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PSYCHOLOGY OF COGNITIVE PROCESSES

CODE 55993
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 8 cfu during the 2nd year of 8751 SCIENZE E TECNICHE PSICOLOGICHE (L-24) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 3nd year of 8455 FILOSOFIA (L-5) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-PSI/01
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    PREREQUISITES
    Prerequisites
    You can take the exam for this unit if you passed the following exam(s):
    • Psychological Sciences and Techniques 8751 (coorte 2020/2021)
    • GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY 55975
    • Psychological Sciences and Techniques 8751 (coorte 2021/2022)
    • GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY 55975
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course is aimed at investigating different theoretical accounts and experimental procedures typically used in the study of cognitive psychology.

     

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Provide a conceptual framework of human mind. Exploring experimental paradigms and different theoretical accounts on cognitive processes. At the end of the course students should be able to: · have a basic understanding on the current literature on cognitive processes; · have a critical understanding of empirical approaches implemented in the study of cognitive processes.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    At the end of the course students should

    · have a general knowledge about the study of cognitive processes;

    · be able to make a critical discussion on principal models and empirical approaches typically used in cognitive psychology.

    PREREQUISITES

    Knowledge of some basic accounts and theories of general psychology.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Lectures, videocast and online lectures (when available). Lecture slides, papers and other additional materials are also provided.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    All the details about the content is provided online (on aulaweb). Below is a list of the principal topics covered during the module. Fundamental accounts on cognitive psychology with a focus on attention, executive functions, language related issues, short term memory, working memory, long term memory, executive functions, intelligence, problems solving, individual and group differences and other topics related to cognitive psychology.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

        a) Slides and additional materials presented online.

        b) Scientific papers provided online.

        c) Eysenck, M. W., & Keane, R (2020). Cognitive Psychology: A Student's Handbook. Psychology Press.

    Reduced program for 6 CFU

        a) Slides and additional materials presented online.

        b) Scientific papers provided online.

        c) Eysenck, M. W., & Keane, R (2020). Cognitive Psychology: A Student's Handbook. Psychology Press. (Chapters 1-11).

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    DAVID GIOFRE' (President)

    GUIDO FRANCO AMORETTI

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    First semester

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Essay type questions (detailed information are provided online).

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    Essays are intended to evaluate core areas underpinning cognitive psychology. The assessment is also intended to assess the critical understanding of issues related to cognitive psychology.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    10/01/2023 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
    24/01/2023 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
    07/02/2023 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
    06/06/2023 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
    20/06/2023 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
    04/07/2023 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
    18/07/2023 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
    14/09/2023 10:00 GENOVA Scritto

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Lectures are delivered in Italian, however, the textbook and the additional materials, including scientific papers and reports, are in English. Students with learning disabilities or other disabilities are kindly requested to contact the lecturer before the exam in order to ensure that the best possible support is provided.