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School of Psychology
COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHOBIOLOGY
Course unit
GENERAL AND CLINICAL PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY
PSN1030504, A.A. 2015/16

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2014/15

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHOBIOLOGY (Ord. 2011)
PS1082, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2015/16
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination GENERAL AND CLINICAL PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY
Department of reference Department of General Psychology
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolapsicologia/course/view.php?idnumber=2015-PS1082-000ZZ-2014-PSN1030504-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can 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 MICHELA SARLO

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-PSI/08 Clinical Psychology 2.0
Core courses M-PSI/02 Psychobiology and Physiological Psychology 4.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

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

Calendar
Start of activities 05/10/2015
End of activities 15/01/2016
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2015 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 2019 01/10/2019 30/09/2020 CELLINI NICOLA (Presidente)
BEGLIOMINI CHIARA (Membro Effettivo)
SPIRONELLI CHIARA (Membro Effettivo)
6 2018-1 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 SARLO MICHELA (Presidente)
BUODO GIULIA (Membro Effettivo)
CELLINI NICOLA (Membro Effettivo)
5 2017-1 01/10/2017 30/09/2018 SARLO MICHELA (Presidente)
BUODO GIULIA (Membro Effettivo)
CELLINI NICOLA (Membro Effettivo)
4 2017 01/10/2016 30/09/2017 SARLO MICHELA (Presidente)
BUODO GIULIA (Membro Effettivo)
CELLINI NICOLA (Membro Effettivo)
3 2016 01/10/2015 30/09/2016 SARLO MICHELA (Presidente)
BEGLIOMINI CHIARA (Membro Effettivo)
CELLINI NICOLA (Membro Effettivo)
SPIRONELLI CHIARA (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: It is assumed that students have a basic familiarity with central and peripheral nervous system anatomy and physiology through previous coursework.
Target skills and knowledge: This course will provide an overview of the basic theoretical, methodological, and research issues in the field of Psychophysiology. Psychophysiology takes a scientific integrative perspective on the mind-body relationship and involves the synthesis of cognitive, affective, behavioral, and physiological variables using up-to-date research techniques (from electrophysiology to neuroimaging).
Examination methods: Written exam with multiple-choice and open questions.

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Assessment criteria: Evaluation of student achievement will be made in relation to the understanding of course topics, and the knowledge and integration of key concepts, basic processes, and research methods in the field of psychophysiology.
Course unit contents: The course has two main goals: a) to provide an introduction to biosignal recording techniques and analysis, and to methodological principles in Psychophysiology; b) to provide an introduction to theory and experimental research in major areas of Psychophysiology, with a particular emphasis on physiological correlates of basic psychological processes, both normal and pathological.

1) Basic principles, methodology and empirical research in Psychophysiology.
2) Biosignals and their utility as indices of psychological processes.
3) Activation and relaxation.
4) Emotional activation.
5) Psychophysiological assessment.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course will involve a combination of lectures, discussions of scientific papers, demonstrations, and exercises. In-class exercises will expand and deepen course topics, and will include audio visual projections, multimedia materials, exam simulation, and psychophysiological recording using portable equipment.
Guided practical experiences will be organized at the Laboratory of Psychophysiology, Department of General Psychology, if allowed by the number of students. Participation is voluntary and does not imply any evaluation concerning the final exam.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Integrative material will include lecture slides and scientific papers to be downloaded from the course website (Moodle).
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Stegagno, Luciano (a cura di), Psicofisiologia Vol. 1. Indicatori fisiologici del comportamento umano. Torino: Boringhieri, 1986. CAPITOLI 1, 2 e 6. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Trapanotto, Manuela, Lezioni di psicobiologia. Padova: CLEUP, 2001. TUTTO IL LIBRO Cerca nel catalogo
  • Stegagno, Luciano (a cura di), Psicofisiologia Vol. 2. Correlati fisiologici dei processi cognitivi e del comportamento. Torino: Boringhieri, 1991. CAPITOLI 10 e 12. Cerca nel catalogo