711-0501/02 – Psychology I. (PSYCH-1)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Social SciencesCredits2
Subject guarantorMgr. Libuše Páleníčková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorPhDr. Iva Jašková
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction1995/1996Year of cancellation2002/2003
Intended for the facultiesIntended for study types
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
JAS17 PhDr. Iva Jašková
MIC37 PhDr. Miloš Míček
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit 2+0
Part-time Credit 8+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of this subject is to enrich students with essential knowledge of general psychology. Students will be introduced to the basic psychological schools and research methods, they will become familiarised with the core topics of perception, memory, learning, thinking, emotion, motivation, psychology of personality and they will get acquainted with the problematics of resilience and mental health disorders. They will acquire basic terminology of psychology and gain the ability to understand the expression of human emotions. Integral part of this course will also be practical demonstration of psychological methodology, such as a questionnaire or a test. After attending this course, students will be able to understand and value the importance of human psyche, mental health and personality.

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TAUGHT ONLY IN CZECH To explore the full range of psychology, from cell to society. To foster scientific attitudes and help our students learn to think critically by examining the ways thet psychologists have solved, or failed to solve fascinating puzzles of behavior and processes.We have incorporated frequent references to pract.application of psychol. research to practice.

Compulsory literature:

ATKINSON, HILGARD, Introduction to Psychology, Cenage Learning 2015, ISBN-10: 8131528995 BRUCE, K., A., A History of Psychology in Western Civilization. Cambridge University Press 2014, 562 p. ISBN-10: 0521189306 LILIENFELD Scott O., LYNN Steven Jay, RUSCIO John, BEYERSTEIN Barry L.,50 great myths of popular psychology. Shatterinng Widespreat Misconceptions about Human Behavior, 2010, ISBN 978-80-242-2998-0 CUMMINS, Denise D., The Other Side of Psychology. St. Martin's Press, New York 1995

Recommended literature:

ATKINSON AND HILGARD'S, Introduction to Psychology, Publisher Andrew Ashwin, 2014, 722 p., ISBN 978-1-4080-8902-6 DRAPELA, V.,J. A reviev of personality theories. Charles C Thomas Publisher, Illionis 1995 ZIMBARDO, P. , JOHNSON, R., L., HAMILTON, V., Psychology: Core Concepts. Pearson 2012, 647 p. ISBN-10: 0205183468 KLEINMAN, P., Psych 101: Psychology Facts, Basics, Statistics, Tests, and More! Adams Media 2012, 288 p. ISBN-10: 1440543909

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. The world of psychology and its method 2. Subfield of psychology 3. Biological psychology 4. Behaviourism, condition, bases learning 5. Psychoanalysis, Z. Freud, to.K.G. Jung 6. Life span access to development – life crisis E.Erikson 7. Humane access in psychology – problems of motivation 8. Motivation– special theory work motivation 9. Engineering psychology from perception 10. Thinking, creativity, basic method for the development of creativity 11. Mental possibility and method their metering and using 12. Effective learning 13. Stress and coping 14. Basic topics of social psychology

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester)
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Exercises evaluation Credit 85  0
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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2001/2002 (M3608) Construction and Architecture (3608T999) Společné studium FAST K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2001/2002 (B2341) Engineering (2341R888) Mechanical Engineering /not obligatory subject K Czech Ostrava 4 Optional study plan
2000/2001 (M3608) Construction and Architecture (3608T999) Společné studium FAST K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2000/2001 (M3608) Construction and Architecture (3607T016) Industral and Ground Engineering K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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