85060 - General Psycology

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Docente: Andrea Pavan
  • Credits: 6
  • SSD: M-PSI/01
  • Language: Italian
  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Rimini
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Exercise and Sport Sciences (cod. 8766)

Learning outcomes

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

Course contents

- Introduction to General Psychology: History and its importance in Sport Sciences.
- Methods of Experimental Psychology
- Sensation and Perception
- Object Recognition
- Space, Action and Body
- Attentive processes
- Emotions
- Memory systems


- Slides of the lectrures.

- Girotto V., & Zorzi M. (edited by), Manuale di Psicologia Generale, Il Mulino.

- Anolli, L., & Legrenzi, P. Psicologia Generale (new edition), Il Mulino.

It should be noted that manuals are not mandatory. They can be purchased or consulted for further information and details.

-Research articles

Teaching methods

This is a 6 CFU module corresponding to 48 hours. 

Assessment methods

The exam will be an essay. In the last lecture, the lecturer will provide three topics. The students can choose and develop ONE of the topics. Students must submit the essay by the deadline. The essay must be in MS Office Word (.doc or .docx) and maximum of 3 pages (A4, line spacing 1.15, font Calibri, size 12). The students must critically review and discuss the material presented during the module, possibly integrating with scientific research articles and the textbooks suggested. Please, DO NOT copy and paste from the internet, Google, or textbooks. The lecturer can check for plagiarism and will be able to verify the degree of match with online material and textbooks. In the essay all citations (if any) must be enclosed in quotation marks (“…”) and report the author, title of the text and page number.

The essay must be submitted:

- within the 28th of February for the winter session

- within the 31st of July for the summer session

- within the 30th of September for the fall session

The grades will be made available online. Students will get an email when the grades are available.


Teaching tools

- Slides

- Textbooks

- Articles

Office hours

See the website of Andrea Pavan


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