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Programme aims

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The degree programme aims to form psychologistsequipped with scientific, methodological, and operational tools necessary todeal with the problems faced by individuals, groups andinstitutions/organisations in the context of “individual and socialwell-being”.

In order to achieve these objectives, learningactivities in the first year will be aimed at delivering information andknowledge on neural plasticity as abasis for adaptive flexibility in relationto the environment. In addition, students will learn about the developmentalprocesses that give rise to individual wellbeing and the typical and atypicaldevelopmental risk and protective factors. They will also be presented withmodels for assessing mental health in accordance with a clinimetric approach.With regard to social wellbeing, students will learn about the factors thatcontribute to the formation and manifestation of social prejudice as animpediment to wellbeing and social inclusivity of the large variety of humangroups, with a specific reference to migrants. This theoretical andmethodological knowledge will be consolidated through the study of qualitativeand quantitative methods for statistical analysis and the psychometricassessment of measures used to examine the phenomena addressed by thetheoretical-methodological approaches. Students will also study theanthropology of migration and cognitive approaches to wellbeing. They will alsoacquire the necessary skills to design research and plan interventions in theareas outlined above.

In the second year, students will furtherinvestigate the neural correlates of individual well-being and will study themethods for assessing cognitive processes in multicultural contexts. They willalso be presented with measures tackling wellbeing in clinical settings,psychopathologies in childhood and adolescence, promotion of individual andsocial wellbeing in work organisations and the factors, strategies andprocesses of social inclusivity of different groups in modern society with aspecific focus on migrants.

The practical assessment internship,planned for the second year, should allow the trainee psychologist tofield-test the knowledge and skills learnt so far. At the end of theinternship, a Joint Commission will have the task of conducting the PracticalAssessment Test (PPV), in order to ascertain the technical preparation requiredfor practising as a psychologist. Passing the PPV is a prerequisite for accessto the final examination. The dissertation provides evidence of what thestudents have learnt during their training.