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School of Psychology
PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND TECHNIQUES
Course unit
BULLYING: BEYOND COMMON SENSE
PSP5070271, 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 BULLYING: BEYOND COMMON SENSE
Department of reference Department of Developmental Psychology and Socialisation
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
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 TIZIANA POZZOLI M-PSI/04
Other lecturers GIANLUCA GINI M-PSI/04

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

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Knowledge of theories and methodologies from developmental psychology and social psychology are useful
Target skills and knowledge: Students will learn about (a) the most recent theories that explain bullying behsvior; (b) the most recent prevention and intevention strategies
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.
Assessment criteria: Assessment includes presence of required contents, synthesis, clear and coherent presentation of information
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.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: This is an entirely online course. Students may contact the instructor via the Forum to ask for questions.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The program for the final test includes either (1) the two Italian books OR (2) the English handbook
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Caravita, Simona; Gini, Gianluca, L'(im)moralit√† del bullismoSimona Caravita, Gianluca Giniprefazione di Ersilia Menesini. Milano: UNICOPLI, 2010. (tranne cap. 5) Cerca nel catalogo
  • Gini, Gianluca; Pozzoli, Tiziana, Gli interventi anti-bullismoGianluca Gini, Tiziana Pozzoli. Roma: Carocci, 2011. (tranne cap. 1) Cerca nel catalogo
  • Jimerson, S. R., Swearer, S.M., Espelage, D.L, Handbook of bullying in schools: An International perspective. New York: Routledge, 2010. (only chapters 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 26, 27, 33, 38) Cerca nel catalogo