PSYCHOLOGY OF FAMILY RELATIONS

PSYCHOLOGY OF FAMILY RELATIONS

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Code
67323
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
8 credits during the 1st year of 8753 Psychology (LM-51) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-PSI/05
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Psychology)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Today's families compose an increasingly heterogeneous and differentiated framework by structure, by founding processes and by the circumstances of life in which they develop. However between change and continuity, between variants and unchanged family relationships represent a very significant relational field to respond to the fundamental need of the human being: to create and maintain ties.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

The aim of the course is to deepen the main constructs that guide the study, research and intervention in the psychosocial approach to family relationships. In the light of the most important theoretical models present in the literature, the salient aspects of married and family life and the parenting dimension will be analyzed in order to understand their resources and fragility.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course intends to deepen and investigate family relationships through theoretical models, constructs, research and intervention tools related to family ties and parenting. In the light of the most important theoretical models present in the literature, the salient aspects of family life and of the parenting dimension will be analyzed in order to understand their resources and fragility. Furthermore, the course intends to provide skills for both reading family relationships and defining and activating strategies to enhance family resources and resilience.
At the end of the course the student will be able to:
• know and identify the main theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of family relationships,
• critically analyze the most relevant constructs in the field of family relationships
• identify possible strengths and weaknesses of study and intervention models in the field of family relationships
• apply a model of reading to family relationships to concrete situations
• design an intervention track to promote family resilience

 

Teaching methods

The course will alternate lectures,with slides support, and  group activities  to promote active learning 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course is divided into two parts: the first deals with the theoretical foundations, the constructs and the tools for study and research in the field of family relationships; the second proposes a model of reading family relationships, examines the processes of family resilience as a theoretical and interventional challenge linked to the fragility of family relationships.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Program for students regularly attending the classes:

  • Fruggeri L. (2018) Famiglie d'oggi, Quotidianità, dinamiche e processi psicosociali, Roma, Carocci Editore.
  • Scabini E., Cigoli V. (2012) Alla ricerca del familiare, Milano, Cortina (only first part)
  • Walsh F. (2008) La resilienza familiare, Milano, Cortina(only first part).
  • Slides in aulaweb

Program for students that cannot regularly attending the classes:

  • Fruggeri L. (2018) Famiglie d'oggi, Quotidianità, dinamiche e processi psicosociali, Roma, Carocci Editore.
  • Scabini E., Cigoli V. (2012) Alla ricerca del familiare, Milano, Cortina. 
  • Walsh F. (2008) La resilienza familiare, Milano, Cortina.
  • Slides in 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,with slides support, and  group activities  to promote active learning 

LESSONS START

17 febbruary 2020

ORARI

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

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PSYCHOLOGY OF FAMILY RELATIONS

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 an intervention aimed at promoting family resilience.
• 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)
• Design an intervention aimed at promoting family resilience: it 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 topics 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 theories and constructs in the field of family relationship psychology and that they are able to apply the knowledge acquired as a function of psycho-social interventions. Students will be able to prove the acquisition of the technical language typical of the discipline to be able to communicate clearly with specialist and non-specialist interlocutors.
Attending students, in addition to open questions, will have to plan an intervention aimed at promoting family resilience, according to the modalities that will be presented in class.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
17/06/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale - (Esame su appuntamento)
17/06/2020 12:00 GENOVA Registrazione
01/07/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale - (Esame su appuntamento)
01/07/2020 12:00 GENOVA Registrazione
08/07/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale - (Esame su appuntamento)
08/07/2020 12:00 GENOVA Registrazione
07/09/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale - (Esame su appuntamento)
07/09/2020 12:00 GENOVA Registrazione