First cycle
degree courses
Second cycle
degree courses
Single cycle
degree courses
School of Psychology
PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND TECHNIQUES
Course unit
COMMUNICATION AND PERSUASION
PSO2043539, A.A. 2017/18

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

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND TECHNIQUES
PS1842, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination COMMUNICATION AND PERSUASION
Department of reference Department of Developmental Psychology and Socialisation
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 LUCIANA CARRARO M-PSI/05

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

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method distance e-learning

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 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 2017 01/10/2017 31/07/2018 CARRARO LUCIANA (Presidente)
CIPOLLETTA SABRINA (Membro Effettivo)
ZAMMUNER VANDA (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Some links with social psychology and methodology of psychosocial research will be underlined. For the course it is important a good use of the personal computer and internet.
Target skills and knowledge: The main aim of the course is to provide students with the theoretical, conceptual and methodological instruments in order to better understand and analyze the processes by which the social communication influences judgments, decisions and human conducts. Topics covered in this course are mainly focused on the mechanisms of persuasion and the analysis of the influence of the means of mass communication.
Examination methods: The exam will be written with 8 open questions. It will take 40 minutes.
Assessment criteria: The assessment of the preparation of the students will be based both on the knowledge and understanding of the main topics, and on the acquisition of issues and proposed methodologies. There will be also a distinction between attending and non-attending students. For attending students, the active participation in some of the activities proposed during the course will also be taken into consideration during the evaluation phase.
Course unit contents: The study of communication as a process.
Language, meaning and messages.
The interpersonal communication.
Mass-communication: individual and social effects.
Nonverbal communication.
Some elements of political communication and their effects.
Internet and persuasive communication.
Stereotypes in communication and objectification of women.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Every week the teacher will upload in the website of the course a presentation of the main topics of the week. Video documents or other materials will also be suggested for discussion. The attending students will be involved in a research experience connected with the topics of the course.
Additional notes about suggested reading: International students can ask for material in English. There is also the possibility for these students to take the written exam in English.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Cavazza, N., La persuasione. Bologna: il Mulino, 2006. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Lotto, L., e Rumiati, R., Introduzione alla psicologia della comunicazione.. Bologna: il Mulino, 2013. cap. 1, 4, 5, 9, 11, 13, 14 Cerca nel catalogo
  • Arcuri, L., Due pesi e due misure. Come gli immigrati e gli italiani sono descritti dai media. Firenze: Giunti, 2015. In formato e-book Cerca nel catalogo