BULLYING: BEYOND COMMON SENSE

First cycle degree in PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND TECHNIQUES

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: Second Semester

Lecturer: TIZIANA POZZOLI

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: Knowledge of theories and methodologies from developmental psychology and social psychology are useful
Examination methods: Final test: three open-ended questions. All three answers need to be sufficient (6/10).

NOTE: The test is in Italian for students who study the Italian textbooks or in English for students who study the English handbook. Students who will take the test in English must notify it to the instructor before the exam date.

"Attender students" can receive up to 2 additional points to the test score. Students need to ask the instructor about this possibility.
Course unit contents: Bullying : Beyond common sense aims to provide students with a critical knowledge concerning the phenomenon of youth bullying. The course focuses on both traditional bullying that usually takes place on school premises and cyberbullying, which occurs via information and communication technologies. With a social-ecological perspective, the first part of the course explores the boundaries of these phenomena, and analyzes the characteristics of youth involved and the social-psychological processes that underlie the different roles youth play in bully-victim-bystander dynamics. The second part of this course covers the prevention and intervention strategies available at the international level.