Summer School - Introduction to Psychology, 2022, European Summer School, Czech Republic

Publish Date: Mar 18, 2022

Deadline: Apr 30, 2022

Event Dates: from Jul 25, 2022 12:00 to Aug 05, 2022 12:00

This course will provide you with an overview of theoretical and applied psychological approaches, methods and tools, with particular focus on personality characteristics and their measurement, intelligence, decision making, managing emotions and stress, motivation, effective communication and presentation skills. You will have the opportunity to gain knowledge of key psychological concepts, practically develop your skills, and apply them in real life.
Teaching Method - lectures, presentations, in-class group discussions, role plays and exercises, feedback, examinations, article reviews, analysis of cases, homework readings and assignments, team project, etc.

Course leader
Ivana Schmidtova is an experienced manager, HR expert, psychologist and teacher. She earned both her Pharmacy Doctor degree and MA degree in Psychology at the Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.

Target group
Young professionals and university students with an intermediary level of English

Course aim
Acquired skills:

  • Understand basic psychological concepts related to the practical application in real life
  • Understand the role of psychological experiments and research
  • Comprehend the biological basis of human behavior
  • Understand human emotions and their role in motivation and communication
  • Understand the unique character of personality and tools to identify and measure different personality types
  • Improve interpersonal skills based on understanding and application of relevant concepts of intelligence, abilities, emotions, motivation, communication, decision making, and creativity
  • Understand and differentiate common mental disorders and their treatment


  • Day 1
    Introduction to course and discussion on class expectations, Syllabus review, Introduction to psychology – definitions and overview
  • Day 2
    Basic concepts of general psychology, Six main psychological perspectives
  • Day 3
    Psychology as science, Research methods in social sciences, Key psychological experiments, Ethical aspects of psychological research
  • Day 4
    Biological basis of human behavior, Cognitive abilities, Intelligence and learning, Decision making and creativity
  • Day 5
    Emotions and moods in human behavior, Emotional intelligence, Stress management and conflict resolution
  • Day 6
    Personality I: key concepts, Unique character and determinants of personality, Personality traits and types
  • Day 7
    Personality II: tools to identify and measure different personality types, Impact of personality on people interactions, Examples of personality tests and their usage
  • Day 8
    Motivation: key concepts and their application, Motivation at work: job satisfaction, employee engagement, Motivation in personal development and growth
  • Day 9
    Common mental disorders and their treatment, Final project
  • Day 10
    Psychological counseling and coaching, Catch-up and/or reinforcement of previous topics, Final group exercise and recapitulation

Credits info
5 EC
You will receive an official Certificate of Attendance upon completion of your course which you may use to show evidence of the skills you have learnt during the course and have the credits accepted by your home university.

Fee info
EUR 850: Course fee includes the application fee, study materials, afternoon/evening social activities and events during the week, barbecue and a welcome drink. Other expenses, such as meals, accommodation, insurance, personal expenses, extra activities (such as trips outside town over the weekend) are not included in the price.
COVID-19 Cancellation Insurance - you can purchase Cancellation insurance which will apply for the case when the course will be cancelled or you can not travel over to Prague to attend the course because of some Coronavirus restrictions in your country or in the Czech Republic or your illness (any kind but confirmed by your doctor). Our Cancellation policy is secured by Travelfine and the cost of it is app. 28,75EUR and applies on course fee including accommodation if provided by us.

Please note, after the 30th of April 2022, there will be a late enrollment fee charged in the amount of 50EUR on top of the course fee.

EUR 208: Accommodation fee for a 13-night stay at Botic Student House starts at 16 EUR/night for a double bed room. Single bed is 23EUR/night.

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Host Countries

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