Discovering the Mystery of the Ordinary Life. Social Psychology in Action

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Discovering the Mystery of the Ordinary Life. Social Psychology in Action

  • Host University

    Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

  • Location

    Milan, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Psychology, Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    A background in Psychology and Research Methods may prove helpful, but it is not compulsory.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    The development of our life is embedded in a series of actions and interactions with others. Every day we meet and communicate with familiar and unfamiliar people, enter social situations with short-term immediate goals, and these are linked to broader long-term goals and ultimately to more fundamental motives (such as establishing social ties, understanding ourselves and others, gaining and maintaining status, defending ourselves and those we value, and attracting and so on). The course aims to examine our everyday social behavior and show the main psycho-social processes and the key factors shaping human acting, feeling, and thinking. A special focus will be on the role played by the culture in influencing the way we think of ourselves and act with others.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.