Transcultural psychology (2015/2016)

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. IIA dal Feb 22, 2016 al Apr 24, 2016.

Lesson timetable

Sem. IIA
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.

A further text among the following:
Ranchetti G. (2015) "Il percorso identitario degli adolescenti di origine straniera. Tra culture affettive e diversità culturali". Franco Angeli, Milano.
Ferrari F. (2015) "La famiglia inattesa. I genitori omosessuali e i loro figli". Mimesis, Milano.
Bert ell L. (2016) "Lavoro ecoautonomo. Dalla sostenibilità del lavoro alla praticabilità della vita". Elèuthera, Milano.

Specific texts can be suggested to erasmus students.

Assessment methods and criteria

Final oral test.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016