Bachelor's degree in Nursing (to qualify as a nurse) (Bolzano)

Community nursing - PSICOLOGIA DEI GRUPPI

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Name of lecturer
Anton Huber
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Language of instruction
INF BZ - 3° anno 2° sem dal Apr 20, 2020 al Jun 8, 2020.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide students with basic knowledge about the psychology of groups, the types of the group, with regard to identity, belonging and socialization in the group, to the dynamic and structural processes, to conflict and cooperation in groups and to decision-making processes in groups.


Definition and group types; elements of definition; the perception of belonging to groups; socialization in the group; dynamic processes and structural aspects in the groups; models of evolution in the group life; factors that promote cohesion, emotional stability and performance of the group; discrimination, conflict and cooperation in groups; decision making, leadership, and communication networks.
Program in expanded form:
- The team as a specific group type.
- Evolutionary processes, communication networks, (entering, staying and leaving the group); values in groups, roles (formal and informal), role conflicts, group rules, emotional rules and emotional work in multidisciplinary teams (TZI R.Cohn), sanctions.
- Patterns of evolution in the group life (5 Models; Schindler, Cohn, Tuckmann, Moreland and Levine, Klein).
- Compliance, uncritical obedience to authority, altruism and prosocial behavior, patterns of communication (M.B.Rosenberg)
- Discrimination, conflict and cooperation in groups: types of conflicts in groups, strategies for managing conflicts in groups.
Leadership, participatory and its effects on the nursing group.
- Decision-making processes in groups (8 proposals and the procedere of consens)
Time planning.
- The phenomenon of burnout: definition, causes, factors which contribute to the process of burnout; diagnostics, resource activation, techniques for stress management, self-protection in nursing, resilience and salutogenesis, ...
- The phenomenon of bullying: definitions, causes, post-traumatic stress disorder, responsible, amplifiers; bullying phases according to Leymann, Brinkmanns escalation model, models of assistance, prevention.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Daniele Malaguti Fare squadra. Psicologia dei gruppi di lavoro. (Edizione 1) Il mulino 2007 978-88-15-11938-4

Assessment methods and criteria

written test (multiple choice)

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