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DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSICOLOGIA DELLO SVILUPPO

A.Y. Credits
2023/2024 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Lucia Ponti Previous appointment through e-mail to lucia.ponti@uniurb.it
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 provide: a) a knowledge base on the theoretical and methodological aspects of research in developmental psychology; b) the fundamental notions relating to the psychological processes and mechanisms that regulate the main areas of individual development along the life span; c) the main risk and protection factors involved in typical and atypical developmental trajectories.

Program

The course includes the deepening of the following topics:

A first part includes:

- the introduction to developmental psychology

- the research methods used within the discipline.

A second part is dedicated to illustrating the main areas of individual development. In particular, the following areas will be addressed:

- prenatal development and birth

- physical, motor and perceptual development

- cognitive development

- development of intelligence

- speech development

- identity development

- moral and social development.

The third part is devoted to emotional development with particular attention to attachment theory.

Finally, a fourth part is dedicated to the deepening of the social contexts of development, with particular reference to:

- the family

- peers

- culture

Bridging Courses

There is no prerequisite

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

The student must show the acquisition of:

Knowledge and understanding: the mastery of theoretical and methodological knowledge of developmental psychology.
Applying knowledge and understanding: the ability to recognize and understand the typical and atypical development trajectories, detect the main phases of psychological development and the risk and protection factors related to the relational context of an individual over the life span
Making judgments: the ability to use knowledge and concepts to reflect independently on specific topics of the discipline
Communication skills: a technical language, relevant to the subject of study, in order to be able to communicate with specialist and non-specialist interlocutors.
Learning skills: Mastery and autonomy in the choice of material useful for the purposes of their continuing professional training

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

There are no support activities.


Teaching, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Teaching

Frontal lessons

Group exercises

Group discussions

Innovative teaching methods

Use of the University Moodle platform for sharing in-depth material (text, audio or video);
Use of the Wooclap interactive platform to stimulate the active participation of students and measure the level of understanding of the course topics;
Use of the debate practice to deal with some course topics and facilitate the development of critical thinking.

Attendance

Attendance is not mandatory, but strongly recommended.

Course books

Santrock, J.W. (2021). PSICOLOGIA DELLO SVILUPPO. McGraw-Hill: Milano

Pallini, S. (2019). PSICOLOGIA DELL'ATTACCAMENTO: PROCESSI INTERPERSONALI E VALENZE EDUCATIVE. Milano, Franco Angeli. 

Assessment

Written exam consisting of two parts:

- 15 multiple choice closed questions

- 5 open questions

A specific and in-depth knowledge of the topics is required, as well as the use of an appropriate and specialized language. The level of knowledge and depth of the various topics will be assessed, as well as the ability to critically re-elaborate the contents under examination.

Disabilità e DSA

Le studentesse e gli studenti che hanno registrato la certificazione di disabilità o la certificazione di DSA presso l'Ufficio Inclusione e diritto allo studio, possono chiedere di utilizzare le mappe concettuali (per parole chiave) durante la prova di esame.

A tal fine, è necessario inviare le mappe, due settimane prima dell’appello di esame, alla o al docente del corso, che ne verificherà la coerenza con le indicazioni delle linee guida di ateneo e potrà chiederne la modifica.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Teaching

No difference

Attendance

No difference

Course books

No difference

Assessment

No difference

Disabilità e DSA

Le studentesse e gli studenti che hanno registrato la certificazione di disabilità o la certificazione di DSA presso l'Ufficio Inclusione e diritto allo studio, possono chiedere di utilizzare le mappe concettuali (per parole chiave) durante la prova di esame.

A tal fine, è necessario inviare le mappe, due settimane prima dell’appello di esame, alla o al docente del corso, che ne verificherà la coerenza con le indicazioni delle linee guida di ateneo e potrà chiederne la modifica.

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