Insegnamento
PSYCHOPATHOLOGY OF POWER AND STATUS
PSP6074678, A.A. 2016/17

Principali informazioni sull'insegnamento
Corso di studio Corso di laurea magistrale in
PSICOLOGIA CLINICA DELLO SVILUPPO
PS2292, ordinamento 2016/17, A.A. 2016/17
1144120
Crediti formativi 3.0
Denominazione inglese PSYCHOPATHOLOGY OF POWER AND STATUS
Dipartimento di riferimento Dipartimento di Psicologia dello Sviluppo e della Socializzazione
Obbligo di frequenza No
Lingua di erogazione INGLESE
Sede PADOVA

Docenti
Responsabile ROBERTO DE VOGLI

Dettaglio crediti formativi
Tipologia Ambito Disciplinare Settore Scientifico-Disciplinare Crediti
ALTRO Altre conoscenze utili per l'inserimento nel mondo del lavoro -- 3.0

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

Organizzazione della didattica
Tipo ore Crediti Ore di
Corso
Ore Studio
Individuale
Turni
LEZIONE 3.0 21 54.0 Nessun turno

Calendario
Inizio attività didattiche 27/02/2017
Fine attività didattiche 01/06/2017
Note IL LABORATORIO NON E' STATO ATTIVATO.

Commissioni d'esame
Commissione Dal Al Membri
1 2016 01/10/2016 30/09/2017 DE VOGLI ROBERTO (Presidente)
LENZI MICHELA (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisiti: Basic statistics and ability to read and understand a peer-reviewed scientific article in English language and attendance (previous or contemporary) of the course “Psychology, Power and Mental Health.”
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 the main components of the Dominance Behavioral System (DBS) in both the onset and solution of a range of psychopathologies
2. Apply evidence-based reasoning to identify how thoughts, emotions and behaviors are affected by the Dominance Behavioral System (DBS)
3. Conduct practical-based assessments to measure the components of the Dominance Behavioral System (DBS)
4. Conduct practical-based assessments (either quantitative or qualitative) to study the psychopathologies associated either heightened dominance motivation and behaviors (e.g. conduct disorder, antisocial personality, psychopathy, mania and narcissistic personality traits), or subordination and submissiveness (e.g. anxiety and depression)
5. Deliver an oral presentation on a project assessing either some aspects of the Dominance Behavioral System (DBS) and their links to psychopathologies or personality disorders
Modalita' di esame: Conduct practical-based assessments (either quantitative or qualitative) to study the psychopathologies associated either heightened dominance motivation and behaviors (e.g. conduct disorder, antisocial personality, psychopathy, mania and narcissistic personality traits), or subordination and submissiveness (e.g. anxiety and depression) Students will also deliver an oral presentation of their project.
Criteri di valutazione: Quality of the presentation and discussion of the practical-based assessments.
Contenuti: • The Dominance Behavioral System (DBS) and its components
• Measuring the Dominance Behavioral System: Self-Reported, Implicit, Observational and Biological
• Measuring Psychopathologies of Heightened Dominance Motivation (“Omnipotence): Conduct Disorder, Antisocial Personality, Psychopathy, Mania and Narcissistic Personality Traits
• Measuring Psychopathologies of Subordination and Submissiveness (“Impotence”): Anxiety and Depression
• Survey Research Methods to study the Psychopathologies of the Dominance Behavioral System (DBS)
• Qualitative Research Methods to study the Psychopathologies of the Dominance Behavioral System (DBS)
• Experimental Methods to study the Psychopathologies of the Dominance Behavioral System (DBS)
Attivita' di apprendimento previste e metodologie di insegnamento: The course consists of lectures, classroom participation and presentations. Students will be asked to run a small practical project (either quantitative or qualitative) to study the psychopathologies associated either heightened dominance motivation and behaviors (e.g. conduct disorder, antisocial personality, psychopathy, mania and narcissistic personality traits), or subordination and submissiveness (e.g. anxiety and depression)
Eventuali indicazioni sui materiali di studio: There are no textbooks. All readings will be available to be downloaded from the course website once you have registered for the course.

1. Boddy C. The Corporate Psychopaths Theory and the Global Financial Crisis. Journal of Business Ethics 2011;102:255-259.

2. Boddy C. et al. Extreme managers, extreme workplaces: Capitalism, organizations and corporate psychopaths. Organization 2015; 22(4):530-551.

3. Babiak P. et al. Corporate Psychopathy: Talking the Walk. Behavioral Sciences and the Law 2010; 28:174-193.

4. Owen D. Hubris Syndrome. Clin Med 2008;8:428-32.

5. 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.
6. Leadership and the rise of Corporate Psychopaths: What Can Business Schools do about the “Snakes Inside”? e-Journal of Social & Behvioral Research in Business 2011;2(2):18-27.

7. Johnson SL et al. The Dominance Behavioral System and Psychopathology: Evidence from Self-Report, Observational and Biological Studies Psychological Bulletin, 2012.

8. Conway JF. The Political Economy and Etiology of Psychopathology: An Essay. Socialism and Democracy 2012; 26(1):36-57.

9. Merzagora Isabella. Psychology and Psychopathology of White Collar Crime. In: Organized Crime, Corruption and Crime Prevention pp.169-177 2013.

10. Reveley J. Neoliberal Meditations: How Mindfulness Training Medicalizes Education and Responsibilizes Young People. Policy Futures in Education 2016.

11. Raven BH et al. Conceptualizing and Measuring a Power/Interaction Model of Interpersonal Influence 2006. Having a Thicker Skin: Social Power Buffers the Negative Effects of Social Rejection.

12. Sturm RE and Antonakis J. Interpersonal Power: A Review, Critique and Research Agenda. Journal of Management, 2015.
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