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Scuola di Psicologia
PSP5070159, A.A. 2017/18

Informazioni valide per gli studenti immatricolati nell'A.A. 2016/17

Principali informazioni sull'insegnamento
Corso di studio Corso di laurea in
PS2192, ordinamento 2015/16, A.A. 2017/18
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Crediti formativi 6.0
Tipo di valutazione Voto
Dipartimento di riferimento Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale
Obbligo di frequenza No
Lingua di erogazione INGLESE
Corso singolo NON è possibile iscriversi all'insegnamento come corso singolo
Corso a libera scelta Insegnamento riservato SOLO agli iscritti al corso di PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE - SCIENZE PSICOLOGICHE


Dettaglio crediti formativi
Tipologia Ambito Disciplinare Settore Scientifico-Disciplinare Crediti
AFFINE/INTEGRATIVA Attività formative affini o integrative M-PSI/05 6.0

Modalità di erogazione
Periodo di erogazione Primo semestre
Anno di corso II Anno
Modalità di erogazione frontale

Organizzazione della didattica
Tipo ore Crediti Ore di
Ore Studio
LEZIONE 6.0 42 108.0 Nessun turno

Inizio attività didattiche 02/10/2017
Fine attività didattiche 12/01/2018

Prerequisiti: It is expected that students will have foundation level of Psychological literacy developed throughout Year 1.
Conoscenze e abilita' da acquisire: This module examines how social psychology and in general, social behaviour and society influences how we conceptualise and come to understand what it means to be healthy, where our healthy attitudes come from, and how positive health prevention and promotion is becoming more social and interdisciplinary.

At the end of the course, students will:
1. Have mastered the contents exposed in the lectures, structured readings, and find and report on their own research papers.
2. Have a broad and critical understanding of how health and healthy behaviours and lifestyles are socially constructed
3. Be able to apply social psychological theories, research, and principles to everyday life concerning healthy lifestyles, and the study of health.
4. Be able to locate research, summarise research, and use research to apply to everyday life relating to health behaviours
5. Have an ability to work collaboratively to complete tasks.
Modalita' di esame: Students in attendance:

• Will be examined by submitting a summary ‘portfolio’ of their weekly readings (guidance provided) and structured questions.

Students not in attendance:
• Will sit a final exam consisting of multiple choice and open questions based on the core text book.
Criteri di valutazione: Attending students will be assessed using the following criteria:

1. Understanding (research and critical skills)
2. Organization, presentation, and clarity
3. Application of Psychology to the real-world
4. Engaging writing
Contenuti: The content of the class will be arranged around the core textbook, but will introduce range of research articles and sources from other disciplines (e.g., Sociology of medicine and health, Sports Psychology, Physiology, and popular culture readings and real-world case studies).

Indicative content:

Week 1: Why do we care about health and why is it social?
Week 2: How does health vary between genders, ethnicity, and social class?
Week 3: Determinants of health behaviours
Week 4: Health behaviours part I
Week 5: Health behaviours part II
Week 6: Modification of health behaviour
Week 7: Health prevention
Week 8: Health care, practice, and policy

Please use the above content as a guide to the structure of the course, but depending on the nature of discussions and research articles, I will adapt the class content to promote your interests and engagement, and develop your research and evidence based readings.
Attivita' di apprendimento previste e metodologie di insegnamento: Each lecture period will be a mixture of traditional lecturing, seminars, and student collaborative learning. It will be essential that students work with each other and me when required to get the most from classes. Where appropriate class content will be supported by use of video and interactive resources.

Typically, but not always, the first hour of each class meeting will consist of formal lectures, followed by active participation of the students to resolve a problem, whereas the final hour part will be dedicated to the critical discussion of an article.
Eventuali indicazioni sui materiali di studio: Materials for presentations and exercises will be adopted during the course. Further specific and detailed info about materials for attending students will be communicated during the course.
Testi di riferimento:
  • Stroebe, W., Social psychology and health (3rd ed.). United Kingdom,: Berkshire: McGraw-HIll., 2011. Cerca nel catalogo