COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY

COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY

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Code
67262
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
8 credits during the 3nd year of 8751 Psychological Sciences and Techniques (L-24) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-PSI/05
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Psychological Sciences and Techniques)
semester
2° Semester
Prerequisites
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course promotes understanding and acquiring theories, methods and values ​​of the Community Psychology, also providing expertise both for reading and managing the dynamics that characterize the collective dimensions, and for defining and implementing strategies to enhance the relationships between people and their environment.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Promote understanding of theories, methods and values of Community Psychology; know the effects of interactions, cultures and contexts on psychological well-being of individuals and communities; evaluate strategies to enhance the relationship between people and their environment; think in terms of prevention

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course will present the different applicative contexts of the discipline, giving particular relevance to the theories and tools of the community approach. In the first part the main constructs of community work will be examined, focusing in particular on the principles and processes that characterize research and guide professional practice in this area of ​​intervention. The analysis and intervention levels will then be analyzed, focusing attention on the contexts of application and on the implications for the promotion of individual and social well-being. The following topics will be dealt with:

- The concept of community;

- The theoretical reference models of community psychology;

- The sense of community;

- Methods and tools of community work;

- The social network and network work;

- Self help mutual groups;

- The characteristics of urban contexts and the quality of life;

- The contexts of application of community psychology

Teaching methods

Theorical lessons (with support of slides)

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course will present the different application contexts of Community Psychology, giving particular attention to theories and tools in community approach. In the first part of the course, we will examine the main constructs of community work, focusing in particular on the principles and processes that characterize research and guide the professional practice in this intervention area. Then, we will analyze levels of analysis and intervention, focusing on application contexts and implications for the promotion of individual and social well-being.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Francescato D., Tomai M., Ghirelli G., Fondamenti di psicologia di comunità, Carocci, Roma, 2011 (except chapter 4, 5, 6, 10, 12)
  • Prezza M., Santinello M. (a cura di) Conoscere la comunità. L'analisi degli ambienti di vita quotidiana, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2002 (except chapter 2, 3, 4)
  • Mosso C., Testoni I., Dai gruppi alla comunità, UTET, Novara, 2015 (except chapter 2, 3, 7)

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

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Theorical lessons (with support of slides)

LESSONS START

The Course will begin in February, 2017

ORARI

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su EasyAcademy.

Vedi anche:

COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY

EXAMS

Exam description

Written test

Assessment methods

The exam consists of a written test with open questions in short answer 

Exam schedule

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

FURTHER INFORMATION

You can repeat the exam in the date following the failed test