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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
CULTURES, EDUCATION AND GLOBAL SOCIETY
Course unit
PSYCHO-SOCIAL PROCESSES, DEVELOPMENT AND CULTURE
SUP8082897, 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
CULTURES, EDUCATION AND GLOBAL SOCIETY
SU2090, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PSYCHO-SOCIAL PROCESSES, DEVELOPMENT AND CULTURE
Department of reference Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
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 ALBERTA CONTARELLO M-PSI/05
Other lecturers UGHETTA MICAELA MARIA MOSCARDINO M-PSI/04

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-PSI/04 Psychology of Development and Psychology of Education 5.0
Core courses M-PSI/05 Social Psychology 4.0

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

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

Calendar
Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2015 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 CONTARELLO ALBERTA (Presidente)
BRONDI SONIA (Membro Effettivo)
MOSCARDINO UGHETTA MICAELA MARIA (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: No specific requirement. Over the course, fundamental psychological basics will be provided.
Target skills and knowledge: At the end of the course the students will know some of the main theoretical and methodological tools for analyses in developmental and social psychology.
Examination methods: Oral, with a written paper sent in advance.
At least five days prior to the exam, students will present a written paper. They are invited to choose a research article, published in a prestigious scientific journal, focusing on a topic encountered within the course. The paper will include resume, comment and discussion of the research article with links to main themes treated during the course.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation will be based on theoretical and methodological knowledge with frequent examples of research. The ability to autonomously apply and discuss concepts and methods will be positively evaluated.
Course unit contents: Module A (prof. Ughetta Moscardino): Cultural/contextual theories of child development; Individualism and collectivism; Culture and
parenting; Cognitive, emotional, and social development across cultures; Adaptation processes in migrant families.

Modulo B (prof. Alberta Contarello): Self and identity; Stereotypes and prejudice; Aggression and intergroup conflict; Social influence and intragroup processes. These topics will be analysed through social psychological perspectives enhancing the social/cultural primacy in meaning-making processes.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures will integrate frontal presentation with self-organised students' work. Theories and methods will be presented in practice-oriented workshops. Students will be invited to produce a written report which will become part of the examination.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Powerpoint presentations and further material will be avaiable in Moodle.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Gardiner, H.W. and Kosmitzki, C., "Lives across cultures. Cross-cultural human development". Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 2011.
  • Dickerson, P., "Social Psychology: Traditional and Critical Perspectives" Chapters 1-2-7-9-10. ISBN-10: 1405873930: Pearson, 2012.
  • Cole, M., "Cultural psychology: A once and future discipline". Cambridge, Ma: Harvard University Press, 1996. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Sugiman T., Gergen K.J., Wagner W., Yamada Y. (Eds), Meaning in Action. Constructions, Narratives, and Representations (Introduction). N.Y.: Springer, 2008.