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SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

CODE 55981
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 12 cfu during the 1st year of 8751 SCIENZE E TECNICHE PSICOLOGICHE (L-24) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 1st year of 8465 METODOLOGIE FILOSOFICHE (LM-78) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 8465 METODOLOGIE FILOSOFICHE (LM-78) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-PSI/05
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    PREREQUISITES
    Prerequisites (for future units)
    This unit is a prerequisite for:
    • Psychological Sciences and Techniques 8751 (coorte 2022/2023)
    • COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY 67262
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    Social psychology is the branch of psychology that explores social interactions. In particular, social psychology is the scientific study of how people's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by others, with a constant focus on social and cultural context.

     

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Providing students with a theoretical and critical knowledge about fundamentals of the discipline. Analyzing main processes concerning social perception and Self and identity. Comprehending social life processes underlying interpersonal and intergroup relationships. Increasing knowledge about the main methods and paradigms of the discipline by analyzing the most important studies of social psychology.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Through this teaching students will improve their analysis skills on today's phenomena, such as stereotypes, social conformism and relations between mass-media and aggressiveness. Further, throughout the course it will be devoted a great deal of attention to the issue of prejudice from a psychosocial perspective. Comprehending origins of prejudice and strategies to overcome it are highly relevant issues in today's societies to promote harmonious relations between group members belonging to different cultures, religions and ethnicities. 

    Students with DSA, disability or other special educational needs are invited to contact the teacher at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching and exam methods which, in compliance with the teaching objectives, take into account the methods of individual learning and provide suitable compensatory tools.

    Erasmus students are invited to contact the teacher at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching and exam methods which, in compliance with the teaching objectives, take into account their specific path.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Lectures in which the main theoretical assumptions are presented and exemplified through lab experiments and real-life examples. A critical and active participation of the students will be encouraged.

    Although the lectures will be delivered in Italian, the lecturer can provide a comprehensive collection of teaching materials in English to prepare for the final exam, and this exam can be taken in English.  

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The teaching aims to provide students with the theoretical and methodological knowledge on Social Psychology and its research field. This purpose will be achieved through a critical analysis of the core theories and research that characterizes this discipline. 

    The teaching will be organized in three parts:

    • Part 1: Introduction to Social Psychology

    Definition of Social Psychology – Doing research in Social Psychology – Social Cognition – Social influence – Attitudes and persuasion – The self in a social world – Social behavior: Aggressiveness and prosocial behaviors

    • Part 2: Prejudice: Its Social Psychology  

    The nature of prejudice – Psychosocial foundations of prejudice – Prejudice and intergroup conflicts – The stigma – New and old forms of prejudice – Dehumanization – Overcoming prejudice

    • Part 3: Social Psychology Research Methods

    Epistemology of research in sociap psychology - Experimental design and research methods – Explicit and Implicit Measures - Questionnaire and self-report measures

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    • Andrighetto, L., & Riva, P. (2020, edited by). Psicologia Sociale: Fondamenti teorici ed empirici. Il Mulino: Bologna.
    • Brambilla, M., & Sacchi, S. (2022, edited by). Psicologia sociale del pregiudizio. Raffaello Cortina Editore: Milano.
    • Giacomantonio, M., & Mannetti, L. (2016). Metodi di ricerca in Psicologia Sociale. Carocci Editore: Roma.
    • Palmonari, A., & Cavazza, N. (2003). Ricerche e protagonisti della psicologia sociale. Il Mulino: Bologna.
    • For students who will attend the teaching: Ppt slides and other materials that will be uploaded on aulaweb.

    More informations about the teaching program can be found in Aulaweb. Upon request, recommended reading and bibliography in English language will be provided to foreign students.

     

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    LUCA ANDRIGHETTO (President)

    NADIA RANIA

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    Second semester, around mid-february 2022

    Class schedule

    SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Written exam in Italian language for the mothertongue. Upon request, lecture will organize oral exams in English language for foreign students.    

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    Written exam in Italian language for the mothertongue. Upon request, lecture will organize oral exams in English language for foreign students.    

    The exam will allow lecture to assess the following students' outcomes:

    Critical and independent thinking: Students will be able to use the understood knowledge both from a theoeretical and applied level, with an independent and flexible ability.

    Coomunication skills: Students will have to demonstrate an appropriate use of terms appropriate for Social Psychology and to communicate in a clear and unambiguous way with experts and non experts of this field.

    Capacità di apprendimento: Students will have to develop approriate learning abilities that will allow them to gain further knowledge aboout the main topics of Social Psychology in an independent way, especially within the working settings where they will work in.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    18/01/2023 09:00 GENOVA Registrazione Voto
    18/01/2023 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
    07/02/2023 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
    07/02/2023 09:00 GENOVA Registrazione Voto
    17/02/2023 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
    17/02/2023 09:00 GENOVA Registrazione Voto
    24/05/2023 09:00 GENOVA Registrazione Voto
    24/05/2023 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
    07/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
    07/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Registrazione Voto
    21/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Registrazione Voto
    21/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
    11/07/2023 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
    11/07/2023 09:00 GENOVA Registrazione Voto
    13/09/2023 09:00 GENOVA Registrazione Voto
    13/09/2023 09:00 GENOVA Scritto

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Students are invited to frequently check Aulaweb where materials and information about the present course are constantly updated.

    To register the evaluation, students are required to online register on one of the following exams by selecting the entry "Registrazione."