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School of Psychology
PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND TECHNIQUES
Course unit
SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
PSP4068089, 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
PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND TECHNIQUES
PS1842, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Department of reference Department of Developmental Psychology and Socialisation
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA

Lecturers
Teacher in charge GIANLUCA GINI M-PSI/04

Integrated course for this unit
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge
PSP4068088 SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND GROUP INFLUENCE PROCESSES --

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 Second semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method distance e-learning

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

Calendar
Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2011 course timetable

Syllabus

Common characteristics of the Integrated Course unit

Prerequisites: Knowledge about theories and methodologies in developmental and social psychology is useful
Target skills and knowledge: Within a contextual approach, students will acquire knowledge about (i) the main theoterical models of social development, (ii) classic and recent models of the development of children's and adolescents' social skills and adjustment. Moreover, students will acquire knowledge about intragroup dynamics, such as productivity, social influence and decision making, and about intergroup relations, considering the most important theories that explain conflict, reconciliation and cooperation among groups.
Examination methods: The exam is written, with open-ended questions. The exam is unique, with questions about both module A and module B and it lasts 90 minutes.
Assessment criteria: Assessment will consider: content of the answers, synthesis, clarity and coherence

Specific characteristics of the Module

Course unit contents: Social competence, social awareness, social knowledge
Theories of social development
The development of self and of social cognition
Peer relationships
Peer group relationships
Relationships with adults
Social adjustment, prosocial and antisocial behavior (e.g., bullying)
Adolescents and ICTs
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: This is a completely online course. Students will be able to ask the teacher for clarifications during the preparation of their exam
Additional notes about suggested reading: Students must study the suggested textbook and the article entirely for the final exam. During the course, additional materials (e.g., articles) will be available, but they are NOT mandatory for the exam.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Gini, Gianluca, Psicologia dello sviluppo sociale. Roma: Bari, GLF editori Laterza, 2012. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Nesi, J., Choukas-Bradley, S., Prinstein, M.J., Transformation of adolescent peer relations in the social media context: Part 1. --: Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 21, 2018. Scaricabile dalla pagina Moodle del corso