FUNDAMENTALS OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

FUNDAMENTALS OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

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Code
83924
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 8710 Social Work (L-39) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-PSI/05
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Social Work)
semester
1° Semester
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AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Module of Social Psychology: Fundamentals of Social Psychology

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course examines the main socio-cultural, affective and cognitive processes involved in social behavior, considering issues such as the construction of social knowledge, the concept of Self, the social representations, the communication, the mechanisms of social influence, the interpersonal interaction, the group processes, the dynamics of the organizations that produce services.

At the end of the course, the student must be able to:
- define the key constructs of the discipline;
- link the learned constructs together;
- identify the main reference theories of the discipline;
- identify the main methods and intervention tools of the discipline;
- to link theoretical knowledge to  real contexts.

Teaching methods

The course provides for a frontal lesson method, supplemented by exercises in small groups.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The Course explores the following topics:

- main branches of Social Psychology;

- construction of social knowledge;

- social categorization;

- stereotypes and prejudices;

- social representations;

- the Self concept;

- social influence;

- aggressive and altruistic behaviours;

- group and intergroup relations;

- organizations producing services.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Textbooks for attending students:

- Gattino S., Miglietta A., Converso D. (2008), Introduzione alla Psicologia sociale, Carocci, Roma.

 

Furthermore, a text from the followings:

- Bertani B., Manetti M. (a cura di) (2007), Psicologia dei gruppi: teoria, contesti e metodologie di intervento, Franco Angeli, Milano (the first part).

- Burr V. (2002), The Person in Social Psychology, Hove, Psychology Press (tr. it. La persona in Psicologia sociale, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2004) (chapters 3-4-5-6).

- Cavazza N. (2005), Psicologia degli atteggiamenti e delle opinioni, Il Mulino, Bologna (chapters 1-2-4-7).

- Mazzara, B. (2007), Prospettive di Psicologia culturale, Carocci, Roma (chapters 5-6-7-8-9).

- Migliorini L., Rania N. (2008), Psicologia sociale delle relazioni familiari, Laterza, Bari (chapters 1-2-3-4-8-10).

- Mucchi Faina A., Pacilli M.G., Pagliaro S. (2012), L’influenza sociale. Seconda edizione, Il Mulino, Bologna (chapters 1-2-4).

 

 

Textbooks for non-attending students:

- Gattino S., Miglietta A., Converso D. (2008), Introduzione alla Psicologia sociale, Carocci, Roma.

Furthermore, a text from the followings:

- Bertani B., Manetti M. (a cura di) (2007), Psicologia dei gruppi: teoria, contesti e metodologie di intervento, Franco Angeli , Milano (the first part and the chapters 1, 5 e 6 from the third part).

- Burr V. (2002), The Person in Social Psychology, Hove, Psychology Press (tr. it. La persona in Psicologia sociale, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2004) (full text).

- Cavazza N. (2005), Psicologia degli atteggiamenti e delle opinioni, Il Mulino, Bologna (full text except of chapter 3).

- Mazzara, B. (2007), Prospettive di Psicologia culturale, Carocci, Roma (chapters 5-6-7-8-9-10-11).

- Migliorini L., Rania N. (2008), Psicologia sociale delle relazioni familiari, Laterza, Bari (full text).

- Mucchi Faina A., Pacilli M.G., Pagliaro S. (2012), L’influenza sociale. Seconda edizione, Il Mulino, Bologna (full text).

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: To have an appointment with the teacher you have to sent an e-mail at: Anna.Zunino@unige.it The teacher receives students at the DISFOR (IV floor, room 4A6)

Exam Board

ANNA ZUNINO (President)

NADIA RANIA (President)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The course provides for a frontal lesson method, supplemented by exercises in small groups.

LESSONS START

I semester from September 16th to December 6th 2019 (12 weeks)
II semester from February 17th to May 9th 2020 (12 weeks)

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam consists of a written test.

By agreement with the teacher, it is possible to take the oral exam.

Assessment methods

The test is structured through open questions that require the student to briefly present the fundamental concepts inherent to the course.
The evaluation of the written test is based on criteria of relevance and completeness of the answers.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
17/06/2020 16:00 GENOVA Scritto
01/07/2020 16:00 GENOVA Scritto
15/07/2020 16:00 GENOVA Scritto
09/09/2020 16:00 GENOVA Scritto