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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSP3049229, A.A. 2019/20

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

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
PS1082, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
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 FRANCA STABLUM M-PSI/01

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 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2015 course timetable

Prerequisites: Basic psychometrics preparation and basic knowledge about cognitive processes are required.
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims to provide the knowledge necessary for understanding cognitive tests. The skills to be acquired concern the theoretical, procedural and methodological aspects involved in the selection and use of the tests. It is also intended to provide the elements to understand and choose the appropriate methods of cognitive rehabilitation.

The knowledge and skills to be acquired are:
1. knowledge of the methodological and deontological problems involved in the use of cognitive tests
2. knowledge of the main psychometric characteristics of cognitive tests
3. ability to evaluate and choose the tests according to the evaluation objectives
4. ability to find updated bibliographic sources on specific cognitive tests
5. knowledge of the rehabilitation context and of the main intervention options available.
Examination methods: Written exam:
47 multiple choice questions for the text of Pedrabissi and Santinello;
2 open questions for the text of Bisiacchi and Tressoldi.
Duration of the exam: 60 minutes

International students can take the exam in English.
Assessment criteria: The assessment of the student's preparation will be based on the understanding of the topics and on the acquisition of the proposed concepts and methodologies.
Course unit contents: Theoretical basis of psychological testing.
How to evaluate and select a test.
Interpretation of test scores.
Test reliability and validity.
Features and applications of the main assessment tools on basic cognitive skills.
Basic principles of cognitive rehabilitation and examples of treatment.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The teaching will consist mainly of lectures. Individual, group work and exercises will be offered. The active involvement of students will be appreciated.
Students will use of the services offered by the Test Library (Library of Psychology - Metelli).
Additional notes about suggested reading: Pedrabissi L., Santinello M. (1997). “I test psicologici”. Il Mulino, Bologna (excluding Chapter 9).
Bisiacchi P., Tressoldi P. (2005). “Metodologia della riabilitazione delle funzioni cognitive”. Carocci, Roma (Chapters 1, 2, 3, and one chapter to be chosen from Chapters 4, 5, 6, 7, 8).
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Pedrabissi L., Santinello M., I test psicologici. Bologna: il Mulino, 1997. escluso il capitolo 9 Cerca nel catalogo
  • Bisiacchi P., Tressoldi P., Metodologia della riabilitazione delle funzioni cognitive. Roma: Carocci, 2005. capitolo 1, 2, 3, e un capitolo da scegliere fra i capitoli 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • 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, ...)

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