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MEN1036220, A.A. 2018/19

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Degree course First cycle degree in
ME1847, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination BASIC OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES 1
Department of reference Department of Neurosciences
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

Teacher in charge ANTONINO VALLESI M-PSI/02
Other lecturers ANDREA FACOETTI M-PSI/02

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses M-PSI/01 General Psychology 4.0
Core courses M-PSI/02 Psychobiology and Physiological Psychology 2.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 60 90.0 No turn

Start of activities 01/10/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2011 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
6 SCIENZE PSICOLOGICHE DI BASE 1 01/10/2019 30/09/2020 VALLESI ANTONINO (Presidente)
FACOETTI ANDREA (Membro Effettivo)
5 SCIENZE PSICOLOGICHE DI BASE 1 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 VALLESI ANTONINO (Presidente)
FACOETTI ANDREA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: This introductory undergraduate course has no specific prerequisites.
Target skills and knowledge: This course is designed to introduce the scientific study of psychology. We will talk about how psychologists ask questions from several different perspectives such as cognitive neuroscience, experimental psychology, clinical psychology and developmental psychology. We will also cover the methods psychologists use to find the answers to these questions and become acquainted with many of the important findings and theoretical approaches in the field of psychology. At the end of the course, the student will have learned to think critically about psychological evidence, and to evaluate its validity and its relevance in real life.
Examination methods: Written exam with 31 multiple choice questions
Assessment criteria: For the written exam there will be 1 score for each correct response. If the student will score 31 s/he will get the 30 cum laude. The degree of active participation during the classes will also be taken in due consideration.
Course unit contents: Aims and history of Psychology
Methods and ethics in Psychology
Sensory and perceptual processes
Learning and memory
Thinking and language
Motivation and emotions
Intelligence and executive functioning (if time will be enough)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Interactive frontal classes, with practical examples, experiments (in the classroom and in the lab), and probably multimedial materials.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Notes taken during classes and Textbook: Introduction to Psychology Atkinson – Hilgard (15th ed.)
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Atkinson, Richard C.; Hilgard, Ernest R.;, Atkinson & Hilgardʼs introduzione alla psicologia. Padova: Piccin, 2011. Capitoli 1, 3, 4, 5, 7-12 Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Auto correcting quizzes or tests for periodic feedback or exams
  • Use of online videos

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

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Good Health and Well-Being Gender Equality Reduced Inequalities