The Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science is home to a group of researchers that is active in a large range of disciplines adopting a multitude of scientific methods.

These disciplines include experimental and applied psychology, neurosciences, pedagogy, philosophy, sociology, cultural studies, and cognitive technologies, all disciplines that pertain to the Cognitive Sciences.

The quality of our department’s research has been attested by the VQR (Valutazione della Qualità della Ricerca), that ranked the department second at the national level for its research in Psychology since 2003 until now.

Research areas at DiPSCo

  • Organizational identification and well-being – Lorenzo Avanzi
  • Quantitative Analyses of Perceptual Experiments – Luisa Canal
  • Neurophysiological regulation and learning – Andrea Caria
  • Trauma – Illness – Emotions & Narration – Maria Micaela Coppola
  • Clinical neuropsychology and cognitive psychology – Roberto Cubelli
  • International migration and sexual change – Martina Cvajner
  • Adult sensitive responsiveness and child psychological development – Simona de Falco
  • Philosophy of psychology and epistemology of the cognitive sciences – Sara Dellantonio
  • Spontaneous versus controlled mechanisms of attention – Nicola De Pisapia
  • Physiology and neural correlates of affiliative behavior – Gianluca Esposito 
  • Language processing and grammatical categories – Chiara Finocchiaro
  • Experiential learning for social health education – Dario Fortin
  • Organizational and work psychology – Franco Fraccaroli
  • Cognitive and emotional development – Laura Franchin
  • Higher Education & Educational technology – Patrizia Maria Margherita Ghislandi
  • Clinical and Affective Neuroscience – Alessandro Grecucci
  • Living and thinking in the global world of “literature,” “theory”, and media – Carla Locatelli
  • Quantitative psychology and cognitive modeling – Luigi Lombardi
  • Statistical methods in life sciences – Rocco Micciolo
  • Investigating Social mind: cognition and behavior in social context – Maria Paola Paladino
  • What literature can teach us? Italian and cultural studies - Lucia Rodler
  • Reading and Language Production: perceptual, cognitive, and motor processing – Michele Scaltritti
  • The origins and development of social and object cognition – Luca Surian
  • Response selection: main phenomena and their use as a heuristic tool – Barbara Treccani
  • Humanness and dehumanization – Jeroen Vaes
  • Autism spectrum disorder: Typical and atypical developmental trajectories – Paola Venuti

Some researchers of the Department conduct their research at the Center for Mind/Brain Science - CIMeC, for more information see Research Areas CIMeC.