METHODS AND TECHNIQUES OF THE COMMUNITY ' PSYCHOLOGY

METHODS AND TECHNIQUES OF THE COMMUNITY ' PSYCHOLOGY

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Code
56074
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
8 credits during the 2nd year of 8753 Psychology (LM-51) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-PSI/05
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Psychology)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Individuals and social contexts are considered inseparable by the community psychology; they create an ecosystem whose knowledge is essential to understand the people’s behavior and to increase their well-being. Working in the perspective of community psychology, through its methods and techniques, means acting on relational and group processes, territorywise as a community that can sustain well-being.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to promote the psychologist education in socio-cultural, organizational and territorial context related to the person, groups and the community well-being. In particular it aims to train the ability to offer multi-level interventions, to read the contexts in preventive perspective, deepening the work of communities within the social and health services.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course intends to deepen the discipline of community psychology through theoretical, research and intervention models, aimed at promoting community development. Furthermore, the course aims to provide skills both for the reading of contexts and for the definition and activation of community and evaluation projects, interventions and programs, based on well-being and empowerment.

At the end of the course the student will be able to:

  • learn the main methods and techniques of community psychology
  • critically analyze the most relevant constructs of community psychology
  • identify strengths and limitations of the various methodologies and techniques of community psychology
  • design a community intervention to promote community development
  • design a participatory evaluation process of a community project
  • actively manage a presentation to a community

PREREQUISITES

Basic knowledge of community psychology, with particular reference to the key constructs of the discipline

Teaching methods

The course will alternate lectures introducing methods and techniques, with investee lessons through the presentation of interventions in the field. Group activities can be also arranged to promote active learning methodologies of community psychology.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The following techniques will be analyzed in detail: analysis and writing of community profiles; organizational analysis of institutions, groups, associations; development and construction of community evaluation and intervention projects.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Program for students regularly attending the classes:

  • Francescato D., Tomai M., Ghirelli G. (2011)Fondamenti di psicologia di comunità, Carocci, Roma,   2011 (solo i capitoli 4, 5, 10).
  • Santinello M., Vieno A. (a cura di) (2013) Metodi di intervento in psicologia di comunità, Il Mulino, Bologna.
  • Slides on aulaweb

Program for students that cannot attend the classes:

  • Francescato D., Tomai M., Ghirelli G. (2011)Fondamenti di psicologia di comunità, Carocci, Roma,   2011 (solo i capitoli 4, 5, 10).
  • Santinello M., Vieno A. (a cura di) (2013) Metodi di intervento in psicologia di comunità, Il Mulino, Bologna.
  • Dallago L., Santinello M., Vieno A. (2004)Valutare gli interventi psicosociali, Le bussole, Carocci, Roma.
  • Slides on aulaweb.

 

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: On Thursday, by appointment, at the Savona Campus Tel. 01020953720 E-mail: laura.migliorini@unige.it

Exam Board

LAURA MIGLIORINI (President)

NADIA RANIA

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The course will alternate lectures introducing methods and techniques, with investee lessons through the presentation of interventions in the field. Group activities can be also arranged to promote active learning methodologies of community psychology.

LESSONS START

1 October 2019

ORARI

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METHODS AND TECHNIQUES OF THE COMMUNITY ' PSYCHOLOGY

EXAMS

Exam description

The acquired knowledge will be verified through a written test with open questions on the contents of the program. Through this modality, the theoretical and methodological knowledge acquired by the student will be verified, the critical view in relation to the main constructs addressed and the ability to translate them into application contexts.

Exam methods for attending students:

  • Written exam: 4 open questions on general topics in the program and planning of a community intervention
  • As for the 4 open questions, the score for each answer ranges from 0 to 5 points (based on the criteria of relevance, correctness and completeness of the answers)
  • Planning a community intervention: involves a maximum of 10 points: completeness of the concepts presented (3 points), originality (2 points) correctness of the concepts presented (5 points).
  • Students will have 2 hours to complete the test.

Attending lectures will provide an overview of the materials on the program, thanks also to the course slides, available on Aulaweb. Attending students will therefore be able to prioritize study slides, lecture notes and use the texts in the program as a reference in case of further study. The writing will focus on the topics addressed in the classroom.

Exam methods for non-attending students:

Written exam: 6 open questions on the general themes in the program. The score for each answer ranges from 0 to 5 points (based on criteria of relevance, correctness and completeness of the answers).
Students will have 2 hours to complete the test.
 

Assessment methods

Through the answers to open questions, students will be able to demonstrate that they have adequate knowledge of the main methodologies and techniques in the field of community psychology and that they are able to apply the knowledge acquired in relation to the realization of community interventions. Students will be able to prove the acquisition of the technical language typical of the discipline.

Attending students, in addition to open questions, will have to plan a community intervention, according to the modalities that they will present in class.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
16/06/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale - (Esame su appuntamento)
16/06/2020 12:00 GENOVA Registrazione
30/06/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale - (Esame su appuntamento)
30/06/2020 12:00 GENOVA Registrazione
07/07/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale - (Esame su appuntamento)
07/07/2020 12:00 GENOVA Registrazione
08/09/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale - (Esame su appuntamento)
08/09/2020 12:00 GENOVA Registrazione