Psychological sciences and techniques First cycle degree

Class: L-24 - Psychology

Duration: 3 years

Branch: Padova

Language: Italian


EU students and non-EU students with residency in Italy: 150

Number of non-EU students resident abroad: 12

of which Chinese ("Marco Polo" Programme): 4


Brief overview of the course

Characteristics and objectives
Students achieving a degree in “Scienze e tecniche psicologiche” have knowledge in the following domains: the foundations of the different areas of psychology; the methods and techniques of both research and intervention in social psychology; the methods and techniques for studying contextual and environmental influences as well as the different forms of intervention within the organizations.
Students acquire knowledge and skills for: creating questionnaires and other instruments aimed at assessing behaviors, attitudes, and behavioral intentions; conducting different types of interviews; communicating in an effective way, especially through computer-mediated procedures. Students are able to apply univariate and multivariate statistical analyses, as well as to draft reports based on the outcomes. They should be able to effectively communicate in a foreign language of the European Union, in addition to Italian, in both the written and oral form, especially in relation to social-psychological issues concerning work and human resources and the intervention within the organizations and the institutions.

Occupational opportunities
Graduates will have access to the world of work as specialists in Psychological sciences and techniques, taking advantage of the following opportunities: jobs in the human resource departments in both the public and private sectors; jobs and collaborations with institutions carrying out research about consumers' behaviors, advertising and opinion polls; employment or collaboration with companies and public and private organizations, and cooperative societies operating in the community for research, counseling, training and organizational development; jobs related to the promotion and development of community intervention programs.
Graduates might also continue their training in psychology through the enrollment in a second cycle degree course, and eventually practice as psychoterapists after a further specialization.

Access modalities
This course prepares optimally for the access to the second cycle degree courses of the School of Psychology at the University of Padua, such as: Applied Cognitive Psychology; Clinical Psychology; Neuroscience and Neuropsychological Rehabilitation; Cognitive Neuroscience and Clinical Neuropsychology (this course is held entirely in English); Psychology of Development and Education; Clinical Developmental Psychology; Social Psychology, Work and Communication Psychology; Clinical-Dynamic Psychology; Community Psychology.
The admission to the second cycle degree courses takes place according to the procedures that are indicated in the specific calls.

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