77947 - Cognitive Psychology

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Moduli: Alessia Tessari (Modulo 1) Alessia Tessari (Modulo 2)
  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures (Modulo 1) Traditional lectures (Modulo 2)
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Wellness and Sport Management (cod. 9214)

Learning outcomes

The course allows to acquire the basic knowledge about the cognitive system functioning . In particular, it will explore the cognitive mechanisms involved in attention, perception, memory and thought, action, recognition of objects and faces, problem solving and decision making.

Course contents

Knowledge on how individuals acquire, store and retrieve information, learn new knowledge, solve problems and make decisions will be provided. In particular we will examine the sensory processing, the perceptual experience, the role of attention in the identification of the environmental stimuli. We will analyze the mechanisms of learning and memory and the processes used to develop the concepts and the categories and the ways in which knowledge is represented and organized. Finally, we will address the issues of emotion and explanatory models.


Slides of the classes. The students can download them from this website: https://iol.unibo.it

Teaching methods

48-hours teaching

Assessment methods

Written exam with 3 open questions on the main topics of the course.


To pass the exam ALL THREE answers must beSUFFICIENT.

Teaching tools

The slides of the course will be uploaded to https://iol.unibo.it

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.