90324 - General Psychology Workshop (L-Z a)

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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 2023/2024

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, students are expected to:
-Identify basic concepts and research findings, and give examples of psychology's integrative themes.
-Draw appropriate, logical, and objective conclusions about behavior and mental processes from empirical evidence.
-Design, conduct, or evaluate basic psychological research.
-Describe ethical principles that guide psychologists and physicians in research and therapy.

Course contents

1. Behavioral, subjective and physiological measures in experimental psychology. Psycho-physiological detection methods, peripheral and central indices.

2. States of consciousness: arousal, circadian rhythms and sleep-wake cycle. The different stages of sleep and sleep functions. Sleep disorders.

3. The emotional brain: the survival circuits and the brain bases of emotional awareness. The intra- and inter-subjective functions of emotions.

4. Health communication and therapeutic adherence: the modulation role of individual, social and relational factors in health education and doctor-patient relationship: psychological aspects in a. antibiotic consumption; b. palliative medicine.


Turatto M. (Ed.). PSICOLOGIA GENERALE. Mondadori, 2018.

Teaching methods

Lectures and individual/group exercises.

Assessment methods

The General Psychology Workshop provides a qualification, necessary for the verbalization of General Psychology (Integrated Course).

To obtain the qualification, students must participate in the practical exercises proposed in the classroom by the teacher. The days on which the exercises will be held will be communicated at the beginning of the course and then reported on virtual.

In the event that they are unable to participate in the exercises, the students, to obtain eligibility, will have to send the teacher a critical essay commenting on one of the articles that will be communicated during the lessons and which will have the course topics by subject.
In particular, a brief summary of the research covered by the article, the strengths and limitations of the methodology used, and the application/welfare implications of the results must be produced.
Examples of comments and formats to use will be provided during the lessons.

Teaching tools

Slides and softwares to illustrate the experimental tasks, exercises in psychological testing.
The handouts of lectures slides will be provided by the teacher on VIRTUALE (Virtual Learning Environment).

Office hours

See the website of Michela Mazzetti