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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSO2043738, A.A. 2019/20

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. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Department of reference Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
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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 ALESSANDRA FALCO 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 First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

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

Start of activities 07/10/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
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 FALCO ALESSANDRA (Presidente)
DAL CORSO LAURA (Membro Effettivo)
DI SIPIO ANNAMARIA (Membro Effettivo)
GIRARDI DAMIANO (Membro Effettivo)
6 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 FALCO ALESSANDRA (Presidente)
DAL CORSO LAURA (Membro Effettivo)
LANZONI PAOLO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge in the field of work and organizational psychology โ€” obtained during the referential triennium course โ€” is requested.
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims to deepen, from a theoretical and applicative point of view, the issues related to the Psychology of Organizational Health and Work-Related Stress Risk, with particular attention to the values โ€‹โ€‹of ethics and responsibility. In line with the main national and international guidelines, theories, methodologies and detection tools will be explored, aimed at the pursuit and promotion of collective well-being and health in the workplace.
Students at the end of the course will have acquired specific knowledge in terms of organizational wellbeing and risk prevention and a specific technical language of the discipline, as well as learning the ability to carry out processes of assessment and management of work-related stress risk through appropriate methodologies and tools evaluation.
Examination methods: For non-attending students there is a written exam, characterized by four questions with an open answer format. The written test lasts one hour and thirty minutes.
For students taking part in the evaluation, a written test (characterized by four questions with an open response format) will be included, along with the outcome of an exercise conducted as part of a group work. The written test lasts one hour and thirty minutes.
Attending and non-attending students who request it can request an oral integration, on the entire program, at the end of the exam.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation of the preparation will focus on: understanding the topics covered; on the appropriateness of the technical terminology used; on the acquisition of the proposed methodologies and tools; on the ability to apply methods and tools in an autonomous, critical and conscious way.
Course unit contents: - Psychology of organizational health
- Organizational well-being and work-related stress: two sides of the same coin
- Current legislation on health and safety at work
- New emerging risks
- Physical risk vs psycho-social risk
- Main theoretical models on work stress
- Stress-related work, Burn-out and Mobbing
- Behavioral addictions: Workaholism
- Individual resources, negative affectivity and work-related stress
- Assessment method and management of work-related stress risk
- Tools for the objective "preliminary" evaluation of work-related stress risk
- Tools for the subjective assessment of work-related stress risk
- Primary, secondary and tertiary interventions to reduce the incidence of work-related stress
- Return in economic and organizational terms of work well-being
- Training in support of well-being at work
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The lessons will be flanked by discussions, practical exercises and case analysis, as well as by comparisons with professionals operating in the sector. Particular attention will be paid to the merit and methodological aspects of some work-related stress risk assessments conducted in public and private Italian organizations.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Recommended reading: Donaldson-Feilder, E., Yarker, J., Lewis, R. (2013). Prevenire lo stress lavoro-correlato. Come diventare manager positivi. Milano: FrancoAngeli.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • De Carlo, N.A., Falco, A., Capozza, D. ( a cura di), Stress, benessere organizzativo e performance. Valutazione&intervento per l'azienda positiva. Milano: FrancoAngeli, 2013. Capitoli 1, 2, 3 (da pag. 83-92 e da pag. 116-124), 4, 6, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 25. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Slide e materiali forniti a lezione che verranno resi disponibili in moodle., --. --: --, --.

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Case study
  • Working in group
  • 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