The course will allow students to acquire updated and critical notions of:
-the origin of the notion of empathy
-the role of empathy in interpersonal relations;
-the psycho-neurobiological bases of empathy;
The relationship between autism and empathy.
Basic knowledge on the psychological bases of interpersonal relations.
Course contents summary
The course will address the topic of empathy and ita psycho-neurobiological bases in relation to the autistic spectrum disorder.
-Interpersonal relations and their theories;
-History of the notion of empathy;
-Psycho-neurobiological baes of empathy;
The Autistic Spectrum Disorder;
-Relation between empathy and Autism.
Slides made available to students
Frontal lectures with audio-visual material.
Assessment methods and criteria
At the end of the course there will be a short written examination determining a final judgment of idoneity.