Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology And Educational Research

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Educational goals

The PhD program aims at providing advanced research training in the different fields of Social, Developmental Psychology and Educational Research, with three curricula. One of them is linked to the three project grants of the "Department of Excellence" of the Department of Psychology of Development and Socialisation Processes" on "Migrations and Psychosocial Dimensions of Inclusion" financed for four cycles starting from the XXXV cycle, with particular attention to the one hand (a) the theoretical and methodological aspects of the field, and on the other hand (b) the focus on some specific thematic domains characterizing this research filed, especially at an international level. In this perspective, the PhD program consists of four primary formative curricula, differently focused on these two aspects and variously internationalized, as specified below. A) CURRICULUM ON SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY This doctoral program is intended to provide advanced research training. After this program, students are expected to be able to conduct autonomous research activity in several social psychology domains (e.g. processes and contents of social cognition, attitudes and their change, interpersonal relationships, group processes and social influence, social communication, prejudice, intergroup relations and social identity) and concerning different areas and contexts such as the health, the political, the economic, the intercultural and the organizational ones. B) DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY AND EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH This doctoral program provides research expertise in educational settings and developmental psychology. Regarding educational research, the goal is to carry out research projects related to education (vocational training and apprenticeships), teachers' training, and educational policies. In research in the field of developmental psychology, the goal is to provide advanced knowledge of the methods and techniques of research in developmental psychology. Students will learn to plan, define and develop research in the study of different biological, social, and cultural aspects related to the development of children and adolescents, with particular attention to the development of social skills, cognitive and emotional. C) CURRICULUM MIGRATION STUDIES: PSYCHOLOGICAL, SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL ISSUES The curriculum "Migration Studies: psychological, social and educational issues" provides methodological, social and humanities science approaches to migration and contributes to a more comprehensive understanding of migration studies. The PhD program includes courses that examine, with a multidimensional approach and quantitative and qualitative methods, social, pedagogical, developmental, and educational aspects of migration. The three-year program provides advanced skills in international migration with solid academic cooperation with other universities.

Exam - Oral

Giorno: 4/9/2023 Ora: 09:00 Aula: AULA PONZO Indirizzo: via dei marsi 78

Tests - Evaluation of qualifications

Giorno: 10/7/2023



Psicologia dei processi di sviluppo e socializzazione

Guido Benvenuto (


Marco Dessi'

Scuola di dottorato in Scienze psicologiche

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