First cycle degree in

Developmental, personality and interpersonal relationships psychology

Class: L-24 - Psychology

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Class L-24 - Psychology
Duration 3 years
Branch Padova
Language Italian
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Programme coordinator SILVIA SALCUNI
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A course that focuses on the study of cognitive, communicative, affective, emotional, and social development in typical or atypical conditions that occur over a lifetime. Students will study different areas of psychology including general, social, dynamic psychology, as well as the methods of scientific investigation and main personality assessment. Students will be competent in understanding the psychological mechanisms in terms of family and in social contexts. Students will study the affective and relational dynamics by evaluating personality and social interactions. Students will be able to pursue work in the areas of psycho-social health care, as well as educational services for children, adolescents, parents, and educators by planning interventions to prevent discomfort and promote well-being, as well as the training for treating those with disabilities and special educational needs.

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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.

From Bachelor's degree to Master's degree
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; Psychology of Community, wellness promotion, and social change.
The admission to the MD courses takes place according to the procedures that are indicated in the specific calls.

  Teaching list

1st Year COMPUTER USE GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY PSYCHOBIOLOGY DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHICAL AND SCIENTIFIC THOUGHT GENERAL PEDAGOGY GENERAL SOCIOLOGY DYNAMIC PSYCHOLOGY ENGLISH FOR PSYCHOLOGY 2nd Year WORK AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY PSYCHOMETRICS METHODS AND INSTRUMENTS FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF DEVELOPMENT EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY PSYCHODYNAMIC ASSESSMENT IN ADULTHOOD PSYCHODYNAMIC ASSESSMENT IN CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE PSYCHODYNAMICS OF GROUPS COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY AND WELL-BEING PROMOTION CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY PSYCHOLOGY OF PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES