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School of Psychology
Course unit
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (Ult. numero di matricola dispari)
PSN1030515, A.A. 2017/18

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

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
PS2295, Degree course structure A.Y. 2016/17, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
Department of reference Department of Developmental Psychology and Socialisation
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
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

Teacher in charge SILVIA LANFRANCHI M-PSI/04
Other lecturers GIANLUCA GINI M-PSI/04

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses M-PSI/04 Psychology of Development and Psychology of Education 9.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 63 162.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 12/01/2018

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge on general psychology
Target skills and knowledge: Theoretical and methodological bases, as well as main topics, of life span psychology.
Examination methods: Written exam with 3 open questions. Duration: 1 hour and a half.
Assessment criteria: The exam will test the following aspects:
Knowledge of the main topics of developmental psychology
Knowledge of methods of developmental psychology
Use of an appropriate vocabulary for developmental psychology
Course unit contents: 1. Developmental psychology: history, theories and methods
2. Somatic, motor, perceptive development
3 Development of memory, intelligence and metacognition
4 Emotional, linguistic, moral and social development.
5. Adolescence
5. Atypical development: autism.
7. Adolescents and ICTs.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Theoretical lessons together with discussion of videos. Moreover experts that work on the territory will be invited.
Additional notes about suggested reading: For the exam the student has to study two compulsory books and one at his/her choice between two.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Vianello, R., Gini, G., Lanfranchi, S., Psicologia dello sviluppo. Torino: Utet Universit√†, 2012. libro obbligatorio Cerca nel catalogo
  • Gini G., Psicologia dello sviluppo sociale. Bari: Edizioni Laterza, 2012. libro obbligatorio Cerca nel catalogo
  • Riva G., Nativi digitali. Crescere ed apprendere nel mondo dei nuovi media. Bologna: Il Mulino, 2014. Libro a scelta Cerca nel catalogo
  • Vivanti G., La mente autistica. Torino: Omega Edizioni, 2010. libro a scelta Cerca nel catalogo