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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Psychological aspects of human-machine-environment interaction - B837011
Title: Psychologické aspekty interakce člověk-stroj-prostředí
Guaranteed by: Department of Economics and Management (837)
Faculty: Central University Departments of UCT Prague
Actual: from 2021
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:3
E-Credits: winter s.:3
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0, MC [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: Mynaříková Lenka PhDr. Ph.D.
Annotation -
The course is aimed at acquainting students with the field of cognitive and social psychology, cognitive ergonomics and the relationship between various aspects of human-machine interaction in the context of the environment in which they interact. On the basis of psychological theories based on classical knowledge and current neuropsychological and cognitive-psychological research and experiments, students will gain insight into the study of the human psyche, issues of mental processes such as perception, thinking, imagination and intelligence, and the possibility of imitating them.
Last update: Mynaříková Lenka (07.07.2021)
Aim of the course -

Students will be able to orient themselves in the basic concepts of social and cognitive psychology and psychological and cognitive ergonomics.

They will understand the psychological aspects of interaction at the level of man-machine, man-environment, and man-machine-environment.

Last update: Mynaříková Lenka (07.07.2021)
Literature -


Sternberg, R.J. Cognitive Psychology. 7th edition. Wadsworth Publishing, 2016.

Eysenck, M.W., Keane, M.T. Cognitive Psychology: A Student's Handbook. 7th edition. Psychology Press, 2015.


Goldstein, B.E. Cognitive Psychology: Connecting Mind, Research, and Everyday Experience. 5th edition. Cengage Learning, 2018.

McBride, D.M., Cutting, J.C. Cognitive Psychology: Theory, Process, and Methodology. 2nd edition. SAGE Publications, Inc., 2018.

Gazzaniga, M., Ivry, R.B., Mangun, G.R. Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of the Mind. 5th edition. W. W. Norton & Company, 2018.

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Teaching methods -


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Syllabus -

1. Subject of study, basic paradigms, behaviorism, gestaltism, cognitive psychology, current state and possibilities of application of psychology in practice

2. Sensation and perception, types, sensory deprivation - perceptual stability, perception of depth, perception of shapes and principles of gestalt psychology, theory of perception from top to bottom and from bottom to top, computational theory of perception, perception disorders

3. Visual attention, auditory, factors influencing attention - preconscious and conscious processing, habituation and sensitization, signal detection, selective attention, filter theory, Posner's theory, Marcel's model, attention disorders

4. Memory - memory models, sensory, short-term and long-term memory, connectionist models, memory processes (coding, transfer from short-term memory, methods of processing, theory of forgetting), memory disorders

5. Intelligence - cognitive development, factors influencing cognitive development, Piaget's theory, disorders of cognitive development

6. Imagination and creativity - mental ideas, theory of dual coding, mental manipulation and rotation, viewing ideas, mental models, cognitive maps, semantic networks, cognitive schemes

7. Thinking and problem solving - natural and artificial thinking, types of problems, ways of structuring, ways of solving problems, aids in solving, innate talents and acquired skills, creativity, thinking disorders

7. Will and decision-making - classical theories of decision-making, cognitive heuristics and their role in decision-making, deductive reasoning, inductive reasoning, analogy, irrationality

8. Learning, types and forms of learning, learning process

9. Language and speech - basic aspects of language, speech perception, influences of heredity and environment, language development during the first years of life, language in a social context, the relationship between language and thinking, speech development disorders

10. Human reliability and error rate - cognitive theory of error rate, factors contributing to error rate

11. Stress and workload - phases of stress response, types of stressors, work stress, types of workload, coping strategies, self-efficacy, well-being, hardiness and resilience

12. Work performance - external and internal factors of performance, the relationship of will, emotions and motivation to performance

13. Psychological aspects of acceptance and implementation of change - models of change, theory of coping with change and acceptance of change in the context of new technologies

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Entry requirements -


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Registration requirements -


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Course completion requirements -

Oral examination of the subject matter and the study of literature.

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Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Konzultace s vyučujícími 0.2 6
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 0.9 25
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 0.9 25
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