PSYCHOLOGY AND GENERAL PEDAGOGY
Learning outcomes of the course unit
AIM OF THIS COURSE IS TI GIVE STUDENTS A BASIC PREPARATION ON MAIN METHODS OF PSYCHOLOGY AND ON MAIN COGNITIVE PROCESSES UNDERLYING HUMAN BEHAVIOUR.
Provide students with the knowledge to assist subjects affected by psychomotor disorders and subjects with eating disorders and anxiety disorders.
Understand the educational iussues in the professional behaviour
Know roles and competences in working group
Information retrieval for case analysis
Discuss opinions about job with colleagues
Course contents summary
SCIENTIFIC AND COMMON SENSE PSYCHOLOGY -ORIGINS AND METHODS OF THE PSYCHOLOGY - THRESHOLDS AND PSYCHOPHYSICS - PERCEPTUAL ORGANIZATION - PERCEPTION OF SPACE AND MOVEMENT- SELECTIVE AND SPATIAL ATTENTION - AUTOMATIC AND VOLUNTARY PROCESSES - LEARNING PARADIGMS -CLASSICAL AND OPERANT CONDITIONING - SHORT-TERM AND LONG-TERM MEMORY - MOTIVATION - PRIMARY AND SECONDARY MOTIVATIONS - THEORIES ON MOTIVATION - EXPRESSION OF EMOTIONS - PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EMOTIONS - THEORIES ON EMOTIONS
The followin topics should be presented and discussed during the lessons:
Impairment of psychomotor development: mental retardation, attention deficit /hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, separation anxiety disorder;
eating disorders: anerexia and bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder;
anxiety disorders: panic disorder, phobic disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Understand the educational iusses in the professional behaviour
Know roles and competences in working groups
Pedagogy and human sciences
Movement and learning
Sports and education
Communication as tool and challange for education
L. ANOLLI, P. LEGRENZI, PSICOLOGIA GENERALE, IL MULINO, BOLOGNA, 2001
P. LEGRENZI, MANUALE DI PSICOLOGIA GENERALE, IL MULINO, BOLOGNA, 1994, ONLY THE CHAPTER BY C. UMILTA' 'ATTENZIONE E COSCIENZA'
At the end of the course, all the material used during the lessons and the material regarding the topics presented in the course should be available to the students
Reading available asking for the Professor