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School of Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY OF COMMUNITY, WELLNESS PROMOTION, AND SOCIAL CHANGE
Course unit
RISK PREVENTION AND WELLNESS PROMOTION AMONG YOUTH
PSP5070538, 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
PSYCHOLOGY OF COMMUNITY, WELLNESS PROMOTION, AND SOCIAL CHANGE
PS2381, 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 RISK PREVENTION AND WELLNESS PROMOTION AMONG YOUTH
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 JEFFREY WADE KIESNER 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 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: Students should have taken at least one developmental psychology course. Students should also have a good knowledge of english, as the entire course will be in english.
Target skills and knowledge: During this course we will examine how biological and social factors influence the development of social adjustment problems, and how the development of these problems can be modified through prevention programs. Particular attention will be given to the evaluation of efficacy and possible iatrogentic effects of various prevention programs.
Examination methods: Exams and Grading:
Attending Students:
33% - presentazione of article
33% - group presentazione of prevention program
33% - written exam

Non-Attending Students (see the prof. to agree on the research article that will be discussed during the oral integration):
25% - 10 page paper discussing the Moffitt article
25% - oral discussion of selected research article
50% - written exam
Assessment criteria: See "Modalità di Esame".
Course unit contents: Content:
I: Theory of developmental problems among youth.
II: Pharmacological interventions.
III: Interventions with Parents.
IV: Motivational Interviewing.
V: Iatrogenic Effects.
VI: Depression.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures focus on theories and empirical research. Students are encouraged to participate during lectures with questions and discussion. In addition to lectures, approximately 10 hours will be dedicated to discussing research articles presented by students.
Additional notes about suggested reading: 1) Lessons/Slides

2) Articles:
Moffitt, T. E. (1993) Adolescence-limited and life-course-persistent antisocial behavior: A developmental taxonomy. Psychological Review, 100, 674-701.
Dishion, T. J., McCord, J., & Poulin, F. (1999). When interventions harm: Peer groups and problem behavior. American Psychologist, 54, 755-764.

3) Other articles selected throughout the course (available at the site “Materiali Didattici” of the Department).

All materials are available at the site “Materiali Didattici” of the Department.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Moffitt, T. E., Adolescence-limited and life-course-persistent antisocial behaviour: A developmental taxonomy.. --: --, 1993.
  • Dishion, T. J., McCrod, J., & Poulin, F., When interventions harm: Peer groups and problem behaviour.. --: --, 1999.