22910181 - DEVELOPMENT PSYCHOLOGY

The course provides students with theoretical knowledge on human development in different domains (cognitive, social, emotional) and operational tools to apply that knowledge to the educational context, with particular reference to age group 0-6.
The course provides students with theoretical and applied knowledge on research methods used in developmental psychology.

The course of Developmental psychology aims at achieving the following objectives.

Knowledge and understanding of:
- the main theoretical models on development processes;
- the cognitive, social, and emotional development in the age 0-6;
- the psychological processes involved in the educational contexts.

Applying knowledge and understanding:
- ability to analyze educational situations according to the theoretical frameworks and involved psychological processes;
- ability to recognize the level of cognitive, social, affective and emotional in the age 0-6;
- ability to analyze educational contexts according to the theoretical frameworks and involved psychological processes.

Making judgements:
- aptitude to find connections between psychological theories and educational situations;
- aptitude for interpreting individual needs in psychological terms;
- aptitude for self-evaluation of behaviors and skills as an education practitioner.

Communication skills:
- master the specific scientific language.

Learning skills:
- attitude to life-long learning on the psychological aspects involved in the educational practice;
- to master the specific scientific language.

THIS EXAM IS PREPARATORY TO THE LABORATORY FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL OBSERVATION OF CHILD BEHAVIOUR.

Canali

PALLINI SUSANNA

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Programma

Some clue about the cognitive and emotional developmental will be offered, particularly on referring to the main theories as The Cognitive Psychology, to the current research, and to the method of research as the observation. The Theory of attachment will be discussed on specifying methods, strategies and research in this field. The goal is to offer to the students a framework of analysis of child's emotional and interpersonal processes and instruments for their educational work


Testi Adottati

Belsky, J, (2009). Psicologia dello sviluppo I vol., Zanichelli, Bologna (eccetto l’ultimo capitolo).
Pallini, S.(2008). Psicologia dell’attaccamento. Processi interpersonali e valenze educative. Franco Angeli, Milano.

Modalità Erogazione

lectures role-playing practice

Modalità Valutazione

Questions with multiple answers and an open question for ascertaining knowledges and skills of research methodology in Developmental psychology

BELLO ARIANNA

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Programma

The topics of this course are the following:
• The contribution of developmental psychology in the nursey
• Social and emotional development in infancy
• Nature and function of attachment behaviour
• Cognitive, motor and perceptual development in infancy and early childhood: an overview
• Language development and literacy: typical development and children at risk
• Literacy and reading and writing development


Testi Adottati

• Bosi. R (2018). Pedagogia al nido. Sentimenti e relazioni. Carocci
• Murray. L (2014). Le Prime Relazioni Del Bambino. Dalla Nascita Ai Due Anni, I Legami Fondamentali Per Lo Sviluppo. Raffaello Cortina Editore.
• Berti AE, Bombi AS (2018). Corso di Psicologia dello sviluppo. Mulino. Study only Chapiters 1-10.


Modalità Valutazione

Test including open questions and multiple choice questions