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School of Economics and Political Science
SOCIAL WORK (QUALIFYING FOR WELFARE OFFICERS)
Course unit
PSYCHOLOGY 3: INTERGROUP, INTRAGROUP AND SYSTEMIC RELATIONS
SFM1026989, A.A. 2016/17

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2015/16

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
SOCIAL WORK (QUALIFYING FOR WELFARE OFFICERS) (Ord. 2015)
SF1330, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2016/17
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PSYCHOLOGY 3: INTERGROUP, INTRAGROUP AND SYSTEMIC RELATIONS
Department of reference Department of Political Science, Law, and International Studies
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 INES TESTONI M-PSI/05

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

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 45 105.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 26/09/2016
End of activities 21/01/2017
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2015 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Elements of General Psychology and Social Psychology
Group and intergroup relationships
Attitudes, stereotypes and discrimination
Target skills and knowledge: By the end of the course, students will be able to work in psychosocial context, analysing the interaction processes among groups and cultural communities.
The aim of the course is to supply the student with theoretical and methodological instruments for the analysis of ingroup end intergroup processes, by studying the main psychosocial processes which regulate the interaction between individuals and their social environment. Particular importance is given to the relationship between community psychology and dynamics management in work groups and group works, by centering the analysis on the communication processes in content elaboration vis-à-vis the psychological and educational relationship. A particular attention will be offered to the gender studies and the problem of gender violence. This field has many different forms: the psychosocial and sociological point of view proposes that in gender studies, the term "gender" should be used to refer to the social and cultural constructions of masculinities and femininities, not to the state of being male or female in its entirety.
An integrative module with practical laboratory experience is envisaged.
1) Theories and foundations of group/community/systemic psychology.
2) Social networks and social support.
3) Teamwork and workgroup settings.
4) Community of practice and knowledge based community.
5) Interpgroup processes and cultural dynamics

Monographic section
The monographic part considers the death studies and the organization of the palliative care network.
Examination methods: Group Work Project
Written test
Assessment criteria: Critical skills in the analysis of social problems from the psychological and cultural perspectives;
Ability to contextualize the problems following the top-down and bottom-up models;
Assumption of the integrated perspective for the group and the community interventions;
Understand and apply gender studies, intercultural and fundamental human rights perspectives in order to empower minority groups.
Course unit contents: The course is divided into two parts: the first examines themes related to relationships within groups, between groups and systems. Particular attention is dedicated to systemic psychology and community intervention. The second part analyzes the social worker's role within the health care, providing in particular focus on the theme of death and dying. They are then taken into account aspects of psychology, sociology and philosophy of religion and death; funerary rituals and symbolic of death; Terror Management Theory; attachment theory; Palliative Care and Medical Humanities Approach, Narrative Medicine, multidisciplinary approach; Quality of life and management of pain / suffering in terminal illness; WHO and intervention network setting; Mourning, complicated grief and bereavement traumatic; Psychological intervention in the field of Thanatology and the clinic.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: In the theoretical classes the issues are dealt with in their general aspects. The student is required to go deeper into the issues by utilising the texts and the reading material recommended in class.
The hours of class practical work are devoted to further developing the issues dealt with in the classes, projection of audio-visuals, practice in research and experiments, mock examinations. Students are invited to participate actively and critically in the different educational proposals.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Robson C., Real World Research. London: Wiley, --. ERASMUS STUDENS are supposed to study only thix text Cerca nel catalogo
  • Testoni Ines, Mosso Cristina, Dai Gruppi alla comunit√†. Torino: Utet, 2015. TESTO OBBLIGATORIO PER TUTTI - Solo ai frequentanti saranno indicate le pagine da presentare all'esame
  • Testoni I., L'Ultima nascita. Psicologia del morire e death education. Torino: Bollati Boringhieri, --. TESTO OBBLIGATORIO PER TUTTI Cerca nel catalogo
  • Mencacci et al., DALLA MALATTIA AL LUTTO. --: Ambrosiana, --. TESTO OBBLIGATORIO PER NON FREQUENTANTI
  • Santa Costanzo, Andar per rugiada. --: Albatros, --. LETTURA OBBLIGATORIA PER TUTTI