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School of Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY OF COMMUNITY, WELLNESS PROMOTION, AND SOCIAL CHANGE
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Degree course details
Degree course type Second cycle degree D.M. 270/2004
Ps2381
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Degree course code PS2381
Activated in 2017/18
Year of degree course structure 2017/18
Class (Ministerial field of study code) LM-51 - Psychology
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Branch Padova
Language Italian
Degree course tracks Common track
Related degree courses --
Other degree courses within the same class    PS1932 - COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE AND CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY (Ord. 2017)
PS1091 - NEUROSCIENCE AND NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL REHABILITATION (Ord. 2017)
PS1089 - CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY (Ord. 2017)
PS2292 - CLINICAL DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
PS1088 - CLINICAL DYNAMIC PSYCHOLOGY (Ord. 2017)
PS1978 - APPLIED COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY (Ord. 2017)
PS1090 - DEVELOPMENTAL AND EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (Ord. 2017)
PS1735 - PSICOLOGIA DI COMUNITÀ
PS1087 - SOCIAL, WORK AND COMMUNICATION PSYCHOLOGY (Ord. 2017)

Brief description of the degree course
Characteristics and objectives
The second cycle degree course in Psychology of Community, Wellness Promotion, and Social Change is characterized by a strong multidisciplinary approach to the design of professional interventions that can influence the interaction between the individual and the environment. Major areas of study and intervention are the persons-in-contexts and the communities at large: cities, neighborhoods, local communities and virtual communities, the workplace, healthcare organizations and schools. The main objective is to promote civil cohabitation, quality of life and individual as well as collective well-being.
The training course provides students with basic knowledge and skills about the main theoretical models of social psychology, general psychology, developmental psychology, clinical and health psychology to identify areas and groups of people at risk in order to take action in terms of prevention, possibly using and activating the resources present in the community.
Specifically, the student will acquire a solid theoretical knowledge and skills to promote both social change (e.g. the overcoming of stereotypes and inequalities) and the promotion of pro-social attitudes (e.g. sense of justice, civic responsibility, solidarity attitudes and cooperation). The student will also acquire solid skills in the design and implementation of projects aimed at the prevention of health, mental health and social problems (e.g. depression), the recognition of the needs of different groups and communities (in order to improve the welfare of 'individual and the entire community) and the targeting of at-risk behaviors (e.g. sexuality-related problems and substance abuse) and of aggressive and violent behaviors (think for example about the phenomenon of bullying in schools or negative attitude towards migration in the neighborhoods).

Occupational opportunities
The second cycle degree course in Psychology of Community, Wellness Promotion, and Social Change train professionals in the following skills: a) assess the main health, mental health and social problems in specific social groups and communities through scientifically validated tools and investigation techniques; b) design psychosocial interventions that are culturally sensitive to the contexts (e.g. the critical aspects of virtual communities, bullying in schools, cultural integration in neighborhoods and cities) based on the main theoretical models of the scientific literature.
Graduates will become specialists and proficient in the profession of Psychological Sciences and, after passing the State Exam and registering to the professional Order of Psychologists, will be able to work and function as a Psychologist (with the possibility to carry out the psychotherapeutic profession after further studies in graduate schools enabling the exercise of Psychotherapy). The graduate can also work as a professional in the social and public health facilities (consistent with applicable rules for access to the role of psychologist in the National Health System) and private (local associations, national and international social cooperation agencies), and as a professional psychologist, in particular in the field consulting and advising for the design of social and health policies, and in evaluating the effectiveness of prevention projects.

Admission
Admission type Restricted number of places
EU students and non-EU students with residency in Italy 116
number of non-EU students resident abroad 4
        of which Chinese ("Marco Polo" Programme) 2
Minimum number of pre-enrollments on which the activation of the Course of Study depends   --
Enrollment as a part time student yes
Fees Fees for A.Y. 2017/18
Admission notice    Admission notice for A.Y. 2017/18

Links
Ministerial websites Universitaly
Academic reference structures School of Psychology
Department of Developmental Psychology and Socialisation
Chair of the Degree Course Teachers' Council LORELLA LOTTO

Course units available for each Academic Year of the degree course
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Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Teacher in charge
COMMON PSN1032377 COMMUNITY-BASED STRATEGIES FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
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6 1st Year First semester MASSIMO SANTINELLO
COMMON PSP6075137 CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENT
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6 1st Year Second semester UGHETTA MICAELA MARIA MOSCARDINO
COMMON PSP3050668 DATA ANALYSIS IN COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY
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9 1st Year Second semester MASSIMILIANO PASTORE
COMMON PSP5070897 DESIGNING COMMUNITY-BASED INTERVENTIONS
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6 1st Year Second semester ALESSIO VIENO
COMMON PSN1032293 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOPATHOLOGY
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6 1st Year First semester ALESSANDRA SIMONELLI
COMMON PSP5071357 GLOBAL HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY
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9 1st Year First semester ROBERTO DE VOGLI
COMMON PSN1032439 INTERCULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY
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6 1st Year Second semester PAOLO FRANCESCO COTTONE
COMMON PSP4065196 NEW MEDIA AND WEB COMMUNITY
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6 1st Year First semester RENATO STELLA
COMMON PSP3050672 PERSUASION AND SOCIAL INFLUENCE
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6 1st Year Second semester CATERINA SUITNER
COMMON PSN1032432 POLITICAL PSYCHOLOGY
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6 1st Year Second semester
COMMON PSN1032536 PSYCHOLOGY OF SEXUALITY
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6 1st Year First semester MARTA PANZERI
COMMON PSP6074610 PSYCHOLOGY, POWER AND MENTAL HEALTH
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6 1st Year First semester ROBERTO DE VOGLI
COMMON PSO2043831 RISK COMMUNICATION AND DECISION MAKING
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6 1st Year Second semester LORELLA LOTTO
COMMON PSP5070538 RISK PREVENTION AND WELLNESS PROMOTION AMONG YOUTH
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6 1st Year Second semester JEFFREY WADE KIESNER
COMMON PSN1032512 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF HEALTH
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6 1st Year First semester SABRINA CIPOLLETTA
COMMON PSP4065262 PEER RELATIONS AND INTERVENTION IN SCHOOL SETTINGS 6 2nd Year First semester
COMMON PSP4065362 RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL ETICHS IN PSYCHOLOGY 3 2nd Year First semester

Internships and traineeships
Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Teacher in charge
COMMON PSL1003924 WORK PLACEMENT AND WORKSHOP 16 2nd Year Annual

Final examination
Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Teacher in charge
COMMON PSP4064701 FINAL EXAM
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23   Annual