711-0503/02 – Psychology of Law (Psych Pr)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Social SciencesCredits8
Subject guarantorMgr. Jana Matochová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorMgr. Jana Matochová, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2002/2003Year of cancellation2007/2008
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
MAT17 Mgr. Jana Matochová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+3
Part-time Credit and Examination 18+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

- to describe the theoretical knowlegde in the psychological-legal areas - to recognize important psychological sites in professional situations - to understand the socio-pathological phenomens in society - to understand themselves through learning about yourself and thus better understand phenomena in interpersonal contacts - to identify stress situations and predict conflicts in the interpersonal context - to solve the difficult situations in the social scale - to use getting social skills in model situations - to apply the theoretical knowledge in the areas of the psychological and legal case studies

Teaching methods



To acquire the basic psychological knowledge base in such a way so that the students would be able to recognize the psychological aspects, situations and relationships regulated by the law, to gain ability to recognize the situations where there the presence of the professional psychologist is required and to provide the students with the necessary knowledge to facilitate the communication with the professional.

Compulsory literature:


Recommended literature:


Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Problem analysis Examination paper


Other requirements


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Introduction to Psychology rights in the Applied psychological disciplines forensic psychologist. Methods. 2. Great theory in psychology in terms of psychology of law. Behaviourism - media violence, psychoanalysis - the affect of trauma on criminogenesis, cognitive psychology, Humanist Psychology, and non-Trends direction and sects. 3. Psychology of personality - the development, the structure, dynamics. Mental states and mentally processes. 4. Personality and normality, psychopathology, an overview of basic mental disorders, court expert and the importance of dealing with a mentally impaired individual, illustrations. 5. Motivation - the theme, of socially undesirable motives, disorders of motivation. Suicide and psychologic-legal aspects. 6. Delinquency - the theory of delinquency. Socially undesirable phenomena. 7. Aggression - the basic theory. Manifestations of aggression, violent crimes. CAN syndrome, the psychological consequences. State social network. 8. Victimology - psychological nature of victimization, typology of victim. Stockholm syndrome. Perception of injury victims. Negotiations with the offense. 9. Individual in difficult life situations - the types of psychological burden,workload, mobbing, bossing, stress. Burnout. The possibility of prevention. 10.Psychological crisis - their development, crisis intervention, specifics of the "risky profession" and the possibility of prevention. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. 11.Conflikts and their solutions. Illustrations. Conflict situations in the negotiations citizens, psychological analysis of conflict situations. 12.Negotiation in crisis situations. Components for negotiating phase the negotiation process. 13.Psychology questioning and testimony, communication and psychological effect.Specifics for each category. Typology of witnesses. 14.Basic legally-application psychology - psychological conditions quality decision-making, psychological characteristics of a lawyer.

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 and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 35 (35) 0
                Written exam Written test 35  0
        Examination Examination 65 (65) 0
                Oral Oral examination 65  0
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