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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
Course unit
SFN1027626, 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
SF1334, Degree course structure A.Y. 2019/20, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 12.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination GENERAL AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
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

Other lecturers CHIARA MIRANDOLA

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses M-PSI/01 General Psychology 6.0
Core courses M-PSI/05 Social Psychology 6.0

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 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
7 2019/20 01/10/2019 30/09/2020 COTTONE PAOLO FRANCESCO (Presidente)
MIRANDOLA CHIARA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Basic conceptual capabilities and knowledge typically shown by students with their high school certificate.
Target skills and knowledge: The overall aim of the course in General Psychology is to provide a critical understanding of theory and methods and basic topics concerning sensation, perception and attention, learning and memory, motivation and emotions, cognition and intelligence. Methods of investigation of these functions will be particularly stressed. The Course includes three modules. The aim the first part of the course, is to develop conceptual and analytic skills relevant to the understanding of topics that will be presented following part. The second part of the module will cover the various areas of general psychology.
The course of Social Psychology aims to provide students with theoretical and methodological tools for analyzing psychosocial dimensions, through the study of the main processes that govern the interaction between individuals and between the individual and society.
Assessment criteria: The examination will cover all the topics included in the two modules.
The assessment will be based on understanding of the arguments, on the acquisition of concepts and methodologies proposed and the ability to apply them in an autonomous way.

The two modules are closely integrated. Lessons, exam preparation and scoring, as well as exam sessions are arranged in collaboration by the two professors.
Course unit contents: General Psychology
1 Introduction to psychology: history, topics and methods(11 hrs);
2 Sensation, perception and attention (8 hrs);
3 Learning and memory (8 hrs);
4 Cognition and intelligence (5 hrs);
5 Motivation and emotion (5hrs).
6.Executive functions (5hrs).

Social Psychology
The historical foundations of the discipline: from the study of individual processes to cultural psychology (7 hours)
Introduction social psychology research: from the laboratory to everyday situations (7 hours)
Speaking as social practice: discursive interactions (7 hours)
The study of attitudes: from rating scale to ethnographic methods (7 hours)
Group processes: from group identity to positioning (7 hours)
Methods and tools for social psychology (7 hours)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Teaching will include both face to face lessons and more interactive aspects such as exercises or experiments to be discussed in class.
Theoretical topics are treated in their general aspects. The student must then investigate the topics covered in class using textbooks and suggested readings. Students are invited to participate in an active and critical way to the various training courses.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Cornoldi, Cesare, Processi cognitivi, motivazione e apprendimentoCesare Cornoldi ... [et al. ]. Bologna: il Mulino, 2018.

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Working in group
  • Problem solving
  • Auto correcting quizzes or tests for periodic feedback or exams
  • Video shooting made by the teacher/the students
  • 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)
Reduced Inequalities Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions