At the end of the course, students will obtain skills about:

  • how to read the results of psychological tests;
  • key points to consider in psychological assessments.


Moreover, examples of psychological assessments will be offered and will be used to identify the most salient clinical information, and how the information contained in the psychological assessment can guide future treatments. The aspects to be taken into account when returning a psychological assessment will also be mentioned.


Written exam


  • Hollon, N.G., Burgeno, L.M., Phillips, P.E.M., (2015), Stress effects on the neural substrates of motivated behavior, Nature Neuroscience, Volume:18, Pages: 1405–1412, doi:10.1038/nn.4114
  • Millan, M., Yves Agid, Y., et al., (2012), Cognitive dysfunction in psychiatric disorders: characteristics, causes and the quest for improved therapy, Nature Reviews Drug Discovery 11, 141-168, doi:10.1038/nrd3628
  • Mueller, S. T. & Piper, B. J. (2014). The Psychology Experiment Building Language (PEBL) and PEBL Test Battery. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 222, 250-259. doi: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2013.10.024
  • Mueller, S. T. (2014). PEBL: The Psychology experiment building language (Version 0.14) [Computer experiment programming language]. Retrieved June 2014 from
  • Panayiotou, G,  Karekla, M., Panayiotou M.(2014) Direct and indirect predictors of social anxiety: The role of anxiety sensitivity, behavioral inhibition, experiential avoidance and self-consciousness, Comprehensive Psychiatry, 55, 8, 1875–1882
  • Shane T. Mueller, Ph.D. (2011) Applied Research Associates. Tutorial on using the Psychology Experiment Building Language (PEBL) in the Laboratory, the Field, and the Classroom. Held at the 2011 Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society 1pm-4pm, Wednesday, July 20, 2011, Boston, MA.
  • Tavares, I. M., Vardasca, R., Cera, N., Pereira, R., Nimbi, F. M., Lisy, D., … & Nobre, P. J. (2018). A review of infrared thermography as applied to human sexual psychophysiology. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 133, 28-40.