Psychology applied to social relations, communication and group dynamics

A.Y. 2020/2021
8
Max ECTS
64
Overall hours
SSD
M-DEA/01 M-PSI/01 M-PSI/06 SPS/07
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The teaching module aims to provide students with the basics for:
· knowing the essential of general sociology, its origins, concepts and paradigms; the theoretical and epistemological references, the founders of the discipline;
· learning the processes of socialization and construction of collective and individual identity; social reproduction of social and gender inequality;
· driving students towards an interpretation of health and illness through some basic elements of sociology of health and illness;
· providing tools for an interpretation of the relationship between human reproduction and social reproduction, through the medicalization process
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, students must be able:
· to know and discuss theoretical and epistemological peculiarities of sociology;
· to know and distinguish the research methods of the discipline and identify methods and tools;
· having acquired some tools for reflection, analysis and applicability of the discipline;
· having learned about the relationship and interconnection between sociology, society and medicine;
· to have acquired some interpretative elements of sociology of health and illness;
· having learned the medicalization process applied to human reproduction and the social change connected to it;
· having a knowledge, albeit partial, of health in relation to global society.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Given the current health situation, teaching will be carried out entirely at a distance.
Prerequisites for admission
No prior knowledge required
Assessment methods and Criteria
Learning outcomes are assessed through a written test, taking place during specific exam sessions as per the course Rules. The test includes both multiple choice and open-ended questions. All the modules comprised in the course contribute equally to determining the final mark, expressed on a scale of 30.
No intermediate or early sessions are planned.
No teaching materials or notes are allowed for consultation during the exam.
Scores obtained in each module are published on the ARIEL course website; the reference teacher takes care of the final online recording through the UNIMI platform.
Demology, ethnology and anthropology
Course syllabus
- Overview of medical anthropology: culture and cultures; body; knowledge about disease and the body; analysis
frameworks;
- Social and cultural interpretations of health and disease
- Intercultural medicine
- Migration and health systems
Teaching methods
Teaching is provided through face-to-face lessons, scheduled according to a timetable published on the ARIEL website of the course of study
Teaching Resources
Ivo Quaranta e Mario Ricca. Sick misplaced. Intercultural Medicine. Milan, Cortina 2012
Scientific papers and documents proposed during classes
General psychology
Course syllabus
Introduction - Psychology and health
- Concepts of health and mental health
- Disease management: trauma, stress and coping strategies
- Positive aspects of disease management: mobilization of personal and relational resources
- Prevention and acquisition of health behaviors: theoretical models and applications
- Communication and health report
- Cultural aspects of health and disease: psychological and relational dimensions
- Well-being and job satisfaction in health professionals
Teaching methods
Teaching is provided through face-to-face lessons, scheduled according to a timetable published on the ARIEL website of the course of study
Teaching Resources
A. Delle Fave e M. Bassi (2013). Psychology and health (second edition). Turin: UTET University
Research papers and documents proposed during classes
Work and Organizational Psychology
Course syllabus
Introduction: sharing a socio-constructive systemic epistemiology
- Work psychology: history, development and perspectives
- The subjective dimension of work: job meaning, job motivation and job satisfaction
- Safety psychology: ergonomics and human factors, risk perception, behavioral safety, organisational well-being and psychosocial risks
- Human resources psychology: organisational development, skills system and training
Teaching methods
Teaching is provided through face-to-face lessons, scheduled according to a timetable published on the ARIEL website of the course of study
Teaching Resources
Sarchielli G. (2008) Work Psychology. The Mill (Chapter II "The Meanings of Work"
- La Rosa M., Rizza R., Zurla P. (2006) Work and industrial society. From Adam Smith to Karl Polanyri. Franco Angeli (part 2, chapter 2: "Frederick Winslow Tylor: The 'father' of the scientific organization of work", and chapter 3: "Elton Mayo and the Discovery of Human Relations")
- Argentero P., Cortese C. G. (2009) Psychology of Work. Cortina Milano /Chapters 3,6,8,9)
- Teacher's handout.
- Critical view of movies
General sociology
Course syllabus
Course Syllabus: Learning objectives (nuovo testo da inserire in W4):
- 1.Sociology: origins and concepts;
- 2. The classics of sociology: Durkheim, Weber, Marx, the Chicago School
- 3. Sociological theories
- 4. Doing research in sociology
- 5. Socialization and identity building: class and gender
- 6. The sociology of health and disease
- 7. The medicalization of human reproduction: from childbirth to TRA
8. Reflections on Global Health and Inequality
Teaching methods
Teaching is provided through face-to-face lessons, scheduled according to a timetable published on the ARIEL website of the course of study
Teaching Resources
Anderson L.M., Taylor H.F., "The Essential of Sociology," Zanichelli, 2004 or ed. Chapter 1 (pp. 1-27);
Lombardi L., Reproduction and Health in Global Society. Gender, Medicalization and Social Change, Maggioli Publisher, 2018.
Demology, ethnology and anthropology
M-DEA/01 - DEMOLOGY, ETHNOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY - University credits: 2
Lessons: 16 hours
Professor: Ciabarri Luca
General psychology
M-PSI/01 - GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY - University credits: 2
Lessons: 16 hours
General sociology
SPS/07 - GENERAL SOCIOLOGY - University credits: 2
Lessons: 16 hours
Professor: Lombardi Rosalia
Work and Organizational Psychology
M-PSI/06 - WORK AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY - University credits: 2
Lessons: 16 hours