SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

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Code
66755
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
2 credits during the 3nd year of 9280 PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION (L/SNT2) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-PSI/05
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION)
semester
1° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Social psychology is the branch of psychology that explores social interactions. In particular, social psychology is the scientific study of how people's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by others, with a constant focus on social and cultural context.

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Through this teaching students will improve their analysis skills on today's phenomena, such as stereotypes, social conformism and relations between mass-media and aggressiveness. Further, throughout the course it will be devoted a great deal of attention to the issue of prejudice from a psychosocial perspective. Comprehending origins of prejudice and strategies to overcome it are highly relevant issues in today's societies to promote harmonious relations between group members belonging to different cultures, religions and ethnicities. 

Teaching methods

Lectures in which the main theoretical assumptions are presented and exemplified through lab experiments and real-life examples. A critical and active participation of the students will be encouraged.

Although the lectures will be delivered in Italian, the lecturer can provide a comprehensive collection of teaching materials in English to prepare for the final exam, and this exam can be taken in English.  

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The teaching aims to provide students with the theoretical and methodological knowledge on Social Psychology and its research field. This purpose will be achieved through a critical analysis of the core theories and research that characterizes this discipline. 

The teaching will be organized in two parts:

  • Part 1: Introduction to Social Psychology

Definition of Social Psychology – Social Cognition – Social influence and conformism – Social behavior: Aggressiveness and prosocial behaviors

  • Part 2: Prejudice: Its Social Psychology  

The nature of prejudice – Psychosocial foundations of prejudice – New and old forms of prejudice – Overcoming prejudice

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Hogg, M., & Vaughan, G. (2016). Social Psychology. Theory and applications. Pearson Education.
  • For students who will attend the teaching: Ppt slides and other materials that will be uploaded on aulaweb.

More informations about the teaching program can be found in Aulaweb. Upon request, recommended reading and bibliography in English language will be provided to foreign students.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Tuesday, 14,30-15,30 - Room 4A6, DISFOR- Sezione di Psicologia Corso Podestà, 2 - 16128 Genova

Exam Board

DONATELLA PANATTO (President)

FEDERICO RAHOLA (President)

MIRELLA ZANOBINI

NICOLA GIOVANNI GIRTLER

LUCA ANDRIGHETTO

CARLO CHIORRI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures in which the main theoretical assumptions are presented and exemplified through lab experiments and real-life examples. A critical and active participation of the students will be encouraged.

Although the lectures will be delivered in Italian, the lecturer can provide a comprehensive collection of teaching materials in English to prepare for the final exam, and this exam can be taken in English.  

LESSONS START

Fall semester (October 2018)

EXAMS

Exam description

Written exam in Italian language for the mothertongue. Upon request, lecture will organize oral exams in English language for foreign students.    

Assessment methods

Written exam in Italian language for the mothertongue. Upon request, lecture will organize oral exams in English language for foreign students.    

The exam will allow the lecture to assess the following students' outcomes:

Critical and independent thinking: Students will be able to use the understood knowledge both from a theoeretical and applied level, with an independent and flexible ability.

Coomunication skills: Students will have to demonstrate an appropriate use of terms appropriate for Social Psychology and to communicate in a clear and unambiguous way with experts and non experts of this field.

Learning skills: Students will have to develop approriate learning abilities that will allow them to gain further knowledge aboout the main topics of Social Psychology in an independent way, especially within the working settings where they will work in.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Students are invited to frequently check Aulaweb where materials and information about the present course are constantly updated. 

To register the evaluation, students are required to online register on one of the following exams by selecting the entry "Registrazione".