General and social psychology

A.Y. 2021/2022
6
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
M-PSI/01 M-PSI/05
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course is aimed at providing students with basic knowledge on the structure and role of the major psychological functions and on their inclusion and organization into the individual and social psychology models most frequently used in in healthcare and socio-educational services. Other aims of the course will comprise the acquisition of theoretical and methodological knowledge about
· the main psychological functions and their relation with the quality of experience and with one's own and others' behavior
· the major theoretical models in general and social psychology
· the processes underlying collective events, phenomena and behaviors in relation to different social systems and subsystems (family, ethnic group, organization, community, nation)
· dynamics underlying group processes
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the students will acquire competences
· to describe the structure of the main psychological functions and their role in orienting behavior
· to know the paradigms and theoretical models most frequently used in healthcare and socio-educational services
· to correctly use psychological concepts and terminology in describing one's own and other's experience
· to identify the processes underlying collective events, phenomena and behaviors in relation to different social systems and subsystems (family, ethnic group, organization, community, nation)
· to identify and analyze the main group dynamics
Course syllabus and organization

Sezione: Bosisio Parini

Responsible
Most lessons will take place synchronously through the Teams platforms. If possible, some lessons will be organized in presence, following the indications provided by the University as concerns safety and social distancing, with simultaneous activation of the remote mode via Teams. All lessons will be recorded and made available to students on the Ariel platform, together with additional learning materials.
The course program and materials will not change.
During the emergency phase exams will be performed orally through Teams. Whenever possible, written exams comprising open-ended questions - as described in the assessment method section - will be organized in presence, following the indications concerning safety and social distancing. The possibility to perform the exam orally in remote mode will be anyway guaranteed for students living in other regions or countries, as well as for students with serious pathologies.
Prerequisites for admission
There are no prerequisites.
Assessment methods and Criteria
Written exam. For the course of General Psychology it consists of 6 open-ended questions, each rated on a scale 1-5 according to content adequacy and level of detail, clarity and appropriateness in the use of scientific terminology. The final score is calculated in thirties.
The test for Social Psychology will consist of three short essay questions; the score is based on the following criteria: 1) content consistency: score range of 18-27; 2) supplementary contents: score range of 0-2; 3) bibliographical references: score range of 0-2. The average score of the three evaluations is expressed in a 0-30 score
The global evaluation of the course learning outcomes is the weighted mean of the scores obtained for the two courses (based on their credits). The secretary staff will inform students about both the course scores and the final evaluation. Upon students' acceptance of the evaluation, the president of the exam commission will proceed with its electronic registration.
General psychology
Course syllabus
The basic psychological processes will be described:
Perception: Sensation and perception, perception organization, Gestalt principles, perceptive illusions and constancy, perception of figure and background, space and movement.
Attention; consciousness and subjective experience
Memory: models and structure, mnemic processes, oblivion, amnesia.
Learning: classical and operant conditioning; social learning; insight; imprinting
Thinking and reasoning: mental models; formal logic; heuristics; categorization and prototype theories; problem solving; decision making; clinical reasoning
Emotions: definition and models; physiological, cognitive and motivational components; expression of emotional experiences
Communication and language; evolution of communication models; pragmatics; meaning making and communication intention; non-verbal communication
Motivation: reflexes, needs, instincts; goal setting and pursuit; behavior planning; hierarchy of needs; intrinsic motivation; self-determination theory
Teaching methods
Lectures, teamwork, and case discussion. Slides used as teaching support during classes and additional material will be available on Ariel
Teaching Resources
M. Bassi, A. Delle Fave (a cura di) (2019). Psicologia Generale per le professioni medico-sanitarie, Seconda edizione. Torino: UTET Università.
Social psychology
Course syllabus
Self and social identity, person perception and social cognition, attitudes and persuasion, social influence, decision making, groups and teams, stereotypes and discrimination, interpersonal attraction and relationships, prosocial behavior, aggression, organizational behavior, leadership, and cultural psychology.
Teaching methods
Frontal lessons and group work
Teaching Resources
Aronson E, Wilson T.D., Sommers S.R. - Psicologia sociale - Il Mulino 2019
General psychology
M-PSI/01 - GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY - University credits: 4
Lessons: 40 hours
Social psychology
M-PSI/05 - SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY - University credits: 2
Lessons: 20 hours

Sezione: Don Gnocchi

Responsible
More specific information on the delivery modes of training activities for academic year 2021/22 will be provided over the coming months, based on the evolution of the public health situation.
Prerequisites for admission
There are no prerequisites
Assessment methods and Criteria
Written test
General psychology
Course syllabus
Neuropsychology
Perception
Attention
Learning
Memory
Esecutive function
Dementia
Cognitive and behavioral rehabilitation
Emotion
Language
Teaching methods
The course is divided into a series of lectures with slide shows in Power Point. The slides are uploaded into Ariel website.
Teaching Resources
Fondamenti di psicologia generale (Paolo Legrenzi) Ed. Il Mulino
Neuropsicologia cognitiva (Martin-Balconi) Ed. Pearson
Slides del corso
Social psychology
Course syllabus
· Communicatioon
· Assertivness
· Group dynamics
· Stress, work-related stress, Burnout disorder
Teaching methods
The course is taught by lectures and theoretical exercises.
Will be used slides
Teaching Resources
Dispense e slides distribuite dalla docente
Myers D. G. Psicologia Sociale, McGraw-Hill Milano, 2013 (2° edizione) -Capitoli: 1, 8, 11
General psychology
M-PSI/01 - GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY - University credits: 4
Lessons: 40 hours
Professor: Ferrucci Roberta
Social psychology
M-PSI/05 - SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY - University credits: 2
Lessons: 20 hours