Course Information
Title in ItalianPsicolinguistica Sperimentale
SchoolItalian Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600018105

Programme of Study: UPS School of Italian Language and Literature 2013

Registered students: 66
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Italian Language and LiteratureElective CoursesWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Total Hours52
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Basic knowledge of linguistics or psychology
Learning Outcomes
After successfully completing this course, students are expected to be able to (i) develop experimental materials to assess language abilities, (ii) perform simple psycholinguistic experiments, (iii) present results and (iv)interpret results of psycholinguistic experiments.
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
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course in an introduction to Experimental Psycholinguistics, i.e. the experimental study of human language. Firstly, students are introduced to the study of language as a cognitive function as well as to typical linguistic development. Secondly, students are presented with general issues of psychological research methodology such as measurement, sampling and factors affecting the results’ scientific validity. Thirdly, particular emphasis is given on the development of psychometric instruments for the study and evaluation of language. Language tests in various languages, especially English, Italian and Greek, are presented. Students are encouraged to employ language tests to assess linguistic proficiency in typical individuals. More specifically, they are tarined in results' presentation and analysis.
linguistic assessment, experimental method, linguistic test
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
  • language tests
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
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
powerpoint presentations, e-learning, e-mail
Course Organization
Laboratory Work502
Student Assessment
a. performing prucholinguistic experiment (results presentation and analysis). The assessment criteria concern purpose clarity, accurate quantification, presentation and analysis of results. or alternatively b. written exams. The evaluation criteria in the written examination concern the clear and precise way of the student response which is under certain space limitations (number of paragraphs).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Σίμος, Π.Γ. & Koμίλη, E. (2003). Ερευνητικές μέθοδοι στην Ψυχολογία και τη Γνωστική Νευροεπιστήμη. Αθήνα: Παπαζήσης Ράλλη, Α. & Παληκαρά Ο. (Επιμ.) (2019). Αναπτυξιακή Γλωσσική Διαταραχή στα Παιδιά και τους Εφήβους. Αθήνα: Guteneberg
Additional bibliography for study
Καραμίνης, Θ. Σιδερίδης, Γ. & Σταυρακάκη, Σ. (2018). Eρωτηματολόγιο Aξιολόγησης Επικοινωνιακών Ικανοτήτων. Η ελληνική εκδοχή του Social Communication Questionnaire (Rutter, Bailey, & Lord, 2003). Χανιά: Γλαύκη. Βογινδρούκας Ι., Πρωτόπαπας Α., & Σταυρακάκη, Σ. (2009). Εικόνες Δράσης: Δοκιμασία Γραμματικής και Πληροφοριακής Επάρκειας (H Ελληνική εκδοχή του Action Picture Test (Renfrew, 1997). Χανιά: Γλαύκη Κοσμίδου, Μ., & Βλάχου, Χ. (2010). Ελληνικές Δοκιμασίες Λεκτικής Ευχέρειας: Χορήγηση -- Βαθμολόγηση -- Ερμηνεία. Αθήνα: Επιστημονικές Εκδόσεις Παρισιάνου.
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