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.

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 26, 2022 Nov 5, 2022
Sem. 1B Nov 14, 2022 Dec 23, 2022
Sem. 2A Feb 13, 2023 Mar 30, 2023
Sem. 2B Apr 11, 2023 May 27, 2023
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione Invernale Jan 9, 2023 Feb 11, 2023
Sessione Estiva Jun 5, 2023 Jul 22, 2023
Sessione Autunnale Aug 28, 2023 Nov 23, 2023
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione Estiva Jul 10, 2023 Jul 15, 2023
Sessione Autunnale Nov 6, 2023 Nov 11, 2023
Period From To
Festa di Ognissanti Nov 1, 2022 Nov 1, 2022
Festività Della Immacolata Concezione Dec 8, 2022 Dec 8, 2022
Vacanze natalizie Dec 24, 2022 Jan 8, 2023
Vacanze di Pasqua Apr 7, 2023 Apr 10, 2023
Festa della Liberazione Apr 25, 2023 Apr 25, 2023
Festa del lavoro May 1, 2023 May 1, 2023
Festa del Santo Patrono May 21, 2023 May 21, 2023
Festa della Repubblica Jun 2, 2023 Jun 2, 2023
Chiusura estiva Aug 14, 2023 Aug 19, 2023

Exam calendar

Exam dates and rounds are managed by the relevant Humanistic Studies Teaching and Student Services Unit.
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Exam calendar

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Academic staff


Brondino Margherita

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Burro Roberto

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Callegaro Carlo

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Caputo Beniamino

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Ceschi Andrea

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Fontecedro Laura

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Meneghini Anna Maria

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Milana Marcella

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Moro Valentina

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Pasini Margherita

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Perini Marco

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Raccanello Daniela

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Rimondini Michela

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Sartori Riccardo

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Scandola Michele

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Trifiletti Elena

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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.

activated in the A.Y. 2023/2024
Prova finale

2° Year  activated in the A.Y. 2023/2024

Prova finale
Modules Credits TAF SSD
Between the years: 1°- 2°

Legend | Type of training activity (TTA)

TAF (Type of Educational Activity) All courses and activities are classified into different types of educational activities, indicated by a letter.

S Placements in companies, public or private institutions and professional associations

Teaching code



Roberto Burro





Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)



Sem. 2A dal Feb 19, 2024 al Mar 29, 2024.

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Learning objectives

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 cognitive bias and decision making, the mental model theory, as well as heuristics and theories and models on the automatic vs reflexive functions of thought activity. 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.

Prerequisites and basic notions

No prior knowledge is required


- 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.

Didactic methods

Frontal teaching. Video recordings of the lectures will be made available in the Panopto box in the elearning/moodle section of the course.

Learning assessment procedures

The examination taken during an official call will consist of a written test with thirty multiple-choice questions to be taken in 30 minutes (3 answer alternatives of which only one is correct).

Students with disabilities or specific learning disorders (SLD), who intend to request the adaptation of the exam, must follow the instructions given HERE

Evaluation criteria

For the purposes of the final grade expressed in thirtieths, a correct answer has a value of 1 point, an incorrect answer has a value of 0 points, an answer not given has a value of 0 points.

Criteria for the composition of the final grade

For the purposes of the final grade expressed in thirtieths, a correct answer has a value of 1 point, an incorrect answer has a value of 0 points, an answer not given has a value of 0 points.

Exam language


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 9/26/22 To 11/5/22
years Modules TAF Teacher
1° 2° Learning and communication in educational settings: planning of interventions D Daniela Raccanello (Coordinatore)
1° 2° EXPOSED BODIES - Diotima seminar D Rosanna Cima (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Human Resources Functions (2022/2023) D Andrea Ceschi (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Interventi di comunita': tecniche per la risoluzione relazionale dei conflitti D Anna Maria Meneghini (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Neuropsychology Laboratory D Valentina Moro (Coordinatore)
1° 2° The individual and organizational assessment : a guide to the main psychological tests D Barbara Giacominelli Gasbarro (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Being and well-being in the workplace: promoting organizational well-being starting from the prevention of psychosocial risks. D Riccardo Sartori (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Summer school: human sciences and society - (HSAS) – 2022/2023 D Federica De Cordova (Coordinatore)
Seconda parte del primo semestre From 11/14/22 To 12/23/22
years Modules TAF Teacher
1° 2° Business English for everybody D Not yet assigned
1° 2° Russian for everybody D Maria Gabriella Landuzzi (Coordinatore)
Prima parte del secondo semestre From 2/13/23 To 3/30/23
years Modules TAF Teacher
1° 2° APsyM workshop on quantitative data analysis D Margherita Brondino (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Work and Organizational Psychology (WOP) focus groups D Riccardo Sartori (Coordinatore)
Seconda parte del secondo semestre From 4/11/23 To 5/27/23
years Modules TAF Teacher
1° 2° Interventi e tecniche per lo sviluppo di comunita' D Anna Maria Meneghini (Coordinatore)
1° 2° APsyM workshop on quantitative data analysis D Margherita Brondino (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Mindfulness and nature. Feeling better at work. Nature-based mindfulness practices for coping with stress in the workplace D Margherita Pasini (Coordinatore)
1° 2° University and DSA: Methods and strategies for studying and studying at university D Ivan Traina (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Work and Organizational Psychology (WOP) focus groups D Riccardo Sartori (Coordinatore)
List of courses with unassigned period
years Modules TAF Teacher
1° 2° Ethics in psychology D Elena Trifiletti (Coordinatore)
1° 2° The Talks of EThoS Research Centre D Carlo Chiurco (Coordinatore)

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Student mentoring



List of theses and work experience proposals

theses proposals Research area
Cognizione spaziale e sociale Various topics
Mindfulness e rigeneratività ambientale al lavoro Various topics

Linguistic training CLA

Practical information for students


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).

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