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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSP3049639, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
PS1085, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination GROUP PSYCHOLOGY
Department of reference Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
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 ALBERTO VOCI M-PSI/05

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-PSI/05 Social Psychology 9.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 63 162.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
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 VOCI ALBERTO (Presidente)
DAL CORSO LAURA (Membro Effettivo)
FALVO ROSSELLA (Membro Effettivo)
ZAMPERINI ADRIANO (Membro Effettivo)
6 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 VOCI ALBERTO (Presidente)
DAL CORSO LAURA (Membro Effettivo)
FALVO ROSSELLA (Membro Effettivo)
ZAMPERINI ADRIANO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of social psychology and psychometrics is useful.
Target skills and knowledge: The aim of the course is to provide knowledge concerning intragroup dynamics and intergroup relations, so to favour the ability to understand and analyse the phenomena that take place within social groups. In particular, the considered topics will be group membership, social influence, productivity, conflict and cooperation, Methodological issues will be considered too.
Passing the esam, the students will develop the ability to apply the acquired knowledge to the different social contexts, so to recognize the main intragroup and intergroup dynamics, to identify their causes, and to propose intervention strategies that are theoretically and empirically grounded.
Examination methods: The exam is written, with three open questions. Students have 1 hour and 15 minutes to complete the exam.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation will consider the understanding of the considered topics, the learning of concepts and of the specific language of the discipline and of the proposed methodologies; also the ability to apply the learned knowledge will be taken into account.
Course unit contents: 1) Intragroup phenomena: identification and group membership, social influence, group productivity, decisions in groups.
2) Analysis of research concerning intragroup phenomena.
3) Intergroup phenomena: conflict and cooperation
4) Analysis of research concerning intergroup phenomena.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The lectures will regard the above mentioned topics, trying to stimulate the discussion on the analysed problems. The detailed analysis of some studies (topics 2 and 4) will allow the students to learn research designs and applications of investigation tools.
Additional notes about suggested reading: PDF files of "Research summaries" will be available in the Moodle platform of the School of Psychology. These files are part of the exam program.

Concerning the first text, to be studied in full, it is important to acquire the ability to handle, for each chapter, the different theories and models proposed, possibly combined with research examples, if available.
For the second test, it is required the ability to summarize the content of each of the indicated chapters.
For the “research summaries”, it is important the ability to summarize the content of each summary, reporting: the theoretical bases; aims, method, and results of one of the reported study (chosen by the student); the conclusions yielded by the described study.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Brown R., Psicologia sociale dei gruppi. Bologna: Il Mulino, 2005. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Taylor D. M., Moghaddam F. M., Teorie dei rapporti intergruppi. Padova: Imprimitur, 2001. (Capp. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) Cerca nel catalogo
  • AA.VV., Sintesi di ricerca. --: Disponibili sul Moodle della Scuola di Psicologia, --. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Questioning
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

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

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