Social and Environmental Psychology

A.Y. 2021/2022
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
M-PSI/05
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Learning objectives:
1. Knowledge of the main causes of psychosocial malaise and the therapeutic effects of places and nature.
2. Knowledge of the main theories of Cultural Psychology
3. Knowledge of the main theories of Environmental Psychology
Expected learning outcomes
Expected learning outcomes :
1. Understanding the psychosocial factors that lead to mental illness or well-being.
2. Understanding the psychological aspects of the intercultural relationships
3. Knowledge of the psychological processes finvolved in the cognitive and emotional perception of the environment
Course syllabus and organization

Boffi MZ

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
During the emergency teaching phase, the program is maintained. The slides shown in class will be available on Ariel
Teaching methods: the schedule of lessons and all the details of the activities will be published on Ariel by the start of the lessons.
The methods and criteria for attending face-to-face lessons, which require a booking with the appropriate app, will be published.
Course syllabus
The first part of the course deals with the psychosocial causes of psychological distress in today's society, highlighting what are the protective factors that we have as a species. We will underline the healing effects of places and nature and how this intersects with the theme of the environmental future of the planet and with what the coronavirus pandemic has taught us. A monographic part will then be developed that will deal with the theme of dehumanization, a psychological process that leads to denying the humanity of the "other" and which therefore opens the way to abuses and violence. The third module (for the 9-credit exam) deals with the topic of environmental psychology, a discipline that studies the relationships of individuals with external environments, natural or built, and which proposes specific theories for the understanding of perception and emotional ties and identity with the environment.
Prerequisites for admission
No prerequisites
Teaching methods
Lectures, debate and discussion
Teaching Resources
Bibliography
- Inghilleri P. (2021), I luoghi che curano, Raffaello Cortina, Milano
- Inghilleri P. (2009), Psicologia culturale, Raffaello Cortina, Milano (introduction, chapters 1, 2, 3)
- Baroni M.R., Psicologia ambientale, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2008 (solo per esame da 9 crediti)
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam consists of a written test with closed questions. Other forms of examination may be envisaged
Unita' didattica A
M-PSI/05 - SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Boffi Marco
Unita' didattica B
M-PSI/05 - SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Boffi Marco
Unita' didattica C
M-PSI/05 - SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours

Inghilleri AL

Lesson period
Second semester
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.
Course syllabus
The first part of the course deals with the psychosocial causes of psychological distress in today's society, highlighting what are the protective factors that we have as a species. We will underline the healing effects of places and nature and how this intersects with the theme of the environmental future of the planet. The second module will define the concepts of the so-called Cultural psychology. It will address the issue of psychological processes in case of migration. The third module (only for the 9-credit exam) deals with the topic of environmental psychology, a discipline that studies the relationships of individuals with external environments, natural or built, and which proposes specific theories for the understanding of perception and emotional ties and identity with the environment.
Prerequisites for admission
No prerequisites
Teaching methods
Lectures, debate and discussion
Teaching Resources
Bibliography
- Inghilleri P. (2021), I luoghi che curano, Raffaello Cortina, Milano
- Inghilleri P. (2009), (a cura di), Psicologia culturale, Raffaello Cortina Editore, Milano (only Introduction & Chapters 1-2-3.).
- Baroni M.R., Psicologia ambientale, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2008 (only for 9 credits)
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam consists of a written test with closed questions. Other forms of examination may be envisaged
Unita' didattica A
M-PSI/05 - SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
M-PSI/05 - SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
M-PSI/05 - SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor(s)