060-0926/02 – Influence of Crisis Situations on Man (VKSNČN)

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
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VYK52 prof. PhDr. Hana Vykopalová, CSc.
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Full-time Examination 0+0
Part-time Examination 0+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The main objectives of the course are to develop specific psychosocial theoretical knowledge and insights in the field of emergency management, including analysis of the causes of other accompanying manifestations, such as aggression, stress, fear, anxiety, panic, etc., including the ability to orientate oneself in mental hygiene and mental health in extreme situations.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Project work


The essence of the subject are extraordinary situations in the whole spectrum of its manifestations and characteristics and their effect on humans, including a number of risk factors influencing behavior, reaction and internal experience in stressful conditions. This includes the effects of other side effects on the human body and health, the ability to quickly make adequate decisions and assess the situation and analysis of all surrounding socio-psychological influences and manifestations (aggression, anxiety, fear, stress, PTSD, individual and group behavior). Part of the behavior and influencing of all social systems is also crisis communication and crisis intervention and evaluation of its consequences and effects.

Compulsory literature:

Baštecká, B. a kolektiv: Terénní krizová práce: Psychosociální intervenční týmy. Grada Publishing, Praha 2005 Baštecká, B. Psychosociální krizová spolupráce. Praha, Grada 2013, ISBN 978-80-247-4195-6 Brečka, T. A.: Psychologie katastrof. Vybrané kapitoly. TRITON, Praha 2009 Brockschmidt, K.: Solving Stress. Crystal Clarity, U.S., 2017 Špatenková, N. a kol. Krize a krizová intervence. Praha, Psyché, 2017, ISBN 978-80-247-5327-0 Špatenková, N. a kol. Krizová intervence pro praxi. Grada, Praha 2004 Štětina, j. a kol. Medicína katastrof a hromadných neštěstí. Grada, Praha 2000 TE BRAKE, H., DÜCKERS, M. Early psychosocial interventions after disasters, terrorism and other shocking events: is there a gap between norms and practice in Europe? Eur J Psychotraumatol 2013;4. Vizinová,D., Preiss,M.: Psychické trauma a jeho terapie. Portál, Praha 2000 Vodáčková, D. , a kol..: Krizová intervence. Portál, Praha 2007 Vymětal, Š.: Krizová komunikace a komunikace rizika. Grada, Praha 2009 Wolf, D.: Jak překonat strach, úzkost, paniku a fobie. Praha, Grada 2018, ISBN ISBN 978-80-271-0618-9

Recommended literature:

Neria, Y. et al. Mental health and disasters. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 2009. 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

Completion of the course work.


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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