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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSN1032445, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
PS1087, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Department of reference Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
E-Learning website
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 LAURA DAL CORSO M-PSI/06

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-PSI/06 Psychology of Work and Organisations 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

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.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
8 2019/20 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 DAL CORSO LAURA (Presidente)
FALCO ALESSANDRA (Membro Effettivo)
PIRRITANO MIRELLA (Membro Effettivo)
VOCI ALBERTO (Membro Effettivo)
7 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 DAL CORSO LAURA (Presidente)
FALCO ALESSANDRA (Membro Effettivo)
PIRRITANO MIRELLA (Membro Effettivo)
VOCI ALBERTO (Membro Effettivo)
6 2017/18 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 DAL CORSO LAURA (Presidente)
DE CARLO NICOLA (Membro Effettivo)
FALCO ALESSANDRA (Membro Effettivo)
PIRRITANO MIRELLA (Membro Effettivo)
VOCI ALBERTO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: A basic knowledge of work and organizational psychology is required.
Target skills and knowledge: Starting from a reflection on the role of the Human Resource Function, the course aims to elaborate on issues relating to the management, development, and valorization of people in organizational contexts, with particular reference to the current work market. Students will acquire essential knowledge for the understanding of the considered topics, the specific language of the discipline, and will learn the ability to translate knowledge into applications.
Examination methods: Written examination with 6 open questions to answer in an hour and a half.
Assessment criteria: The preparation and assessment of students will be based on mastery of theoretical and methodological perspectives related to the topics covered, as well as on their ability to apply this knowledge to the possible areas of intervention in the human resources management and organizational development.
Course unit contents: 1) Person, work, organization (2 hours)
2) Human Resource Management:
- evolution of the subject (2 hours)
- modes and techniques of management of people in organizational contexts (selection, from job analysis to job evaluation, performance and potential appraisal, work-life balance, international management, diversity management) (14 hours)
3) Dall'Assessment Center al Development Center (8 hours)
3) Preventing Stress in Organizations: How to Develop Positive Managers (12 hours)
5) The human resource manager: values, competencies, and training for a responsible management (4 hours)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The lectures aim to explore the issues proposed and provide guidance to students as they study the text and will be complemented by discussions, in-depth analyses, and debates with professionals in the field of human resource management.
Individual and group exercises will allow students the chance to get to know specific work realities.
Research and organizational intervention cases will be presented. Students’ active participation will be greatly appreciated.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The teaching material presented in class (slides, articles, ...) will be available online in Moodle platform of Psychology School.
Any supplementary activities (further literature analysis, individual and/or group work) will be arranged during the course, according to individual needs and interests.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Argentero P., Cortese C. G., Piccardo C. (a cura di), Psicologia delle risorse umane. Milano: Raffaello Cortina Editore, 2010. (cap. 1, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13) Cerca nel catalogo
  • Donaldson-Feilder E., Yarker J., Lewis R. (Edizione italiana a cura di Nicola A. De Carlo), Prevenire lo stress. Come diventare manager positivi. Milano: FrancoAngeli, 2013. (cap. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Working in group
  • Problem solving
  • Concept maps
  • Peer feedback
  • Peer assessment
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

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

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Good Health and Well-Being Gender Equality Decent Work and Economic Growth Reduced Inequalities Responsible Consumption and Production Partnerships for the Goals