General Psychology

A.Y. 2021/2022
5
Max ECTS
50
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 knowledge of the ways in which the individual's behavior and his psychological processes are structured and modified according to events, individual experiences and social interactions. He will also have acquired methodological and psychometric knowledge of the various neuropsychological tests in the neurological and psychiatric fields, with particular reference to the correct interpretation of the data obtained with the various tests.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

More specific information on the delivery modes of training activities for academic year 2021/22 will be provided over the coming months, based on the evolution of the public health situation.
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.
Psicologia generale
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
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).
Psicometria
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
Power point material supplied during lectures
Psicologia sociale
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
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.
Psicologia generale
M-PSI/01 - GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 30 hours
Psicologia sociale
M-PSI/05 - SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 10 hours
Professor: Tomasini Emanuele
Psicometria
M-PSI/03 - PSYCHOMETRICS - University credits: 1
Lessons: 10 hours
Professor: Zago Stefano