The social psychology of groups: key concepts. Group structure and processes, intragroup and intergroup conflict, social identity and intergroup relations. Community psychology: theoretical framework, social networks, welfare state, methods for research and intervention. Health promotion, risky behavior, peer education, studies on marginalization
Speltini, G., Palmonari, A. (2007). I gruppi sociali. Bologna: Il Mulino.
Santinello, M., Dallago, L., Vieno, A. (2009). Fondamenti di psicologia di comunità. Bologna: Il Mulino.
and one of the following options:
- Amerio, P. (2009). Giovani al lavoro. Bologna: Il Mulino.
- Dallago, L., Santinello, M., Vieno, A. (2004). Valutare gli interventi psicosociali. Carocci, Roma.
- Dallago, L. (2006). Che cos'è l'empowerment. Carocci, Roma.
- two papers:
McMahon, S.D., Felix E.D., Halpert, J.A. & Petropoulos A.N. Community violence
exposure and aggression among urban adolescents: testing a cognitive mediator model (2009). Journal of Community Psychology, (37), 7: 895-910.
Ostaszewski, K., Zimmermann, M.A. (2006). The Effects of Cumulative Risks and Promotive Factors on Urban Adolescent Alcohol and Other Drug Use: A Longitudinal Study of Resiliency. American Journal of Community Psychology, 38: 237-249.
Suggested papers are available on line free of charge using a computer identifiable as coming from University of Florence (for instance in an university library).
Students will know the theoretical models and the main psychological researches about groups, in order to get skills to work in groups, particularly as regards conflicts in social contexts and in marginalization.
Main researches in community psychology will be analyzed, getting basic competences about instruments for community development (community profile, action research and project evaluation).
Lectures, group work and seminars. Meetings with experts working in social contexts.
Attending seminars will be optional.
Type of Assessment
Written and oral examination
The social psychology of groups: group structure and group processes, conflictual relationships within the group and among groups, social identity and intergroup relations.
Community psychology: theoretical framework, and basic elements about community setting, empowerment, social networks, welfare state, methods in research and in intervention, action research.
Individual, group and community membership. Health promotion and risk, peer education, outreach work, intervention in marginalization