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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSN1031056, 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
PS1085, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 12.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
Department of reference Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
E-Learning website
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 MASSIMO GRASSI M-PSI/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses M-PSI/01 General Psychology 12.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 12.0 84 216.0 No turn

Start of activities 01/10/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 2019/20 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 GRASSI MASSIMO (Presidente)
BERTAMINI MARCO (Membro Effettivo)
BONATO MARIO (Membro Effettivo)
CAMPANA GIANLUCA (Membro Effettivo)
CASCO CLARA (Membro Effettivo)
MIONI GIOVANNA (Membro Effettivo)
6 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 RONCATO SERGIO (Presidente)
CAMPANA GIANLUCA (Membro Effettivo)
CASCO CLARA (Membro Effettivo)
GRASSI MASSIMO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: The student does not need to possess any prior knowledge. However, as far as the first part of the course is concerned (i.e., history, epistemology, philosophy and methodology of science) the student may benefit of basic motions of history and philosophy of the IXX and XX century.
Target skills and knowledge: The aim of the course is to provide the basic information about cognitive science and experimental psychology. In the first part, the student will be provided with knowledge on the history of psychology, philosophy of psychology and methodology of psychology. In the second, the student will be provided with basic notions of cognitive science: sensation, perception, memory, intelligence, language, and emotions.
Examination methods: The exam is divided in two parts. If the students passes the first part s/he can take the second part.
The first part is an oral exam (one question only). The question is a general question taken from one of the topics of the course. The score of the first part can range from 0 to 11. A score of 6 (or greater) enables to take the second part of the exam. The second part is a pc-quiz with multiple choice questions. The score of the quiz can range from 0 to 21.
The final grade of the student is the sum of the two scores. In the case the sum is equal to 31 (or greater) the grade is 30 cum laude.
Assessment criteria: As far as the first part of the exam is concerned the answers will be evaluated for clarity and correctness of the contents.
As far as the second part of the exam is concerned, answers will be classified as correct, incorrect or not given.
Course unit contents: 1. History and methods in psychology
2. Sensation
3. Perception
4. Consciousness
5. Learning
6. Memory
7. Thinking and reasoning
8. Language
9. Intelligence
10. Emotions
11. Motivation
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lessons and laboratories. Because proper laboratory practice is difficult with such a large number of students, we will implement mainly questionnaires and experiments via Google form.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The program, the textbook and the materials are valid for all students regardless they attend or not the lessons. Prof. Grassi will be available for any further information during office hours. Face to face chat is preferred to email exchange.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Nolen-Hoeksema, S., Frederickson, B.L., Loftus, G.R., Lutz, C., "Atkinson & Hilgardd's INTRODUZIONE ALLA PSICOLOGIA". PADOVA: PICCIN, 2017. Capitoli 1, 4, 5, 6 , 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

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

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