cod. 1003002

Academic year 2012/13
1° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Psicologia dello sviluppo e psicologia dell'educazione (M-PSI/04)
Discipline psicologiche
Type of training activity
36 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Learning objectives

To acquire basic information about theories in developmental psychology, and to get a deeper knowledge about cognitive and socio-emotional factors influencing the development. Finally, it is important to obtain the ability to think critically about the role of nature and nurture on the development.


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Course unit content

First part of the course will regard general themes , as theoretical models in developmental psychology. The second part regards the developmental phases, and the third part focuses on the cognitive and emoziona development, considering the influence of both nature and nurture on them.

Full programme

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Psicologia dello sviluppo. John W. Santrock . McGraw Hill, 2011. during the course futher materials can be distribuited to the students.

Teaching methods

The lessons will serve to describe and discuss the basic themes regarding the area of developmental psychology. The course will be associated to seminar meetings aimed to deepen specific themes and discuss them in a more applicative way.

Assessment methods and criteria

Final exam will be an oral discussion; it will help to explore the global and specific knowledge of the themes, the ability to think critically about the issues and to integrate theory and clinical knowledge. An exam will be considered not sufficient when the student do not reach the minimal understanding of the content of the course.

Other information

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