69990 - Laboratories II. (F)

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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 Quality education Gender equality

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

M-PSI/03: By the end of the laboratory course, the student will master psychological testing administration procedures; will be familiar with data analyses and their use. 

M-PSI/08: By the end of the laboratory course the student will be able to discriminate between different psychotherapeutic techniques referring to the CBT approach; be able to understand the proper application of the single technique according to individuals' needs and symptoms.

Course contents

M-PSI/03 (Psychometrics Module)

Multivariate inferential statistical analysis techniques: evaluation of experimental hypotheses and the type of variables available for data analysis, choice of the appropriate statistical test, statistical analysis on SPSS, interpretation of the results obtained.

Main statistical models treated in class: descriptive analysis; exploratory factorial analysis; General Linear Model: ANOVA (one-way, multi-way, multivariate, for repeated measurements, mixed model); ANCOVA; Regression analysis (simple linear, multiple); Nonparametric tests: Chi square test.

The Psychometrics module will take place in the first semester (October-January).


M-PSI/08 (Clinical Psychology Module)

Conceptual bases and practical applications of supportive therapy, psycho-education and psychological rehabilitation.

Explanation of the differences between the different types of psychological interventions and basic information about psychotherapy models.

The Clinical Psychology module will take place during the first semester (October 2021 - January 2022, with calendar to be defined)


M-PSI/03 (Psychometrics Module)

Gremigni P. & Casu G (2019) Psicometria e testistica in Psicologia clinica. E-Book/PDF, available online: http://www.lulu.com/shop/paola-gremigni-and-giulia-casu/psicometria-e-testistica-in-psicologia-clinica/ebook/product-22395057.html


M-PSI/08 (Clinical Psychology Module)

  • Ciuffoli F. "Problem solving con creatività." Franco Angeli
  • Spagnulo P. "Problem solving. L'arte di trovare soluzioni" Ecomind
  • Barbieri L., Boggian I., Lamonaca D. "Problem Solving nella riabilitazione psichiatrica" Erickson
  • Di Nuovo S., Giovannini D., Loiero S. "Risolvere i problemi. Strategie cognitive e competenze relazionali" Utet
  • Pennati A. "Risolvere problemi, dentro e fuori dalle organizzazioni. Una guida al problem solving metodologico" Franco Angeli
  • Anchisi R., Gambotto Dessy M. "Non solo comunicare. Teoria e pratica del comportamento assertivo" Edizioni Libreria Cortina Torino
  • Rockland L.H. "La terapia di sostegno. Un approccio psicodinamico" Astrolabio Ubaldini

Teaching methods

M-PSI/03 (Psychometrics Module)

The lessons will be organized in practical exercises in the computer room with the SPSS statistical package; the exercises will be individual or in small groups.


M-PSI/08 (Clinical Psychology Module)

Theoretical contents will be supported and integrated with group works, presentation and discussion of clinical cases, videos, and role-playings.


As concerns the teaching methods of this course unit, all students must attend Module 1, 2 [https://www.unibo.it/en/services-and-opportunities/health-and-assistance/health-and-safety/online-course-on-health-and-safety-in-study-and-internship-areas] on Health and Safety online.

Assessment methods

The Lab will be passed by verifying the attendance of ALL lessons and classes. The attendance will be registered by personal signature. Only those participants who actively attended all classes will be admitted to the final exam.


M-PSI/03 (Psychometrics Module)

The skills acquired will be verified through a practical exercise, which will take place in the computer room, using the SPSS statistical package and data provided by the teacher.


M-PSI/08 (Clinical Psychology Module)

At the end of the Clinical Psychology Module, the students will attend a written exam, in which a clinical case will be presented and the students’ ability to formulate a specific intervention, according to the approaches presented during the Laboratory, will be evaluated.

Teaching tools

M-PSI/03 (Psychometrics Module)

For the practical application of the topics addressed in the laboratory, the teacher will provide teaching materials. Lessons will take place in the computer room, students will have access to the computers in the computer room where the SPSS statistical package is installed; the lecturer will use the video projector and the laboratory PC to illustrate the statistical analyses being studied.


M-PSI/08 (Clinical Psychology Module)

PowerPoint, handouts, videos.

Office hours

See the website of Sara Gostoli

See the website of Giulia Casu