|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||M-PSI/04|
In this course it will be discussed issues concerning the psychological development, with particular reference to temperament and self-regulation.
The course is aimed at providing students with knowledge and assessment materials about the psychological development of individual differences, with particular reference to the construct of self-regulation, understood as the set of control processes aimed at the regulation of behavior, whose development results from the increased ability to control of impulses, attention, and emotions.
The course allows:
The course will take place through lectures and opportunities for discussion, supplemented by an individual exercise as follows: administration of questionnaire, analysis and summary of the responses (scoring), brief discussion about results. The results about the different individual profiles will be also discussed in class. During the course, several case discussions in a small group will also be proposed. These activities aim to promote the understanding of the typical and atypical development trajectories and to facilitate the transfer of acquired knowledge to application contexts.
At the end of the course, there is an additional written exercise modulated on the basis of the exam questions assigned in the state certification exam for Psychologists. The exercise will focus on the topics presented in the course, but the students should also integrate these with the knowledge previously achieved.
Different theoretical approaches that explain temperament and self-regulation will be introduced. A selection of contributions aimed at illustrating specific aspects related to the emotional and social development will be presented. During the course will be presented some questionnaires for the assessment of temperament. Students have to complete an exercise that will lead to discuss different temperamental profiles .
A book among the following:
Office hours: The teacher receives students by appointment at room 4A9 (4th floor of Corso A. Podestà) or through the Teams platform.
MARIA CARMEN USAI (President)
Oral examination. Before taking the exam, students will have to prepare a critical summary of a scientific article in English language about the course contents. The article must be found independently and must be previously submitted to the teacher. The essay must be loaded in Aulaweb 15 days before the exam.
The oral examination allows to assess the theoretical knowledges acquired and the ability to read the individual profiles from the questionnaire on temperament compiled by parents, other familiars or teachers. The essay allows to assess the understanding of a scientific paper.
Students with certified learning disabilities can contact the teacher for any measures aimed at supporting the learning process.
Foreign students may contact the teacher to substitute the suggested bibliography in Italian with books or articles in English.
Foreign students can take the exam in English and prepare for it by studying the texts indicated in this section.