Course: Selected Problems from a History of Psychology and General Psychology

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Course title Selected Problems from a History of Psychology and General Psychology
Course code KSA/VOP
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course not specified
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
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
Course content
Introduction in the field of psychology Philosophical sources of psychology Birth of scientific psychology - W. Wundt Rise of behaviourism and theory of learning Psychoanalysis Humanistic psychology Cognitive psychology Psyche and its functions Thinking and cognition Emotions Abilities Temperament Developmental aspects

Learning activities and teaching methods
  • Homework for Teaching - 10 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 24 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Exam - 41 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course is aimed to introduce the students into the field of psychology, into explanation of the philosophical sources of psychology and its historical development. Students will gain basic overview on important personalities in the history of psychology. Graduates of the subject will understand the meaning of these basic concepts: mind, thinking and cognition, emotion, abilities, temperament, human development etc.
competences in the scope of the course objective
No prior requirements.

Assessment methods and criteria

Based on taught subject matter - see Content and Literature
Recommended literature
  • Plháková, A. (2006). Dějiny psychologie. Praha: Grada Publishing.
  • Plháková, A. Inteligence. In Blatný, M.; Plháková, A. Temperament, inteligence, sebepojetí. Brno-Tišnov, 2003..
  • Plháková, A. (2004). Učebnice obecné psychologie. Praha: Academia.

Study plans that include the course
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