GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY

GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY

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Code
66879
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 10841 SCIENZE DELL'EDUCAZIONE E DELLA FORMAZIONE (L-19) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-PSI/01
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (SCIENZE DELL'EDUCAZIONE E DELLA FORMAZIONE )
semester
2° Semester
Prerequisites
modules
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The class is a part of course on Basis in Psychology and Sociology. It provides basis in psychology as a science. Main psychological theories and methods used to demonstrate them will be discussed. 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Provide Historical and epistemological basis. Study biological  basis and review the main objects of interest of this branch of knowledge comparing different approaches.

Teaching methods

Persons who attend: lectures, self-administered tests on Aula Web, slide set on Aula Web

Persons who didn’t attend: individual learning,self-administered tests on Aula Web,  slide set on Aula Web

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Historical mainframe. Birth and development of main psychological approaches. Epistemological basis of scientific psychology. Classical conditioning, operant conditioning, memory systems, multi process theories, working memory, attention, long term memory, forgetting, improving memory. Language: spoken language perception, words and meanings, first language learning, language and thinking. Thinking processes, problem solving, decision making. Intelligence measuring intelligence, intelligence tests, IQ.  

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

1. G. Amoretti, Progetto Create: Psicologia generale SE, Scienze dell'Educazione e della Formazione, McGraw-Hill Education, Milano, 2018

2. L. Mason, Psicologia dell’apprendimento e dell’istruzione, Il Mulino, Third Edition, Bologna, 2019 (Chapters 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)

3. C. Cornoldi, C. Meneghetti, A. Moè, C. Zamperlin. Proessi cognitivi, motivazione e apprendimento. Il Mulino, Bologna, 2018.

Further readings

Additional reading materials will be provided during each lecture.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Every Thuersday 8.30-9.30am. Eventual changes to the office hours will be comunicated on Aulaweb.

Exam Board

DAVID GIOFRE' (President)

STEFANO POLI (President)

DORIANO SARACINO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Persons who attend: lectures, self-administered tests on Aula Web, slide set on Aula Web

Persons who didn’t attend: individual learning,self-administered tests on Aula Web,  slide set on Aula Web

LESSONS START

Second semester

Please register to Aula Web to get access to the course materials and to receive regular updates on office hours and other information related to this course.

ORARI

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su EasyAcademy.

Vedi anche:

GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY

EXAMS

Exam description

Persons who attend(at least 60% hours scheduled for each part): multiple choice midterm test,  at the end of the course, concerning book 1, 2 and the arguments explained during the lectures.

Persons who didn't attend: multiple choice test concerning book 1, 2 and 3.

Oral addition will be allowed only on teacher's discretion and for clearly justified reasons.

To sit for an exam students must enrol to students' portal. Unless different indications, the exams will happen in IT classroom and linguistic classroom, Main Building ( Corpo A) first floor.

N.B.: A student can sit for an exam no more than 4 times plus midterm test. If he/she fails the third and the fourth attempt Lecturer will register a negative evaluation so that he/she will not be able to sit again for this exam until a.a. 2020-2021.

Assessment methods

The assessment will concern main psychological theories, comprehension of psychological mechanisms inducing human behaviour, focusing attention on learning processes.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
11/06/2020 12:00 GENOVA Registrazione
11/06/2020 12:00 GENOVA Scritto
11/06/2020 12:00 GENOVA Laboratorio LA VERIFICA SI SVOLGERA' PRESSO I LABORATORI INFORMATICI
25/06/2020 12:00 GENOVA Registrazione
25/06/2020 12:00 GENOVA Scritto
25/06/2020 12:00 GENOVA Laboratorio LA VERIFICA SI SVOLGERA' PRESSO I LABORATORI INFORMATICI
08/07/2020 09:00 GENOVA Laboratorio LA VERIFICA SI SVOLGERA' PRESSO I LABORATORI INFORMATICI
09/07/2020 12:00 GENOVA Registrazione
09/07/2020 12:00 GENOVA Scritto
23/07/2020 12:00 GENOVA Registrazione
23/07/2020 12:00 GENOVA Scritto
23/07/2020 12:00 GENOVA Laboratorio LA VERIFICA SI SVOLGERA' PRESSO I LABORATORI INFORMATICI
10/09/2020 12:00 GENOVA Registrazione
10/09/2020 12:00 GENOVA Scritto
10/09/2020 12:00 GENOVA Laboratorio LA VERIFICA SI SVOLGERA' PRESSO I LABORATORI INFORMATICI

FURTHER INFORMATION

Although the lectures will be delivered in Italian, the Lecturer can provide a comprehensive collection of teaching materials in English to prepare for the final exam, and this exam can be taken in English.