Studying at the University of Verona

Here you can find information on the organisational aspects of the Programme, lecture timetables, learning activities and useful contact details for your time at the University, from enrolment to graduation.

A.A. 2021/2022

Academic calendar

The academic calendar shows the deadlines and scheduled events that are relevant to students, teaching and technical-administrative staff of the University. Public holidays and University closures are also indicated. The academic year normally begins on 1 October each year and ends on 30 September of the following year.

Academic calendar

Course calendar

The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..

Definition of lesson periods
Period From To
Sem. 1A Sep 27, 2021 Nov 6, 2021
Sem. 1B Nov 15, 2021 Jan 12, 2022
Sem. 2A Feb 14, 2022 Mar 26, 2022
Sem. 2B Apr 4, 2022 Jun 4, 2022
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione Invernale Jan 10, 2022 Feb 12, 2022
Sessione estiva Jun 6, 2022 Jul 23, 2022
Sessione autunnale Aug 29, 2022 Sep 24, 2022

Exam calendar

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Exam calendar

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Academic staff


Badino Massimiliano +39 045 802 8459

Brondino Margherita +39 045 802 8549

Burro Roberto +39 045 802 8911

Callegaro Carlo

Caputo Beniamino 333 526 8254

Ceschi Andrea +39 045 802 8137

Fiorini Paolo 045 802 7963

Meneghini Anna Maria +39 045 802 8602

Messetti Giuseppina 045 8028780

Milana Marcella +39 0458028466

Moro Valentina +39 045 802 8370

Pasini Margherita +39 045 802 8558

Perini Marco 39 045 802 8655

Raccanello Daniela 045 8028157

Sartori Riccardo +39 045 802 8140

Trifiletti Elena 045 8028428

Study Plan

The Study Plan includes all modules, teaching and learning activities that each student will need to undertake during their time at the University. Please select your Study Plan based on your enrolment year.

Final exam

2° Year

Final exam
Modules Credits TAF SSD
Between the years: 1°- 2°

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Teaching code



Roberto Burro



Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)





Sem. 2A dal Feb 14, 2022 al Mar 26, 2022.

Learning outcomes

This course will cover the main contemporary theories of human thinking and reasoning, including perceptual processes, logical and analogical reasoning, and probabilistic reasoning. In addition, it will cover classic research on problem solving and decision making, the mental model theory, as well as heuristics and biases in judgement. By the end of the course students will be able to: - understand the historical framework, in which theories and experimental researches concerning psychology of thinking and reasoning has been developed, also developing a deep comprehension of the psychological constructs in the field, - develop knowledge and comprehension of the terms relating to Decision Making and Problem Solving.


- Automatic mind vs serial mind
- System 1 vs System 2
- Interactions between system 1 and system 2
- Interactions: seeing vs knowing
- Interactions: the search for a compromise
- Cognitive effort and mental laziness
- Cognitive effort and mydriasis

- More on cognitive effort
- Optimal cognitive effort
- Cognitive effort and self-control
- The depletion of the self
- Depletion of the ego and blood glucose
- The lazy system 2
- Relationship between intelligence, control and rationality
- The associative mechanism (of system 1)
- The priming effect
- The ideomotor priming effect
- The reversed ideomotor priming effect

- Priming and stimuli
- The Lady Macbeth effect
- Cognitive fluency
- Cognitive fluidity, memory illusions and déjà vu
- Illusions of truth
- How to be persuasive
- Tension and cognitive effort
- The pleasure of cognitive fluency
- The exposure effect
- Creativity, fluency, mood and intuition
- Surprise and normality
- Communication and normality
- Causality and intention

- Jump to intuitive conclusions and mistakes
- Jump to conclusions, context and recency
- Belief bias
- Confirmation bias
- Bias "halo effect"
- WYSIATI: What You See Is All There Is
- WYSIATI and judgment and choice bias
- How are judgments formed?
- Basic evaluations (series and prototypes)
- Intensity matching
- The "mental smack"
- Heuristic substitution of questions
- 3D heuristics
- Heuristics of mood and happiness
- Heuristics of affection

- The difficult relationship between the mind and statistics
- Variability
- The law of small numbers
- The bias of certainty with respect to doubt
- Cause and case
- Cause, case and cognitive illusions
- Anchoring effect
- Anchoring effect as adjustment and as priming
- The anchor index
- Reasonableness / randomness of the anchor
- Anchoring and arbitrary rationing
- Anchoring and threats
- Estimate the frequency of a category
- Availability heuristics

- Availability heuristics, emotion and risk
- Audience vs experts
- Cascade of availability
- The risk assessment
- The evaluation of probability
- A priori probability and heuristics of representativeness
- The ambiguities of the heuristic of representativeness
- Representativeness heuristics and system 2
- Disciplining intuition to Bayesian logic
- Heuristics vs logic: less is more
- Fallacy of the conjunction
- Persuasive vs probable
- Single evaluation vs joint evaluation
- Probability, money and joint evaluation
- Probability vs frequency

