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School of Psychology
DEVELOPMENTAL, PERSONALITY AND INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS PSYCHOLOGY
Course unit
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (Ult. numero di matricola pari)
PSN1030515, A.A. 2018/19

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

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
DEVELOPMENTAL, PERSONALITY AND INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS PSYCHOLOGY
PS2295, Degree course structure A.Y. 2016/17, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
Department of reference Department of Developmental Psychology and Socialisation
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 TERESA FARRONI M-PSI/04
Other lecturers UGHETTA MICAELA MARIA MOSCARDINO M-PSI/04

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses M-PSI/04 Psychology of Development and Psychology of Education 9.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 9.0 63 162.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 01/10/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
6 2018 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 LANFRANCHI SILVIA (Presidente)
GINI GIANLUCA (Membro Effettivo)
MAMMARELLA IRENE CRISTINA (Membro Effettivo)
MOSCARDINO UGHETTA MICAELA MARIA (Membro Effettivo)
PULINA FRANCESCA (Membro Effettivo)
5 2018 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 FARRONI TERESA (Presidente)
LEO IRENE (Membro Effettivo)
MOSCARDINO UGHETTA MICAELA MARIA (Membro Effettivo)
TIMEO SUSANNA (Membro Effettivo)
VALENZA ELOISA (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Knowledge provided by parallel courses
Target skills and knowledge: This course aims to provide a framework of the main psychological theories on the development of the individuals and to analyze the changes that occur in the behaviors and psychological functions from birth to adolescence. At the end of the course, the student should acquire knowledge about the stages of the psychological development and the mechanisms underlying it.
Examination methods: The exam will take place in written form with both multiple choice (n. 45) and open questions (n. 1 or 2) and last 1 hour. The questions will cover all the course contents presented both in class and in the textbook. plus questions on possible cases or situations in which to apply the acquired knowledge
Assessment criteria: The evaluation criteria to verify the acquired knowledge will concern:
1. Correctness of responses
2. Ability to describe aspects of human development both in theoretical and applicative forms
3. Ability to discuss in critical form cases or situations that could arise in real life
Course unit contents: 1. Methodological framework on Developmental Psychology and main theoretical approaches
2. Physical motor and perceptual development
3. Cognitive development theories of Piaget , Bruner and Vjgotskji
4. The development of language and communication
5. Social, emotional and affective development
6. Adolescence
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: During the lessons the topics are treated in their general aspects and with an order that does not necessarily reflect that of the chapters of the manual. The attending students are required to attend at least two thirds of the lessons, and the frequency will be periodically assessed .
Additional notes about suggested reading: A few hours of exercise in the classroom could be inserted (Max x 20h) dedicated to: a) information and clarification on requests of the students; b) vision and discussion of audiovisual; c) simulation of assessment tests; d) exercises on specific research topics.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • John W. Santrock, Psicologia dello sviluppo. Milano: McGraw-Hill, 2013. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Story telling
  • Use of online videos

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

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Good Health and Well-Being Quality Education