• 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.
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.
Inghilleri P. (a cura di)(2009) "Psicologia culturale", Raffaello Cortina, Milano. Chapters 1,2,3,4,7.
Mecacci L. (1999) "Psicologia moderna e postmoderna", Laterza, Roma-Bari.
Benhabib S. (2005) "La rivendicazione dell'identità culturale", Il Mulino, Bologna. Introduzione + chapters 1,3.
Final oral test.
Specific texts and/or exam methods can be arranged with Erasmus students.
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