cod. 1008030

Academic year 2019/20
1° year of course - Second semester
- Martina ARDIZZI - Vera FERRARI
Academic discipline
Psicologia generale (M-PSI/01)
Psicologico, pedagogico e sociologico
Type of training activity
70 hours
of face-to-face activities
10 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Integrated course unit module: APPLIED PSICOBIOLOGY

Learning objectives

Students should acquire the knowledge of basic concepts and methods of scientific psychology, the knowledge of the functional mechanisms of main psychological processes underlying human behaviour and their neural bases.
Moreover students should acquire the capacity to apply the knowledge in specific sports contexts. They should acquire the capacity of deepening and updating the arguments.



Course unit content

The body-brain relationship. Scientific methods to study cognition and behavior. From sensation to perception. Space and movement perception. Selective and spatial attention. Learning and memory. Emotion and motivation.
Cortical organization of motor activity. Role of movement in perception and cognition. Motor cognition and its disorders. Relationship between motor system, autonomic nervous system, emotions and their regulation. The identification and regulation of motivation. Sport and play. Self-efficacy training and the relationship with sports performance. The decision making. How to train it. Interpersonal and group dynamics.

Full programme

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Introduzione alla psicologia generale. A cura di Miranda Occhionero, Carrocci Editore, 2019

Material supplied by the teachers.

Teaching methods


Assessment methods and criteria

A written exam will be used to determine if students have met the goals of this course. The knowledge of the general principles of the mental functions will be tested. The capacity of students to make connections among these principles and sports behaviour will be tested as well.

Other information

Attending class is highly recommended