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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSP5070271, A.A. 2018/19

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. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination BULLYING: BEYOND COMMON SENSE
Department of reference Department of Developmental Psychology and Socialisation
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
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 GIANLUCA GINI M-PSI/04
Other lecturers TIZIANA POZZOLI M-PSI/04

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

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd 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 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2011 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
4 2018 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 GINI GIANLUCA (Presidente)
LANFRANCHI SILVIA (Membro Effettivo)
POZZOLI TIZIANA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Knowledge of theories and methodologies from developmental psychology and social psychology are useful
Target skills and knowledge: Students will learn about (a) the most recent theories that explain bullying behsvior; (b) the most recent prevention and intevention strategies
Examination methods: Final test: three open-ended questions. All three answers must be sufficient (a score of 6/10). The test lasts 90 minutes.

NOTE: The final test is in Italian for students who study the Italian textbooks or in English for students who study the English handbook.

"Attender students" can receive up to 2 additional points to the test score by participating to the proposed excercises.
Assessment criteria: Assessment includes presence of required contents, synthesis, clear and coherent presentation of information
Course unit contents: Bullying : Beyond common sense aims to provide students with a critical knowledge concerning the phenomenon of youth bullying. The course focuses on both traditional bullying that usually takes place on school premises and cyberbullying, which occurs via information and communication technologies. With a social-ecological perspective, the first part of the course explores the boundaries of these phenomena, and analyzes the characteristics of youth involved and the social-psychological processes that underlie the different roles youth play in bully-victim-bystander dynamics. The second part of this course covers the prevention and intervention strategies available at the international level.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: This is an entirely online course. There will be no in-person lectures. All course materials (including video-lectures) will be accessible online in the course platform:

Erasmus students who want to attend the course maust ask for their ID and password to the Administrative office at the following email:

Students may also contact the instructor via the online Forum to ask for questions about the content of the course.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The program for the final test includes either (1) the two Italian books OR (2) the English handbook
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Caravita, Simona; Gini, Gianluca, L'(im)moralit√† del bullismoSimona Caravita, Gianluca Giniprefazione di Ersilia Menesini. Milano: UNICOPLI, 2010. (tranne cap. 5) Cerca nel catalogo
  • Gini, Gianluca; Pozzoli, Tiziana, Gli interventi anti-bullismoGianluca Gini, Tiziana Pozzoli. Roma: Carocci, 2011. (tranne cap. 1) Cerca nel catalogo
  • Jimerson, S. R., Swearer, S.M., Espelage, D.L, Handbook of bullying in schools: An International perspective. New York: Routledge, 2010. (only chapters 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 26, 27, 33, 38) Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Case study
  • Auto correcting quizzes or tests for periodic feedback or exams
  • Video shooting made by the teacher/the students
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)
  • Students peer review

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

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