02207 - General Psychology

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

Good health and well-being

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

Students will have specific knowledge of main cognitive functions (i.e. attention, memory, learning, thinking, language) and emotional processes involved in human information processing and behavior.

Course contents

I) Perception

Constructive perception

II) Attention, Consciousness and Sleep

Selective attention and sustained attention.

Wake-sleep cycle and circadian rythms.

III) Learning

Classical Conditioning

Operant Conditioning

IV) Memory

Memory systems and Processes.

The organization of information in memory.

Forgetting and Memory deficits.

V) Emotion and Motivation

Theories of Emotion.

Relationship between emotion and motivational systems


Legrenzi P & Jacomuzzi A (a cura di) (2014) Fondamenti di psicologia generale. Bologna: il Mulino

Teaching methods


Assessment methods

Exam with multiple choice questions, only one answer is correct. There will be 31 questions with 30 minutes available to complete the quiz. For each correct answer the point will be +1 and 0 for no answer/ wrong answer. The exam is passed if the cumulative score is above 18/30; the maximum score for the exam will be 30 e lode. After the grades are communicated to the students, students can refuse the grade within 3 days with an email sent to monica.martoni@unibo.it.

Teaching tools

The handouts of lectures slides will be provided by the teacher on the IOL platform (https://iol.unibo.it/)

Office hours

See the website of Monica Martoni