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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSP8082917, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
PS1088, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Department of reference Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied 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 STEFANIA MANNARINI M-PSI/07

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines M-PSI/07 Dynamic Psychology 6.0

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

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

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 MANNARINI STEFANIA (Presidente)
MUNARI CRISTINA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Foundation of psychometrics, psychological test theory and tests techniques (reliability, and test validity), developmental and adult clinical psychology.
Target skills and knowledge: The course provides students with theoretical and methodological knowledge of the assessment in general and of some clinical and dynamic psychology techniques, in particular specific psychological tests which are largely diffused and very useful in clinical psychology and in psycho-diagnostic evaluation of adults, children and the family as a whole, will be taken into consideration.
Students will acquire knowledge and ability to critically apply some psychological tests which are relevant both in the research and in clinical practice.
Examination methods: One hour written examination with both open and multiple choice questions.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation of the written examination will take into consideration the knowledge and all the abilities as mentioned above which are acquired during the course with frontal lectures, training activities and personal study.
The evaluation is concerned with the theoretical and methodological competences and with the applied contexts typical of the assessment techniques, more in particular with the competence and the ability in dealing with the administration procedures, the scoring and the interpretation of the results obtained with the tests presented during the course.
Course unit contents: The principal aspects of clinical evaluation will be addressed together with a review of the most important assessment tools in clinical and dynamic psychology. Potentiality, limits, application contexts, construction, standardization and correct application will be treated for some of the procedures presented.
Both at a theoretical level and by means of guided exercises, the study of the following issues will be successively deepen: the administration procedures, the scoring and the interpretation of the results obtained with some significant instruments in relation to fundamental contexts, such as adults, children and family functioning psycho-diagnosis.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Teaching is mainly based on frontal lectures, where the different issues are treated from a theoretical point of view and in their general aspects. To enlarge and deepen the study, every week theoretical teaching will be integrated with guided exercises concerned with administration procedures, scoring and interpretation of at least three instruments that are applied for adults, children and family functioning psycho-diagnosis. For these reasons the course should be attended regularly.
Students attending the course are required to participate in group activities and discussions .
In his/her personal study the student is supposed to strengthen his/her learning of the issues treated in class using the references suggested by the teacher, which are mainly test manuals and scientific articles concerned with the tests presented in class.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Students are invited to consult and to get familiar with the tests suggested in class that can be found at the Psychology Test Library. In class further indications will be given concerning other study material, in particular a list of scientific articles dealing with the treated issues.

Suggested references:

Sanavio E., Sica C. (1999). I test di valutazione della personalità, Inventari e questionari. Il Mulino, Bologna.

Sartori R. (2010) Tecniche proiettive e strumenti psicometrici per l’indagine di personalità. Led, Milano
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Del Corno F., & Lang M. ( a cura di), La diagnosi testologica. Test neuropsicologici, test d’intelligenza, test di personalità, testing computerizzato.. Milano: Franco Angeli, 2009. [sezione V, sezione VI] Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Flipped classroom

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

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