Course: Social psychology and personality psychology

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Course title Social psychology and personality psychology
Course code KPP/SOP-B
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Nišponská Magda, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Personality and socialization. The concept of primary and secondary socialization. Attachment, regulation of emotions and mentalization (J. Bowlby, A. Schore, P. Fonga). New knowledge of neuroscience. Disruption of the socialization process (deprivation, deviations, traumas). Social learning (A. Bandura). 2. Individual identity from the point of view of social psychology. Turn to language in the social sciences, narrative identity. 3. Norms and normality - different views. Concept of healthy personality. Personality disorders (narcissistic and borderline). 4. Social cognition - perception, attribution, attitudes, values. Cognitive dissonance. Prejudices. 5. Social intelligence, emotional intelligence, social competence. 6. Social role, status, social position. 7. Group dynamics - motivation, interaction, structure, stage of group development, atmosphere in the group (K. Lewin). 8. Interpersonal relationships. Affiliation, attractiveness, love, aggression, prosocial behavior. 9. Family, its definition and function. The transformation of the family in today's society. 10. Influence of the school on the socialization of the child and the personality maturation of the teenager. School climate and its diagnosis. Formal and informal peer groups. 11. Influence of media on the social development of children and youth.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing), Dialogue metods(conversation,discussion,brainstorming), Self-study (text study, reading, problematic tasks, practical tasks, experiments, research, written assignments)
  • Class attendance - 42 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 8 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 14 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 8 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 12 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 12 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 12 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 12 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the fundamental socio-psychological theories, concepts and phenomena that social psychology examines. The individual topics of are illustrated by examples of teaching practice so that the student can use them in his profession.
After completion of the course student will be able: 1. to understand the content of prescribed curriculum of Social psychology and personality psychology 2. to reflect the topic critically 3. to demonstrate specific intellectual skills gained in a course in writing of a semestral paper 4. to apply gained knowledge in educational process
Student has basic knowledge of general and developmental psychology.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam, Oral presentation of self-study, Written assignment

Critical analysis of the scholarly text. Preparation and presentation of a practical seminar paper - description and interpretation of a psychologically relevant story from the school environment. Written exam.
Recommended literature
  • HAYES, N. Základy sociální psychologie. Praha: Portál, 2013. ISBN 978-80-262-0534-0.
  • HELUS, Z. Osobnost a její vývoj. Praha: UK, PedF, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7290-396-2.
  • HELUS, Z. Sociální psychologie pro pedagogy. Praha: Grada, 2015. ISBN 978-80-247-4674-6.
  • HEWSTONE, M., STROBE, W. Sociální psychologie: moderní učebnice sociální psychologie. Praha: Portál, 2006. ISBN 80-7367-092-5.
  • ŘÍČAN, P. Psychologie osobnosti. Praha: Grada, 2010. ISBN 978-80-247-3133-9.
  • Smékal, V. Pozvání do psychologie osobnosti: člověk v zrcadlení [i.e. zrcadle] vědomí a jednání. Brno: Barrister & Principal, 2009. ISBN 978-80-87029-62-6.
  • VÝROST, Jozef a Ivan SLAMĚNÍK. Sociální psychologie. Praha: Grada, 2008. ISBN 978-80-247-1428-8.

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