cod. 03079

Academic year 2016/17
1° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Psicologia dello sviluppo e psicologia dell'educazione (M-PSI/04)
Discipline filosofiche, psicologiche, sociologiche e antropologiche
Type of training activity
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
course unit
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Learning objectives

- To expand knowledge related to the specific subject area
- To increase the ability to collect and interpret data
- To promote communication and learning abilities


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Course unit content

Main theories and most common investigation methods in developmental psychology. Evolution of different psychic basic functions and development of cognitive, linguistic and social competences. Social development in infancy, early and middle childhood and adolescence. Examination of some specific developmental disorders.

Full programme

The first lessons cover topics of a general nature: you will examine the major theories and research methods most commonly used to study psychological development. In the second part of the course will also address issues relating to the evolution of various basic psychological functions such as emotion, attention, perception, and the development of cognitive, linguistic, emotional and social.
In the third part of the course will also address issues related to social development in infancy, early and middle childhood, adolescence, and some psychological problems specific to different age groups.


Camaioni, L., Di Blasio, P. (2007). Psicologia dello sviluppo. Ed Il Mulino (2^edizione)

Baumgartner E., Bombi, A.S. (2005). Bambini insieme. Intrecci e nodi delle relazioni tra pari in età prescolare. Ed. Laterza (2^edizione)

Teaching methods

• Frontal lessons
• Video
• Seminars
• Exercises

Assessment methods and criteria

Final assessment: written examination (questions with multiple choice answers)

Other information

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