Work Psychology (2018/2019)

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Name of lecturer
Barbara Giacominelli
Barbara Giacominelli
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Sem. 2A dal Feb 18, 2019 al Mar 30, 2019.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

teaching will be divided into three basic parts:
1. theoretical-methodological part:
historical introduction to the discipline, main theoretical models, methods and techniques of research of the psychology of work, the fundamental constructs.
2. tools and spheres of intervention in organizations:
the intervention approach of the clinics of the organizations according to the psychoanalytic orientation of Jacques Lacan.
3. applicative parte:
The third part of the course will test the applicative character of the theoretical model proposed through the study of concrete cases of clinical organizations.

At the end of the course the student, in addition to having acquired the theoretical-methodological tools of the discipline, will be able to apply the psychoanalytic clinical reasoning to complex organizational situations.


First part:
- birth and the affirmation of work psychology
- changes in the organization of work: Fordism and post-Fordism
- research methods and techniques in organizational psychology; the fundamental constructs

Second part
- tools and application contexts of work psychology: models of intervention compared
- clinic of organizations: study of an intervention model according to the theoretical approach of Jacques Lacan
- tools for conducting the organizational interview according to the psychoanalytic approach.
Part Three:
- applicative implications of the theoretical models and study of three cases of intervention in organizations.
- drafting and reading of an evaluation report of an organization clinic case.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Jacques Lacan Il Seminario. Libro XVII. Il rovescio della psicoanalisi Einaudi 2001
Massimo Recalcati Il vuoto centrale Poiesis 2016
Sartori R. & Rappagliosi C.M. Orientamento, formazione e lavoro. Dalla psicologia alle organizzazioni (Edizione 1) LED, Milano 2012 978-88-7916-505-1 (i primi 3 capitoli)

Assessment methods and criteria

oral exam