Course: Ethology

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Course title Ethology
Course code PCH/ETLB
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Tuf Ivan Hadrián, RNDr. Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
"Animal model studies as psychological processes - ethology, its origin and development "Genetics of behavior "Animals and learning "The Selfish Gene "Evolutionary stable strategies "The economy behavior "Coexistence in the group "Animal Personality

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training)
  • Homework for Teaching - 50 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The student will understand the subject and development problems of comparative psychology. Psyche of man and animals. Basics methodology. Description, classification and categorization in comparative psychology. Animal behavior and learning. Motivation and communication of animals. Abnormalities.
student knows the principles and current state of knowledge in the field of ethology
no assumptions

Assessment methods and criteria
Seminar Work

the paper on a topic related to the current topic of ethology
Recommended literature
  • Bolhuis J.J., Giraldeau L.-A. (2005):. The behavior of animals: mechanisms, function, and evolution. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford..
  • Dugatkin L.A. (2003). Principles of Animal Behavior.. W. W. Norton & Copany.
  • Franck D. (1996):. Etologie. Karolinum, Praha..
  • Hamer D., Copeland P. (2003):. Geny a osobnost. Portál, Praha.
  • Veselovský Z. (2005):. (2005). Etologie. Biologie chování zvířat.. Academia, Praha.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Arts Psychology (2015) Psychology courses 1 Summer