Social Psychology (2008/2009)

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Course code
Name of lecturer
Federica De Cordova
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
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.


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.

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.