Psychology of perception (lecture)

The goal of the lecture is to explain the basic concepts of psychology of perception contained in the psychological, physiological and neuropsychological theories of perception and make students interested in the domain of psychology of perception. The issues discussed during the lecture include: (1) the classification of sensory organs, (2) the construction and functions of the organs of sight, hearing, taste, smell, touch and sense of balance, (3) mechanisms of attention, (4) the higher cognitive processes associated with sensory perception (especially imagery), (5) specific issues related to the perception (delusions and illusions, synesthesia, the cognitive consequences of damages of organs and brain sensory paths, extrasensory perception). The lecture is richly illustrated with examples presented in the form of animated models and audiovisual materials.


Psychology of perception (course)

This course is accompanied by a lecture of the same title. The first task of the course is a detailed discussion of selected topics in the field of psychology of perception, such as stages of perception and the biological basis of sensation (especially on the example of the visual system), the nature of the senses ( similarities and differences),  top-down processes, sensory illusions, attention and sensory memory. Since this is the first of the course devoted to experimental psychology, the second objective is to implement the participants in conducting psychological experiments on the example of the psychology of perception. In addition to the presentation of the classic experiments in psychology of perception, this course have a special emphasis on the activity of students in designing their own experiments.


Psychometrics Base (course)

This course is accompanied by a lecture of the same title. The general purpose of this course is to pass on the knowledge of psychological tests and questionnaires as measurement tools in psychology. The aim is to develop students’ sensitivity to the importance of psychometric properties of psychological tests and questionnaires. This course puts also the emphasis on mastering practical skills in performing basic psychometric analyzes.


Descriptive statistic (lecture)

The half of the lecture is focused on the first part of statistical analysis: ways of collecting and presenting the data from experimental and correlation al studies. There are also explained stages of the research process, research designs, sampling and research bias. The other half of the lecture is devoted to parametric and non-parametric correlation coefficients and regression analysis. The lecture titled ‘Statistical methods’ is a continuation of this lecture.


Statistical methods (course)

This course is accompanied by a lecture of the same title. The aim of the course is to discuss the basic terms and issues in the area of statistical inference. Students have the opportunity to not only acquire knowledge of descriptive statistics and the application of inferential statistics (correlation coefficients, regression analysis, tests of statistical significance, ANOVA family), but also gain the practical skills in the use of statistical package SPSS/ STATISTICA.


Quantitative methods of data analysis (conservatory)

This course is for PhD students and are to refresh, verify and extend both their theoretical knowledge and practical skills, gained during master's study in psychology (see the lecture and the course: 'Descriptive statistics' and 'Statistical methods'). The aim is to develop the ability to independent planning and analysis of experimental results based on the statistical package SPSS/ STATISTICA. In addition, this course is in order to form a critical attitude towards the results of statistical analysis.


Eyetracking in psychology (lecture)

The aim of the course is to provide students with the theoretical and practical application of eyetracking in psychology (research of visual attention and other cognitive processes, visual interaction, marketing research, testing of drivers and pilots, HCl, support people with physical disabilities).