Dynamics and Motivation Psychology
Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
M-PSI/07 - DYNAMIC PSYCHOLOGY
Sem. 2A dal Feb 15, 2021 al Apr 1, 2021.
1) To know and understand the psychological theories that make against the fundamental processes of functioning and adaptation of the individual to the material and social environment.
2) Know and understand theories related to the mechanisms of psychological functioning of people at work and in organizations, including their motivations, satisfaction and well-being.
3) Apply the theories on the functioning of individuals, groups and organizations to the analysis of phenomena of learning and personal and social change.
Course aims to:
1) introduce students to the study of motivation and emotions as psychological functions regulating human behaviour;
2) teach the basic concepts in these fields which will help the students to understand the role of various motivational factors and in particular of affectivity in human behaviour, taking into account the specific context (i.e. interpersonal relationships, groups, organisations) in which these factors interact
3) help the students to understand potential strategies that promote well-being and motivations in learning and non learning contexts.
Dynamic psychology with the main focus on motivational systems.
Biological and cultural aspects of motivation.
Needs and the theories of needs.
Goals, the perceptions of competence, making decisions and choices.
Extrinsic motivation, intrinsic motivation and the degrees of autonomy in motivation.
Emotions and motivation as interdependent concepts.
Subjective wellbeing and positive emotions: fitting motives and goals.
Feelings, emotion expressions and behavioral tendencies of emotions.
Emotions and memory: how feelings elicited by past events might affect future personal choices.
The regulation of emotion.
The social sharing of emotions: why do people share their feelings.
Bibliographic references for attending and non-attending students:
1. Amadei G., Cavanna D., Zavattini G.C. Psicologia dinamica, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2015 (chapters 1, 3, 4, 6).
2. Moè A., La motivazione. Teorie e processi - Nuova edizione, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2020.
3. Bellelli G., Le ragioni del cuore. Psicologia delle emozioni, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2008.
||La motivazione. Teorie e processi - Nuova edizione
||Le ragioni del cuore. Psicologia delle emozioni
|Amadei G., Cavanna D., Zavattini C.G.
Written exam. The aim of the questions is to assess the students’ knowledge of the subjects described in the books/chapters listed in the syllabus. The final mark will be expressed in thirtieths. The assessment methods and criteria will be the same for attending and non-attending students. Students from the previous years who still have to pass the exam can refer to the books/chapters listed in the syllabus for their course year. The abovementioned indications for the exam may be changed (even using the oral form) in accordance with the need to comply with specific safety standards.