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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSP4068090, 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
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 GROUP INFLUENCE PROCESSES
Department of reference Department of Developmental Psychology and Socialisation
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian

Teacher in charge ALBERTO VOCI M-PSI/05

Integrated course for this unit
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge

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

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method distance e-learning

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

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

Examination board
Examination board not defined


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: Definition of group
Becoming member of a group
Social identification
Socialization and group development
Roles, status, and leadership
Social norms and communication
Cohesion and intragroup conflicts
Group productivity
Group decisions
Majority influence
Minority influence
Intergroup relations: conflicts and cooperation
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course is on-line. Questions useful to guide the study will be provided. In the forum section, the teacher will be availabale during the course for questions and clarifications.
Additional notes about suggested reading: For both texts, it is important to acquire the ability to handle, for each chapter, the different theories and models proposed, as well as at least one research example, if available, for each theory or model.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Speltini G., Palmonari A., I gruppi sociali. Bologna: Il Mulino, 2007. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Brown R., Psicologia sociale dei gruppi. Bologna: Il Mulino, 2005. Capitolo 1, 4 e 5 Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Video shooting made by the teacher/the students
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
  • Kaltura (desktop video shooting, file loading on MyMedia Unipd)

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