00870 - Social Psychology

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  • Teacher Paola Villano

  • Credits 8

  • SSD M-PSI/05

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Course Timetable from Sep 24, 2019 to Nov 14, 2019


This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Quality education Gender equality Reduced inequalities

Academic Year 2019/2020

Course contents

This year the program concerns the study of social psychology, declined in its general and specific aspects. This discipline represents an important tool for the 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 - its 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.
The second part of the course will focus on a specific part which is 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).


Texts below are mandatory (both for those who attend both for not attending).

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

Di Pentima L. (2006) Culture a confronto. Relazioni,stereotipi e pregiudizi nei bambini, Milano, Unicopli

and the chapter 2 from Alfieri S. (2013) La natura (familiare) del pregiudizio. Una rilettura intergenerazionale del pregiudizio etnico di genitori e figli, Milano, Vita e Pensiero.

This chapter will be downloadable from the Unibo virtual spaces 

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 be based on 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