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FUNDAMENTALS OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

CODE 83924
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 8710 SERVIZIO SOCIALE (L-39) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-PSI/05
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    SECTIONING This unit is divided into 2 sections:
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Module of Social Psychology: Fundamentals of Social Psychology

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course examines the main sociocultural, affective and cognitive processes involved in social behaviors, considering issues such as the construction of social knowledge, the concept of self, the mechanisms of social influence, interpersonal dynamics, the influence of environment on individual and collective behaviour.

    At the end of the course, the student must be able to:
    - define the key constructs of the discipline;
    - link the learned constructs together;
    - identify the main reference theories of the discipline;
    - identify the main methods and intervention tools of the discipline;
    - to link theoretical knowledge to  real contexts.

    TEACHING METHODS

    The course provides for a frontal lesson method, supplemented by exercises in small groups.

    Students with SLD, disability or other special educational needs certification are invited to contact the teacher at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching methods that, in compliance with the teaching objectives, take into account individual learning methods and provide suitable compensatory instruments

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The Course explores the following topics:

    Origin, evolution and fields of study of social psychology; construction of social knowledge; process of social categorization; stereotypes and prejudices; attitudes; concept of Self; social influence; aggressive and altruistic behaviours; membership and social exclusion.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Textbooks for attending students:

    -- Andrighetto L., Riva P. (a cura di) (2020), Psicologia sociale. Fondamenti teorici ed empirici, Il Mulino, Bologna (except the third part)

     

    Furthermore, a text from the followings:

    - Bertani B., Manetti M. (a cura di) (2007), Psicologia dei gruppi: teoria, contesti e metodologie di intervento, Franco Angeli, Milano (the first part).

    - Burr V. (2002), The Person in Social Psychology, Hove, Psychology Press (tr. it. La persona in Psicologia sociale, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2004) (chapters 3-4-5-6).

    - Cavazza N. (2005), Psicologia degli atteggiamenti e delle opinioni, Il Mulino, Bologna (chapters 1-2-4-7).

    - Mazzara, B. (2007), Prospettive di Psicologia culturale, Carocci, Roma (chapters 5-6-7-8-9).

    - Migliorini L., Rania N. (2008), Psicologia sociale delle relazioni familiari, Laterza, Bari (chapters 1-2-3-4-8-10).

    - Mucchi Faina A., Pacilli M.G., Pagliaro S. (2012), L’influenza sociale. Seconda edizione, Il Mulino, Bologna (chapters 1-2-4).

     

     

    Textbooks for non-attending students:

    -- Andrighetto L., Riva P. (a cura di) (2020), Psicologia sociale. Fondamenti teorici ed empirici, Il Mulino, Bologna (except the third part)

    Furthermore, a text from the followings:

    - Bertani B., Manetti M. (a cura di) (2007), Psicologia dei gruppi: teoria, contesti e metodologie di intervento, Franco Angeli , Milano (the first part; chapters 1, 5 e 6 of the third part).

    - Burr V. (2002), The Person in Social Psychology, Hove, Psychology Press (tr. it. La persona in Psicologia sociale, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2004) (full text).

    - Cavazza N. (2005), Psicologia degli atteggiamenti e delle opinioni, Il Mulino, Bologna (full text except chapter 3).

    - Mazzara, B. (2007), Prospettive di Psicologia culturale, Carocci, Roma (chapters 5-6-7-8-9-10-11).

    - Migliorini L., Rania N. (2008), Psicologia sociale delle relazioni familiari, Laterza, Bari (full text).

    - Mucchi Faina A., Pacilli M.G., Pagliaro S. (2012), L’influenza sociale. Seconda edizione, Il Mulino, Bologna (full text).

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    NADIA RANIA (President)

    ILARIA COPPOLA

    ANNA ZUNINO (President Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    II semester (February 2022)

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The exam consists of a written test.

    By agreement with the teacher, it is possible to take the oral exam.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The test is structured through open questions that require the student to briefly present the fundamental concepts inherent to the course.
    The evaluation of the written test is based on criteria of relevance and completeness of the answers.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    16/12/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
    09/01/2023 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
    23/01/2023 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
    15/05/2023 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
    05/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
    19/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
    03/07/2023 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
    04/09/2023 09:00 GENOVA Scritto