Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics

Behavioural Sciences and Scientific Methodology - PSICOLOGIA GENERALE

Course code
4S02633
Name of lecturer
Massimo Girelli
Number of ECTS credits allocated
2
Academic sector
M-PSI/01 - GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
1° SEMESTRE dal Oct 3, 2016 al Dec 22, 2016.

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Lesson timetable

1° SEMESTRE

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Learning outcomes

Neurobiological and neurophysiological correlates of human cognitive functions.
Neurospychological evidence of cognitive function deficits as a result of focal cerebral lesions.

Syllabus

Introduction

Introduction to Cognitive Psychology and Behaviorism
Psychology as a Biological Science, scientific approach to cognitive operation research
Behaviorism
Psychology Methods: Reaction Times, Subtraction Method, EEG, Evoked Potentials, Functional Magnetic Resonance, Imaging
Consciousness states: Coma, Sleep
Sleep: Sleep Types and EEG recording. REM sleep

Conditioning and Learning

Learning as an adaptation process
Orienting Response as basic Learning
Reflex, Abituation and Habit
Classic Conditioning (Pavlov)
Variables involved in classic conditioning
Extinction
Operating Conditioning
Puzzle Box (Thorndike)
Law of Effect
Reinforcement
Skinner’s Cage
Relative reinforcement: ratio and interval, fixed and variable
Avoidance and escape learning
Reinforcement and Punishment
Latent Learning
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Systematic Densensitization (graduated exposure therapy)
Counterconditioning (Stimulus Substitution)
Avversive Conditioning
Observational Learning - Bandura

Memory

Sensory Memory
Working Memory
Long Term Memory
Encoding
Storage
Recall
Interference
Priority and Recency Effects
Processing
Organization
Visualization
Representation
Context
Explicit Memory
Implicit Memory
Sleep effects on Memory
Retrograde and Anterograde Amnesia
Brain areas involved in memory
HM case
Korsakoff Amnesia
Episodic Amnesia
Electroconvulsive therapy and amnesia
Shock Memory
High Capacity Memory
Abused Children Testimony
Emotional Memory


Motivation-Emotions

- Motivations, Hedonism
- Needs, Drives, Incentives, Expectation, Goals
- Maslow Theory, Autorealization, Self Realization
- Intrisic and Ectrinsic Motivations
- Motivation to Success, Self Efficacy
- Adaptative Emotions
- Physiological, Behavioral and Cognitive correlates
- Limbic System
- Facial Expressions
- Emispheric specialization for emotions recognition
- Affective prosody and emispheric specialization
- Emotions and Amigdala
- Kluver-Bucy syndrome
- Emotions and Cognitive Functions: Memory, Decision Making, Attention
- Sense of humor
- Emotions and Interpersonal Relationships: Guilt Trip, and Embarrassment
- Emotion Theories: James-Lange (spinal cord lesions), Cannon-Bard, Schacter-Singer, Facial Feedback

Intelligence

Unitary function or many functions
Intelligence measurement: Intelligence Test
Intelligence Quotient
Factorial Intelligence Theories
Metacomponents and Executive Functions
Hereditariness and environment
Variables of Intelligence

Frontal Syndrome

Frontal Syndrome
Perseveration and Imitation
Phineas Gage case
Frontal syndrome and emotional reactions
Pesudodepression and pseudopsychopathy
Sexual behavior and olfactory perception

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Cacciari Papagno Psicologia Generale e Neuroscienze Cognitive (Edizione 1) Il Mulino 2006 88-15-11057-7

Assessment methods and criteria

multiple choice test: 15 questions with 3 response options each

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017






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