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School of Psychology
CLINICAL DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
Course unit
MODELS AND METHODS FOR THE PREVENTION OF ADJUSTMENT PROBLEMS IN ADOLESCENCE
PSP6074602, 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
CLINICAL DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
PS2292, Degree course structure A.Y. 2016/17, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination MODELS AND METHODS FOR THE PREVENTION OF ADJUSTMENT PROBLEMS IN ADOLESCENCE
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 TIZIANA POZZOLI M-PSI/04

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-PSI/04 Psychology of Development and Psychology of Education 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second 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 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2016 course timetable

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of developmental psychology is required, in particular concerning (early)adolescence. Students must also be able to understand a scientific article written in English.
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims to give students an advanced theoretical and practical knowledge for the implementation of interventions aimed at promoting wellbeing and preventing adjustment problems among (early) adolescents.
Examination methods: There is a written exam, with three open-ended questions (duration: 1 1/2 hour) on topics derived from the books listed in the “Textbooks” section and on the material which will be make available in the Moodle. No oral integration is foreseen.

For the students attending the course: participation in the practice exercise proposed during the course will be take in due consideration for the final grading (following the instructions which will be presented during the course).

International students can take the final exam in English language (under agreement with the professor).
Assessment criteria: Answers to the open ended questions will be assessed for content, clarity, coherence, and lexical appropriateness.
Moreover, critical capacity and personal elaboration of the contents will be considered.
Course unit contents: • Models for the prevention of adjustment problems and the promotion of wellbeing
• Theories and methods for wellbeing communication
• Design intervention involving (early)adolescents
• Methods and instruments for preventing/promoting wellbeing in (early)adolescence
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Students are invited to participate during frontal lessons and to assume an active role in the learning process.
Attending students could participate in the practical exercises and in the individual and small groups works proposed during the course. Group/individual works will allow students to examine in depth topics which they are interested in and will be take in due consideration for the final grading.

If possible, external experts will be invited to teach specific contents.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Material for the final exam:
• Course slides and other learning materials which will be downloadable from the course page.
• The two textbooks (see the “Textbooks” section)
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Ivana Matteucci, Comunicare la salute e promuovere il benessere. --: Franco Angeli, 2014. Prima parte Cerca nel catalogo
  • Elena Cattelino, Rischi in adolescenza. --: Carocci, 2012. cap. 1,3,4,5,6,8 Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Story telling
  • Problem solving
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

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

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