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DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSICOLOGIA DELLO SVILUPPO

A.Y. Credits
2021/2022 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 in-depth study of the following topics:

A first part includes:

- introduction to developmental psychology

- the social contexts of the individual's development with particular reference to the family and school

- the research methods used within the discipline.

A second part is dedicated to illustrating the main areas of individual development. In this regard, attention will be placed both in reference to trajectories of typical development and of atypical development. In particular, the following areas will be addressed:

- perceptual and motor development

- cognitive development

- language development

- moral and social development.

The third part is aimed at exposing emotional development with particular attention to attachment theory.

The course ends with a brief introduction to the concept of developmental psychopathology

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

Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Frontal lessons

Group exercises

Attendance

There is no obligation to attend

Course books

Barone, L. (a cura di). MANUALE DI PSICOLOGIA DELLO SVILUPPO. Roma, Carocci, 2019. Cap: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11 (fino a pag. 368).

Pallini, S. PSICOLOGIA DELL'ATTACCAMENTO: PROCESSI INTERPERSONALI E VALENZE EDUCATIVE. Milano, Franco Angeli, 2019. Cap. 1-9.

Assessment

Written exam consisting of two parts:

- 15 multiple choice closed questions

- 5 open questions

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

No difference

Attendance

No difference

Course books

No difference

Assessment

No difference

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