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School of Psychology
SOCIAL AND WORK PSYCHOLOGY
Course unit
PSYCHOLOGY OF ATTITUDES AND OPINIONS
PSP3049619, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
SCIENZE PSICOLOGICHE SOCIALI E DEL LAVORO (Ord. 2011)
PS1085, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PSYCHOLOGY OF ATTITUDES AND OPINIONS
Department of reference Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolapsicologia/course/view.php?idnumber=2018-PS1085-000ZZ-2016-PSP3049619-N0
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 LUIGINA CANOVA 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 3rd 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 01/10/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 2019/20 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 CANOVA LUIGINA (Presidente)
BOBBIO ANDREA (Membro Effettivo)
FALVO ROSSELLA (Membro Effettivo)
MANGANELLI ANNA MARIA (Membro Effettivo)
6 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 CANOVA LUIGINA (Presidente)
BOBBIO ANDREA (Membro Effettivo)
FALVO ROSSELLA (Membro Effettivo)
MANGANELLI ANNA MARIA (Membro Effettivo)
5 2017/18 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 CANOVA LUIGINA (Presidente)
BOBBIO ANDREA (Membro Effettivo)
MANGANELLI ANNA MARIA (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Students are expected to know theoretical models and foundations of Social Psychology.
Target skills and knowledge: This course aims to provide students with knowledge of the main theories on social attitudes, on changing attitudes and on the relationship between attitudes and behaviors. Students will also acquire empirical and technical knowledge to carry out research in the context of attitudes. In particular, the expected knowledge and skills are as follows:
- to be able to describe and evaluate theories and models on attitudes;
- to be able to describe, evaluate and recognize a research article on attitudes;
- to be able to describe and apply some of the main measuring instruments used in Social Psychology to survey attitudes (in particular the semantic differential and multi-item scales based on Likert model);
- to be able to describe and evaluate the main theories on changing attitudes.
Examination methods: The exam is written only and includes ten multiple-choice or alternative or short answer questions and two open questions on a topic. The allowed time is one hour and thirty minutes. No oral integration is required. The exam is the same for students attending and not attending lectures.
Assessment criteria: Student's performance will be evaluated following these criteria:
- understanding of the topics;
- acquisition of concepts and methodologies;
- ability to apply them in an autonomous and aware way.
Course unit contents: The course deals with theoretical, research and applications related to social attitudes, their change and their relationships with the behavior.
The main topics are the following:
- attitudes, definitions and measurement;
- structure and functions of attitudes;
- from attitudes to behaviors;
- changing in attitudes.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The frontal lectures will focus on general topics and research examples. The student will deep the lectures topics using textbooks, lectures notes, and other readings suggested during the course.
Additional notes about suggested reading: All teaching material presented in class (slides) and the three articles used as reference texts will be available online in Moodle platform of Psychology School and it is the same for students attending and not attending lectures.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Maass A., Castelli L., Arcuri L., Misurare il pregiudizio: tecniche implicite versus esplicite. Bologna: PĂ tron, 2005. In Capozza D., Brown R. (a cura di), "IdentitĂ  sociale: Orientamenti teorici e di ricerca", pp.161-192 Cerca nel catalogo
  • Visintin E. P., Crovato S., Falvo R., Canova L., Ravarotto L., Capozza D., Consuming traditional food products of one's province: A test of planned behavior theory.. --: --, 2012. TPM. TESTING, PSYCHOMETRICS, METHODOLOGY IN APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY, vol. 19, pp. 49-64. [Italian translation of this article will be provided]]
  • Carfora V., Caso D., Conner M., The role of self-identity in predicting fruit and vegetable intake. --: --, 2016. Appetite, vol. 106, pp. 23-29. [Italian translation of this article will be provided]
  • Canova L., Manganelli A.M., FRUIT AND VEGETABLES CONSUMPTION AS SNACKS AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE. THE ROLE OF DESCRIPTIVE NORM AND HABIT IN THE THEORY OF PLANNED BEHAVIOR. --: --, 2016. TPM. TESTING, PSYCHOMETRICS, METHODOLOGY IN APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY, vol. 23, pp. 83-97. [Italian translation of this article will be provided]]
  • Cavazza N., La persuasione - Terza edizione. Bologna: Il Mulino, 2018. Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Cerca nel catalogo
  • Cavazza N., Psicologia degli atteggiamenti e delle opinioni. Bologna: Il Mulino, 2005. Chapters 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Questioning
  • Concept maps
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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