cod. 1006045

Academic year 2022/23
2° year of course - First semester
- Tiziana MANCINI
Academic discipline
Psicologia sociale (M-PSI/05)
Scienze umane e psicopedagogiche
Type of training activity
16 hours
of face-to-face activities
2 credits
hub: -
course unit

Integrated course unit module: NURSING AND OBSTETRICS MANAGEMENT

Learning objectives

Acquisition of knowledge and understanding skills related to intra and intergroup dynamics. Acquisition of the ability to read the conflicting dynamics in the context in which they are needed. Acquisition of the ability to identify and apply conflic intervention strategies.


Basic elements of Organizational and Work Psychology

Course unit content

The course aims to help the manager to identify the psychosocial elements and processes on which professional groups work. Some models will be introduced that allow a psychosocial analysis: a) of the relationships within and between groups, b) of communication and of the dynamics of social influence, c) of the causes of conflicts and of the possible ways of their resolution. The conceptual knowledge provided will be strengthened through interactive activities.

Full programme

The working groups: elements of differentiation and coordination.
The role of identity dynamics and intergroup relations in the organization and in work groups.
Social influence processes.
The conflict in the organizational dynamics, the definition of conflict and its value, the different types of conflict.
The consequences of a mismanagement of the conflict on motivation and organization climate.
Report and Content: understand and manage two different aspects of a conflict situation.
Address or avoid conflict? Knowing how to prevent it: when and why?
Signals of a negative conflict. How to facilitate a constructive conflict?
mplement interpersonal communication and relational skills: from confrontation to collaboration.
The personal development plan: what to do to strengthen one's abilities to face and manage conflict situations?


Palmonari, A., Cavazza, N., Rubini, M. (2002) Psicologia sociale. Parte Terza: Processi collettivi. Bologna: Il Mulino, pp203-291.
Scaglione D., Vergnani P. (2015). Sopravvivere ai conflitti nel lavoro e nella vita. Milano: Franco Angeli.
Watzlavick, P., Beavin,J, Jackson, D. (1971) Pragmatica della comunicazione umana. Capitoli 1,2. Roma: Astrolabio.

Teaching methods

The course is held with lectures, interactions with students and group work according to the modalities of the experiential laboratory.
Lectures will be held on-site in compliance with safety standards, provided that further instructions on the ongoing health emergency are not implemented. Supporting material will be available on the specific, student-reserved platform (Elly) and will include slide presentations, audio-video aids or video-recording of the lectures.

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam includes an oral test aimed at assessing the knowledge and skills acquired. The test consists of three questions. Each answer will be evaluated on a score from 1 to 10 based on the following criteria:
10 points = correctness and completeness of the concepts exposed
9-8 = correctness of the concepts exposed and the language is not completely precise
7 = the concepts exposed are not completely correct and the language used to expose the concepts is not precise and detailed
6 = the answer is dealt with in a non-detailed and precise manner. It presents gaps in the topic addressed
5 = the answer is not completely precise and relevant, it presents some errors of content.
4 = the answer is not at all relevant and not very precise. The language used to expose the concepts is not very understandable
3 = the answer has serious errors of content and the language is not at all precise and understandable.
2 = the answer is not correct or is not relevant to the requested topic
1 = does not answer the question
The sum of the scores constitutes the mark of the written test.

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