General Psychology (2009/2010)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
4S00798
Credits
9
Coordinator
Ugo Savardi
Academic sector
M-PSI/01 - GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Teaching is organised as follows:
Activity Credits Period Academic staff Timetable
lezione 7 Sem. 1A, Sem. 1B Ugo Savardi
esercitazione 2 not yet allocated Roberto Burro

Lesson timetable

Sem. 1A
Activity Day Time Type Place Note
lezione Tuesday 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.5  
lezione Thursday 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.3  
lezione Friday 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.14  
Sem. 1B
Activity Day Time Type Place Note
lezione Tuesday 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.14  
lezione Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.13  
lezione Friday 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.14  

Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide students with basic knowledge on Psychology as an experimental science. This knowledge can be used and further developed in order to increase understanding of a learning processes. The study of Learning and Memory will be presented within the general framework of Cognitive Sciences. In this way students will have the opportunity to understand these processes, by comparing and integrating them within a broader framework of methodologies, theories and models historically and currently used in research on Psychology.

Syllabus

Starting with an introductory analysis of the historical process that led to Psychology becoming an experimental science, the course will then focus on the main themes involved when studying learning and memory as cognitive processes. A special focus will be given from the beginning to the epistemological and methodological differences characterizing Psychology as an experimental science as compared to other humanistic disciplines. The study of learning and memory will be integrated with the study of other classic processes which contribute to the complex human cognitive structure, such as perception, psychophysics, conciousness, attention, language, reasoning and emotions.
Exam texts:
CARLSON, N.R (2007). PSICOLOGIA LA SCIENZA DEL COMPORTAMENTO. PICCIN EDITORE, PADOVA

Assessment methods and criteria

Multiple choice test.

Reference books
Activity Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
esercitazione CARLSON, N.R, et al. PSICOLOGIA. LA SCIENZA DEL COMPORTAMENTO. PICCIN EDITORE, PADOVA 2007 978-88-299-1919-2