The course is aimed at providing tools and interpretative concepts useful to deepen the concept of health, meant as well-being.
In the first part of the course, through the analysis of the most recent contributions in psychology, we will explore the development of the approach to health and disease as an "overall well-being of the person in a socio-ecological context".
In the second part, the course is aimed at analyzing the person's active role, not only in the maintenance or re-establishment of the health, but also in the (individual and collective) efforts for the improvement through the intervention on themselves and on the living environment, by analyzing behaviors and lifestyles. In addition, he various disease management modes (coping) will be examined, by analyzing them in the general theoretical perspective of stress responses.
Finally, it will be deepened the role of emotions in the welfare, in order to promote the personal growth and the psychological and physical health.