PSYCHOPATHOLOGY OF POWER AND STATUS

Second cycle degree in CLINICAL DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester

Lecturer: ROBERTO DE VOGLI

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 3


Syllabus
Prerequisites: Basic statistics and ability to read and understand a peer-reviewed scientific article in English language and attendance (previous or contemporary) of the course “Psychology, Power and Mental Health.”

Students are invited to get in touch with the instructor (roberto.devogli@unipd.it) in order to know whether the course will actually take place.
Examination methods: Conduct practical-based assessments (either quantitative or qualitative) to study the psychopathologies associated either heightened dominance motivation and behaviors (e.g. conduct disorder, antisocial personality, psychopathy, mania and narcissistic personality traits), or subordination and submissiveness (e.g. anxiety and depression) Students will also deliver an oral presentation of their project.
Course unit contents: • The Dominance Behavioral System (DBS) and its components
• Measuring the Dominance Behavioral System: Self-Reported, Implicit, Observational and Biological
• Measuring Psychopathologies of Heightened Dominance Motivation (“Omnipotence): Conduct Disorder, Antisocial Personality, Psychopathy, Mania and Narcissistic Personality Traits
• Measuring Psychopathologies of Subordination and Submissiveness (“Impotence”): Anxiety and Depression
• Survey Research Methods to study the Psychopathologies of the Dominance Behavioral System (DBS)
• Qualitative Research Methods to study the Psychopathologies of the Dominance Behavioral System (DBS)
• Experimental Methods to study the Psychopathologies of the Dominance Behavioral System (DBS)