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School of Psychology
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PSP5070132, 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
PS2192, 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
Course unit English denomination NEUROPSYCHOLOGY
Department of reference Department of General Psychology
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
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 PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE


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

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
4 2019 01/10/2019 30/09/2020 PRIFTIS KONSTANTINOS (Presidente)
MAPELLI DANIELA (Membro Effettivo)
MONDINI SARA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: A basic knowledge of Psychobiology and Cognitive psychology is required.
Target skills and knowledge: At the end of the course, students will have acquired comprehensive knowledge of the normal cognitive architecture, by means of the study of brain-damaged patients.
Examination methods: The exam will be written (duration: 30 minutes) and it will take place in rooms with specially-equipped computers. The exam consists of 31 multiple-choice questions. Each question will be associated with four answers. Only one answer will be the correct one. There will be two alternative modalities for sustaining the exam (students should select one and only one modality):

Modality 1. Study of the handbook: Introducing Neuropsychology: 2nd Edition, 2008 (see bellow). The specific chapters that should be studied will be announced on the Moodle website of the course.

Modality 2. Study of specific materials concerning the course (student notes, slides, articles and book chapters; all these materials -with the exception of student notes- will be available from the Moodle website of the course).
Assessment criteria: 1. Ability to accurately learn theoretical notions regarding neuropsychology.
2. Ability to think critically about how the study of brain-damaged patients can inform our knowledge about the architecture of normal mental processes.
Course unit contents: 1. Introduction to cognitive neuropsychology.

2. Cognitive neuropsychology of the agnosias, aphasias, alexias, agraphias, apraxias, and amnesias.

3. Cognitive neuropsychology of the emotions.

4. Cognitive neuropsychology of the executive functions.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: 1. Classroom lectures.
2. Videopresentations of neuropsychological cases.
3. Interactive participation online in the WEB Forum of the course.
Additional notes about suggested reading: For students without the required knowledge of Psychobiology and Cognitive psychology, the following textbooks are suggested (they are not required for sustaining the exam):

1. Anderson, J.R. (2014). Cognitive psychology and its implications (8th ed.). London: Worth Publishers.
2. Purves, D., Augustine, G.J., Fitzpatrick, D., Hall, W.C., LaMantia, A.-S., White, L.E. (2011). Neuroscience (5th ed). Sunderland, USA: Sinauer.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • John Stirling and Rebecca Elliott, Introducing Neuropsychology: 2nd Edition. Hove: Psychology Press, 2008. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Questioning
  • Problem solving
  • Auto correcting quizzes or tests for periodic feedback or exams
  • Active quizzes for Concept Verification Tests and class discussions
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

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