Social Psychology (2008/2009)

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Course code
4S00731
Name of lecturer
Federica De Cordova
Number of ECTS credits allocated
4
Academic sector
M-PSI/05 - SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem. I B dal Nov 17, 2008 al Jan 18, 2009.

Lesson timetable

Sem. I B
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.5  
Wednesday 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.5  
Friday 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.3  

Learning outcomes

Educational goals are:
• Giving basic conceptual tools in order to frame individual behaviour within social dynamics.
• To go in depth with biosocial theories of behaviour, from a non-reductionist point of view.
• Analysing individual psychological processes and social dynamic in the context of educational professional environment.

Syllabus

The main theories in social psychology will be analysed from a historical perspective. Special attention will be given to theories such as social constructionism and cultural psychology to frame cognitive, affective and motivational processes.
Specific contents will be self definition, individual-group dynamic, social norms, communication processes, attitudes, prejudice.
Finally, some concepts will be applied to specific themes carachterising contemporary society such us migration, globalization, multiculturalism.

Texts:
Palmonari A., Cavazza N., Rubini M. (2002) “Psicologia sociale” Bologna: Il Mulino, charter from I to VI.
Inghilleri P. (2003) “La buona vita” Milano: Guerini, chapters 1,2,9,10.
Pedrazza M. (2007) “L’educatore extrascolastico” Roma: Carocci

Assessment methods and criteria

Final written test.