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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSN1032220, 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
PS1089, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, 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 BARBARA CARRETTI 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 1st 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.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
10 2019 01/10/2019 30/09/2020 CARRETTI BARBARA (Presidente)
BORELLA ERIKA (Membro Effettivo)
DE BENI ROSSANA (Membro Effettivo)
MENEGHETTI CHIARA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Knowledge of basic concepts of cognitive psychology
Target skills and knowledge: Knowledge of the role of cognitive psychology in clinical settings
Knowledge of the cognitive, metacognitive and emotional mechanisms underlying developmental and learning disabilities
Knowledge of the main procedures of assessment and intervention
Ability to plan a treatment from the diagnosis
Examination methods: Written examination consisting of 5 open-ended questions, each scored on 6-points scale (0-6). The exam lasts 1 hour.
The final score is the sum of the scores obtained in each question.
In the case of particularly rich and well-argued answers, "30 cum laude" is attributed.

For foreign -international- students, there will be the possibility to take the exam in English. These students will have to contact via email the teacher three weeks (at least) before the exam
Assessment criteria: The following elements will contribute to a positive evaluation:
- correctness of knowledge on assessment and treatment procedures in cognitive clinical psychology,
- ability to distinguish between differetnt disorders,
- argumentative accuracy
- terminological appropriateness
Course unit contents: Relationship between cognitive psychology and clinical psychology
Metacognition and cognitive clinical psychology
Neurodevelopmental disorders: intelectual disabilities, ADHD and
learning disorders
Assesmment procedures in cognitive clinical psychology
Treatment procedures in cognitive clinical psychology
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal lectures and practical activites on the use of the tests for the assessment and treatment procedures, case work.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The slides of the lectures will be available on Moodle with additional materials.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Cornoldi, C., Disturbi dell’apprendimento.. Bologna: Il Mulino, 2019. capitoli 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 13 Cerca nel catalogo
  • Reid, R. R., Harris, K., Graham, S., & Rock, M, Self-Regulation among Students with LD and ADHD. --: Academic Press, 2012. In Learning about Learning Disabilities (pp. 141-173) available on Moodle
  • Moffitt, T. E. et al., A gradient of childhood self-control predicts health, wealth, and public safety. --:, 2011. availlable on Moodle

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Case study
  • Working in group
  • Action learning
  • Video shooting made by the teacher/the students

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

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