Social Psychology (2011/2012)

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Monica Pedrazza
Monica Pedrazza
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Sem. 1A dal Oct 3, 2011 al Nov 13, 2011.

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Learning outcomes

One will work in order to achieve the following goals:
- Analyze and understand the interpersonal relation between educator and child/teenager/adult
- Analyze and understand the social processes which regulate interpersonal relationships in social, sanitary and socio-sanitary context,
- One will try to understand problems related to the way the caregiver enter s and keeps the relationship with the child or the teenager,
- Understand the different attitudes of the caregiver and his/her way of conducting relationship with the child, teenager or adult,- the segregation social/organizational practice and violence, aggressive behavior, how can aggressive cues influence aggressive behavior,
- understand the principles of the attachment theory and the origin and development of intersubjectivity, understanding the origin of aggressive behavior within the family , in dyadic context such as the marital one, and in every social, private and public context social psychologists have analyzed in their research designs in recent years.


attitudes and perception;
- attributions and behavior;
- social support; -
normative and informational influence on behavior; -
the dynamics of obedience; -
interpersonal vs. group behavior; -Group polarization; -The power of a consistent minority
aggressive behavior
segregation and violence
cooperation and competition

1° year:
a)Hewstone, M., Stroebe, W., Jonas, K., Voci, A. (2010). "Introduzione alla Psicologia Sociale". Il Mulino, Bologna - escluded chapters: XI, XII e XIII
b) Voci, A. (2003). “Processi psicosociali nei gruppi”. Laterza, Roma, Bari.

3° year
a)Hewstone, M., Stroebe, W., Jonas, K., Voci, A. (2010). "Introduzione alla Psicologia Sociale". Il Mulino, Bologna
b)Calegari P, (2007), I Bisogni in democrazia, Ombre Corte, Verona

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