General Psychology

A.Y. 2020/2021
4
Max ECTS
40
Overall hours
SSD
M-PSI/01 M-PSI/03 M-PSI/05
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The aim of the course is to provide students with the basic knowledge and tools needed for a conscious and correct management of the behavioral, psychological and social-relational aspects that characterize an individual and that are essential for the rehabilitative profession. To this end, the course includes a part aimed at providing the foundations of general psychology, essential for an understanding the mechanisms of individual behavior; a second part aimed at framing the behavior of the individual in a social and group dimension; and a third part in which the theoretical, methodological and psychometric aspects of neuropsychological tests in the neurological and psychiatric field will be examined, with particular attention to the methods of use and interpretation of the data obtained from the tests.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, the student will have acquired an understanding of how the individual's behaviour and psychological processes are structured and modified according to events, individual experiences and social interactions. In addition, the student will have acquired methodological and psychometric know-how on the various neuropsychological tests in the neurological and psychiatric fields, with particular emphasis on their conscious use and the correct interpretation of the data obtained from them.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

The program and the bibliography are confirmed
Teaching activities will be held both in presential mode and at distance (synchronous mode) using MS Teams platform.
Assessment of the learning: Microsoft Teams (oral examination).
Prerequisites for admission
No preliminary background knowledge is required
Assessment methods and Criteria
The examination consists of an oral test aimed at assessing the student's knowledge of the different topics covered, his/her ability to create connections between issues by putting them in relation to each other.
The results will be communicated by vweb.
General psychology
Course syllabus
health and different approaches to health: the Biomedical model and the Biopsychosocial model
- psychology as a bio-psycho-social science: definition, main theoretical and methodological approaches in psychology. Experimental, developmental, social, clinical and health psychology.
- hints on the biological bases of behavior and the nature-culture debate in psychology
- stress: definition and characteristics. The biopsychosocial model of stress. Chronic and acute stressful situations. Physiological and psychological responses to stress, coping and coping strategies.
- Stress health & illness
- basic cognitive processes: perception, learning
Teaching methods
Lectures supported by powerpoint presentations. The module of social psychology also includes an interactive approach.
Teaching Resources
Testo di riferimento: Psicologia generale per le professioni medico-sanitarie, a cura di M. Bassi, A. Delle Fave, UTET, 2018. Slides e Materiale fornito dal docente.
Textbook: Psicologia generale per le professioni medico-sanitarie, a cura di M. Bassi, A. Delle Fave, UTET, 2018. Slides and slides provided by the lecturer. (The chapters to be studied will be communicated during the course).
Psychometrics
Course syllabus
Defining Neuropsychological evaluation
- Use and applications of neuropsychological tests
- The neuropsychological anamnesis
- Requirements for a neuropsychological test (standardisation, reliability, validity)
- Definition of neuropsychological testing
- Quantitative and qualitative evaluation
- Psychometric aspects of the neuropsychological tests (Z points, equivalent scores)
- Variables that affect a neuropsychological assessment
- A categorization of testing tools in the neuropsychological field
- The choice of the test instrument
- Tests to evaluate frontal functioning
- Tests to assess memory functioning
Teaching methods
Lectures supported by powerpoint presentations. The module of social psychology also includes an interactive approach.
Teaching Resources
Materiale in formato power point distribuito nel corso delle lezioni
Power point material supplied during lectures
Social psychology
Course syllabus
introduction to social psychology and its areas of study,
- the formation of social thinking
- attitudes and their formation
- the phenomenon of conformism and social norms, especially in contexts of obedience and prejudice
- group formation and existence with a focus on intra-group and inter-group dynamics.
Teaching methods
Lectures supported by powerpoint presentations. The module of social psychology also includes an interactive approach.
Teaching Resources
Testo di riferimento: Hogg, M., & Vaughan, G. (2012). Psicologia sociale: Teorie e applicazioni. Pearson-Italia, Milano-Torino. (I capitoli obbligatori saranno comunicati a lezione). Slides e Materiale fornito dal docente.
Textbook: Hogg, M., & Vaughan, G. (2012). Psicologia sociale: Teorie e applicazioni. Pearson-Italia, Milano-Torino. (The chapters to be studied will be communicated during the course.) Power point material supplied during lectures.
General psychology
M-PSI/01 - GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY - University credits: 2
Lessons: 20 hours
Psychometrics
M-PSI/03 - PSYCHOMETRICS - University credits: 1
Lessons: 10 hours
Professor: Zago Stefano
Social psychology
M-PSI/05 - SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 10 hours
Professor: Tomasini Emanuele