Social Psychology II


Upon completion of the course, students will obtain:

  • the knowledge and skills on the main themes and theoretical models of social psychology;
  • the ability to analyse issues and problems that deepen the relevance of social identity, as well as interpersonal, intragroup and intergroup relations;
  • the conceptual and methodological tools to implement the skills of a critical reading of current social phenomena.


The Course aims to promote the acquisition of basic knowledge of the epistemological, theoretical and empirical foundations of Social Psychology.

Starting from the complex interdependence between the individual and his socio-relational environment, the proposed topics illustrate the articulation of psycho-social phenomena at different levels of analysis: intrapersonal, interpersonal, intergroup and macro-social.

In this second part of the Course, the following topics will be explored in depth: the development of the self and identity; social relations, interaction in groups; relations between social groups and social representations.


Assessment will consist of a written examination (30 multiple-choice questions). The oral examination is optional.


Palmonari A., Cavazza N., Rubini M. (2012). Psicologia sociale (II Edizione). Bologna, Il Mulino (cap. 3, 4, 5, 7, 8).