Study programmes / B-SP Specialisation in pedagogy / Introduction to Psychology
Course code:PSOP
Course title in language of instruction:Základy psychologie
Course title in Czech:Psychologie pro učitele
Course title in English:Introduction to Psychology
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/1; part-time, 0/14
(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:WS 2018/2019 - ILE
Name of lecturer:doc. PhDr. Dana Linhartová, CSc. (supervisor)
Mgr. Lenka Štěpánková (examiner, instructor, lecturer, tutor)
Prerequisites:to study at faculty ICV
Aims of the course:Presentation of the basic psychological terminology, knowledge of psychological disciplines, concepts and trends of contemporary psychology (including historical roots). Introduction to issues and practice self-reflection, offer ways to self-knowledge and understanding of people. Performance study of personality in the normal development and pathology and mental health.
Course contents:
1.Place of psychology in science (allowance 4/2)
2.Subject and methods of psychology (allowance 4/2)
3.Basic paradigms of psychology (allowance 4/2)
4.Personality Characteristics (allowance 4/2)
5.Discovering personalities (allowance 4/2)
6.Personality disorders (allowance 4/2)
7.Psychology of Mental Health (allowance 4/2)

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:The course ends with an oral examination of the lecture theory.
The mandatory attendance is 80 %. Students are required to write a short semestral project during the semester. The written exam consists of open answer as well as multiple choice questions. The oral exam consists of two questions. To successfully pass the exam 75 % correct answers are required.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h0 h
     practice14 h0 h
     consultation0 h12 h
     preparation for exam22 h25 h
     preparation for regular assessment10 h25 h
     preparation for regular testing10 h25 h
     writing of seminar paper28 h25 h
Total112 h112 h

Basic reading list
  • ČÁP, J. -- MAREŠ, J. Psychologie pro učitele. 2nd ed. Praha: Portál, 2007. 655 p. ISBN 978-80-7367-273-7.
  • KADLECOVÁ, P. Obecná psychologie : (cvičebnice). 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2009. 61 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-353-5.
  • KOHOUTEK, R. Patopsychologie a psychopatologie pro pedagogy. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2007. 260 p. ISBN 978-80-210-4434-0.
  • LINHARTOVÁ, D. Psychologie pro učitele. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2008. 257 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-222-4.
  • NAKONEČNÝ, M. Úvod do psychologie. 1st ed. Praha: Academia, 2005. 507 p. ISBN 80-200-0993-0.
Recommended reading list
  • FERJENČÍK, J. Úvod do metodologie psychologického výzkumu: jak zkoumat lidskou duši. 1st ed. Praha: Portál, 2000. 256 p. ISBN 80-7178-367-6.
  • FONTANA, D. Psychologie ve školní praxi. Praha: Portál, 2003. 383 p. ISBN 80-7178-626-8.
  • KŘIVOHLAVÝ, J. Psychologie zdraví. 2nd ed. Praha: Portál, 2003. 279 p. ISBN 80-7178-774-4.
  • NAKONEČNÝ, M. Psychologie téměř pro každého. Praha: Academia, 2004. 321 p. ISBN 80-200-1198-6.
  • SMÉKAL, V. Pozvání do psychologie osobnosti: člověk v zrcadle vědomí a jednání. 2nd ed. Brno: Barrister & Principal, 2004. 523 p. ISBN 80-86598-65-9.