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School of Psychology
SOCIAL AND WORK PSYCHOLOGY
Course unit
PSYCHOBIOLOGY
PSN1030505, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
SOCIAL AND WORK PSYCHOLOGY (Ord. 2017)
PS1085, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PSYCHOBIOLOGY
Department of reference Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolapsicologia/course/view.php?idnumber=2017-PS1085-000ZZ-2017-PSN1030505-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 LUISA SARTORI M-PSI/02
Other lecturers CHRISTIAN AGRILLO M-PSI/02

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses M-PSI/02 Psychobiology and Physiological Psychology 9.0

Course unit organization
Period Second 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 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
6 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 SARTORI LUISA (Presidente)
AGRILLO CHRISTIAN (Membro Effettivo)
MILETTO PETRAZZINI MARIA ELENA (Membro Effettivo)
MONDINI SARA (Membro Effettivo)
5 2017/18 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 SARTORI LUISA (Presidente)
AGRILLO CHRISTIAN (Membro Effettivo)
MILETTO PETRAZZINI MARIA ELENA (Membro Effettivo)
MONDINI SARA (Membro Effettivo)
4 2016/17 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 SARTORI LUISA (Presidente)
AGRILLO CHRISTIAN (Membro Effettivo)
MILETTO PETRAZZINI MARIA ELENA (Membro Effettivo)
MONDINI SARA (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: The knowledge of topics of General psychology is useful to follow the lessons, although no examination is required as a prior condition.
Target skills and knowledge: The aim of this course is to give notions about the biological bases of principal cognitive processes such as emotional processes and human behaviour.
Examination methods: Examination is written with multiple choice modality on the topics included in Discovering Biological Psychology (Freberg). In addition, an open question will be provided on the topics included in the books listed below
Assessment criteria: Student proficiency will be based on the acquision of the notions related to topics and methodology addressed during the course.
Course unit contents: Introduction of psychobiology and neuroimaging tecniques
Anatomy of nervous system
Neurons, synapses and neuronal circuits.
Psychopharmacology
Genetics and evolution of the brain
Movement
Sleep and brain
Learning and memory
Lateralization, language and intelligence
Emotions and psychobiology of stress
Disturbi psicologici
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Theoretical lessons.
Additional notes about suggested reading: TEXTBOOK:

Laura Freberg
Discovering Biological Psychology
USA, Houghton Mifflin Company
2006

Chapters. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16

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SELECT ONE BOOK AMONG THE FOLLOWING ONES:

The Mathematical Brain by Brian Butterworth

Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain by Antonio Damasio

The Myth of Mirror Neurons: The Real Neuroscience of Communication and Cognition by Gregory Hickok

The Enchanted World of Sleep by Peretz Lavie

Anxious: Using the Brain to Understand and Treat Fear and Anxiety
by Joseph LeDoux

The Emotional Brain: The Mysterious Underpinnings of Emotional Life by Joseph Ledoux

Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain by Oliver Sacks

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Laura Freberg, Psicologia Biologica. --: Zanichelli, 2007. Cerca nel catalogo