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School of Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY OF COMMUNITY, WELLNESS PROMOTION, AND SOCIAL CHANGE
Course unit
POLITICAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSN1032432, 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
PSYCHOLOGY OF COMMUNITY, WELLNESS PROMOTION, AND SOCIAL CHANGE
PS2381, 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 POLITICAL 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 LUCIANA CARRARO M-PSI/05
Other lecturers MICHELA LENZI M-PSI/05

Mutuated
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
PSN1032432 POLITICAL PSYCHOLOGY LUCIANA CARRARO PS1087

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines M-PSI/05 Social Psychology 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.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Some links with social psychology and methodology of psychosocial research will be underlined.
Target skills and knowledge: The aim of the course is to provide students with an overview about the issues of political psychology. Topics covered in this course are mainly related to: voters and politicians' psychological characteristics, civic development in adolescence, socioeconomic inequalities and well-being, political communication.
Examination methods: The exam will be written with 8 open questions (5-6 lines for each response). It will take 40 minutes.
Assessment criteria: The assessment of the preparation of the students will be based both on the knowledge and understanding of the main topics, and on the acquisition of issues and proposed methodologies. Moreover, during the course students will be involved in some experimental works (group works).
Course unit contents: Main topics covered:
- Introduction on history of the research field
- Voters and Politicians psychological profiles (psychology and political ideology, theoretical models on political ideology)
- Civic development in adolescence
- Socioeconomic inequalities and wellbeing
- Political communication
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: In addition to frontal lectures, classroom exercises will be performed. These exercises will focus on the implementation of small projects aimed at studying political attitudes.
Additional notes about suggested reading: International students can ask for material in English. There is also the possibility for these students to take the written exam in English.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Catellani, P., & Sensales, G., Psicologia Della Politica. Milano: Raffaello Cortina Editore, 2011. Capitoli: 1-2-4-5-6-7 Cerca nel catalogo
  • Catellani, P., Psicologia Politica. Bologna: Il Mulino, 2011. Capitoli: 1 - 2 - 3 - 5 - 7 (seconda edizione) Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Laboratory
  • Interactive lecturing
  • 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)
No Poverty Good Health and Well-Being Quality Education Gender Equality Decent Work and Economic Growth Reduced Inequalities