cod. 1005503

Academic year 2023/24
2° year of course - First semester
- Dolores ROLLO
Academic discipline
Psicologia dello sviluppo e psicologia dell'educazione (M-PSI/04)
"psicologia dello sviluppo e dell'educazione"
Type of training activity
42 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
course unit

Integrated course unit module: SOCIAL NEUROSCIENCE

Learning objectives

1. Knowledge and understanding. Students should get a good understanding as well as the main features of the mirror system , the functional properties of mirror mechanisms in monkeys and humans and their relevance to a new model of intersubjectivity . Students must also achieve a good understanding of the theoretical and methodological bases of the psychology of social and emotional development in early childhood.
2 . Applying knowledge and understanding. Students should be able to describe the possible applications of the mirror system to new studies , particularly in the field of rehabilitation and to relate the different theories with recent empirical findings and to identify the possible clinical implications .
3 . Making judgments . Students will develop critical thinking skills and independent judgment in dealing with descriptions of experimental studies on the issues in question .
4 . Communicaonve skills . Students will acquire the ability to communicate in a succinct but complete what they have learned .
5 . Learning skills. Students should be able to discriminate between the techniques , such as use for a specific experimental study or a trial for rehabilitation , and to learn the latest psychological and neuropsychological models of intersubjectivity


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Course unit content

The course will enable students to gain up to date knowledge and critical
- The main models of inter-subjectivity and the relevance of the mechanism of mirror neurons to build a new neuroscientific model of the basic forms of intersubjectivity.
- In some core areas of studies on the social and emotional development: from a wide range of research, both of which neuropsychological evolutionary nature, we will provide the student with knowledge and understanding early social intersubjectivity during the first year of life.

Full programme

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Turati, C. e Valenza, E. (2022). Mente e corpo nello sviluppo. Milano: Carocci editore.
Lavelli, M. (2007). Intersoggettività. Origini e primi sviluppi. Milano: Raffaello Cortina.
Immordino-Yang M.H. (2017). Neuroscienze affettive ed educazione. Milano: Raffaello Cortina.
Rollo, D. (2020). Disturbi dello spettro autistico e intersoggettività. Milano: Franco Angeli.

Teaching methods

Lectures will be held on-site in compliance with safety standards, provided that further instructions on the ongoing health emergency are not implemented. Supporting material will be available on the specific, student-reserved platform (Elly) and will include slide presentations, audio-video aids or video-recording of the lectures.

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam will be oral, with 3/4 questions (1 can be chosen by the
The questions are designed to assess the knowledge and skills acquired,
students’ independent judgment, their ability to communicate and to
apply those skills to reality. The exam has a score of thirty. Students will
pass the exam if they get at least the minimum score (18/30) in at least 2
The evaluation of the exam is carried out according to the following
1) Content skills or how detailed the candidate addresses the topic: up to
10 points
2) Exposing skills, ie how precise is the language used by the candidate
to expose the concepts: up to 10 points
3) Argumentative skills, that is how consistent and logical is the
concatenation of the concepts exposed: up to 10 points.
In the event that the worsening of the current health emergency (Covid-
19) does not make it possible to carry out the exams in presence, the
will take place for everyone at a distance, orally, on Teams.

Other information

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