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School of Psychology
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Course unit
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF HEALTH
PSN1032512, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
PSICOLOGIA CLINICA (Ord. 2015)
PS1089, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF HEALTH
Department of reference Department of General Psychology
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolapsicologia/course/view.php?idnumber=2017-PS1089-000ZZ-2016-PSN1032512-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge SABRINA CIPOLLETTA M-PSI/05

Mutuated
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
PSN1032512 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF HEALTH SABRINA CIPOLLETTA PS2381

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-PSI/05 Social Psychology 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 09/10/2017
End of activities 12/01/2018

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
5 2017-1 01/10/2017 30/09/2018 CIPOLLETTA SABRINA (Presidente)
SPAGNOLLI ANNA (Membro Effettivo)
STABLUM FRANCA (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of Social and Clinical Psychology
Target skills and knowledge: The teaching aims to give to the student theoretical and methodological tools for the psychosocial analysis of health care events. Assuming that health and illness are construed within everyday life contexts, attention will be pointed toward a person's relational experience and the organization of health care contexts.
Examination methods: The student may choose between written or oral examination.
The written examination will last two hours and it will be composed of two open questions dealing with:
1. the handbook;
2. one of the articles.

The oral examination will be a discussion on the suggested texts for the examination lasting 15-30 minutes.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation will be based on three parametres:
1) how much and how well book and articles will have been studied;
2) how much the answers will be clear and coherent with the question
3) how much the student will have personally elaborated the knoledge acquired during the teaching
Course unit contents: 1. Theoretical background of health and illness within a systemic and constructivist perspective
2. Illness, childbirth and death experiences within health care contexts
3. Patient-helthcare professional interaction

The theoretical background and some application fields will be presented. In the mean time clinical examples will be analyzed and research and psychosocial intervention tools will be offered to operate within health care contexts.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The active and collaborative participation of the students will be encoraged also by proposing role-playing and practical experiences.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Salovey, P., & Rothman, A. J. (2003). Social psychology of health. New York: Hove.
Cipolletta, S. (2013). Construing in action: Experiencing embodiment. Journal of constructi-vist psychology, 26, 293-305. DOI: 10.1080/10720537.2013.812770.
Cipolletta, S., Beccarello, S., & Galan, A. (2012). A psychological perspective of eye floaters. Qualitative health research, 22, 1547-1558. doi: 10.1177/1049732312456604
Cipolletta, S., & Sperotto, A. (2012). From the Hospital organization to the childbirth practice: Italian women’s experiences. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 30, 326-336. doi: 10.1080/02646838.2012.707777
Cipolletta S., & Oprandi N. (2014). What is a good death? Health professionals’ narrations on end-of-life care. Death Studies, 38, 20-27. doi:10.1080/07481187.2012.707166
Cipolletta, S., Shams, M., Tonello, F., & Pruneddu, A. (2013). Caregiver of patients with cancer: anxiety, depression and distribution of dependences. Psycho-oncology, 22, 133–139. doi: 10.1002/pon.2081.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Ripamonti C.A, Clerici C.A., Psicologia e salute. Bologna: IL MUlino, 2008. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Cipolletta S., Oprandi N., What is a good death? Health professionals’ narrations on end-of-life care.Death Studies. 38: 20-27, 2014.
  • Cipolletta S., Beccarello S., Galan A., A psychological perspective of eye floaters.Qualitative health research. 22: 1547-1558, 2012.
  • Cipolletta S., Shams M., Tonello F., Pruneddu A., Caregiver of patients with cancer: anxiety, depression and distribution of dependences. Psycho-oncology. 22: 133–139, 2013.
  • Cipolletta S., Sperotto A., From the Hospital organization to the childbirth practice: Italian women’s experiences. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology. 30: 326-336, 2012.
  • Cipolletta S., Construing in action: Experiencing embodiment. Journal of constructivist psycology. 26(4): 293-305, 2013.