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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSP4067769, A.A. 2018/19

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

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
PS1842, 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 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (MOD. A)
Department of reference Department of Developmental Psychology and Socialisation
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian

Teacher in charge FRANCESCA PAZZAGLIA M-PSI/01

Integrated course for this unit
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge

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

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method distance e-learning

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 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
Examination board not defined


Common characteristics of the Integrated Course unit

Prerequisites: No prerequisites are required.
Target skills and knowledge: Expected knowledge and abilities
- acquisition of in-depth and updated knowledge on the course contents: psychology as science, sensory processes, perception, consciousness, learning, memory, thought and language, motivation, emotion;
- reflection on psychological functioning and critically analyze alternative theoretical explanations;
- comprehension of the central contents of the course and creation of connections with the contents of other courses;
- ability to describe the contents in an appropriate manner and with the use of technical language;
- building of the basic knowledge that will allow further study in subsequent courses.
Examination methods: The exam is written and consists of 6 open questions, 3 for each module, with a total time available of 60 minutes.
Assessment criteria: Answers are expected to be systematic, complete and addressing the salient and relevant aspects.
Each question is rated from 0 to 5 points. The exam is sufficient when each module is evaluated at least 9. In the latter case the sum constitutes the final grade. An evaluation of 30 cum laude is attributed when the score is 30 and the answers have high consistency and originality.

Specific characteristics of the Module

Course unit contents: Introduction to Psychology: goals, history and methods of Psychology; theories of learning and conditioning; functions and mechanisms of memory; processes of thought and language.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Distance teaching based on videolectures, exercises, personal homework under the guidance of the teacher.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Cornoldi, C., Tagliabue, M.E., Incontro con la Psicologia. Bologna: Il Mulino, 2013. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Nolen-Hoeksema S., Fredrickson B.L., Lotus G., Lutz C., Atkinson & Hilgard's Introduzione alla Psicologia, XVI Edizione. Padova: Piccin, 2017. per il modulo A i capitoli 1, 7, 8, 9 e per il modulo B i capitoli 4, 5, 6, 10, 11. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Laboratory
  • Problem based learning
  • Peer feedback
  • Auto correcting quizzes or tests for periodic feedback or exams
  • Video shooting made by the teacher/the students
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)
  • Students peer review
  • Learning contract/agreement

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Kaltura (desktop video shooting, file loading on MyMedia Unipd)
  • MapleTA (scientific quizzes)

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