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Assessment of individual functioning in clinical and health psychology
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Michele Capurso
  • Michele Capurso - Didattica Ufficiale
  • 54 ore - Didattica Ufficiale - Michele Capurso
Course Regulation
Coorte 2018
Learning activities
Psicologia dello sviluppo e dell'educazione
Type of study-unit
Obbligatorio (Required)
Type of learning activities
Attività formativa monodisciplinare
Language of instruction
Through a synthesis of developmental contextualism and the Living Systems Framework, this course examines how people interact with the environment and how, in turn, these interactions impact upon individuals' biology, psychology and behaviour. By integrating the results from many research investigations, this course offers a comprehensive exploration of how multiple elements interact and shape people's lives.
The second part of the course will analyse strategies to start working in complex institutions using a systemic approach.
Reference texts
Ford DH, Lerner RM, Developmental Systems Theory: An Integrative Approach,SAGE Publications, 1992.

Melanie Ashleigh, Angela Mansi, The Psychology of People in Organisations, Pearson, 2012 - ISBN: 9780273755760
Educational objectives
knowledge and understanding
To be able to analyse complex working settings, acknowledging different roles and functions.
Acquire a working method in order to manage complexity in the workplace.
Know different dynamic and multidimensional systems that contribute to human development.
applying knowledge and undestanding
At the end of the corse Students will be able to plan and to use methods that:
Facilitate positive developmental pathways
Stop or deviate towards new direction disruptive developmental pathways.
Will enable them to become an active part of complex working settings
In order to be able to understand and to know how to tackle the course, students must bave the basic notions of educational and developmental psychology.
these are notions that the student shouid bave already acquired in his/her master degree curriculum.
This precondition is valid both for attendìng and not attending students.
Those who need to review basics educational and developmental psychology concepts may read the following texts:
Santrock, J. W. (2012). Educational psychology. Boston: McGraw-Hill.
Woolfolk, A. (2015). Educational psychology. Pearson.
Teaching methods
face-to-face lessons; Practical training; Theoretical lessons and practical training; Seminar lectures with audiovisual material; Video projections;
Other information
Exam dates will be published on the website of Professor Capurso at: www.capurso.net/corsi. All students MUST sign up for the exam at least one week in advance on the Prof. Capurso's website.
Learning verification modality
The exam includes only the final oral test consisting of a discussion-interview on the topics discussed during the course and examined in-depth through recommended texts.
The test aims at assessing the leve! of knowledge and understanding, as well as synthesis, achieved by the student. Moreover, this interview will verify that the student is able to communicate, with method,
propriety of language and of exposure, what he has acquired. The duration of the test varies depending on the performance of the test itself.
Extended program
Human development in a dynamic, multidimensional and systemic view.
The inter-relations between individual psychological functioning and different contexts.
Developmental contextualism and the functioning of the person in relation with structural, holistic and dynamic aspects.
Using a systemic approach in different places and curing contexts.
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