Psychology and Cognitive Sciences

The fields and research area characterizing the Psychology and Cognitive Science curriculum are the following:

  • Working memory. Skills of critical thinking. Body expressions, gestures and language. Implicit aspects in the expression of attitudes and in clinical manifestations. Perceptive and attentive foundations of abstract symbols and concepts. Cognitive ergonomics. Non-technical skills and high-fidelity simulation. Human-machine interaction and interaction design. Experimental pragmatic. Neuropsychology of language. Aging. Psychology of tourism. Statistical learning. Acquisition and evolution of language. Psycholinguistics.

  • Language and executive functions in typical and atypical development. School inclusion of pupils with developmental disorders. Neo-Piagetian models of cognitive development. Understanding and learning of mathematics. Cognitive processes in child drawing.

  • Dehumanization and objectification in interpersonal and intergroup relationships. Prejudice, its different forms and reduction strategies. Quality of working life and psychosocial risks. Leadership. Professional development and training.

  • Psychopathological disorders/symptoms and emotional regulation in middle childhood, adolescents and adults. Attachment theory: research, clinical applications assessment methods and attachment-based treatments. Adoption. High risk adolescents. Mentalization in clinical and non-clinical groups. Risk factors and protection in couples and families.

Last update 13 August 2021