02207 - General Psychology

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Exercise and Sport Sciences (cod. 8512)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student will comprehensively know the sensory, perceptive, cognitive, emotional and motivational processes and their integration in the mental representations that contribute to the development and organization of the behaviors developed and exhibited by the individual in the continuous process of adaptation and permanence in the environment.

Course contents

Introduction to general psychology - historical background



Perception and action

Basic perceptual processes


Space and action

Attention and consciousness

Memory and learning

Memory systems

Motor learning

Thought and intelligence

Judgment, reasoning and decision making

Human intelligence



The material to be examined will be based on the course slides deposited on the website https://virtuale.unibo.it

For those wishing to integrate with a text (not mandatory):

Girotti, Zorzi (edited by), Manual of General Psychology, Il Mulino.

Teaching methods

Lectures with audio-visual instruments

Assessment methods

The final exam will consist of a multiple choice test on all the topics of the course.

The written test consists of 30 multiple response questions, to be completed in 45 minutes. The score will be so assigned: +1 point for each correct answer, 0 points for each question not answered.

The test will be passed with a score equivalent to half the maximum achievable.

Office hours

See the website of Alessia Tessari


Good health and well-being

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.