First cycle degree in PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: Second Semester


Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6

Prerequisites: Knowledge of introductory aspects of psychology (perception, memory, learning), models of cognitive psychology and individual differences.
Examination methods: The final exam is written and covers all the topics considered in the course material.
The exam will last one hour and includes:
1. multiple-choice and true/false questions
2. open-ended questions
Course unit contents: The course content includes:
- Definition of spatial cognition and key concepts (i.e. cognitive map, spatial knowledge and representation, spatial thinking, spatial memory, navigation, wayfinding, individual differences, features of environment and space)
- Spatial frame of references and mental representation features
- Spatial information acquired from spatial language, maps and exploration
- Individual differences in processing and representing spatial information: differences in visuo-spatial abilities, attitudes and strategies, gender-related differences.
- Spatial brain and sensorimotor systems
- Spatial difficulties: topographical disorientation, spatial neglect, spatial anxiety, spatial neglect and older adults population.