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A comparison of transpersonal theories of consciousness development with regard to the psychedelic experience
Koubková, Daniela ; Chrz, Vladimír (advisor) ; Adámková, Jana (referee)
This theoretical thesis is focused on mapping and comparing the leading psychological transpersonal approaches to the conception of development of consciousness of an individual. This research is exploring the theory of Ken Wilber, Michael Washburn and Stanislav Grof also paying attention to the main disagreement among them regarding the confusion of prepersonal and transpersonal spheres of consciousness. This disagreement is further elaborated in an effort to find a conclusion and to seek for an integrative theory. The theories are compared with regard to the findings about psychedelic experience. The psychedelic experience is psychologically elaborated with emphasis on the current scientific knowledge in the field and their embedding in the context of the developmental theories of consciousness taking the effort of unravelling the pre/trans fallacy and the clinical implications into account. KEYWORDS Developmental theory, consciousness, transpersonal, psychedelics, pre/trans fallacy
Finding the sense in the occupation of an investigative journalist
Gruberová, Nicole ; Chrz, Vladimír (advisor) ; Hrabec, Ondřej (referee)
The aim of the thesis is to examine the work experience of investigative journalists. Regarding the specificity and a demanding character of this job, the attention was aimed to perceieved risks and coping strategies of selected journalists. The theoretical part was divided into two sections. The first stemming from the theoretical background of the media studies. In the second, the themes emerging from the analysis, relating to the field of psychology, were described. The empirical part of the research is based on qualitative design, more specifically on the method The Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA). Within the research two in-depth interviews with two investigative journalists were made. Each of the respondents is dedicated to different type of investigative journalism and focuses primarily on different geographical area. Within the characteristics of IPA I concentrated on their subjective experience while the working process. Both of the respondents were asked to talk freely about what they considered important relating to my questions. In the analytical part I tried to intepret the answers regarding possible personality sources. Based on the findings I formed a proposal of the categories of these sources which within the living experience of the respondents seemed crucial for...
Successful transformation in midlife opens possibilities of successful aging\n
Chrz, Vladimír ; Poláčková Šolcová, Iva ; Dubovská, Eva ; Bajgarová, Z.
From the point of view of narrative psychology, the features of successful transformation are identified, which are: 1) differentiation at the level of agency, 2) constructive enactment of negative events and experiences, 3) narrative reflection and attitude of author, 4) awareness of life as a task with regard to its finiteness. These features of a successful transformation are related to the aging process.
Analysis of experience of people with bipolar disorder
Dally, Andrea ; Onder, Jakub (advisor) ; Chrz, Vladimír (referee)
The aim of the thesis is to increase the transparency and credibility of the data obtained in the diploma thesis. In the diploma thesis, the process of learning to live with bipolar disorder was mapped via grounded theory method. The original thesis has a lack of transparency of the data processing which makes the findings less valid. Another aim of this thesis is to describe the methodology of the AKTIBIPO400 clinical study which is taken part by the participants of the diploma thesis and to evaluate the possible impact of the study on the results of the diploma thesis. The theoretical part of the original thesis has been completely sustained. It discusses the historical and current approach to bipolar disorder, it's clinical course and treatment options. The empirical part of the original thesis has been modified as the data processing procedure is presented in detail. Specifically, the thesis now contains a description of a self-reflection during the data analysis, the usage of the Atlas.ti software and the individual phases of data processing (data conceptualization, data categorization and theory construction). The modifications also include a new appendix which presents examples of the data processing phases. Another modification is focused on a more detailed population description....
Transforming life experience: proposal of a conceptual framework and approach to analysis
Chrz, Vladimír ; Dubovská, Eva ; Poláčková Šolcová, Iva
This contribution outlines a conceptual framework and analytic tools to be used in research of how people experience crises and growth in their middle age. The starting point is narrative hermeneutic approach. Transformative experience is treated in terms of a ‘story of change’, which emerges from narrative enactment (biographical work). Key concepts are ‘trouble’ and ‘narrative transformation’, which is what narrative does with the trouble. In analysis of crisis and growth in middle age, we employ categories of narrative analysis: transformation, agency, values and convictions, reflectivity and narrative positioning. The proposed conceptual framework and analysis are illustrated using examples from previous studies (stories of change in the course of psychotherapy).
