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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
STRATEGIES IN COMMUNICATION.
Course unit
COMMUNICATION PSYCHOLOGY
LE02107108, A.A. 2018/19

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
STRATEGIES IN COMMUNICATION.
IF0315, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination COMMUNICATION PSYCHOLOGY
Website of the academic structure https://www.disll.unipd.it/
Department of reference Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
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

Lecturers
Teacher in charge LORELLA LOTTO M-PSI/01

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
LE02107108 COMMUNICATION PSYCHOLOGY LORELLA LOTTO LE0610

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-PSI/01 General Psychology 6.0

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

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

Calendar
Start of activities 25/09/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 1819 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 LOTTO LORELLA (Presidente)
RUBALTELLI ENRICO (Membro Effettivo)
GAVARUZZI TERESA (Supplente)
1 1718 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 LOTTO LORELLA (Presidente)
RUMIATI RINO (Membro Effettivo)
GAVARUZZI TERESA (Supplente)
RUBALTELLI ENRICO (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: No previous knowledge is required.
Target skills and knowledge: The course is aimed at outlining the psychology of communication in its different components. Upon completion of this course, students will possess adequate knowledge of the psychological mechanisms and the cognitive strategies underlying the communication process. Moreover, they will be able to highlight the factors or the conditions contributing to an effective communication.
The lectures will be mainly frontal, but the teaching style will be participatory, by stimulating students to discuss the course topics in small groups. Besides the acquisition of the discipline contents, the course is aimed at providing the acquisition of specific soft skills, such as communication skills and analysis ability.
Examination methods: The assessment of learning will occur through the final exam, which ascertains the acquisition of the expected knowledge and abilities. Questions will deal with the theoretical models and the psychological mechanisms characterizing the communication process, taking different perspectives into account: from the classical to the more recent models, including the applications in different areas of social life. The final exam will consist in a written test including 22 multiple-choice questions (with 4 possible answers) and 2 open questions. The written test will last 1 hour. No oral integration is contemplated.
Assessment criteria: Evaluation criteria for assessing the expected knowledge and competence are the following:
1) the completeness of the acquired knowledge;
2) a firm grasp of the concepts and examples covered in the readings;
3) the ability to use a scientific language pertaining to the specific subject area.

Each correct answer to the multiple-choice questions will receive 1 score. Each answer to the open questions will receive a score between 0 and 5. The final grade will be computed as the sum of the scores obtained in each question.
Course unit contents: During the course, the following topics will be addressed:

1. Basic concepts in communication
2. Message comprehension and production
3. Visual and verbal codes
4. Nonverbal communication
5. Persuasive communication
6. Barriers to effective communication
7. Groups and group communication
8. Communication and conflict management
9. Mass communication
10. Public and organizational communication
11. Political communication
12. Marketing and communication
13. Communication and health promotion
14. Risk and danger communication
15. Technology for communication and social media
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course topics will be addressed during frontal lectures. In-class discussions on the proposed theoretical models of psychological processes will be stimulated.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The lecture slides will be available on the Moodle course platform.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Lotto L., Rumiati R. (a cura di), Introduzione alla psicologia della comunicazione. Bologna: Il Mulino, 2013. Seconda edizione

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Problem based learning
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Questioning
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

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