Transcultural psychology (2014/2015)

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. IA dal Oct 1, 2014 al Nov 16, 2014.

Lesson timetable

Sem. IA
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.6  
Thursday 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.6  

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.
Castiglioni M. (a cura di)(2011) "Identità e corpo migrante. Marchi sessuali femminili." Guerini. Milano. Part one and two.
Benhabib S. (2005) "La rivendicazione dell'identità culturale", Il Mulino, Bologna. Introduzione + chapters 1,3.

Specific texts can be suggested to erasmus students.

Assessment methods and criteria

Final oral test.