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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSN1032504, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

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
Course unit English denomination INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS
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 ADRIANO ZAMPERINI M-PSI/05

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

Course unit organization
Period First 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 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 ZAMPERINI ADRIANO (Presidente)
VOCI ALBERTO (Membro Effettivo)
6 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 ZAMPERINI ADRIANO (Presidente)
VOCI ALBERTO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Knowledge of basic elements of Social Psychology.
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims to provide tools of analysis and intervention in the context of interpersonal relationships. The early part of the course will develop an understanding of social interaction and interpersonal communication. The focus will then shift to processes observed in interpersonal disputes in the organizations. Finally, interpersonal relationships will be examined to increase tolerance of individual differences and encourage peaceful resolution of conflict.
Examination methods: The final exam will consist of open questions. The total scheduled time for the written exam is 2h.
Assessment criteria: Full knowledge of the books for examination and critical thinking skills.
Course unit contents: This course will examine interpersonal relationships, broadly conceived.
Topics include:
1) Emotional rules
2) Roles and responsibilities
3) Conformism and emotional deviance
4) Indifference and ostracism
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course is an experiential approach to everyday interpersonal processes. It emphasizes observation, practice and discussion of such topics as self disclosure, verbal and nonverbal expression of feelings, listening skills. There will be many in-class activities, videos, and small group discussions. Basic psychological principles are presented and integrated into classroom discussion.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The course will provide guidance on additional study materials.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Zamperini Adriano, L'indifferenza. Conformismo del sentire e dissenso emozionale. Torino: Einaudi, 2007. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Zamperini Adriano, L'ostracismo. Essere esclusi, respinti e ignorati. Torino: Einaudi, 2010. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Laboratory
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Questioning
  • Story telling
  • Problem solving
  • Concept maps
  • Peer feedback
  • Peer assessment
  • Active quizzes for Concept Verification Tests and class discussions
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

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

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