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Scuola di Psicologia
PSICOLOGIA DI COMUNITA', DELLA PROMOZIONE DEL BENESSERE E DEL CAMBIAMENTO SOCIALE
Insegnamento
PSYCHOLOGY, POWER AND MENTAL HEALTH
PSP6074610, A.A. 2017/18

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Principali informazioni sull'insegnamento
Corso di studio Corso di laurea magistrale in
PSICOLOGIA DI COMUNITA', DELLA PROMOZIONE DEL BENESSERE E DEL CAMBIAMENTO SOCIALE
PS2381, ordinamento 2017/18, A.A. 2017/18
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Crediti formativi 6.0
Tipo di valutazione Voto
Denominazione inglese PSYCHOLOGY, POWER AND MENTAL HEALTH
Dipartimento di riferimento Dipartimento di Psicologia dello Sviluppo e della Socializzazione
Sito E-Learning https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolapsicologia/course/view.php?idnumber=2017-PS2381-000ZZ-2017-PSP6074610-N0
Obbligo di frequenza No
Lingua di erogazione INGLESE
Sede PADOVA
Corso singolo È possibile iscriversi all'insegnamento come corso singolo
Corso a libera scelta È possibile utilizzare l'insegnamento come corso a libera scelta

Docenti
Responsabile ROBERTO DE VOGLI M-PSI/08

Mutuazioni
Codice Insegnamento Responsabile Corso di studio
PSP6074610 PSYCHOLOGY, POWER AND MENTAL HEALTH ROBERTO DE VOGLI PS2292
PSP6074610 PSYCHOLOGY, POWER AND MENTAL HEALTH ROBERTO DE VOGLI PS1089

Dettaglio crediti formativi
Tipologia Ambito Disciplinare Settore Scientifico-Disciplinare Crediti
CARATTERIZZANTE Psicologia dinamica e clinica M-PSI/08 6.0

Modalità di erogazione
Periodo di erogazione Primo semestre
Anno di corso I Anno
Modalità di erogazione frontale

Organizzazione della didattica
Tipo ore Crediti Ore di
Corso
Ore Studio
Individuale
Turni
LEZIONE 6.0 42 108.0 Nessun turno

Calendario
Inizio attività didattiche 09/10/2017
Fine attività didattiche 12/01/2018

Commissioni d'esame
Nessuna commissione d'esame definita

Syllabus
Prerequisiti: Basic statistics and ability to read and understand a peer-reviewed scientific article in English language.
Conoscenze e abilita' da acquisire: The course contributes to strengthen the following students’ skills:

1. Identify basic theories, concepts and models investigating the role of power and power relations in psychology and mental health
2. Apply evidence-based reasoning to identify how thoughts, emotions and behaviors are affected by the Dominant Behavioral System (DBS)
3. Describe the role of power and the Dominant Behavioral System (DBS) in both the onset and solution of a range of psychopathologies
4. Write technical or professional paper on a topic of choice within the area of power psychology and mental health
5. Deliver oral presentation on a topic of choice within the area of area of power psychology and mental health
Modalita' di esame: Final Paper

Students are responsible for a 3,000-word, double-space, final paper (not including references) that consists in a case study/research project investigating a particular research question related to the study of health, power, status and their psychosocial, economic and political correlates.

This paper can be an opportunity to integrate students’ learning across the different sessions of the course and deepen their thinking about a research topic on how power and status affects health, behaviours, thoughts, and emotions. See guidelines for the final paper at the end of this document for details.

Final Paper Presentation

Students are also responsible for a 10-slide power point presentation of the main contents of their final paper.

Classroom Participation

Students are also expected to cover the readings in order to come prepared to actively engage with the topic at hand as well as classmates and faculty. Your willingness to voice your opinions, your ability to listen closely to others without interruption, and to treat each other with respect even when disagreeing strongly will be highly appreciated. Laptops and other devices should be used only to refer to course reading materials.

**3000-WORD FINAL PAPER AND 10-SLIDE PRESENTATION MUST BE SUBMITTED AT LEAST 7 DAYS BEFORE THE EXAM USING THE COURSE WEBSITE
https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolapsicologia/course/view.php?id=869**
Criteri di valutazione: Application and understanding of major topics contained in the references
Contenuti: The course schedule is the following:

PART 1: POWER, STATUS AND HEALTH

1.0 Introduction and course presentation
1.1 Health, mental health, status and inequality
1.2 Embodiment of inequality and socioeconomic stress
1.3 Power and status in the socioeconomic hierarchy
1.4 Sense of justice, society and health
1.5 Power and status in interpersonal relationships
1.6 Sense of purse, neoliberalism and human flourishing
1.7 Compassion, altruism, empathy and health

PART 2: RESEARCH PAPER WRITING

2.1 The writing process and the final paper 1
2.2 The writing process and the final paper 2
2.3 The writing process and the final paper 3

PART 3: PSYCHOPATHOLOGIES OF POWER AND STATUS

3.1 Neoliberal ideology, policy and psychology
3.2 Psychopathologies of perceived “omnipotence”
3.3 Psychopathologies of perceived “impotence”
3.4 The hubris syndrome and corporate psychopaths
3.5 Psycho-pathologies and the global financial crisis

PART 4: SOCIETY, HEALTH AND WELLBEING
4.1 Perceptions of inequality, egalitarianism and policies
4.2 Empowerment, liberation psychology and social change
Attivita' di apprendimento previste e metodologie di insegnamento: The course consists of lectures, classroom participation, reading presentations and group exercise and final paper presentations.
Eventuali indicazioni sui materiali di studio: Textbooks, articles, handouts and presentations will be available to be downloaded from the course website (www.elearning.unipd.it) once you have registered for the course.

On power, status and health

1. Whitehead M et al. How could differences in ‘control over destiny’ lead to socio-economic inequalities in health? A synthesis of theories and pathways in the living environment. Health & Place 2016;39:51-61.
2. Cheng J. et al. The assessment of social status: a review of measures and experimental manipulation. In: Cheng J et al. The Psychology of Social Status. Springer: New York.
3. Magee J and Galinsky A. The self-reinforcing nature of social hierarchy: origins and consequences of power and status. Academy of Management Annals January 2008, 2 (1) 351-398.
4. Simpson JA et al, Power and Social Influence in Relationships. In: Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology: vol. 3 2015 pp. 393-419.
5. Hill P. and Turiano N. Purpose in life as predictor of mortality across adulthood. Psychol Science 2014.
6. Post S. Altruism, Happiness, and Health: It’s Good to Be Good. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine 2005;12(2): 66–77.
On research writing

7. Dernt M. Basics of Research, Writing and Publishing. Int. J. Technology Enhanced Learning, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2014.
8. Creswell JW. Educational Research: Planning, Conducting and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research. Pearson: Boston, 2012.
9. Kumar R. Research Methodology: a Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners. Sage: London, 2011.
10. O’Leary. The Essential Guide to Doing Research. Sage Publications, 2004.

On psychopathologies of power and status

11. Johnson SL et al. The Dominance Behavioral System and Psychopathology: Evidence from Self-Report, Observational and Biological Studies Psychological Bulletin, 2012.
12. Skeem et al. Psychopathic Personality: briding the gap between scientific evidence and public policy. Psychological Science in the Public Interest 2016 12(3) 95-162.
13. Garrard P and Robinson G. The Intoxication of Power: Interdisciplinary Insights. Palgrave McMillian: London, 2016.
14. Owen D. and Davidson J. Hubris Syndrome: An Acquired Personality Disorder? A Study of US Presidents and UK Prime Ministers over the last 100 Years. Brain 2009;132:1396-1406.
15. Boddy C. The Corporate Psychopaths Theory and the Global Financial Crisis. Journal of Business Ethics 2011;102:255-259.

On society, health and wellbeing

16. Gelfand et al. Differences between tight and loose cultures: a 33-nation study. Science 2011 332, 1100.
17. Conway JF. The Political Economy and Etiology of Psychopathology: An Essay. Socialism and Democracy 2012; 26(1):36-57.
18. Laina Y et al. Tracking Homo Economicus: Development of the Neoliberal Beliefs Inventory. Journal of Social and Political Psychology 2015(3);1:71-88.
19. Johnson SL et al. Economic inequality is related to cross-national prevalence of psychotic symptoms. Soc. Psychiatry Psychiatric Epidemiol 2015;50:1799-1807.
20. Solt F. Social origins of authoritarianism. Political research quarterly 2012 65 (4) 703-713
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