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School of Psychology
APPLIED COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
Course unit
PSYCHOLOGY OF ATTENTION
PSN1032277, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
APPLIED COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
PS1978, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PSYCHOLOGY OF ATTENTION
Department of reference Department of General Psychology
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolapsicologia/course/view.php?idnumber=2018-PS1978-000ZZ-2018-PSN1032277-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 FRANCA STABLUM M-PSI/01

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
PSN1032277 PSYCHOLOGY OF ATTENTION FRANCA STABLUM PS1089

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

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

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

Calendar
Start of activities 01/10/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
6 2018-1 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 STABLUM FRANCA (Presidente)
GALFANO GIOVANNI (Membro Effettivo)
MIONI GIOVANNA (Membro Effettivo)
TAGLIABUE MARIAELENA (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Knowledge of the theoretical aspects of cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience. Knowledge of psychometric and methodological foundations of psychological research.
Target skills and knowledge: The aim of the course is to provide theoretical, conceptual and methodological tools for the analysis of attentive processes.
The knowledge and skills to be acquired are:
1. Knowledge of the main theoretical models
2. Knowledge of the main methodologies
3. Ability to find updated bibliographic sources on attentive processes in different application contexts
4. Ability to critically read and present scientific papers
5. Ability to consciously choose the most appropriate investigation tools depending on the aims and the context.
Examination methods: Oral

International students may take the exam in English.
Assessment criteria: The assessment of the student's preparation will be based on:
1. Completeness of the acquired knowledge
2. Ownership of the technical terminology
3. Ability to apply concepts and methodologies in a critical way.
Course unit contents: The course will present and discuss the main methods of study, assessment and rehabilitation of attention.
Definitions, history and methodology. Selective attention. Sustained attention. Executive functions.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: In the lessons the topics are dealt with in their general aspects, with attention to the applicative aspects of the theoretical knowledge introduced. Students are invited to submit short reports on topics agreed with the teacher. The exercises are dedicated to deepening the topics covered in class.
Students will have the opportunity to participate in experimental situations related to the issues addressed in the course.
Additional notes about suggested reading: In addition to the reference texts, a scientific article in English agreed with the teacher will be chosen and presented to the exam. Students can propose an article on topics related to the course or they can choose from the articles made available through the course website.

International students can request study material in English.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Stablum, L'attenzione. Roma: Carocci, 2002. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Wickens, Christopher D.; McCarley, Jason S., Applied attention theory. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2008. Cap. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; oppure, in alternativa, il testo di Cantagallo et al. (2010) Cerca nel catalogo
  • Cantagallo A., Spitoni G., Antonucci G., Le funzioni esecutive. Roma: Carocci Faber, 2010. Cap. 1, 2, 6, 10, 12, 16. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Laboratory
  • Working in group
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)