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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Psychology for Managers - AB501008
Title: Psychology for Managers
Guaranteed by: Department of Economics and Management (837)
Faculty: Central University Departments of UCT Prague
Actual: from 2021
Semester: both
Points: 3
E-Credits: 3
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 1/1, MC [HT]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: Bachelor's
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Mynaříková Lenka PhDr. Ph.D.
Is interchangeable with: B501008
This subject contains the following additional online materials
Last update: Mynaříková Lenka PhDr. Ph.D. (10.12.2021)
Students will learn the main principles of psychology that can be applied in everyday practice in management, leadership, and for managerial development. The course will introduce a variety of topics focusing especially on the influence of group dynamics on the functioning of work teams, current personality typologies used in managerial practice, strategies of conflict resolution and effective negotiation, and on theories and practical approaches in workplace motivation. Throughout the course, students will work with case studies, psychodiagnostic methods and team exercises to practice topics introduced in the lectures.
Last update: Mynaříková Lenka PhDr. Ph.D. (10.12.2021)

R: Aamodt, M. G. (2015). Industrial/Organizational Psychology: An Applied Approach (8th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.

R: Cooper, C. (2010). Individual Differences and Personality (3rd ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.

R: Fiske, S.T., Gilbert, D.T., Lindzey, G. (2010). Handbook of Social Psychology. Wiley: London.

R: Riggio, R. E. (2012). Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology (6th ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.

A: Bass, B. M. (2008). The Bass handbook of leadership: Theory, research, and managerial applications (4th ed.). New York: Free Press.

A: Frager, R., & Fadiman, J. (2013). Personality and Personal Growth (7th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Academic.

A: Forsyth, D. R. (2013). Group Dynamics (6th ed.). Belmont, CA: Thomson/Wadsworth.

A: Staw, B. M. (2004). Psychological Dimensions of Organizational Behavior (3rd ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Last update: Mynaříková Lenka PhDr. Ph.D. (13.09.2020)

1. Introduction to psychology, applied disciplines, managerial psychology

2. Methods of psychology for managers - observation, interview, personality and performance tests, creativity, intelligence

3. Manager's personality and its diagnostics

4. Social group and group phenomena, work teams and team roles

5. Verbal communication

6. Non-verbal communication

7. Deceptive communication and its identification

8. Conflicts and their solutions

9. Negotiation - strategies and types

10. Attitudes and their influencing

11. Motivation and motivational theories

12. Detection of corporate fraud and managerial psychopathology (dark triad)

13. Stress, psychohygiene and workload, coping strategies

14. Negative phenomena in the workplace - aggression, mobbing, bossing

Course completion requirements
Last update: Mynaříková Lenka PhDr. Ph.D. (10.12.2021)

active participation in seminars with at least 70% attendance

oral exam

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Konzultace s vyučujícími 0.1 4
Obhajoba individuálního projektu 0.5 14
Účast na přednáškách 0.5 14
Práce na individuálním projektu 0.5 14
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 0.5 14
Účast na seminářích 0.5 14
3 / 3 74 / 84
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Regular attendance 20
Defense of an individual project 40
Report from individual projects 40