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School of Psychology
NEUROSCIENCE AND NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL REHABILITATION
Course unit
PSYCHOLOGY OF THINKING
PSN1031355, A.A. 2016/17

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
NEUROSCIENCE AND NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL REHABILITATION
PS1091, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2016/17
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PSYCHOLOGY OF THINKING
Department of reference Department of General Psychology
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolapsicologia/course/view.php?idnumber=2016-PS1091-000ZZ-2016-PSN1031355-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 GIOVANNI GALFANO M-PSI/01

Mutuated
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
PSN1031355 PSYCHOLOGY OF THINKING GIOVANNI GALFANO PS1978

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-PSI/01 General Psychology 9.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 9.0 63 162.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 10/10/2016
End of activities 13/01/2017
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 2019 01/10/2019 30/09/2020 GALFANO GIOVANNI (Presidente)
CASTELLI LUIGI ALESSANDRO (Membro Effettivo)
DALMASO MARIO (Membro Effettivo)
DELL'ACQUA ROBERTO (Membro Effettivo)
6 2018-1 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 GALFANO GIOVANNI (Presidente)
CASTELLI LUIGI ALESSANDRO (Membro Effettivo)
DALMASO MARIO (Membro Effettivo)
DELL'ACQUA ROBERTO (Membro Effettivo)
5 2017-1 01/10/2017 30/09/2018 GALFANO GIOVANNI (Presidente)
CASTELLI LUIGI ALESSANDRO (Membro Effettivo)
DALMASO MARIO (Membro Effettivo)
DELL'ACQUA ROBERTO (Membro Effettivo)
PERESSOTTI FRANCESCA (Membro Effettivo)
STABLUM FRANCA (Membro Effettivo)
4 2017 01/10/2016 30/09/2017 GALFANO GIOVANNI (Presidente)
DALMASO MARIO (Membro Effettivo)
DELL'ACQUA ROBERTO (Membro Effettivo)
PERESSOTTI FRANCESCA (Membro Effettivo)
STABLUM FRANCA (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: A background with basic notions in cognitive psychology, logics, experimental methodology in behavioural sciences and neuroscience is highly recommended.
Target skills and knowledge: The course is aimed at providing a unitary and detailed framework about thinking and reasoning processes, with notions stemming from different research traditions. A strong effort will be devoted to linking thinking processes with other cognitive functions in a perspective that takes into account the mind/brain relationship.
Examination methods: The exam consists of 6 open questions. Students will have 2 hours to write down their responses. It is MANDATORY to use UNIWEB for participating in the exam.
Assessment criteria: The exam is aimed at evaluating the student's knowledge with reference to all the different contents illustrated during the course. The exam will include both general and specific questions, meaning that some questions will require a more analytic approach while other will be better dealt with by means of synthesis.
Course unit contents: The course will deal with: Propositional thinking Vs. Thinking via imagery, concepts and categorization processes, reasoning, problem solving, heuristics, decision making processes. Both classic notions and more recent research articles dealing with empirical and theoretical issues will be presented, with an effort to combine mind/brain knowledge.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course will mainly consist of traditional lectures. Additional teaching modalities will include presentation of short movies dealing with phenomena related to main lectures. Students are highly recommended to actively take part in the lecturtes.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The material for the exam includes not only the handbook, but also all lecture slides, which will be made available by means of moodle. Other material will eventually be suggested during the lectures.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Johnson-Laird, Philip N., Pensiero e ragionamentoPhilip N. Johnson-Laird. Bologna: Il mulino, 2008. Cerca nel catalogo