Transcultural psychology (2010/2011)

Course code
4S02388
Name of lecturer
Federica De Cordova
Coordinator
Federica De Cordova
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
M-PSI/05 - SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem. 2A dal Feb 21, 2011 al Apr 10, 2011.

Lesson timetable

Sem. 2A
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 9:20 AM - 11:50 AM lesson Lecture Hall Zorzi A  
Wednesday 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Zorzi A  

Learning outcomes

• Giving basic conceptual tools in order to frame individual behaviour within cultural dynamics.
• To go in depth with psychological theories dealing with the relationship between culture, self and social processes, from a non-reductionist point of view.
• Analysing culture, psychological processes and social dynamic in the context of educational professional environment.

Syllabus

The main theoretical perspectives in the field of culture and psychology will be presented: cross-cultural, cultural psychology, ethnopsychiatry. Specific contents will be self/other definition, affiliation needs and self-determination, communication processes in multicultural contexts.
Special attention will be given to concepts such as health, illness, well-being, care, from a cultural perspective.
Finally, some concepts will be applied to specific themes carachterising contemporary society including migration, globalization, multiculturalism.

Texts:
Inghilleri P. (a cura di)(2009) "Psicologia culturale", Raffaello Cortina, Milano. Chapters 1,2,3,4,7.
Mecacci L. (1999) "Psicologia moderna e postmoderna", Laterza, Roma-Bari.
Benhabib S. (2005) "La rivendicazione dell'identità culturale", Il Mulino, Bologna. Introduzione + chapters 1,3.

Assessment methods and criteria

Final oral test.
Specific texts and/or exam methods can be arranged with Erasmus students.