Learning outcomes of the course unit
Knowledge and skills include: ability to gather and interpret the data in their field of study deemed useful to judgments that
Skills: knowledge related to the field of study, understanding and application, communication skills and ability to learn
Course contents summary
Main theories and most common investigation methods in developmental psychology. Evolution of different psychic basic functions and development of cognitive, linguistic and social competences. Social development in childhood, early and middle Young age,adolescence, and some psychological problems typical of different ages.
The first lessons cover topics of a general nature: you will examine the major theories and research methods most commonly used to study psychological development. In the second part of the course will also address issues relating to the evolution of various basic psychological functions such as emotion, attention, perception, and the development of cognitive, linguistic, emotional and social.
In the third part of the course will also address issues related to social development in infancy, early and middle childhood, adolescence, and some psychological problems specific to different age groups.
Carbone, R.(2010). Significati e funzioni del comportamento aggressivo. UNI.NOVA
Santrock, J.W. (2013). Psicologia dello sviluppo. Milano: McGraw-Hill (2. ed.).
• Frontal lessons
• Visions Video
The course will be accompanied by practical exercises with the aim of providing each student with adequate instruments for intervention and resolution of several problems inherent developmental.
Assessment methods and criteria
• methods of ongoing testing: is scheduled for mid-course questionnaire verification
• mode of the final assessment: oral examination
• you want to check: knowledge, understanding, skills, problem solving
• types of questions: 6 open-ended questions
• failure thresholds: a score below 18/30 in the oral examination;
• criteria by which they will attribute scores: the answer to every question was rated on a scale from 0/30 (no knowledge, no understanding, no ability to solve problems) to a maximum of 5/30 (very good knowledge, understanding and ability to solve problems).
• Final Score: a total score (the sum of the different scores obtained for each question) equal to or greater than 18/30 allows the student to pass the exam.