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School of Psychology
COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY
Course unit
CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY IN EMERGENCY SETTINGS
PSN1032356, A.A. 2014/15

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2014/15

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY (Ord. 2014)
PS1735, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2014/15
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY IN EMERGENCY SETTINGS
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
PSN1032356 CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY IN EMERGENCY SETTINGS UGHETTA MICAELA MARIA MOSCARDINO PS1090

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines M-PSI/04 Psychology of Development and Psychology of Education 6.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/03/2015
End of activities 05/06/2015
Show course schedule 2017/18 Reg.2014 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Knowledge of normative and atypical developmental processes; psychological assessment; family psychology
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the cultural nature of human development, particularly in relation to traumatic and emergency settings. The role of culture in parenting, conceptions of health and illness, as well as psychological responses to trauma will be discussed. The course will also describe assessment techniques and interventions with culturally diverse children and families.
Examination methods: Written exam with open-ended questions.
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. Cultural psychology: theoretical approaches; parenting, child health and development in different cultures; adaptation processes in migrant families; multicultural assessment.
2. Emergency psychology: definition and contexts; neuropsychology of trauma and individual differences; trauma-related disorders and their treatment.
3. Cultural psychology in emergency situations: emergency and socio-cultural context; culturally-sensitive interventions for children and families; practice.
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: A copy of the three chapters included in Rogoff and Van der Kolk’s textbooks is available at the copy center of the Psychology Library. All textbooks for the present course can be found at the library.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Axia, V., Emergenza e psicologia. Mente umana, pericolo e sopravvivenza. Bologna: Il Mulino, 2006. Cerca nel catalogo
  • 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, 4 Cerca nel catalogo
  • Van der Kolk, B. A., McFarlane, A. C., Weisaeth, L., Stress traumatico. Gli effetti sulla mente, sul corpo e sulla società delle esperienze intollerabili. Roma: Edizioni Scientifiche MaGi, 2005. Capitoli 4, 14, 17 Cerca nel catalogo