Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

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Curriculum

First year

  • Fundamentals of neurobiology and genetics - 8 ECTS
  • Research methods in psychology - 4 ECTS
  • Pedagogy or Sociology - 8 ECTS
  • Psychodynamics - 8 ECTS
  • Experimental psychology - 8 ECTS
  • Social psychology - 8 ECTS
  • Contemporary philosophical issues or Philosophy of psychology - 8 ECTS
  • Foreign language* - 5 ECTS
  • IT skills - 3 ECTS
  • In-depth cooperative learning activities - 2 ECTS

  

* students will select one of the following options:

  • Business English
  • French, German, Spanish (beginner level – not available for mother tongue speakers)
  • French 2, German 2, Spanish 2 (advanced level – not available for mother tongue speakers)
  • Italian for foreigners

Second year

  • Advanced research methods in psychology - 6 ECTS 
  • Developmental psychology - 8 ECTS
  • Group processes and intervention - 8 ECTS
  • In-depth cooperative learning activities - 2 ECTS
  • Interviews and survey design for applied psychological research - 8 ECTS
  • Neuropsychology and cognitive processes - 8 ECTS
  • Personality psychology - 4 ECTS
  • Statistics for psychology - 8 ECTS
  • Work and organizational psychology - 8 ECTS

Third year

  • Clinical assessment and intervention - 8 ECTS/CFU
  • Clinical psychology - 8 ECTS/CFU
  • Guided practical experiences - 6 ECTS/CFU
  • Psychological testing: theory and practice - 8 ECTS/CF
  • Two elective courses among the following - 8+8 ECTS/CFU
    • Cognitive enhancement
    • Consumer health psychology
    • Family psychology
    • Infant and child psychology and intervention
    • Psychology of adolescence
    • Psychology of communication
    • Psychology of conflict management
    • Psychology of interpersonal and social relationships
  • Elective course - 8 ECTS/CFU
  • Final dissertation - 4 ECTS/CFU