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School of Psychology
DEVELOPMENTAL, PERSONALITY AND INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS PSYCHOLOGY
Course unit
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (Ult. numero di matricola pari)
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
DEVELOPMENTAL, PERSONALITY AND INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS PSYCHOLOGY
PS2295, Degree course structure A.Y. 2016/17, 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 Developmental Psychology and Socialisation
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
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

Lecturers
Teacher in charge FRANCESCA PERESSOTTI M-PSI/01
Other lecturers EDUARDO NAVARRETE SANCHEZ 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
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 12.0 84 216.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 01/10/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2016 course timetable

Syllabus
Prerequisites: No previous competence in the field of psychology is required; students must be prepared at a general high school level
Target skills and knowledge: The aim of the course is to give students an overview of what cognitive science has discovered over the past century. The course is mainly centered on cognitive processing with a special focus on the experimental method in the different psychological domains. At the end of the course students will gain an understanding of the principal issues encountered in the study of the mind/ brain, and will be encouraged to adopt a critical perspective on the theoretical approaches proposed to explain empirical results.
Examination methods: The exam consist of 80 multiple choice question in 1 hour of time. For students regularly attending classes there will be the opportunity to get partial exams during the course.
Assessment criteria: The assessment is based on the total of correct/wrong answers to multiple choice questions.
Course unit contents: First part (42 hours) - Prof. Francesca Peressotti

1. The experimental methods in Psychology
2. Sensation and perception
3. Attention
4. Memory

Second part (42 hours) - Prof. Eduardo Navarrete
5. Learning
6. Language
7. Thinking
8. Reasoning
9. Decision

Classes are integrated with notions on the history of psychology
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Whenever possible, theoretical lessons are paired with more practical classes where examples of every day applications are given. Students can actively took part to some experiments and to visit some laboratories. For this students can enroll for experiments through the following link: http://colab.psy.unipd.it/
Additional notes about suggested reading: The slides used in class are made available to students on the site of the course in moodle.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Girotto, Vittorio: Zorzi, Marco, Manuale di psicologia generalea cura di Vittorio Girotto e Marco Zorzi. Bologna: Il mulino, 2016. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Bressan, Paola, Il colore della lunacome vediamo e perchè. Roma [etc.]: GLF editori Laterza, 2007. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Dell'Acqua, Roberto; Turatto, Massimo, Attenzione e percezionei processi cognitivi tra psicologia e neuroscienze. Roma: Carocci, 2006. Cerca nel catalogo

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

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

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Good Health and Well-Being Quality Education Gender Equality Reduced Inequalities Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions