Transcultural Psychology

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
- Be exposed to and understand the main theories and areas of work of cultural and trans-cultural psychology
- Investigate the psychological dynamics and implications of the migration process and its consequences on the different socio-cultural backgrounds
Expected learning outcomes
- Acquire basic skills to inquire and understand intercultural and trans-cultural dynamics of our society
- Understand the complexities of the migration path for migrants first and further generations.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First semester
During the emergency teaching phase, the program is maintained. The slides shown in class will be available on Ariel
Teaching methods: The lessons will be held on the Microsoft Teams platform and can be followed both synchronously on the basis of the timetable and asynchronously because they will be recorded and left available to students on the same platform. The schedule of lessons and all the details of the activities will be published on Ariel by the start of the lessons.
The methods and criteria for attending face-to-face lessons, which require a booking with the appropriate app, will be published.
The exam consists of a written test on Microsoft Teams. Other forms of examination may be envisaged
Course syllabus
In the first module, the discipline will be presented: we will discuss the main authors and models. The second module will deal with application models and theories and the use of cultural psychology approaches in different areas with particular reference to the second generations of migrant families.
Prerequisites for admission
The course is designed for students who are not previously trained in Psychology.
The program for non-attending students is the same as for attending students.
Teaching methods
The course includes the discussion of different theories with numerous examples and cases. It will aim for student's participation
Teaching Resources
Inghilleri P. (2009) (a cura di), Psicologia culturale, Raffaello Cortina, Milano, (cap.5 e 6 excluded)Ranchetti G. (2015), Il percorso identitario degli adolescenti di origine straniera. Tra culture affettive e diversità culturali, Franco Angeli, Milano. Since February 2021 this book can be replaced, by choice, by Inghilleri P. (2021),I luoghi che curano, Raffaello Cortina, Milano.
The slides shown in class will be available on Ariel.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam consists of a written test with closed questions. Other forms of examination may be envisaged
M-PSI/05 - SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY - University credits: 6
Lessons: 40 hours
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