Psicologia dell'orientamento (2007/2008)

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Name of lecturer
Riccardo Sartori
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Sem. II B dal Apr 21, 2008 al May 31, 2008.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide students with some knowledge of:
1.historical stages of the vocational psychology;
2.vocational models in psychology; used in order to provide people (clients or users) with a vocational counselling which is suitable to their characteristics and the characteristics of the environment where they live.


In detail, the course will be articulated according to the following stages:
1.what the vocational psychology is (definitions and approaches);
2.historical stages of the vocational psychology (diagnostic-attitudinal, character-affective, clinical-dynamic, economic-social, educational, stage of the vocational development and, finally, the one centred on the person or maturate-personal);
3.model for vocations (informative, psycho-diagnostic, educational, model of the psychosocial counselling and, finally, the global-interdisciplinary one); for vocations (psychological testing, interviews, budget of competences, decision-making, construction of a personal and professional project)

Texts for the exam:
One choice among:
1.Di Fabio A. (1998). Psicologia dell’orientamento. Firenze: Giunti.
2.Guichard J. & Huteau M. (2001). Psicologia dell’Orientamento Professionale. Milano: Raffaello Cortina Editore
3.Boncori L. & Boncori G. (2002). L’orientamento. Roma: Carocci

Texts for deeper information:
1.Favretto G. & Sartori R. (2007). Le età dell’impresa. Milano: Franco Angeli
2.Pombeni M.L. (1998). Il colloquio di orientamento. Roma: Carocci
3.Pombeni M.L. & D’Angelo M.G. (1998). L’orientamento di gruppo. Roma: Carocci

Assessment methods and criteria

Students will take written exams made of closed and open questions.