The course intends to give the student: the basic elements for a first understanding of this complex area of the social sciences; a basic glossary of the most common terms used with a specific psychological meaning; the possibility to polish the personal sensibility toward human relationship. Contents of the classes: booklets and slides concerning: 1.A firts approach to General Psychology: Preliminary definitions and Areas of research (two classes); 2. The Body-Mind as complex unity: an overview on the structures of the Encephalon (two-three classes): The spinal and arcaic encephalon; The paleo-encephalon (limbic system); The neo-encephalon (cerebral cortex). 3. Upper functions of mind and their development (six-seven classes): Pe. reception; Memory; Intelligence-Thought-Cognition; Language; Emotion-Relationship. A list of the basic glossary employed in the classes will be added.