Università degli Studi di Perugia


Course name Social policies and social work
Study-unit Code A001410
Curriculum Progettazione delle politiche sociali
Lecturer Maria Giuseppina Pacilli
  • Maria Giuseppina Pacilli - Didattica Ufficiale
  • 63 Hours - Didattica Ufficiale - Maria Giuseppina Pacilli
Course Regulation Coorte 2019
Supplied 2019/20
Supplied other course regulation
Learning activities Affine/integrativa
Area Attività formative affini o integrative
Sector M-PSI/05
Period I
Type of study-unit Obbligatorio (Required)
Type of learning activities Attività formativa monodisciplinare
Language of instruction Italian
Contents In the course, we will deepen the psychological aspects (cognitive, emotional and behavioral) of the digital media experience.
Reference texts 1) Riva, G. (2012). Psicologia dei nuovi media. Bologna: Il Mulino.

2) Roversi, A. (2006). L’odio in rete. Bologna: Il Mulino.

3) Arielli, AE. & Bottazzini, P. (2018). Idee virali. Perché i pensieri si diffondono. Bologna: Il Mulino.

4)Williams, J. (2019). Scansatevi dalla luce. Libertà e resistenza nel digitale. Effequ
Educational objectives The main aim of the course is to help students to understand how the specific characteristics of the digital environment can not only affect the way we process the messages that are proposed to us but also the perception of ourselves, of other individuals and groups.
Prerequisites None
Teaching methods Frontal lessons and group activities
Other information None
Learning verification modality Written text
Extended program In the course, we will deepen the psychological aspects (cognitive, emotional and behavioral) of the digital media experience by providing students with an overview of the research investigating how individuals' online behavior changes in terms of interaction with other individuals and with specific online contents and features. Particular attention will be devoted to the social influence process in general and more specifically to the persuasive processes related to the peculiarities of the online environment.