- The causes beat the statistics
- Random stereotypes
- Statistical and random a priori probabilities
- Do you teach more "from general to particular" or "from particular to general"?
- Regression towards the average
- Understanding regression
- Regressive considerations
- Correct intuitive predictions
- Non-regressive intuitions
- A test for the correction of intuitive predictions

- Excessive security: the illusion of understanding
- The hindsight and past states of knowledge
- The hindsight bias and the result bias
- The recipes of success and halo effect
- The illusion of validity
- The illusion of skill
- The illusion of the gurus
- Insights against formulas
- Multiple vs unweighted regression
- Hostility (of clinicians) towards algorithms
- The man-machine moral issue
- How to make good predictions: build a simple algorithm

- Expert intuition, intuition as recognition
- Acquire competence
- Doubts about expert intuition
- Expert intuition vs algorithms
- Regularities easily or hardly discovered: the role of feedback
- Evaluate the validity of an intuition
- Internal vs external vision
- The fallacy of planning
- The optimistic bias
- Excessive security
- The positivity of optimism
- The "pre-mortem" method

- Choices and theories
- The theory of utility learned
- The position of Bernoulli
- The theory of the prospect
- Bernoulli's mistake
- Aversion to loss
- The blind spots of prospect theory

- The reference point
- Dotation effect
- Negative events
- The asymmetric intensity of the motivations
- Subjective reference and aversion to loss
- Weights and probabilities
- Change the odds
- Possibility effect and certainty effect
- We are willing to pay for uncertainty
- Decision-making weights
- The 4-cell scheme
- Rare events
- Overestimation and overweight
- Vibrance of representation
- Carelessness for the denominator
- The power of the format
- Framing

- The tilt effect
- Inclination and fallacy effect of sunk costs
- The regret
- Blame
- Emotions, regret and guilt
- The importance of contrasting alternatives
- The inversions of preference
- Categories of judgment and intensity matching
- Framing effect
- Good and bad frames
- Experience and memory
- Happy ending and coincidences
- Well-being


Visualizza la bibliografia con Leganto, strumento che il Sistema Bibliotecario mette a disposizione per recuperare i testi in programma d'esame in modo semplice e innovativo.

Examination Methods

As a result of the health emergency due to Covid-19, the usual examination modalities might be modified, in accordance with the University indications. Updates will be posted on the course moodle e-learning page.

The exam will consist of a written test with 30 multiple choice questions in 30 minutes (3 alternative answers of which only one is correct. For the purposes of the final judgment expressed out of thirty, a correct answer has a value equal to 1 point, one wrong answer has a value of 0 points, an answer not given has a value of 0 points).

Type D and Type F activities

I 9 crediti liberi a scelta dello studente (ambito “D”) hanno lo scopo di offrire allo studente la possibilità di personalizzare il proprio percorso formativo permettendo di approfondire uno o più argomenti di particolare interesse legati al proprio percorso accademico.
Per garantire questo fine, si invitano gli studenti a rispettare le seguenti indicazioni per il completamento di tale ambito:

  • almeno un’attività formativa erogata come esame universitario (con relativo voto in trentesimi) selezionato tra le attività del proprio piano non seguite in precedenza o fra gli insegnamenti dei CdLM del Dipartimento di Scienze Umane;
  • massimo 6 cfu relativi a competenze linguistiche (oltre a quelli previsti dal PdS);
  • massimo 6 cfu relativi a competenze informatiche (oltre a quelli previsti dal PdS); 
  • massimo 4 cfu di tirocinio, (oltre a quelli previsti dal PdS); 
  • massimo 6 cfu di attività laboratoriale/esercitazioni (compresi quelli previsti nei PdS per l’ambito) di regola viene riconosciuto 1 cfu ogni 25 ore di attività; 
  • massimo 6 cfu di attività seminariale/convegni/cicli di incontri/formative in genere (sia accreditata dal Dipartimento di Scienze Umane che extrauniversitaria) – di regola viene riconosciuto 1 cfu ogni 8 ore di partecipazione e/o 2 giornate salvo diversamente deliberato;
  • non vengono valutate attività svolte in Erasmus non inserite nei Learning Agreement.
Altre informazioni sono reperibili nella Guida per i crediti liberi che è possibile trovare quì.

