00870 - Social Psychology

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Academic Year 2017/2018

Course contents

This year the program concerns the study of social psychology, declined in its general and specific aspects. This discipline in fact represents an important tool of interpretation of reality, not necessarily aimed at the formation of psychologists, but also of educators.
The course includes the presentation of classical subjects of discipline - the history, the Self and the identity, attitudes, prejudices and stereotypes, aggressiveness - but also issues relating to some real aspects such as social exclusion, interculture, the professionalism of teachers who daily face the challenge of education of children and adolescents.
In a second moment will be presented with a specific part useful for anyone who deals with children in the age 0-6: the emotional development and emotional competence (with themes dedicated to socialization and emotions in daily life) and relationships between groups in pre-school age.


Texts below are mandatory (both for those who attend both for not attending). The manual of social psychology will be leaving for October 2016

Villano P. (2016) Psicologia sociale. Dalla teoria alla pratica, Bologna, Il Mulino.

Grazzani I. (second edition of 2014) Psicologia dello sviluppo emotivo, Bologna, Il Mulino.

Teaching methods

The lessons are frontal, with particular attention to the discussion set of themes emerged. Is appreciated the involvement of the student during the lessons, the questions and issues that can arise and that are particularly helpful both individual study and reflection in the group.

Assessment methods

Written test with 3 open questions equal to the attendees and not. Open questions will have the knowledge and skills acquired during the course.
The time will be 1 hour and a half.

Teaching tools


Office hours

See the website of Paola Villano