Social and community psychology (2013/2014)

Course code
4S02341
Name of lecturer
Elena Trifiletti
Coordinator
Elena Trifiletti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
M-PSI/05 - SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem IIA, Sem IIB

Lesson timetable

Sem IIA
Day Time Type Place Note
Thursday 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Lorenzi  
Friday 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Zorzi B  
Sem IIB
Day Time Type Place Note
Thursday 10:10 AM - 12:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall Lorenzi from Apr 21, 2014  to May 16, 2014
Friday 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Zorzi B from Apr 21, 2014  to May 16, 2014

Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide students with an understanding of the major psychosocial processes, methods, and theorizing in social psychology. By examining community psychology interventions at multiple levels of analysis, the course will also provide students with skills useful in coping with community problems. Students will develop intellectual skills, such as critical reflection, analysis and interpretation of psychosocial phenomena, as well as practical skills, such as critical analysis of a community problem, design and implementation of intervention plans.

Syllabus

The course covers the following topics:
- psychosocial research methods,
- social cognition and perception,
- social categorization and stereotypes,
- self, personal and social identity,
- attitudes and persuasion,
- aggression and prosocial behavior,
- social influence in groups,
- leadership and decision making in groups,
- intergroup conflict, prejudice, and discrimination
- design and evaluation of community psychology interventions
- intervention strategies: mentoring, photovoice, and peer education
- social networks and community networks

Readings:
- Hogg M.A, & Vaughan G.M.(2012). Psicologia sociale: Teorie e applicazioni. Milano, Pearson.
- Santinello M., Vieno, A., 2013, Metodi di intervento in psicologia di comunità, Il Mulino, Bologna
- One paper to be chosen from the journal In-Mind Italia (http://it.in-mind.org)

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam