Study programmes / B-SP Specialisation in pedagogy / General Psychology
Course code:OPPA
Course title in language of instruction:Obecná psychologie
Course title in Czech:Obecná psychologie
Course title in English:General Psychology
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (6 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/1; part-time, 0/16
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week; part-time, lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:bachelor
Semester:SS 2017/2018 - ILE
Name of lecturer:Mgr. Lucia Kvasková (examiner, instructor, lecturer, tutor)
doc. PhDr. Dana Linhartová, CSc. (supervisor)
Prerequisites:to study at faculty ICV
Aims of the course:Knowledge of mental processes, states and properties, which creates a framework for all mental health sites. Upon successful pass the course, students will be able to explain the basic features and functions of psychological phenomena, describe and explain the basic types of psychic phenomena (mental processes, states and properties).
Course contents:
1.Sensomotoric processes, perception (allowance 4/2)
2.Imagination (allowance 2/1)
3.Thinking and Problem solving (allowance 4/2)
4.Memory and Learning (allowance 4/2)
5.Attention (allowance 2/1)
6.Emotions and feelings (allowance 4/2)
7.Intentional act (allowance 4/2)
8.Motivation (allowance 4/2)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-capacity to learn
-general knowledge
-professional knowledge

Specific competences:
-pedagogical-psychological: masters and applies basic psychological knowledge about function of psyche during classwork
-pedagogical-psychological: masters learning strategies and technics
-pedagogical-psychological: respects genetical psychological students´ specialities
-qualification subjective: can integrate interdisciplinary knowledge

Type of course unit:required
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:Processing of individual tasks and their presentation at the consultation. Topics task: Development stages of volitive behavior in a concrete case. The research project in which students apply knowledge of psychological processes in the school area. The task will be evaluated in terms of content and form.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h0 h
     practice14 h0 h
     consultation0 h16 h
     preparation for exam48 h72 h
     preparation for regular testing20 h0 h
     elaboration of reports18 h22 h
     writing of seminar paper12 h30 h
Total140 h140 h

Basic reading list
  • KADLECOVÁ, P. Obecná psychologie : (cvičebnice). 1. vyd. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2009. 61 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-353-5.
  • LINHARTOVÁ, D. Psychologie pro učitele. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2008. 257 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-222-4.
  • Učebnice obecné psychologie. 1. vyd. Praha: Academia, 2004. 472 p. ISBN 80-200-1086-6.
Recommended reading list
  • ŠVANCARA, J. Emoce, motivace, volní procesy. Brno: Psychologický ústav FF MU, 2003. 142 p. ISBN 80-86633-11-X.
  • ATKINSONOVÁ, R. Psychologie . Praha: Victoria Publishing, 1995. 862 p. ISBN 80-85605-35-X.
  • FONTANA, D. Psychologie ve školní praxi. 1. vyd. Praha: Portál, 1997. 384 p. ISBN 80-7178-063-4.
  • HOSKOVEC, J. Tajemství experimentální psychologie. Praha: Academia, 1992. 166 p. ISBN 80-20003-59-2.
  • CUMMINSOVÁ, D. 1992. Praha: Portál, 1998. 237 p. ISBN 80-73671-73-5.