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DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSICOLOGIA DELLO SVILUPPO

A.Y. Credits
2020/2021 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Carmen Belacchi
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language English
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Psychology - Sciences and Techniques (L-24)
Curriculum: PERCORSO COMUNE
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Learning Objectives

The Course aims to introduce to the question of Development according to both a general epistemological approach and  main theories characterizing the disciplinary field. Both theoretical and metodological knowledges,  characterizing developmental Psychology: starting from traditional models to more recent perspectives. The didactic teaching objectives consist in stimulating the  abilities to understand vairious expressions of psychological development according to a viewpoint based on critical comparison  and potential integration among different theoretical and methodological models for describing and interpreting the phenomenon of psychological development .

Program

1 Introduction.:- The concept of development: criterions to define it - The historical frame of the discipline- The scientific approaches and methodologies of research in developmental field H. 12)

2. The main theories of psychological development: - Psychoanalitic theories (Freud, Erikson)- Behavioral Learning Theories (Watson, Skinner, Bandura)- Attachment Theory (Bowlby)-  Piaget Theory and neopiagetian theorists- The cultural theory (Vygotskij e Bruner)-  The Human Information Processing Theory- Recent theoretical approaches (h. 24)

3 The main areas of psychological development: - Cognitive and metacognitive development-  The emotional, affective, social and moral development- The communicative and linguistic  development (h.12)

Bridging Courses

There are not bridging corises

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

As far as  learning achievements are corcerned,  the students

1.   should display the mastering of the fundamental knowledge, both theoretical and methdological, ranging from understanding basic disciplinary concepts  to abilities to use them in order to analyze and interpret psychological developmental phenonomenon according to different main scientific approaches to the discipline.

2.  should be able to critically compare, one with  the other, the different theoterical models of developmental Psychology, identifying analogies, differences and potential integrations .

3. in particular, schould be able to understand the potentialities and limits of the different methods  regarding the specific development research areas. 

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

Some slides of the lessons will be made available to students during the course on the teacher's webpage (Blended & E-learning platform)

No supplementary teaching activities are envisaged


Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Front lessons

Attendance

No compulsory attendance

Course books

Belacchi C. (2018),  "Lo sviluppo psicologico. Teorie e interpretazioni" Carocci, Roma (pgg. 289)

- Caravita S. Milani L. Traficante D. (a cura di) (2018), Psicologia dello Sviluppo e dell’Educazione – Traiettorie evolutive e contesti educativi: una prospettiva integrata Il Mulino, Bologna, (in press)

- Tomasello M. (2005) Le origini culturali della cognizione umana, Il Mulino, Bologna (pgg. 247)

Supplementary books (no obligatory, but useful for better and deeper understand disciplinary contents) the following books are suggested:

Freud S.:  - "Il caso del piccolo Hans" 

                -  "Carattere ed eorismo anale"

                -  "Tre saggi sulla sessualità infantile"

Erikson E: - "Infanzia e Società"

Piaget J.     - “Lo sviluppo dell’intelligenza nel fanciullo”

  - “La formazione del simbolo nel bambino”

Bowlby J.     - “Attaccamento e perdita” Vol. 1

Skinner B.F. - “Walden two”

Some optional English readings wiull be displayed on the teacher's webpage (Blended & E-learning platform) during the course.

Assessment

Written exam with supplementary oral exam

The written exam (lasting two hours) consists in two open questions, aiming to verify the ability to master in a critical manner disciplinary theoretical concepts,  and in 30 of multiple choice questions aiming to verify the learning of conceptual and terminological notions.

Who will not pass the written test, twice, they could take only the oral exam.

The supplementary oral exam compulsory for students receiving  a mark less than 27/30 is meant to complete the testing of the acquired competences.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

There are no differences in Didactics, in Attendance, in Corrse books, nor in assessment for non-tattending students.

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