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
Final written test.
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