76043 - 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

After completing this course the student knowst he principles of human behavior organization and the main psychological functions (perception, emotion, motivation, memory, learning, thinking, language); he/she understandsthe link between biological structures andbehavioral functions.

Course contents

I) Learning

Classical Conditioning

Operant Conditioning

II) Memory

Memory systems and Processes

The organization of information in memory

Forgetting and Memory deficits

III) Emotion and Motivation


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

Teaching methods

Lectures and illustration of psychological testing materials.

Assessment methods

Exam with multiple choice questions. Only one answer is correct. There will be 16 questions with 20 minutes available to complete the quiz.  For each correct answer the point will be +2 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.

The result of this module will be averaged with the results of the other modules for the final score of the CI. 

Teaching tools

Powerpoint slides


Office hours

See the website of Monica Martoni