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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSP4065262, A.A. 2015/16

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

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
PS1735, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2015/16
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Department of reference Department of Developmental Psychology and Socialisation
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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 GIANLUCA GINI M-PSI/04

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-PSI/04 Psychology of Development and Psychology of Education 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

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

Start of activities 12/10/2015
End of activities 15/01/2016
Show course schedule 2017/18 Reg.2014 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
4 2018 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 GINI GIANLUCA (Presidente)
LANFRANCHI SILVIA (Membro Effettivo)
POZZOLI TIZIANA (Membro Effettivo)
3 2017 01/10/2017 30/09/2018 GINI GIANLUCA (Presidente)
LANFRANCHI SILVIA (Membro Effettivo)
POZZOLI TIZIANA (Membro Effettivo)
2 2016 01/10/2016 30/09/2017 GINI GIANLUCA (Presidente)
LANFRANCHI SILVIA (Membro Effettivo)
LEO IRENE (Membro Effettivo)
POZZOLI TIZIANA (Membro Effettivo)
VIANELLO RENZO (Membro Effettivo)
1 2015 01/10/2015 30/09/2016 GINI GIANLUCA (Presidente)
LANFRANCHI SILVIA (Membro Effettivo)
LEO IRENE (Membro Effettivo)
POZZOLI TIZIANA (Membro Effettivo)
VIANELLO RENZO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of social development is required. Students must also be able to understand an scientific article written in English.
Target skills and knowledge: During the course, students will gain an understanding of (i) the most recent theories about peer relationships and about children and adolescents’ ability to adjust to the social world, (ii) the evidence-based approach to school-based interventions, (iii) the most recent approaches to the prevention of aggressive behavior and the promotion of social-emotional skills and social adjustment. Moreover, students will have the opportunity to learn methodological and professional competencies useful for a psychologist who works with schools and the broader community.
Examination methods: There is a written exam, with 10 multiple choice test questions (1/3 of the final score) and two open ended questions (2/3 of the final score). Students must pass both the multiple choice questions (at least 6 correct answers) and the two open ended questions.
Assessment criteria: Students’ preparation will be assessed through both multiple choice questions, and open ended questions. The multiple choice questions do not require mnemonic study of information, rather they assess students’ understanding of key aspects of the curriculum. Answers to the open ended questions will be assessed for content, clarity and coherence, ability to synthesize, and lexical appropriateness.
Course unit contents: Models of peer relationships in children and adolescents
Social-emotional skills, aggressive and prosocial behavior
Methods for the assessment of peer relationships
The evidence-based approach in school-based interventions
Psychosocial interventions in schools
Bullying prevention programs
New media education and cyberbullying prevention
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Class lessons, with slides and video presentations. Possibility of individual and small groups works depending on the total number of students. If possible, external experts will be invited to teach specific content.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Slides and other learning materials (articles, websites, etc.) will be downloadable from the course site.
Suggested readings:
- Gini, G. (2012). Psicologia dello sviluppo sociale. Laterza, Bari-Roma.
- Krahè, B. (2005). Psicologia sociale dell’aggressività. Il Mulino, Bologna.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Bonino, S., Cattelino, E., La prevenzione in adolescenza: percorsi psicoeducativi di intervento sul rischio e la salute. Gardolo: Trento, Erickson, 2008. Solo la prima parte Cerca nel catalogo
  • Caravita, S., Gini, G., L'(im)moralità del bullismo. Milano: UNICOPLI, 2010. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Gini G., Pozzoli T., Gli interventi anti-bullismo. --: Carocci, 2011. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Gini G., Il clima scolastico. Psicologia e Scuola, 33, 19-26: --, 2014. Cerca nel catalogo