Scopri i percorsi formativi promossi dal  Teaching and learning centre dell'Ateneo, destinati agli studenti iscritti ai corsi di laurea, volti alla promozione delle competenze trasversali:

Prima parte del primo semestre From 9/27/21 To 11/6/21
years Modules TAF Teacher
1° 2° Learning and communication in educational settings: planning of interventions D Daniela Raccanello (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Ciclo tematico di conferenze “Quali paradigmi oltre la pandemia?" D Not yet assigned
1° 2° Summer School: Human Sciences and Society - (HSaS) D Massimiliano Badino (Coordinatore)
Seconda parte del primo semestre From 11/15/21 To 1/12/22
years Modules TAF Teacher
1° 2° Ciclo tematico di conferenze “Quali paradigmi oltre la pandemia?" D Not yet assigned
2 A CuCi From 2/14/22 To 3/26/22
years Modules TAF Teacher
1° 2° Introduction to robotics for humanities students D Paolo Fiorini (Coordinatore)

Career prospects

Module/Programme news

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Gestione carriere

Practical information for students



List of theses and work experience proposals

theses proposals Research area
Il contatto con la natura negli ambienti di lavoro PSYCHOLOGY - PSYCHOLOGY
Tesi - Contatto intergruppi online PSYCHOLOGY - PSYCHOLOGY
Tesi - Resilienza in tempo di pandemia PSYCHOLOGY - PSYCHOLOGY
L'influenza dell'ambiente fisico su benessere e sicurezza dei lavoratori nelle organizzazioni Psychology - Psychology, Applied
Tesi - Contatto intergruppi online Psychology - Psychology, Applied
Tesi - progetto ULISSE Psychology - Psychology, Applied
Tesi - Resilienza in tempo di pandemia Psychology - Psychology, Applied
Il contatto con la natura negli ambienti di lavoro Psychology - Psychology, Experimental
Il contatto con la natura negli ambienti di lavoro Psychology - Psychology, Experimental
Tesi - Contatto intergruppi online Psychology - Psychology, Social
Tesi - progetto ULISSE Psychology - Psychology, Social
Tesi - Resilienza in tempo di pandemia Psychology - Psychology, Social
Benessere organizzativo, Stress lavoro correlato, qualità della vita al lavoro, clima di sicurezza in una prospettiva metodologica di misurazione Various topics
Clima organizzativo e benessere nel settore no-profit Various topics
Cognizione spaziale e sociale Various topics
gamification e technostress al lavoro Various topics
Gamification e technostress al lavoro Various topics
LGBTQ+ Conspiracy Theories Various topics
LGBTQ+ Leadership Various topics
Rappresentazione corporea Various topics
Stage Research area
Tirocinio - contatto intergruppi online PSYCHOLOGY - PSYCHOLOGY
Tirocinio - Resilienza in tempo di pandemia PSYCHOLOGY - PSYCHOLOGY
Tirocinio - contatto intergruppi online Psychology - Psychology, Applied
Tirocinio - progetto ULISSE Psychology - Psychology, Applied
Tirocinio - Resilienza in tempo di pandemia Psychology - Psychology, Applied
Tirocinio - contatto intergruppi online Psychology - Psychology, Social
Tirocinio - progetto ULISSE Psychology - Psychology, Social
Tirocinio - Resilienza in tempo di pandemia Psychology - Psychology, Social

Stage e Tirocini

Lo/a studente/essa tirocinante curricolare sarà chiamato/a svolgere, presso gli Enti che lo ospitano, attività che prevedono competenze associate alla figura professionale dello Psicologo, in particolare lo Psicologo per la formazione, e nello specifico:  
  • attività di progettazione, realizzazione e valutazione dell’efficacia di interventi di percorsi formativi, nonché attività volte alla facilitazione dell'apprendimento nel ciclo di vita, in particolare in contesti organizzativi;
  • attività che prevedano l’analisi delle relazioni interpersonali, dei contesti organizzativi e delle pratiche lavorative;
  • attività che prevedano la gestione di processi organizzativi complessi, per lo sviluppo e la valorizzazione delle persone all'interno delle organizzazioni;
  • attività di progettazione, realizzazione e valutazione di interventi psicologici volti all’orientamento scolastico e professionale;
  • attività che prevedono l’uso di tecniche e strumenti di analisi delle situazioni e dei contesti, di raccolta di informazioni, e di interpretazione dei risultati, principalmente in relazione ai contesti organizzativi.
Tali attività si svolgono in Aziende ed Enti accreditati presso l’Ateneo. Lo/la studente/essa sarà seguito da un tutor accademico e da un tutor aziendale. Alle attività di tirocinio sono attribuiti n. 9 CFU (pari a 225 ore).

Linee Guida per lo Svolgimento dei Tirocini Curriculari

Per altre informazioni in merito alle procedure per svolgere il tirocinio, è possibile contattare l'Ufficio Stage e Tirocini.

Student mentoring

Linguistic training CLA

Further services

I servizi e le attività di orientamento sono pensati per fornire alle future matricole gli strumenti e le informazioni che consentano loro di compiere una scelta consapevole del corso di studi universitario.