Course: Comparative Personal Psychology

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Course title Comparative Personal Psychology
Course code PCH/KPOM
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Mazalová Romana, PhDr. PhD.
  • Cakirpaloglu Panajotis, doc. PhDr. DrSc.
Course content
A brief overview of the development of discipline Personality psychology vs General Psychology The basic paradigms of personality psychology Formal psychological explication of personality characteristics Content properties Discipline The main theoretical models of personality: - Psychoanalytic Perspective: Classical Psychoanalysis, Contemporary Psychoanalytic Theory (Ego psychology psychosocial theory), Analytical psychology, interpersonal dynamics concept (A. Adler, K. Horney, E. Fromm, HS Sullivan) - Perspective of personality traits: Personologie G. Allport and H. Murray, Factor analysis of personality (R. Cattell, Eysenck HJ) - Humanistic psychology (A. Maslow, Rogers CR) - Existential-phenomenological perspective (L Binswanger, M. Boss, VE Frankl) - Socio-Cognitive Perspective (A. Bandura, G. Kelly, M. Seligman, J. Rotter) - East of personality psychology (Abhidhamma) Perspective of personality theory in the future

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming)
  • Semestral Work - 16 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Exam - 35 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 24 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Brief overview to the development of personality psychology
1. Is familiar with a brief outline of psychology personality 2. Specifies the epistemological value of the empirical systems on individual experience, expression and action. 3. Characterizes the basic paradigms of personality psychology 4. Understands the substantive and formal characteristics of personality psychology. 5. Understands the main theoretical models of personality
Completing the courses Introduction to personality psychology and Special issues in personality psychology

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam

Active participation in lectures, discussions on various topics.
Recommended literature
  • ALLPORT, G. W. (1961). Pattern and Growth in Personality. New York.
  • ATKINSON, R. L., R. C. ATKINSON, E. E. SMITH, D. J. BEM a S. NOLEN-HOEKSEMA. ATKINSON, R. L. (2003). Psychologie. Praha.
  • CAKIRPALOGLU, P. (2012). Úvod do psychologie osobnosti. Praha.
  • CAKIRPALOGLU, P. (2009). Psychologie hodnot. Olomouc.
  • FREUD, S. (1969). Vybrané spisy I: Nová řada přednášek k úvodu do psychoanalýzy. Praha.
  • HALL, C. S. a G. LINDZEY. (1997). Psychológia osobnosti. Bratislava.
  • CHAPLIN, W. F. a E. J. PHARES. (1997). Introduction to Personality. New York.
  • MASLOW, A. (1954). Motivation and personality. New York.
  • ROGERS, C. R. (1961). On Becoming a Person: A Therapist?s View of Psychotherapy. Boston.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Arts Psychology (2014) Psychology courses 1 Summer