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Faculty of Psychology
PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND TECHNIQUES
Course unit
LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION
PSO2043541, A.A. 2013/14

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2012/13

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND TECHNIQUES
PS1842, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2013/14
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION
Department of reference Department of Developmental Psychology and Socialisation
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge LUCIA COLOMBO

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-PSI/01 General Psychology 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method distance e-learning

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 01/10/2013
End of activities 25/01/2014
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2011 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 2019 01/10/2019 30/09/2020 NAVARRETE SANCHEZ EDUARDO (Presidente)
PERESSOTTI FRANCESCA (Membro Effettivo)
VESPIGNANI FRANCESCO (Membro Effettivo)
6 2018 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 COLOMBO LUCIA (Presidente)
BOUREUX MAGALI BRIGITTE YVETTE ANTOINETTE (Membro Effettivo)
LOTTO LORELLA (Membro Effettivo)
5 2017 01/10/2017 30/09/2018 COLOMBO LUCIA (Presidente)
BOUREUX MAGALI BRIGITTE YVETTE ANTOINETTE (Membro Effettivo)
LOTTO LORELLA (Membro Effettivo)
4 2016 01/10/2016 30/09/2017 COLOMBO LUCIA (Presidente)
LOTTO LORELLA (Membro Effettivo)
3 2015 01/10/2015 30/09/2016 COLOMBO LUCIA (Presidente)
LOTTO LORELLA (Membro Effettivo)
2 commissione 01/10/2014 30/09/2015 MULATTI CLAUDIO (Presidente)
ARFE' BARBARA (Membro Effettivo)
01/10/2013 30/09/2014 COLOMBO LUCIA (Presidente)
LOTTO LORELLA (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Knowledge of the fundamental basic psychological mechanisms and language processes and representations.
Target skills and knowledge: We propose instruments for understanding basic processes underlying language and communication. Within the cognitive perspective, language is considered as the ability of human beings to acquire and use the language of its community. Also fundamental themes of psychology of communication will be discussed.
Examination methods: Written exam with multiple responses
Assessment criteria: The evaluation will be based on the ability to develop an analytic and critical comprehension of language and communication, with a transversal approach comparing the different topics.
Course unit contents: Most important themes of psychology of language will be presented: processes involved in listening, reading and uttering words and discourses; representation and processes involved in listening, speaking and reading, theories of language acquisition, cognitive implications of cerebral damage for the language ability, biological basis of language and its origin. Main theories of communication will be presented and its relationship with meaning and intention. Non verbal communication and its pathologies will be presented.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Students can register to the on line course that will provide video lectures, materials in powerpoints and research articles. Students will be required to actively participate during the on line course.
Alternatively, students can be evaluated only on the textbook.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Di Giovanni P., Psicologia della Comunicazione. Bologna: Zanichelli, 2007. Cerca nel catalogo