COGNITIVE DISORDERS IN PATHOLOGICAL AGING

Course Information
TitleΓΝΩΣΤΙΚΕΣ ΔΙΑΤΑΡΑΧΕΣ ΣΤΗΝ ΠΑΘΟΛΟΓΙΚΗ ΓΗΡΑΝΣΗ / COGNITIVE DISORDERS IN PATHOLOGICAL AGING
CodeΨΥ-818
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolPsychology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600013561

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos PSychologías (2017-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter/Spring-5

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600118458
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
Required Courses
  • Ψ-301 COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
General Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for the course
Learning Outcomes
The overall aim of this course is to acquaint students with assessment methods and research on ageing. By the end of the course, students will have learned about the research methods on cognitive plasticity, emotion-cognition interactions, and pathological ageing in terms of cognition. On completing this course students should be able to do the following: 1. Identify and evaluate methodological issues in psychological research on cognitively pathological ageing. 2. Evaluate the research methods used to study cognitive plasticity, emotion-cognition interactions during pathological ageing, in terms of cognitive impairment. 3. Be involved in psychological assessment and evaluation of behavior of demented or cognitively impaired older adults mainly by means of testing and intervention.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course aims at familiarizing students with research in the field of geropsychology. Basic methods for the study of the third and fourth age, experimental designs in geropsychology, intervention studies, longitudinal measurement of intraindividual changes, and cognitive assessment in large-scale surveys represent the main topics that are being covered. As regards specific areas of research interest in the context of this course, emphasis is given on concepts and research methods in the areas of (a) cognitive plasticity in cognitively pathological ageing, (b) emotional processing and emotion-cognition interactions, c) Subjective and Mild Cognitive Impairment and dementia in different types of it.
Keywords
research methods in geropsychology, intervention, measurement of intraindividual cognitive change
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
Use of "power point", "e-learning", and "internet" as regards the theoretical presentations. Use of "spss", "eqsirt", in order to apply statistical analyses to the research data. Use of ICT in the practice and administration of psychological tests. Use of ICT to inform students about procedural issues of the course (e-learning).
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures783
Laboratory Work130.5
Reading Assigment200.8
Project170.7
Exams20.1
Total1305
Student Assessment
Description
Practical involves (a) carrying out a research (including instruments’ selection, test administration, statistical analysis of the data); Practical covers 40% of the course grade; the rest (60%) is covered by exams on the content of the whole course at the end of the semester. As regards the ERASMUS students, the empirical study (practical) could be replaced by literature review on a specific topic of interest in the field of dementia, and writing a review paper.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Herman, D., Yoder, C., Gruneberg, M., & Payne, D. (2010, μεταφρ.). Εφαρμοσμένη Γνωστική Ψυχολογία. Επιστημονική επιμέλεια: Στ. Σαμαρτζή & Αργ. Βατάκη. Αθήνα: Πεδίο. Sani, F. & Todman, J. (2009, μεταφρ.). Πειραματικός Σχεδιασμός και Στατιστικές Εφαρμογές στην Ψυχολογία. Επιστημονική επιμέλεια: Γ. Προδρομίτης & Ξ. Χρυσοχόου. Αθήνα: Πεδίο.
Additional bibliography for study
-Hofer, S., & Alwin, D. (2008). Handbook of Cognitive Aging: Interdisciplinary perspectives. Thousand Oaks, California, U.S.: Sage. -MacKinnon, D. (2008). Introduction to statistical mediation analysis. New York, NY, U.S.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. -Kline, R. (2005). Principles and practice of Structural Equation Modeling (2nd ed.). New York, NY, U.S.: Guilford. -Bengtson, V., Gans, D., Putney, N., & Silverstein, M. (eds.) (2009). Handbook of theories of aging (2nd ed.). New York, U.S.A.: Springer. -Field, A. & Hole, G. (2003). How to design and report experiments. Thousand Oaks, California, U.S.A.: Sage.
Last Update
05-11-2017