Psicobiologia, culture e difficoltà di apprendimento (2010/2011)

Course code
4S02397
Credits
9
Coordinator
Valentina Moro
Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
CULTURE, DISABILITà E DIFFICOLTà DELL'APPRENDIMENTO 4 M-PSI/04-DEVELOPMENTAL AND EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY Sem. 2B Emanuele Stochino
NEUROSCIENZE E CULTURE 5 M-PSI/02-PSYCHOBIOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY Sem. 2A Valentina Moro

Learning outcomes

Module: NEUROSCIENZE E CULTURE
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The aim of the course is to provide a basis for the study of the biological networks underlying human behaviour, learning processes and educational activities. In addition, the most important areas of modern research will be discussed.


Module: CULTURE, DISABILIT� E DIFFICOLT� DELL'APPRENDIMENTO
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The aim of the course is to provide the student with the basic elements of the most important psychological theories concerning individual development and learning. Particular attention will be placed on two topics: a) the influence of genetic specification and of experience in the acquisition of a new skill b) relationship established among differing cultural groups sharing the same territory and the relative effect on the learning of social awareness/skills.

Syllabus

Module: NEUROSCIENZE E CULTURE
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Psychobiology: an introduction
The biological basis of behaviour: from neuron to neuronal networks
The biological basis of perception
Cerebral plasticity
Attention, memory, language and excecutive functions
The organization of action
The emotions and behaviour control

Syllabus:
Purves e al Neuroscienze cognitive, Zanichelli 2009 (capitoli 1, 4, 5, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16,17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, Appendice)

Il candidato sarà invitato a commentare la lettura di uno tra questi testi:

– Cozolino L. Il cervello sociale. Neuroscienze delle relazioni umane, Il Mulino, 2006
– Gazzaniga M. Human. Ciò che ci rende unici, R. Cortina Ed., 2009
– Dehaene S., I neuroni della lettura, R. Cortina Ed, 2009


Module: CULTURE, DISABILIT� E DIFFICOLT� DELL'APPRENDIMENTO
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A general overview of the effects of genetic specification and experience on learning
A general overview of the main psychological theories inherent to learning
Pre-natal learning
Learning by imitation
Social learning
The ingroup and the outgroup
Prejudice and learning
Interculture and learning

Syllabus:
Mazzara B., Appartenenza e pregiudizio, Carocci Ed., 2002 (capitoli 1 (fino a 1.4.2), 2, 3).
Castelli S., La mediazione, Raffaello Cortina Ed., 1996
solo il capitolo 3
Liverata Sempio O. (a cura di),Vygotskij, Piaget, Bruner , Raffaello Cortina Ed., 1998 (capitoli 1, 2, 3 (fino a pag. 98), 5, 6, 8 (studiare da pag. 254 fino alla fine del capitolo), 9.
Mantovani G., L’elefante invisibile, Giunti, 2005

Assessment methods and criteria

Module: NEUROSCIENZE E CULTURE
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Written exam.


Module: CULTURE, DISABILIT� E DIFFICOLT� DELL'APPRENDIMENTO
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Written Exam.