Developmental, personality and interpersonal relationships psychology First cycle degree

Class: L-24 - Psychology

Duration: 3 years

Branch: Padova

Language: Italian


EU students and non-EU students with residency in Italy: 280

Number of non-EU students resident abroad: 12

of which Chinese ("Marco Polo" Programme): 4


Brief overview of the course

Characteristics and objectives
The first cycle degree course in Psychological Science of Development, Personality and Interpersonal Relations covers the fundamentals of different areas of Psychology, with a specific focus on the development of cognitive, communication, affective, emotional and social skills across the lifespan (infancy, adolescence, and adult age). The course provides students with skills useful to understand individual psychological processes in familiar and social contexts. Students will acquire specific competences about affective and relational dynamics and about the assessment of personality and of social interactions. The students will gain theoretical and practical skills to prevent psychological distress and promote wellbeing at the individual level as well as at the group, community and institutional levels. In addition, this psychology program gives students a powerful toolbox of skills and knowledge on how to develop (together with parents, teachers and social operators) optimal environments for learning and for managing and treating special needs and disabilities.

Occupational opportunities
Graduates still have a number of career options in the areas of psycho-social health care, in biomedical institutions, educational and child care agencies, foundations, public policy settings, state and local governments, community programs. This first cycle degree course in psychology prepares students for professional activity in the field of child, family and educational programs. In particular in relation to child and adolescent support, parents and teachers education, family service and family relations support especially in critical developmental moments. Graduates may also be involved in psycho-educational or psycho-social interventions in several areas (e.g.: disability or psychological distress) in schools or educational centres.

Access modalities
Graduates with a first cycle degree course in Psychological Science of Development, Personality and Interpersonal Relations can proceed to a second cycle degree course at the School of Psychology at the University of Padua, such as: Applied Cognitive Psychology; Clinical Psychology; Neuroscience and Neuropsychological Rehabilitation; Cognitive Neuroscience and Clinical Neuropsychology (this course is held entirely in English); Psychology of Development and Education; Clinical Developmental Psychology; Social Psychology, Work and Communication Psychology; Clinical-Dynamic Psychology; Community psychology, health promotion and social change.
The admission to the MD courses takes place according to the procedures that are indicated in the specific calls.

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