Course: Chapters in Developmental Psychology

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Course title Chapters in Developmental Psychology
Course code KPS/KPSVY
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Křeménková Lucie, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Development psychology, as a basic psychological discipline, observes the lifelong development of Man. It provides an orientation to the mental development of human individual from its prenatal development up to old age inclusive of dying. Besides the ordinary description of developmental changes attending single life phases, the given subject provides information on the development regularities and, first of all, on factors affecting the development of the human psyche.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Methods of Written Work
  • Attendace - 6 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Course Credit - 10 hours per semester
  • Homework for Teaching - 2 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Exam - 20 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
An overview of a man's mental development from birth to adulthood, focusing on adolescence and on factors influencing mental development.
Students will be eligible explanations of terms and definitions from the field of psychology
Basic knowledge of psychology

Assessment methods and criteria

Literature study, active participation in seminars, working up tasks according to teacher's requirements.
Recommended literature
  • Bennett, M. (1999). Developmental Psychology. Psychology Press.
  • ČÍŽKOVÁ, J. a kol. (2008). Přehled vývojové psychologie. Olomouc : UP.
  • Langmeier, J., Krejčířová, M. (2006). Vývojová psychologie. Praha.
  • Říčan, P. (2004). Cesta životem. Praha.
  • VÁGNEROVÁ, M. (1996). Vývojová psychologie. Praha : Karolinum.

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