Course: Social Psychology for Law Students

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Course title Social Psychology for Law Students
Course code KPF/SPS
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and 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
  • Lovasová Vladimíra, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Miňhová Jana, Doc. PhDr. CSc.
  • Prunner Pavel, Doc. PhDr. CSc.
Course content
Errors in social perception made by judges, prosecutors and attorneys. Socialization, sources and forms of deviant socialization of the population of criminals. Incongruent attitude change and chances for resocialization of the criminal subculture. Determination and its influence on the antisocial behaviour (socially sanctioned) of an individual. Sociopathological aspects of divorce and its psychological and legal consequences. The influence of mass-media pressure on the creation of antisocial behaviour patterns of juveniles leading to criminal activity. Emotional deprivation related to characteristics of the socialization process and their impact on behaviour ending up in court. Crowd psychology and possibility of cognitive autonomy in the course of committing criminal offence under the influence of mass psychology.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Lecture
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 54 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
Students will - be able to identify basic characteristics of the determination of human psyche with a special emphasis on the importance of inter-variable approach, - understand fundamental features of psychosocial development in the process of socialization, - recognize possibilities of resocialization in the context of attitude change, - get acquainted with basic indications of partnership and marital problems, All topics will be applied to personal life and legal practice.
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
assessment methods
Oral exam
Written exam
Recommended literature
  • Čermák, Ivo. Lidská agrese a její souvislosti. Žďár nad Sázavou : Fakta, 1998. ISBN 80-902614-1-8.
  • Hayesová, Nicky. Základy sociální psychologie. Vyd. 3. Praha : Portál, 2003. ISBN 80-7178-763-9.
  • Heidbrink, Horst. Psychologie morálního vývoje. Praha : Portál, 1997. ISBN 80-7178-154-1.
  • Kosek, Jan. Sociální psychologie pro právníky. 1.vyd. Praha : Všehrd, 1992.
  • Koudelková, Anna. Psychologické otázky delikvence. 1. vyd. Praha : Victoria Publishing, 1995. ISBN 80-7187-022-6.
  • MIŇHOVÁ, J., PRUNNER, P. Kapitoly ze sociální psychologie pro právníky. 2. upr. vyd. Dobrá Voda : A. Čeněk, 2000. ISBN 80-902627-9-1.
  • NAKONEČNÝ, M. Sociální psychologie. null. Praha : Academia, 1999. ISBN 80-200-0690-7.
  • Netík, K., Budka, I., Neumann, J., Válková, H. K osobnosti kriminálního toxikomana. Praha, 1991.
  • Spurný, J. Psychologie a násilí. Praha, 1996.
  • Výrost, J. Sociálno-psychologický výzkum postojů. Bratislava, 1989.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Law Law (14) Law, legal and public administration proceeding - -
Faculty of Law Law (13) Law, legal and public administration proceeding - -
Faculty of Law Law (11) Law, legal and public administration proceeding - -