Second cycle degree in

Social, work and communication psychology (2020/2021)

Class: LM-51 - Psychology

Class LM-51 - Psychology
Duration 2 years
Branch Padova
Language Italian
Tuition fees and scholarships
President of the Course of Study LAURA NOTA
Access Restricted
Reference structures Department of philosophy, sociology, education and applied psychology, Scuola di psicologia



  Deepening

Characteristics and objectives
The second cycle degree course in Social, Work and Communication Psychology takes into consideration the person, singularly and in a group, in professional and social contexts – from a cognitive, emotional, and behavioral point of view – in order to make diagnoses, interventions of individual and collective development, evaluations and selections, and organizational analyses.
The educational objectives include: knowledge of theoretical models regarding individual and collective behavior and their application in the fields of work and in an enlarged community; mastery of methods and instruments useful for evaluation, training, guidance, selection, assessment, and organizational analysis; acquisition of specific knowledge regarding intragroup and intergroup problems, within organizations and communities, cultural psychology, and the psychosocial processes related to migration; ability to plan informative, advertising, and marketing campaigns, and to assess their effectiveness through researches; knowledge of theoretical models and empirical researches in the field of psychology of communication; ability to plan and implement prevention and intervention programs; specialized knowledge regarding research methods and specific skills on methods and tools for the measurement of psychological and psychosocial phenomena.
The professional skills of the psychologist trained in this second cycle degree course are oriented towards the person in difficulties, for example for work-related stress, burnout, mobbing, career planning difficulties or a lack of adjustment to the social or cultural group the person belongs to.
Graduates in this second cycle degree course can also work in enlarged communities in order to promote balanced relationships among people coming from different cultures; in this field, graduates mostly use tools of social psychology and of the psychology of communication, even building and implementing specific evaluation, prevention, communication, and intervention programs.

Occupational opportunities
The second cycle degree course trains specialized figures in psychological, social, and psychotherapeutic sciences (graduates will have the possibility to become psychotherapists after further studies in Specialization Schools), and occupational and organizational psychologists.
The areas of activity are related to social and organizational development: realization of preventive actions, interventions, and therapy in case of individual and social discomfort; evaluation of performances and potential, with reference to selection, guidance, role, and professional change; diagnosis of organizational functioning; analysis and implementation of communication and marketing processes in the fields of business and market; planning and evaluation of interventions to encourage the integration among individuals belonging to different groups, ethnicity, and cultures.

  Teaching list

I Anno SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY [ AMEDEO BOROS ] PHILOSOPHY OF HUMAN SCIENCES IN THE MODERN AGE [ ILARIA MALAGUTI ] LIFELONG EDUCATION AND ADULT LEARNING [ CHIARA BIASIN ] E-LEARNING TECHNOLOGY [ GRAZIANO CECCHINATO ] EXPERIMENTAL ECONOMICS: DECISION MAKING, ALTRUISM, COOPERATION AND COMPETITION [ MARIA DAL MARTELLO ] CAREER CONSTRUCTION AND CAREER COUNSELING [ LAURA NOTA ] MANAGING DIVERSITY IN WORKING CONTEXTS [ LEA FERRARI ] GENES, MIND AND SOCIAL BEHAVIOR [ ANDREA-SIGFRIDO CAMPERIO CIANI ] PSYCHOLOGY OF LOSS, DEATH AND DYING RELATIONSHIPS [ INES TESTONI ] CULTURAL AND COMMUNICATION PROCESSES PERSONALITY TESTS TESTS FOR ORGANIZATIONS [ PASQUALE ANSELMI ] LATENT VARIABLE MODELS [ EGIDIO ROBUSTO ] ANALYSIS OF INTERACTIONS AND MEDIATED COMMUNICATION [ ANNA SPAGNOLLI ] MULTIVARIATE CORRELATION TECHNIQUES IN PSYCHOSOCIAL RESEARCH [ ANDREA BOBBIO ] SELF AND IDENTITY: FROM THE INDIVIDUAL TO THE SOCIAL SELF [ MARIA ROSARIA CADINU ] SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS IN HEALTHCARE CONTEXTS [ ROSSELLA FALVO ] INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS [ ADRIANO ZAMPERINI ] QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY [ ALBERTA CONTARELLO ] PSYCHOLOGY OF EMOTION. THEORETICAL AND APPLIED ASPECTS [ VANDA ZAMMUNER ] POLITICAL PSYCHOLOGY PREVENTION AND HEALTH PROMOTION [ NATALE CANALE ] INTERCULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY [ PAOLO FRANCESCO COTTONE ] GROUPS, CONFLICT AND COOPERATION [ ROSSELLA FALVO ] EMPLOYEE SELECTION [ MICHELANGELO VIANELLO ] PSYCHOLOGY OF TOURISM [ ROBERTA MAERAN ] SOCIAL MARKETING, COMMUNICATION AND CHANGE [ LAURA DAL CORSO ] HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT [ LAURA DAL CORSO ] FORMATION AND PERSONAL EMPOWERMENT [ MASSIMO BRUSCAGLIONI ] FINAL EXAM II Anno RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL ETICHS IN PSYCHOLOGY WORK PLACEMENT AND WORKSHOP ORGANIZATIONAL WELL-BEING AND RISK PREVENTION