Transcultural Psychology

A.Y. 2023/2024
Overall hours
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
Expected learning outcomes
Expected learning outcomes :
1. Understanding the psychosocial factors that lead to mental illness or well-being
2. Acquire basic skills to inquire and understand intercultural and trans-cultural dynamics of our society -
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
The discipline of cultural psychology will be presented: we will discuss the main authors and models. We will discuss 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.
Prerequisites for admission
The course is designed for students who are not previously trained in Psychology.
The program for non-attending students is the same as for attending students.
Teaching methods
The course includes the discussion of different theories with numerous examples and cases. It will aim for student's participation
Teaching Resources
- Inghilleri P. (2009) (a cura di), Psicologia culturale, Raffaello Cortina, Milano
- Manuale di psichiatria transculturale. Dalla clinica alla società
Marie Rose Moro, Quitterie De La Noe, Yoram Mouchenik, Thierry Baubet
Franco Angeli 2018
The slides shown in class will be available on Ariel.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam consists of a written test with closed questions.
M-PSI/05 - SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY - University credits: 6
Lessons: 40 hours