SLEEP AND WEEL-BEING
cod. 1010714

Academic year 2022/23
1° year of course - First semester
Professor
FRANCESCHINI Christian
Academic discipline
Psicologia clinica (M-PSI/08)
Field
A scelta dello studente
Type of training activity
Student's choice
14 hours
of face-to-face activities
2 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
in ITALIAN

Learning objectives

The course intends to offer a synthetic and adjourned panorama of the actual knowledge in the field of chronobiology and chronopsychology. In a chronopsychology perspectives it will be examined the meaning of the wake/sleep alternation within the 24 hours.

Fundamental concepts will be introduced for being able to correctly appraise disorders tied up to alterations of the sleep/wake cycle.

Prerequisites

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Course unit content

Introductory notes - Theories related to the functions of sleep. Review on the beliefs and theories around the nature and the meaning of the dreaming.

Methods of search - Techniques of study of the sleep. Techniques of study of the dream.

Physiological aspects - The sleep onset process. The awakening process. Two types of sleep: NREM and REM. Need of sleep.

Chronobiology - Classification of the rhythms: infradian, circadian, ultradian. Chronobiological model of sleep regulation.


Clinical aspects - Classification of the sleep disorder. Chronobiological aspects in clinical psychology.

Applied Chronopsychology - Protocols of chronopsychological intervention in physical exercise.

Full programme

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Bibliography

material provided by the teacher

Teaching methods

Traditional didactics.

Assessment methods and criteria

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Other information

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