cod. 1003028

Academic year 2023/24
3° year of course - First semester
- Sabrina RONCHI
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

Learning objectives

The course aims to provide an overview of the psychological processes in which these are involved, the study of the ways and forms in which experience, mental and practical activity, and behaviors are articulated with the social context.
An articulation that is expressed both at the level of basic processes of relationship life and of those phenomena that these processes create by operating in the concrete sphere of social interaction.


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Course unit content

The content of Social Psycology is to illustrate that in the last two decades this discipline has undergone profound changes and developments, in terms of new theoretical perspectives, tools, used, and areas and themes, according to a perspective in which the individual sphere and the social sphere are not separable.

Full programme

In the first part of the course it will be a question of understanding how the processes that guide our interpretation of the world work, our attitudes and behaviors, the idea we have of ourselves, what facilitates or limits the expression of aggression or contrary to prosocial behaviors.
The second part of the course topics will be discussed that will talk about what leads us to feel belonging to or excluded from a social community, to understand the foundations of common action, when it is guided by stereotypes and prejudices that always accompany the conflict between groups and when it can instead be guided by inclusive cagorizations that work to make us feel united together.
In the final part of the course, we will deepen specific thematic areas, that of understanding how the digital revolution is influencing our mental, emotional and social processes and how these processes guide our approach to the great problems that humanity has before it, first of all the environmental problem.
professional experts in the various fields (specialised coordinators and social services managers).


Psicologia Sociale:
“Fondamenti teorici ed empirici”.

Publisher: Luca Andrighetto - Paolo Riva.

Publisher: Il Mulino.

Fondamenti di Psicologia Sociale

Publisher: Piero Amerio

Publisher: Il Mulino

Teaching methods

The course consists of both lecture-style (frontal) instruction and practical-theoretical exercises, with the active involvement of students. Frontal instruction will be dedicated to the critical and reasoned study of the principle guideline texts within the application of case studies; in addition, there will be exercises, thematic insights and seminars held by professional experts working in the social services sector. During the course student dialogue and interaction will be strongly encouraged, with appropriate time for ample discussion and opinion provided in each lesson. All required study materials used during the lessons and tutorials will be uploaded periodically to the Elly Study Platform (slides and reference framework legislation material). During the course readings of more comprehensive information will also be recommended in addition to the reference texts.

Assessment methods and criteria

The final test, with, a mark out of thirty, consists of a written test which is divided into 30 multiple choice questions, aimed at acertaining:
knowledge and understanding of the course contents;
ability to apply the same to specific cases;
ability to use an adequate psycho-language,
ability to orint oneself in the organization and design of Social Services,
Sufficiency will be achieved where the student demonstrates knowledge andunderstanding of the contents covered in the course as well as ability to apply theoretical knowledge to concrete cases.

Other information

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