78856 - General Psychology

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  • Teacher Monica Martoni

  • Credits 4

  • SSD M-PSI/01

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Health Professions of Prevention Sciences (cod. 8878)

  • Teaching resources on Virtuale

  • Course Timetable from Nov 02, 2021 to Jan 18, 2022


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

Good health and well-being Quality education

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The student will acquire knowledge about cognitive processes (attention, memory, learning, reasoning and problem solving) relevant in decision making, in risk perception of in the executive activities of complex ergonomic performances. He also learn about the processes of activation and control of the emotional and motivational components of behavior, psychological and physiological reactions to stress and stress management through coping strategies. The student knows the functions and interdependence of verbal and non-verbal communication, the salient features of effective communication and persuasive communication. The student understands the cognitive, emotional and behavioral components of attitudes. The student understands group dynamics: communication networks, leadership styles, group norms, conformism; the formation of the group "mentality".

Course contents

  • Thinking and reasoning
  • Problem solving
  • Decision Making
  • Emotion
  • Attention

  • Health behaviors
  • Stress and coping
  • Health promotion perspective (lifestyle risk behaviours and adherence to self-protective behaviors)


Nicoletti R, Rumiati R & Lotto L (2017) Psicologia. Processi cognitivi, teoria e applicazioni. Il Mulino.

Ricci Bitti PE & Gremigni P (a cura di) (2013). Psicologia della salute. Carocci Editore.

Rumiati R (2020) Saper decidere. Intuizioni, ragione e impulsività. Il Mulino.

Teaching methods

Frontal lecture and discussions among students.

Assessment methods

Written test (45 minutes): multiple choice questions and open questions

Teaching tools

Slides and bibliography

Office hours

See the website of Monica Martoni