Curriculum on Social Psychology


Graduate School on Psychological Sciences
PhD on Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Educational Research
Curriculum on Social Psychology
XXXIII cycle, A.Y. 2017-2018, cod. 26180

(XXXII cycle, A.Y. 2016-2017; XXXI cycle, A.Y. 2015-2016; XXX cycle, A.Y. 2014-2015)

Tutor: Antonio Pierro

Curriculum on Social Psychology

This doctoral program is intended to provide an 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 with reference to different areas and contexts such as: the health, the political, the economical, the intercultural and the organizational ones.

Furthermore this doctoral program aims at providing advanced research training for operating in different areas of Environmental Psychology, with the aim of ( a) understanding psychological processes that occur between people and daily life environments, with particular attention to their physical and technological features ( environmental perceptions and attitudes, environmentally relevant or ‘ecological’ behaviors, place attachment and identity, environmental satisfaction, ,pro-environmental intentions, participation and commitment, etc.) and (b) collaborating with other disciplinary and technical fields in charge of designing and managing these environments.

To this aim the students will be provided with:

  • advanced awareness of different theoretical paradigms in social psychology;
  • updated knowledge of recent developments of research on cognitive processes (controlled and automatic ones) and of self-regulation;
  • an adequate knowledge and experience background able to develop the capacity of collaborating with the various disciplinary fields traditionally linked to the interests of environmental psychology, such as architecture, urban planning, bio-ecological sciences, environmental management, etc.;
  • strong methodological expertise, both in terms of ability to design studies operationally coherent with the chosen theoretical and epistemological paradigms, and with the context in which they are conducted (laboratory vs. field studies), both in terms of qualitative and quantitative data analysis expertise.


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