PSYCHOLOGY OF TOURISM

PSYCHOLOGY OF TOURISM

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Code
83684
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 9912 TOURISM SCIENCES:TERRITORY, CULTURE AND BUSINESS (L-15) IMPERIA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-PSI/01
TEACHING LOCATION
IMPERIA (TOURISM SCIENCES:TERRITORY, CULTURE AND BUSINESS)
semester
2° Semester
modules
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide the theoretical basis for accounting for business operations and for preparing the financial statements in accordance with the rules of the Italian Civil Code. At the application level, the main accounting and budget problems typical of the companies operating in the tourism sector are deepened.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course has as main objectives:

  • make the student capable of facing up to the issues involved in the various aspects of tourism through the “anthropological approach”.
  • become aware of the close relationship between the human and its environment.
  • provide the basic elements related to some research topics in psychology closely related to the topics addressed by the psychology of tourism.

Learning outcomes

  • Knowledge and understanding: students must acquire adequate knowledge and an effective understanding of the fundamentals of anthropology and psychology that are relevant to the construction and communication of the tourist offer.
  • Ability to apply knowledge and understanding: students should be able to apply the acquired knowledge and to understand and solve problems related to the design of tourist offers declined in function of the specific target.
  • Autonomy of judgment: students must know how to use both on a conceptual and operative way acquired knowledge with independent judgement and skills in different contexts.
  • Communication skills: students must acquire the technical language typical of the discipline to communicate clearly and unambiguously with stakeholders specialists and non-specialists.
  • Learning skills: students must develop appropriate learning skills that enable them to continue to deepen in an autonomous way the main topics of the disciplines, especially in the working contexts in which they will operate.

Teaching methods

Frequency of at least 65% of lessons. [in case it is not possible, for health reasons, to take the lessons in presence, they will be delivered remotely in streaming mode].

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Psychology of tourism: participants are taught the basics of perception, attention, motivation, decision making, and psychological well-being. The knowledge base will be classified in the application fields of the psychology of tourism, such as the formulation of tourism, attention to the characteristics of some target of particular interest, such as the “senior”, in preparing initiatives/tours/attractions aimed at increasing and making competitive the bid proposal.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Psychology of tourism:

:

1. Amoretti G., Varani N. Psicologia e geografia del turismo. Dai motivi del turista all’elaborazione dell’offerta, Libreriauniversitaria.it Edizioni, Padova, 2016 [part I & part III] •[an English translation is available and can be requested to the teacher].

2. Pearce P.L. Tourist Behaviour and The Contemporary World, Bristol, Channel View Pubblications, 2011[E-book]

Articles and supplementary materials will be made available on the Aula Web Site of the course

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Prof. Guido F. Amoretti Until  February 16th 2021: Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Room 2A9 - Main Building (Corpo A) 2nd floor - Corso A. Podestà 2 - Genova From February 23rd 2021 to May 12th 2021: Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Room 2A9 - Main Building (Corpo A) 2nd floor - Corso A. Podestà 2 - Genova Since May  19th 2021: Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Room 2A9 - Main Building (Corpo A) 2nd floor - Corso A. Podestà 2 - Genova Only  for Psychology of tourism: From March 8th, 2021 to May 11th, 2021: Monday  from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.​ - University Centre Imperia Since May  18th 2021: Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Room 2A9 - Main Building (Corpo A) 2nd floor - Corso A. Podestà 2 - Genova Only  for Tourist Psychology: From March 10, 2021 to April 21, 2021: Wednesday  from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.​ - University Campus Savona Since April 27th 2021: Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Room 2A9 - Main Building (Corpo A) 2nd floor - Corso A. Podestà 2 - Genova For any question concerning lectures: guido.amoretti@unige.it IN AUGUST OFFICE HOURS FOR STUDENT ARE SUSPENDED

Exam Board

GUIDO FRANCO AMORETTI (President)

ANTONIO GUERCI (President)

NICOLETTA VARANI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Frequency of at least 65% of lessons. [in case it is not possible, for health reasons, to take the lessons in presence, they will be delivered remotely in streaming mode].

LESSONS START

Second Semester

March 8th  2021

ORARI

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

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PSYCHOLOGY OF TOURISM

EXAMS

Exam description

2 written tests, a multiple-choice test and a simulated interview with potential clients, both conducted in the AulaWeb environment.

Students with DSA certification, disability or other special educational needs are advised to contact the teacher at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching and examination methods which, in accordance with the teaching objectives, take into account individual learning methods and provide suitable compensatory tools.

Assessment methods

Psychology of tourism: written test (multiple-choice test on the computer in the AulaWeb environment) at the end of the course which focuses on texts 1 and 2 and on what was said in class and not covered by the texts. Those who pass the test can take a decision test based on the simulation of an interview with potential clients of a tourist agency. The average of the marks obtained in the two written tests represents the final grade. The "reduced" programme is valid only for end-of-course tests and summer appeals. As of the September appeal, the distinction between attendants and non-attendants is no longer valid.

Psychology of tourism: it is permitted to take the examination for a maximum of 4 times over the assessment at the end of the course. The failure to pass the examination on the third and on the fourth attempt involves the recording of a negative outcome and, consequently, the inability to take the exam in.a.y. 2020-21. The student who falls, in this case, may take the exam again in.a.y.  2021-22.

Students who fail an exam can sit it again at the successive exam date.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
07/06/2021 10:00 IMPERIA Scritto
21/06/2021 10:00 IMPERIA Scritto
05/07/2021 10:00 IMPERIA Scritto
06/09/2021 10:00 IMPERIA Scritto

FURTHER INFORMATION

Additional information for students not attending

Teaching Methods

Psychology of tourism: individual learning; evidence of self-check with feedback on the Classroom Web (AulaWeb).

Reccomended reading/bibliography

Psychology of tourism:

1. Amoretti G., Varani N. Psicologia e geografia del turismo. Dai motivi del turista all’elaborazione dell’offerta, Libreriauniversitaria.it Edizioni, Padova, 2016 [part I and part III] •[an English translation is available and can be requested to the teacher].

2. Pearce P.L. Tourist Behaviour and The Contemporary World, Bristol, Channel View Pubblications, 2011[E-book]

3. Amoretti A., Varani N. Viaggiare nella Terza Età. Casi ed esperienze di turismo senior, Carocci, Roma, 2013. [an English translation is available and can be requested to the teacher].

Assessment methods

Psychology of tourism: written test (multiple-choice test on the computer in the AulaWeb envinronment) at the end of the course which focuses on texts 1, 2 and 3. Those who pass the multiple-choice test can take a decision test based on the simulation of an interview with potential clients of a tourist agency. The average of the marks obtained in the two written tests represents the final grade.