Course: History of Psychology 1

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Course title History of Psychology 1
Course code PCH/DPS1D
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
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
  • Pechová Olga, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Plháková Alena, prof. PhDr. CSc.
Course content
- The beginnings of modern science, rationalism: Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Wolff - British empiricism and associationism: Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Hartley, J. S. Mill - French enlightenment - German classical philosophy: Kant, Herbart, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche - Prepositions for founding of the new science of psychology. Positivism, Darwin's theory of evolution. Progress in the 19th century physiology, neurology, and psychophysics - Founders of psychology: Wundt, Galton, Ebbinghaus, James - Empirical and experimental psychological schools at the turn of the 19th century - Philosophical influence in psychology: Dilthey, Brentano, Stumpf, Husserl

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Projection (static, dynamic)
  • Preparation for the Course Credit - 70 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 8 hours per semester
  • Semestral Work - 22 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Presentation of the psychological ideas within the framework of modern European philosophy (from René Descartes to Friedrich Nietzsche); preconditions for the birth of independent psychology, its founders (Wundt, Galton, Ebbinghaus, James). Teaching is aimed at improving the participation and critical thinking of students.
Basic orientation in the history of psychology, including its philosophical roots.
no prior assumptions

Assessment methods and criteria
Didactic Test, Seminar Work

Written essay extended at least 5400 signs Written exam
Recommended literature
  • Blecha, I. (1998). Filosofie. Olomouc.
  • Hoskovec, J. (1992). Tajemství experimentální psychologie. Praha.
  • Hunt, M. (2000). Dějiny psychologie. Praha.
  • McGreal, P. (Ed). (1992). Velké postavy západního myšlení. Praha.
  • Nakonečný, M. (1995). Průvodce dějinami psychologie. Praha.
  • Plháková Alena. (2004). . Dějiny psychologie I. Studijní text pro kombinované studium. Olomouc .
  • Plháková Alena. (2006). Dějiny psychologie. Praha .
  • Störig, H. J. (2007). Malé dějiny filozofie. Praha.

Study plans that include the course
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