General Psychology [indirizzo L-24] (2008/2009)

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Course code
4S00798
Name of lecturer
Ugo Savardi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Other available courses
Academic sector
M-PSI/01 - GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem. I A, Sem. I B

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide students with basic Psychology knowledge as an experimental science. This knowledge can be used and further developed in order to increase understanding of cognitive processes like learning, memory, perception, attention, reasoning, motivation, emotion, communication. The study of cognitive processes 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 Psychology research.

Syllabus

Starting with an introductory analysis of the historical path that led Psychology to become an experimental science, the course will then focus on the main themes involved in 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 classic Psychology themes which contribute to the complex human cognitive structure, such as perception, psychophysics, conciousness, attention, memory, reasoning, learning, motivation, emotions, communications will be treated.

Exam textbook:
CARLSON, N.R (2007). PSICOLOGIA LA SCIENZA DEL COMPORTAMENTO. PICCIN EDITORE, PADOVA.

Assessment methods and criteria

Multiple choice exam.