The course aims to provide students with the basic notions of general psychology, introduce the neurocognitive approach to the study of the mind, as well as their applications in specific areas, with an interdisciplinary approach to neuroscience, social sciences and philosophical research, also for valid for training and updating teaching activities
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge and understanding:
- To know the fundamental elements of psychological concepts and their historical evolution; - To develop knowledge and skills about research methodologies in psychology and how to use them in the field of cognitive studies; - To understand how the study of human mind evolved from an interdisciplinary point of view and develop critical awareness about the use of the concepts and methods of psychology for the understanding of human deeds and the relative ability to produce artifacts, texts and social networks.
Ability to apply knowledge and understanding:
- To use the knowledge of psychology to the treatment of scientific and philosophical problems; - To interpret the theoretical models and the empirical studies in the psychological field, putting them in relationship with their contexts; - To deal with concepts of different interdisciplinary nature; - To exploit the cognitive psychology and the research methods to support the processes of learning, teaching, understanding of texts, and the cognitive and emotional processes underlying social dynamics.
Lesson period: First semester
(In case of multiple editions, please check the period, as it may vary)