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 2022/2023

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


Biological basis of emotion. Theory of emotion. Subcomponents of emotional respons. Emotional expression and health. Primary and secondary motivation and motivation at work.


Stressors: definition and characteristics. The stress response; physiological and psychological reactions to stress; coping strategies. The cost of caring (compassion fatigue, compassion satisfaction and burnout)


Slides and articles

Teaching methods

Lectures and illustration of psychological testing materials.

Assessment methods

Exam with multiple choice questions. Only one answer is correct. There will be 11 questions with 15 minutes available to complete the quiz.  For each correct answer the point will be +3 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

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