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CODE 67262
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-PSI/05
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
PREREQUISITES
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TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

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

LEARNING OUTCOMES

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.

TEACHING METHODS

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

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

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

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • 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.

LESSONS

LESSONS START

The Course will begin in February, 2024

Class schedule

COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Written test

International students are entitiled to take the exam in English

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The exam consists of a written test with open questions in short answer 

FURTHER INFORMATION

You can repeat the exam in the date following the failed test

OpenBadge

 PRO3 - Soft skills - Personale base 1 - A
PRO3 - Soft skills - Personale base 1 - A
 PRO3 - Soft skills - Sociale base 1 - A
PRO3 - Soft skills - Sociale base 1 - A