PhD in Psychology

The program can me taught in English or in Italian

A Master degree or equivalent is required.

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Dynamic Psychology
  • General Psychology
  • Psychobiology
  • Psychometrics

The PhD program addresses all the humanities: literature, linguistics, philology, psychopedagogy, history.

From the psychological and philosophical point of view, the program is focused on the relations between emotions, motivations, and cognitive processes in normal situations and in psychopathology. This entails: the study of the vocabulary that distinguishes single emotions and their nuances, the study of neural bases, phenomenological, expressive, physiological characteristics, cognitive ingredients and determinants, motivations of the actions and cognitive orientation involved in single emotions; the knowledge of the main theories regarding motivation, impulses and goals, the different classifications of the main motivations and the correspondent critical aspects; the knowledge of the most important cognitive processes, such as the reasoning and the heuristics.

Once the PhD program is completed, the researcher will possess a deep knowledge of emotions, motivations, cognitive processes and their interaction both in normal situations and in clinical psychology. Moreover, he/she will have adequate competences in the research methodology with a special reference to experimentation and psychometrics. The researcher will possess useful competences for the secondary learning, as well as for working in Universities, hospitals and, more generally, in the clinical and medical fields, but also in non-psychological and non-University spheres, such as companies and complex organizations, e.g., in staff management and in communication activities. The research competences can be used in public and private research institutions, such as Universities, National Research Council, Institutes of Recovery and Care. A good knowledge of English will facilitate the access to international research and care institutions.

The PhD program is accredited in European Union.

Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi is accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR)

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