cod. 1003028

Academic year 2014/15
3° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Psicologia sociale (M-PSI/05)
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

The course aims to promote the key knowledge of the discipline (the concepts of role, identity, groups, social influence) and understanding of the psychosocial processes involved in the reorganization process after family separation.

It also aims to sustain students’ ability to apply the knowledge learned both to other disciplinary contexts - given the interdisciplinary nature of some basic concepts of the discipline - and to the contexts of the student's experience, especially accrued during the training period and the professional activity.


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Course unit content

The course aims to present the perspectives and the fundamental concepts of social psychology and provide the tools for understanding, in a psychosocial perspective, behaviors, interactive processes and groups.
During the lessons will first be presented the key perspectives in the study of social psychology and, later, through the analysis of some basic concepts, such as social roles, identity, social influence and situational specificity, will be analyzed the nature of the "person "and behavior according to a social constructionist perspective. The last part of the course will consider the interactive processes involved in family contexts, with particular reference to situations of separation / divorce and il will refer to forms of intervention aimed at supporting parents in situations of conflict

Full programme

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V. Burr, La persona in psicologia sociale, Il Mulino, Bologna

I. Quadrelli, Genitorialità in transizione, Liguori, Napoli, 2009

During the course the teacher will provide additional study materials

Teaching methods

In the first part of the course, for the presentation of theoretical orientations and the basic concepts of the discipline, teaching will be done mainly through lectures, integrated by use of tutorials, small group work and watching/discussing videos.

The deepening of issues related to separated families and forms of support for parents in conflict situations will be addressed using methods such as: discussion of films, focus on key themes using resources (articles, case discussion, etc.) provided by the teacher, seminars run by experts.

Assessment methods and criteria

Students’ will be assessed with final exams written and oral.

Assessments are designed to evaluate:
- The knowledge gained by the student on the topics covered in the course
- The ability to make appropriate links between the topics covered in the course and between these and those of other disciplines
- The ability to identify the relevant factors on which to base their judgments on the issues and problems discussed during the course
- The ability to apply the knowledge learned to their contexts of training and professional experience

In the written tests, such knowledge and skills will be assessed through open-ended questions. When assessing students, both in oral and written form, questions will be differentiated by objective and will test both the student's knowledge and his judgment capacity and ability to apply the knowledge learned.

The assessment is considered sufficient when the student demonstrates a full understanding of the basic concepts and issues discussed in the course, as well as having sufficient capacity to make connections and reflect on what they have learned

Other information

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