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Faculty of Educational Sciences
EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES
Course unit
GENERAL AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
SFN1027626, A.A. 2011/12

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Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES (Ord. 2011)
SF1334, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2011/12
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 12.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination GENERAL AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch ROVIGO
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT 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 PAOLO FRANCESCO COTTONE M-PSI/05
Other lecturers MARIAELENA TAGLIABUE M-PSI/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses M-PSI/01 General Psychology 6.0
Core courses M-PSI/05 Social Psychology 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 12.0 84 216.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 03/10/2011
End of activities 28/01/2012
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2019 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 2019/20 01/10/2019 30/09/2020 COTTONE PAOLO FRANCESCO (Presidente)
MIRANDOLA CHIARA (Membro Effettivo)
6 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 TAGLIABUE MARIAELENA (Presidente)
COTTONE PAOLO FRANCESCO (Membro Effettivo)
5 2017/18 01/10/2017 30/09/2018 TAGLIABUE MARIAELENA (Presidente)
COTTONE PAOLO FRANCESCO (Membro Effettivo)
4 2016/17 01/10/2016 30/09/2017 TAGLIABUE MARIAELENA (Presidente)
COTTONE PAOLO FRANCESCO (Membro Effettivo)
3 2015/16 01/10/2015 30/09/2016 TAGLIABUE MARIAELENA (Presidente)
COTTONE PAOLO FRANCESCO (Membro Effettivo)
2 2014/15 01/10/2014 30/09/2015 TAGLIABUE MARIAELENA (Presidente)
COTTONE PAOLO FRANCESCO (Membro Effettivo)
1 2013/14 01/10/2013 30/09/2014 TAGLIABUE MARIAELENA (Presidente)
COTTONE PAOLO FRANCESCO (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: General Psychology
Basic conceptual capabilities and knowledge typically shown by students with their high school certificate.
Target skills and knowledge:: Social Psychology
The course aims to provide students with theoretical and methodological tools for analyzing psychosocial issues, through the study of the main processes that govern the interaction between individuals and between the individual and his social environment.

General Psychology
The overall aim of the course in General Psychology is to provide a critical understanding of theory and methods and basic topics concerning sensation, perception and attention, learning and memory, motivation and emotions, cognition and intelligence. Methods of investigation of these functions will be particularly stressed. The Course includes three modules. The aim the first part of the course, is to develop conceptual and analytic skills relevant to the understanding of topics that will be presented following part. The second part of the course will cover the various areas of general psychology.
Course unit contents: Social Psychology
Historical evolution of the discipline: from individual processes to cultural psychology (7 hours)
Introduction to research in psychosocial contexts: from laboratory to everyday situations (7 hours)
Talk as social practice: discursive interactions (7 hours)
The study of attitudes: from Likert scale to ethnographic methods (7 hours)
The processes of group identity: from group identity to positioning (7 hours)
Psychosocial methods of analysis (7 hours)
Planned learning activities: Social Psychology
Historical evolution of the discipline: from individual processes to cultural psychology
In defining the object of social psychology as an independent area of knowledge, distinct from other disciplines that also deal with human behavior, the main issue is the relationship between the social and the individual in determining what people actually think and do. Through historical analysis of social and psychological theories this dichotomous relationship will be examined.

Introduction to research in psychosocial contexts: from laboratory to everyday situations
We will cover the issues of social conformity, obedience, social roles by presenting the experiments of Solomon Asch, Stanley Milgram and Philip Zimbardo

Talk as social practice: discursive interactions
Human language is often studied through analysis that emphasizes the formal aspects, such as word order in sentences, or sequences of sounds in relations with meaning. We can, however, think of language in a different and complementary way, that is, what the language does , both for individuals and for society with its institutions and its principles. Language and discourse as social practices will be analyzed in their relation to the role of mediators.

The study of attitudes: from Likert scale to ethnographic methods
In the social sciences the concept of attitude is often studied from a strong individualistic point of view: the attitude is a property of the individual. Through the introduction of new theoretical paradigms of cultural psychology we'll see how it is possible to consider attitudes as essentially interactive processes that govern social relations. Through a methodological excursus will show how some of the practices used for the measurement of attitudes are somewhat misleading and do not lead to a deeper understanding of the concept of attitude.

The processes of group identity: from group identity to positioning
Everyone is always engaged in a continuous flow of interactions and communication with other social actors. In other words, it is difficult to imagine situations, including everyday life, which can be described without reference to a variety of other social actors and interactions, mainly discursive, which take place between them. In this context there is an evident reference to use, as the unit of psychological analysis, systems larger than that represented by the individual and his mind.

General Psychology

1 Introduction to psychology: history, topics and methods;
2 Sensation, perception and attention;
3 Learning and memory;
4 Cognition and intelligence;
5 Motivation and emotion.
Textbooks: Mantovani G., Manuale di Psicologia Sociale. Firenze: Giunti, 2003. Cerca nel catalogo
Mantovani G., Analisi del Discorso e Contesto Sociale. Bologna: Il Mulino, 2008. Cerca nel catalogo
Cornoldi C., Tagliabue M., Incontro con la Psicologia. Bologna: Il Mulino, 2004. Cerca nel catalogo
Baroni M.R., Psicologia. Milano: Vallardi, 2008. Cerca nel catalogo
Teaching methods: Social Psychology
In the theoretical lessons, the topics are treated in their general aspects. The student must then investigate the topics covered in class using text books and suggested readings.
The hours of classroom training are devoted to the deepening of the topics discussed in class, audio-visual projection, practical research and experiments, simulation of assessment tests. Students are encouraged to participate actively and critically.

General Psychology
Teaching will include both face to face lessons and more interactive aspects such as exercises or experiments to be discussed in class.
Assessment criteria: Social Psychology
The exam is in written form with closed and open questions.

General Psychology

The exam includes a written part lasting about 1 hour and including both multiple-choice and open questions.
In order to participate in the exams students must book 15 to 3 days prior to the date of the exam
Oral integration is compulsory only when indicated
Further information: Psicologia Sociale
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