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Course unit
MEP8085679, A.A. 2019/20

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

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
ME2492, Degree course structure A.Y. 2019/20, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination STUDIES IN PSYCHOLOGY
Department of reference Department of Neurosciences
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction Italian
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 PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION TECHNIQUE

Teacher in charge FRANCA STABLUM M-PSI/01
Other lecturers GIOIA BOTTESI M-PSI/08

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-PSI/05 Social Psychology 2.0
Core courses M-PSI/08 Clinical Psychology 2.0
Core courses M-PSI/01 General Psychology 5.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 90 135.0 No turn

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2019 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 SCIENZE PSICOLOGICHE 01/10/2019 30/09/2020 STABLUM FRANCA (Presidente)
BOTTESI GIOIA (Membro Effettivo)
TASSONI SERENA (Membro Effettivo)
TOFFALINI ENRICO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: None
Target skills and knowledge: The aim of the course is to transmit the basic knowledge of general psychology, clinical psychology and social psychology.
The knowledge, skills and competences to be acquired are:
1. knowledge of the main theoretical constructs
2. ability to understand the practical implications of the acquired knowledge
3. adequate knowledge of the scientific-disciplinary language
4. development of skills able to foster effective collaboration with specialists dealing with behavior analysis and the main psychic functions.
Examination methods: Written
Assessment criteria: The assessment of the student's preparation will be based on:
1. Completeness of the acquired knowledge
2. Ownership of the technical terminology
3. Ability to apply concepts and methodologies in a critical way.
Course unit contents: The course will address the following topics:
- psychological methods;
- general psychology: sensation and perception, attention and consciousness, learning and experience, memory, thought, intelligence, motivation and emotions;
- clinical psychology: theoretical and methodological perspectives of the different models in clinical and health psychology; the personality; communication and multidimensional assessment in the clinical setting;
- social psychology: social perception (impression formation, the use of heuristics, explanation of behavior), categorization processes and patterns in social perception, social influence (norms, conformism and behavior).
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: In the lessons the topics are dealt with in their general aspects, with attention to the applicative aspects of the theoretical knowledge introduced. The exercises are dedicated to deepening the topics covered in class.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The slides will be study material.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Gerrig, R. J., Zimbardo, P. G., Anolli, L. M., Baldi, P. L., Psicologia generale. Milano: Pearson, 2018. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Castelli, L.,, Psicologia sociale cognitiva. Un'introduzione. Bari: Laterza, 2004. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Peer feedback
  • Use of online videos

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

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