Social and community psychology - PSICOLOGIA DI COMUNITA' PER LA PREVENZIONE DEL DISAGIO (2020/2021)

Course code
4S02341
Name of lecturer
Anna Maria Meneghini
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
M-PSI/07 - DYNAMIC PSYCHOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem. 1B dal Nov 9, 2020 al Jan 9, 2021.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course in Community Psychology will introduce the students to the specific analytical perspective of this discipline, working within the general framework of Dynamic Psychology, but also employing the main concepts presented in the Social Psychology course. Community Psychology looks at the sources of well-being, shifting the focus from an individualistic perspective and investigating instead its collective dimension. The focus will be on the relationships between people (especially between the social worker and the service user) and between people and the contexts they live in. Students will study the importance of a sense of community, the concept of participation and community empowerment for the individual and social changes and the prevention of psychosocial distress. It will be demonstrated how community work can deal with psychosocial problems and develop individual resources in relationship settings. Theoretical principles that guide social workers together with practical examples will be discussed during the lessons.

Syllabus

Course topics:
• Principles and values of Community Psychology
• Social support, networking and community
• Sense of community and involvement
• Psychological resources and empowerment
• The community development: from the process of change to its results
• Community work: operators, environments and modalities
• Risk factors, protection factors, the prevention and promotion of health and well-being
• Risk factors and resources related to some forms of psychosocial distress
• Prevention and methods of Community Psychology
• Examples of models to identify psychosocial problems and processes and for planning interventions

Books:
Santinello M., Vieno A., Lenzi M. (2018). Fondamenti di Psicologia di Comunità (Second Edition), Il Mulino, BO.
Regoliosi L. (2010). La prevenzione del disagio giovanile, Carocci Editore. Chapters: 1, 2.
Santinello M., Vieno A. (2013). Metodi di intervento in psicologia di comunità, Il Mulino, BO. Chapters: 1, 2.
Lavanco G., Varveri L. (2006). Psicologia del gioco d'azzardo e della scommessa. Prevenzione, diagnosi, metodi di lavoro nei servizi, Carocci. Chapters: 1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 11.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Santinello M., Vieno A., Lenzi M. Fondamenti di Psicologia di Comunità (Edizione 2) Il Mulino, BO 2018 9788815278715
Regogliosi L. La prevenzione del disagio giovanile Carocci 2010 9788874663262
Santinello M., Vieno A. Metodi di intervento in psicologia di comunità (Edizione 1) Il Mulino 2013 8815246002
Lavanco G., Varveri L. Psicologia del gioco d'azzardo e della scommessa. Prevenzione, diagnosi, metodi di lavoro nei servizi Carocci 2006 9788874662609

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam with two open questions. The aim of these questions is to assess the students’ knowledge of the subjects described in the books/chapters listed in the syllabus. The final mark of the exam entitled “Psicologia Sociale e di Comunità” will be the mean score of the evaluations of the student’s responses to four questions (two on the subjects of the module of Social Psychology and two on the module of Community Psychology) expressed in thirtieths. The student must achieve a pass in both modules in the exam in the same exam session. The assessment methods and criteria will be the same for attending and non-attending students.
The exam regulations may change in accordance with specific safety standards. This may include the use of oral examinations.