Ego integrity in older adults: Interpretative phenomenological analysis
Lumpeová, Laura ; Chrz, Vladimír (advisor) ; Hrabec, Ondřej (referee)
This thesis explores the experiences of older adults with successful ageing and achieving ego integrity. It describes the sources related to ego integrity, that are helpful in facing the challenges of the eighth stage (ego integrity vs. despair). Five interviews were conducted with older adults, aged 65+. These interviews were subsequently analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA). KEYWORDS ego integrity, aging, qualitative research, interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA)
Integrity in seniors
Demaj, Martina ; Chrz, Vladimír (advisor) ; Hrabec, Ondřej (referee)
This diploma thesis was focused on the study of integrity, its aspects, forms and resources in seniors, which we have identified as persons with a high degree of integrity based on established criteria. The aim of this work was to capture and understand the unique life experience of these seniors. The work consists of a theoretical and empirical part. The theoretical part consists of explanation of concepts of integrity and old age, in particular we focus on Erikson's conception of integrity and concept of successful aging. The empirical part consists of qualitative research aimed at finding sources and manifestations of integrity in three unique life stories of seniors aged 75-91. We obtained data for our research in a home for the elderly through semi-structured interviews, which we then analyzed using the method of interpretative phenomenological analysis. The results are presented from two perspectives. The first is an analysis of the experience of individual seniors, the second represents the perspective of themes that are important for integrity and appeared in most of our respondents. These themes are: Activity, Moral Integrity, Trust - Acceptance - Surrender, Ways of Living, Modesty, Relationship Orientation and Spirituality. We also created a category for unique qualities, which appeared...
Transformation of identity due to conversion and deconversion within non-traditional religious community
Knapeková, Lívia ; Beláňová, Andrea (advisor) ; Chrz, Vladimír (referee)
This thesis deals with the transformation of identity caused by entering and leaving a non-traditional religious community. The aim of the work was to determine how identity is changed by conversion and deconversion within the religious community of Jehovah's Witnesses. The theoretical part is divided into three main chapters. The first is essentially devoted to religious conversion, where major psychological approaches to the study, the motifs and the process of conversion are presented. The second chapter focuses on identity, where attention is mainly on process-oriented theory, with emphasis on narrative representation. The last part of the theoretical section is devoted to the particular religious group Jehovah's Witnesses and new religious movements in general, with emphasis on the psychological aspects of their effect on the identity of the individual. The practical part is done in the form of semi- structured interviews with former members of the religious community of Jehovah's Witnesses, where the aim was to see how and in what way the identity of the respondents has been altered by accepting membership in this religious group and then terminating it. The research results indicate that membership in the religious community of Jehovah's Witnesses has deeply affected the life stories of my...
Resilience of seniors: Analysis of interviews
Fiantoková, Barbora ; Chrz, Vladimír (advisor) ; Hrabec, Ondřej (referee)
The bachelor thesis deals with topic of resilience or coping with unpleasant conditions in human life. The aim of this thesis was to identify individual experience of resilient persons in older age. We would like to capture strategies of these resilient seniors during crisis situation with an emphasis on the unique life experience of man. Due to nature of our aims problem qualitative research and a semi-structured interview was used. As we are interested in recording and understanding the unique life experience, we have chosen the IPA method to analyze the data. The research set is a statement of four resilient persons aged between 80 and 90 years. The interviews were analyzed in two steps. First we worked out experiences of individual people and their basic schemes and we emphasized the essential characteristics and features of our respondents. On the second level, we searched for common themes and categories of examined people. We called these common topics "resilience resources." The key finding of the thesis is to identify different resources of resilience and their theoretical anchorage. These resources are: openness, relationships, activity, meaning of life, sense of humor, absence of rumination loop and realism. KEYWORDS: Resilience. Old age. Qualitative research. Interpretative...
The Road to Fatherhood
Škvařil, Václav ; Presslerová, Pavla (advisor) ; Chrz, Vladimír (referee)
This master's thesis is focused on the experiences of men with the transition to fatherhood during the pregnancy period of the partner and the first months of the child's life. The aim of the study is to explore their experience with this period and to understand how the father identity is formed in the proces of becoming a father. The theoretical part introduces the topic of generativity as a prerequisite for parenting and psychological concepts focused on the process of becoming a father. It also discusses the subject of becoming a father in terms of different time periods: preparation for parenthood, pregnancy, childbirth and the first year of the child's life. Subsequently, it is described which biological and psychological changes occur in men in the process of becoming a father, and what changes occur in a relationship with a partner. The practical part presents qualitative research of men who have recently become fathers. Semi- structured interviews were conducted to discover their experience. The research is done within the framework of the interpretative phenomenological analysis. Analysis of the interviews has shown that the topic of responsibility and commitment to the child, the formation of father identity, fatherhood and motherhood, changes in the relationship, and the management of...

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