|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
The course promotes understanding and acquiring theories, methods and values of the Community Psychology, also providing expertise both for reading the dynamics that characterize the collective dimensions, and for defining strategies to enhance the relationships between people and their environment.
AIMS AND CONTENT
Promote understanding of theories, methods and values of Community Psychology; know the effects of interactions, cultures and contexts on psychological well-being of individuals and communities; evaluate strategies to enhance the relationship between people and their environment; think in terms of prevention
AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of the course, the student should be able to:
- define the key constructs of the discipline
- link the learned constructs to each other
- identify the discipline's main theories of reference
- identify the discipline's main metoďologies and intervention tools
- relate theoretical knowledge to real contexts of application
- manage one's social interactions with a collaborative attitude.
The Course contributes to the achievement of Goal 4 of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.
Theoretical lessons (with support of slides).
Individual and group exercises (e.g. think pare share, debate).
Students with disability or other special educational needs are invited to contact the teacher at the beginning of the Course to agree on teaching methods that take into account indiviidual learning methods
The course will present the different applicative contexts of the discipline, giving particular relevance to the theories and tools of the community approach. In the first part the main constructs of community work will be examined, focusing in particular on the principles and processes that characterize research and guide professional practice in this area of intervention. The analysis and intervention levels will then be analyzed, focusing attention on the contexts of application and on the implications for the promotion of individual and social well-being. The following topics will be dealt with:
- The concept of Community;
- The theoretical reference models of Community Psychology;
- The Sense of Community;
- Methods and tools of community work;
- The social network and network work;
- Self-Help groups;
- The characteristics of urban contexts and the Quality of Life;
- The contexts of application of Community Psychology
- Francescato D., Tomai M., Ghirelli G., Fondamenti di psicologia di comunità, Carocci, Roma, 2011 (except chapter 5, 10, 12)
- Prezza M., Santinello M. (a cura di) Conoscere la comunità. L'analisi degli ambienti di vita quotidiana, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2002 (except chapter 2, 3, 4)
- Gelli B. (a cura di) Le nuove forme della partecipazione, Carocci, Roma, 2015.
Papers and other materials in English are available upon request for international students.
TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD
Ricevimento: For an appointment with the teacher, please send an e-mail to: Anna.Zunino@unige.it The teacher receives students at the DISFOR (IV floor, room 4A6)
ANNA ZUNINO (President)
The Course will begin in February, 2024
International students are entitiled to take the exam in English
The exam consists of a written test with open questions in short answer
You can repeat the exam in the date following the failed test