Second cycle degree in

Applied cognitive psychology (2020/2021)

Class: LM-51 - Psychology

Class LM-51 - Psychology
Duration 2 years
Branch Padova
Language Italian
Tuition fees and scholarships
President of the Course of Study BARBARA CARRETTI
Access Restricted
Reference structures Department of general psychology, Scuola di psicologia

The course explores the aspects of "cold cognition" such as memory, attention, and language, with the integration of "hot cognition" which is the relationship between cognitive processes such as emotions, motivation, decision making, communication and how they apply to situations of everyday life. Students will learn how to reflection on the ways in which knowledge of cognitive psychology supports the development of assessment tools, intervention, and cognitive enhancement throughout life. The application of cognitive psychology is addressed by analysing the cognitive mechanisms involved in non-psychological professional fields. Students can work in areas such as ergonomics, learning psychology, as well as health and aging where cognitive psychology is central and in other areas where its contribution is documented such as law (with forensic psychology), economics (with decision psychology), and the study of the environment (with environmental psychology).

  Deepening

Characteristics and objectives
The course of Applied Cognitive Psychology develops along two parallel lines.
On the one hand, it goes into more depth on classic topics of cognitive psychology, focusing on aspects relating to what is called 'cold cognition', such as memory, learning, thinking, reasoning, language, attention, etc., and also on its extension to 'hot cognition', i.e. the relationship between cognitive processes and emotions, motivation, decision-making, and communication.
On the other hand, the course offers insight on how this knowledge is applied to situations of everyday life. The course promotes reflection on how our knowledge of cognitive psychology can support the development of assessment tools, intervention and training to enhance cognition throughout the human lifespan, in children and in adults young and old. The applications of cognitive psychology are also addressed by analyzing the cognitive mechanisms involved in non-psychological fields (e.g. economy, law, arts, architecture, and sport). This is the case of its application to forensics and to decision-making in areas such as economics, in which concepts of cognitive psychology are routinely used. It is also applicable to the case of music, and how music can modulate cognitive performance (e.g. musical training).
In short, the course prepares students to meet the basic demands that the academic, clinical and occupational worlds may pose for a cognitive psychologist. The course also provides the methodological and theoretical knowledge needed to follow any post-graduate curricula.

Occupational opportunities
Employment opportunities emerge in all areas where a psychologist with a solid background in cognitive psychology can be useful: this includes areas where the psychologist may have a core role, such as ergonomics, learning psychology, psychology of health, environmental psychology, and the psychology of aging; or it may involve professional settings in which the contribution of cognitive psychology has been widely documented, such as law (with the contribution of forensic psychology), economics (with the contribution of decision psychology), the study of the environment and space (with the contribution of environmental psychology), and the arts and literature.

  Teaching list

I Anno INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEMS PSYCHOLOGY OF STRATEGIC LEARNING AND MOTIVATION LEARNING DISABILITIES [ BARBARA CARRETTI ] PSYCHOLOGY OF MUSIC [ MASSIMO GRASSI ] PSYCHOLOGY OF MOTIVATION AND EMOTION [ ANGELICA MOE' ] HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION [ LUCIANO GAMBERINI ] PSYCHIATRY [ MARCO SOLMI ] STATISTICAL METHODS FOR CLINICAL RESEARCH [ GIOVANNA CAPIZZI ] SPORT AND HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY [ MARTA GHISI ] COUNSELING AND COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY [ CATERINA NOVARA ] COGNITIVE ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS [ BARBARA CARRETTI ] MECHANISMS OF CONSCIOUSNESS AND ERROR MONITORING [ ROBERTO DELL'ACQUA ] BILINGUALISM AND COGNITION [ FRANCESCA PERESSOTTI ] PSYCHOLOGY, AESTHETICS AND ART [ MARCO BERTAMINI ] PSYCHOLOGY OF ECONOMIC DECISIONS [ ENRICO RUBALTELLI ] PSYCHOLOGY OF ATTENTION [ FRANCA STABLUM ] TRAFFIC PSYCHOLOGY ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY [ FRANCESCA PAZZAGLIA ] PSYCHOLOGY OF AGING [ ERIKA BORELLA ] COGNITIVE NEUROPSYCHOLOGY [ PATRIZIA BISIACCHI ] ANIMAL COGNITION [ LUCIA REGOLIN ] RESEARCH DESIGN AND DATA ANALYSIS IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY [ GIULIO VIDOTTO ] MULTIVARIATE STATISTICS [ MICHELE VICOVARO ] FINAL EXAM II Anno HOW TO STUDY COGNITION AND ACTION IN PLANTS [ UMBERTO CASTIELLO ] HAZARD PERCEPTION AND ROAD SAFETY AN INTRODUCTION TO EUROPEAN FUNDING SYSTEM PRACTICES OF INTERACTION DESIGN [ LUCIANO GAMBERINI ] PLANNING COGNITIVE TRAINING FOR THE EDUCATIONAL CONTEXT AND FOR OLDER ADULTS [ ERIKA BORELLA ] RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL ETICHS IN PSYCHOLOGY [ FRANCA STABLUM ] SOFT SKILLS FOR THE PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE [ ANGELO BOCCATO ] WORK PLACEMENT AND WORKSHOP [ ANDREA FACOETTI ] ANALYSIS OF INTERACTIONS AND MEDIATED COMMUNICATION [ ANNA SPAGNOLLI ] FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY