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PSYCHOLOGY OF LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION

CODE 104824
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 9 cfu during the 2nd year of 8752 SCIENZE DELLA COMUNICAZIONE (L-20) - SAVONA
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 11417 MEDIA, COMUNICAZIONE E SOCIETA' (L-20) - SAVONA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-PSI/01
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • SAVONA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

     

    The course aims to provide the fundamentals of the psychology, an empirical scientific discipline. It will cover not only the main contemporary theories but also the methods by which they were formulated and empirically tested, while highlighting the importance of this line of research for everyday life and society, and for the professional field of the students

     

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course aims to provide an overview of the discipline as an empirical science that seeks to understand human behavior, with particular reference to the processes underlying language and communication. At the end of the course, students will have acquired theoretical and empirical knowledge about the basic processes of human cognition such as learning, memory, language and communication. This allows them the achievement of a correct methodology for the transfer of knowledge in the applied contexts of interest.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify basic concepts and research findings, and give examples of major integrative themes in human communication research:
    • Draw appropriate, thoughtful, and objective conclusions about language behavior and mental processes from empirical evidence.
    • Use acquired knowledge in everyday situations to make their professional activity more effective

    TEACHING METHODS

    Frontal lessons, group work, individual activities  

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    6 CFU

    Naive psychology and scientific psychology; historic background, research and methods; perception; attention; learning; memory; language and communication; thinking and reasoning; motivation; intelligence 

    9 CFU

    Naive psychology and scientific psychology; historic background, research and methods; perception; attention; learning; memory; language and communication; thinking and reasoning; motivation; intelligence

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    6 CFU

    1. Cornoldi, C. & Tagliabue, M. (2013). Incontro con la psicologia. Il Mulino ed.

    2. Legrenzi, P. & Jacomuzzi, A. (2021). Fondamenti di Psicologia generale, Il Mulino ed. 

    3. Additional materials provided by the Lecturer

    9 CFU

    1. Cornoldi, C. & Tagliabue, M. (2013). Incontro con la psicologia. Il Mulino ed.

    2. Legrenzi, P. & Jacomuzzi, A. (2021). Fondamenti di Psicologia generale, Il Mulino ed. 

    3.  Additional materials provided by the Lecturer

    4. Riva, G. (2019). I nativi digitali, Il Mulino ed.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    CATERINA ARTUSO (President)

    DAVID GIOFRE'

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    Lessons start in the Semester 1.

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

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Written test with open questions (brief response) 

    It is mandatory to register for the exam through the AulaWeb student portal.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    Written exam will include open questions on texts and materials introduced during the lessons

    The student will have to show i) to have acquired and learnt the teaching contents; ii) use the appropriate scientific lexicon; iii) critically analyze the acquired contents

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    12/01/2023 14:30 SAVONA Scritto
    26/01/2023 14:30 SAVONA Scritto
    09/02/2023 14:30 SAVONA Scritto
    25/05/2023 14:30 SAVONA Scritto
    08/06/2023 14:30 SAVONA Scritto
    22/06/2023 14:30 SAVONA Scritto
    06/07/2023 14:30 SAVONA Scritto
    14/09/2023 14:30 SAVONA Scritto

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Students possessing a “DSA certification”, having disability or other special educational needs are advised to contact the teacher at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching and examination methods which, in accordance with the teaching objectives, take into account individual learning methods.

    Students are referred to the Aulaweb platform for any updates that may become necessary during the course of the academic year (both with regard to the methods of delivery and examination).

    International students are invited to contact the Lecturer for an alternative course program in English