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Course unit
PSO2043227, A.A. 2017/18

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Degree course First cycle degree in
PS1082, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PSYCHOLOGY OF PERCEPTION
Department of reference Department of General Psychology
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
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

Teacher in charge SERGIO RONCATO

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

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

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

Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018
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 CAMPANA GIANLUCA (Presidente)
BERTAMINI MARCO (Membro Effettivo)
BONATO MARIO (Membro Effettivo)
GRASSI MASSIMO (Membro Effettivo)
6 2018-1 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 RONCATO SERGIO (Presidente)
CAMPANA GIANLUCA (Membro Effettivo)
CASCO CLARA (Membro Effettivo)
DA POS OSVALDO (Membro Effettivo)
GALFANO GIOVANNI (Membro Effettivo)
GRASSI MASSIMO (Membro Effettivo)
5 2017-1 01/10/2017 30/09/2018 RONCATO SERGIO (Presidente)
CAMPANA GIANLUCA (Membro Effettivo)
CASCO CLARA (Membro Effettivo)
DA POS OSVALDO (Membro Effettivo)
GALFANO GIOVANNI (Membro Effettivo)
GRASSI MASSIMO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Basic Concepts of Psychology (General Psychology)
Target skills and knowledge: Basic issues in visual perception
Examination methods: Written exam with open questions
Assessment criteria: Completeness of preparation, clarity of exposure
Course unit contents: This course offers a view on the experimental methods and on the issues related to visual perception.

In particular, it will cover the following aspects:

Historical background
Sensation and perception
The perceptual world
Perceptual constancies
Depth perception
Motion perception
Cognitive processes in perception
Visual communication
Optical illusions
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal lessons will be integrated with laboratory observations and with practical exercises
Additional notes about suggested reading: It is possible to choose one of these two manuals:

1. Purghé, Stucchi, Olivero "La percezione visiva". Torino: Utet Università, 1999.

2. Roncato "Psicologia della percezione. Guida allo studio". Padova, Upsel, 2017 (V ed)
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Purghé, Stucchi, Olivero, "La percezione visiva". Torino: UTET Università, 1999. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Roncato S., Psicologia della Percezione. Guida allo studio. Quinta edizione. Padova: Upsel, 2017. Cerca nel catalogo