First cycle degree in

Social and work psychology

Class: L-24 - Psychology

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Class L-24 - Psychology
Duration 3 years
Branch Padova
Language Italian
Tuition fees and scholarships
Programme coordinator LAURA DAL CORSO
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A course that offer students the theoretical models of the individual, both singularly and collectively, in terms of their behaviour as it applies to profession and the community. Students will acquire the methods and tools for evaluation, training, orientation, selection, assessment and organizational analysis, and specific knowledge related to intragroup and problems found in organizations and communities. Students will develop the skills needed to plan informative, advertising, and marketing campaigns, as well as implementing prevention and intervention programs. Students can use the knowledge and skills gained from the course to work as psychologist, helping people in difficulty such as in cases of burnout and mobbing, or in other areas of social and organizational development such as personnel selection, orientation to work or change work and the promotion of harmonious relationships between members of different cultures.

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Characteristics and objectives
This first cycle degree course allows students to develop knowledge and competences useful to understand and interpret the typical situations of individual, social, and work psychology. They include: well-being and individual empowerment; basis knowledge characterizing the various fields of psychology; continuing education, related to psychological issues, in work and organizational environments; assessment and recruiting; intragroup dynamics; intergroup conflict and cooperation; marketing and consumer behaviour; use of psychosocial instruments in public opinion polls and in action-research methodology; attitudes and antecedents of social behaviour.
The training involves all the areas of psychology and gives particular importance to themes typical of social and work psychology, with attention to theoretical, methodological, and applied aspects.

Occupational opportunities
Graduates, upon completing a post-degree practical training and passing a specific state exam, have the possibility to enrol in the B section of the professional register. Graduates in Social and Work Psychology can find occupation, working anyway under the supervision of a psychologist enrolled in the A section of the professional register, in the following areas: recruiting, marketing and market research; psychosocial research; cooperation and integration between groups and people belonging to different cultures. It has to be underlined that most of the first-level graduates continue their studies in the second cycle degree programs in Psychology (Master's degree: Corso di Laurea Magistrale); after obtaining a second-level graduation, completing a one-year long professional practical training, and passing a state exam, second-level graduates have the possibility to enrol in the A section of the professional register.

From Bachelor's degree to Master's degree
This course provides the bases to access to the second-cycle degree courses in Psychology at the University of Padua, that is: Social, Work and Communication Psychology; Clinical Dynamic Psychology; Psychology of Community, Wellness Promotion, and Social Change; Developmental and Educational Psychology; Cognitive Neuroscience and Clinical Neuropsychology (this course is held entirely in English); Neuroscience and Neuropsychological Rehabilitation; Clinical Developmental Psychology; Clinical Psychology; Applied Cognitive Psychology. The admission to the MD courses takes place according to the procedures that are indicated in the specific calls.

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Training

I Year COMPUTER USE [CFU 2] GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY [CFU 12] PSYCHOBIOLOGY [CFU 9] DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY [CFU 9] SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY [CFU 9] CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY [CFU 6] GENERAL SOCIOLOGY [CFU 6] WORK AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY [CFU 9] ENGLISH FOR PSYCHOLOGY [CFU 5] II Year METHODOLOGY IN SOCIOPSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH [CFU 6] PSYCHOMETRICS [CFU 12] DYNAMIC PSYCHOLOGY [CFU 9] CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY [CFU 9] PSYCHOLOGY OF PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES [CFU 6] ELEMENTS OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATION [CFU 6] HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHICAL AND SCIENTIFIC THOUGHT [CFU 6] HUMAN RIGHTS AND INCLUSION [CFU 6] PSYCHO-SOCIAL ASPECTS OF OUTPLACEMENT [CFU 6] THE SURVEY APPLICATION ON PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH [CFU 6] COMMUNICATION SKILLS AND ACTIVE LISTENING IN RELATIONAL DYNAMICS [CFU 6] III Year WORK PLACEMENT AND WORKSHOP [CFU 10] GROUP PSYCHOLOGY [CFU 9] CLINICAL INTERVIEW AND WORK INTERVIEW IN ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXTS [CFU 6] ACTION RESEARCH METHODOLOGY [CFU 6] ACTION-RESEARCH METHODOLOGY. CLINICAL INTERVIEW AND WORK INTERVIEW IN ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXTS [CFU 0] PSYCHOLOGY OF ATTITUDES AND OPINIONS [CFU 6] PSYCHOLOGICAL PROCESSES AND SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF KNOWLEDGE [CFU 6]