023 (P1032D020005) Fire Protection and Safety P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2022/2023 (P1032D020005) Fire Protection and Safety K English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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