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School of Psychology
DEVELOPMENTAL AND EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
Course unit
CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENT
PSP6075137, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
DEVELOPMENTAL AND EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (Ord. 2017)
PS1090, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENT
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 UGHETTA MICAELA MARIA MOSCARDINO M-PSI/04

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
PSP6075137 CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENT UGHETTA MICAELA MARIA MOSCARDINO PS2381

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-PSI/04 Psychology of Development and Psychology of Education 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Second semester
Year 1st 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 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Knowledge of typical and atypical developmental processes.
Target skills and knowledge: This course aims to provide a cultural perspective on human development. Specifically, the course will emphasize the usefulness of a (cross-)cultural approach to understand cognitive and socioemotional development, to assess culturally diverse children and families, and to implement culturally sensitive interventions. Upon completion of the course, students are expected to be knowledgeable about the role of culture in human development and in socialization processes, as well as to identify risk and protective factors involved in the adaptation of migrant families.
Examination methods: Written exam with open-ended questions.

International students can take the exam in English.
Assessment criteria: Students’ level of achievement will be assessed by evaluating the comprehension of course topics, the acquisition of concepts and methodologies proposed during the course, and the ability to apply such knowledge autonomously and consciously.
Course unit contents: 1. Theoretical approaches to culture and human development
2. Cross-cultural and cultural psychology
3. Cognitive and socio-emotional development across different cultural contexts
4. Parenting, cultural models and socialization practices
5. Multicultural assessment (quantitative and qualitative methods)
6. Immigration and acculturation processes
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course will be primarily based on traditional (i.e., teacher-led) classes with Power-Point presentations, videos, and case studies. Given the applied nature of the proposed topics, interactive methods involving group activities, practical exercises as well as group discussions of case studies will be encouraged.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Students who attend class will be provided with additional material (e.g., scientific articles).

Study material in English can be provided for international students upon request.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Moscardino, U., Axia, G., Psicologia, cultura e sviluppo umano. Roma: Carocci, 2001. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Rogoff, B., La natura culturale dello sviluppo. Milano: Cortina, 2004. Capitoli 1-2-3-4-5-6 Cerca nel catalogo
  • Gozzoli, C., Regalia, C., Migrazioni e famiglie. Percorsi, legami e interventi psicosociali. Bologna: Il Mulino, 2005. Capitoli 1-2 (Questo testo non è più in commercio. Può essere trovato in biblioteca) Cerca nel catalogo
  • Dimitrova, R., Chasiotis, A., & van de Vijver, F. (2016), Adjustment Outcomes of Immigrant Children and Youth in Europe: A Meta-Analysis. European Psychologist: 21, 150-162, --.