Psicologia dell'orientamento (2008/2009)

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Name of lecturer
Riccardo Sartori
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Sem. II B dal Apr 15, 2009 al Jun 1, 2009.

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:
For those who attend:
Written part: files from the lessons (given by the teacher).
Oral part: Sartori R. (in press). Psicologia Psicometrica, LED, Milano.

For those who do not attend:
Written part: Petruccelli F. (2005). Psicologia dell’Orientamento. Ambiti teorici e campi applicativi, Franco Angeli, Milano.
Oral part: Sartori R. (in press). Psicologia Psicometrica, LED, Milano.

Texts for deeper information:
1.Boncori L. & Boncori G. (2002). L’orientamento. Roma: Carocci.
2.Di Fabio A. (1998). Psicologia dell’orientamento. Firenze: Giunti.
3.Favretto G. & Sartori R. (2007). Le età dell’impresa. Milano: Franco Angeli.
4.Guichard J. & Huteau M. (2001). Psicologia dell’Orientamento Professionale. Milano: Raffaello Cortina Editore.
5.Pombeni M.L. & D’Angelo M.G. (1998). L’orientamento di gruppo. Roma: Carocci.
6.Pombeni M.L. (1998). Il colloquio di orientamento. Roma: Carocci.

Assessment methods and criteria

Students will take a written part, made of closed and open questions, and an oral part.