First cycle
degree courses
Second cycle
degree courses
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degree courses
School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES
Course unit
GENERAL AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
SFN1027626, A.A. 2019/20

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

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES
SF1333, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 12.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination GENERAL AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Department of reference Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
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 ROSSELLA FALVO M-PSI/05
Other lecturers BARBARA CARRETTI M-PSI/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses M-PSI/01 General Psychology 6.0
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
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 12.0 84 216.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2011 course timetable

Syllabus
Prerequisites: For the Social Psychology part of the course, basic knowledge is that acquired in the General Psychology part.
Target skills and knowledge: The student will acquire theoretical knowledge of the basic principles of Psychology. For the Social Psychology part, central topics of the discipline will be deepened, regarding social perception, social influence, and social relationships. The student will achieve essential skills for the understanding and analysis of psychological processes – general and involved in social relationships – and will learn to apply research designs and instruments, useful for work activities.
Examination methods: The final grade will be the joined evaluation of both exams: General Psychology and Social Psychology. For both parts of the course, exams will be written and will consist of both true/false and multiple-choice questions and open-ended questions. International students will be given the opportunity to give the exam in English.
Assessment criteria: Preparation of students will be evaluated on the basis of the understanding of theoretical problems debated in General and Social Psychology. Evaluation will be based also on the ability to translate knowledge into applications.
Course unit contents: The part of General Psychology will focus on the characteristics of psychology as a science and the methods used in research. Then, the course will address basic themes of General Psychology such as perception, attention, memory, language, emotions, intelligence, thought, and motivation. For the Social Psychology part, the central topics of the discipline will be analyzed, which concern how individuals perceive the social world, social influence processes, and how individuals relate to others. Specific problems analyzed will be: impressions and stereotypes formation; prejudice and discrimination; conformism, attitudes and persuasion; aggression and altruism; leadership and group productivity; conflict and cooperation between groups.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: General Psychology: Frontal lessons, practical experiences in laboratory or in class, and interim checks on students’ learning process.
Social Psychology: During lessons, all the program contents will be discussed. The theoretical discussion of the topics will be frequently complemented by examples of research. Moreover, measures to assess psychosocial constructs will be presented. The active and critical participation of students will be fostered.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Further readings:
Nolen-Hoeksema, S., Fredrickson, B. L., Loftus, G. R. e Wagenaar, W. A.(2011) Atkinson e Hildgard's Introduzione alla psicologia, Padova, Piccin.

Study materials in English will be provided, if required, for international students.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Cornoldi, C., Meneghetti, C., Moè, A. e Zamperlin, C., Processi cognitivi, motivazione e apprendimento. Bologna: Il Mulino, 2018.
  • Smith, E. R., Mackie, D. M. e Claypool, H. M., Psicologia sociale (III edizione). Bologna: Zanichelli, 2016.

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Questioning
  • Work-integrated learning
  • 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, ...)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Good Health and Well-Being Quality Education Gender Equality Decent Work and Economic Growth Reduced Inequalities Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions