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  • AI-Framing

    AI-Framing

    Research at the intersection of social psychology and artificial intelligence
  • FROOD

    FROOD

    Framing food. Food communication to promote health, well-being and sustainability
  • FRAMENV

    FRAMENV

    Framing Environment. Communication to promote the protection of the environment
  • Attacks, Defences, Forgiveness

    Attacks, Defences, Forgiveness

  • Counterfactuals, Biases and Political/Legal Communication

    Counterfactuals, Biases and Political/Legal Communication

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Rational and moral motives to reduce red and processed meat consumption

Carfora, V., Conner, M., Caso, D., & Catellani, P. (2020). Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 50, 744-755.  

How expert witnesses’ counterfactuals influence causal and responsibility attributions of mock jurors and expert judges.

Catellani, P., Bertolotti, M., Vagni, M. e Pajardi, D. (in press). Applied Cognitive Psychology.

Hindsight bias and electoral outcomes: Satisfaction counts more than winner-loser status

Bertolotti, M. & Catellani, P. (in press). Social Cognition.

Dialogue management in conversational agents through psychology of persuasion and machine learning

Carfora, V., Di Massimo, F., Rastelli, R., Catellani, P., & Piastra, M. (2020). Multimedia Tools and Applications, 39, 35949-35971. 

Regulatory focus and the effect of nutritional messages on health and well-being: The case of red meat intake.

Bertolotti, M., Carfora, V. & Catellani, P. (2020).
Applied Psychology: Health and Wellbeing, 12, 212-230. 

Different frames to reduce red meat intake: The moderating role of self-efficacy.

Bertolotti, M., Carfora, V. & Catellani, P. (2020).
Health Communication, 35, 475-482. 

Comunicazione politica online: un percorso a due velocità

Catellani, P. (2019). Echo. Rivista interdisciplinare di comunicazione, 1, 20-27. 

Applying psychology of persuasion to conversational agents through reinforcement learning: An exploratory study

Di Massimo, F., Carfora, V., Catellani, P., & Piastra, M. (2019). CEUR – Workshop Proceedings, 2481, 27.  

Meetings

Brescia – settembre 2021: Simposio sulla moralità

Discussant al XVII Congresso Nazionale della Sezione di Psicologia Sociale dell’AIP Brescia, 13-15 settembre 2021

EHPS - August 2021: A cognitive-emotional model to explain message framing effects: Reducing meat consumption

Carfora, V., Pastore, M. & Catellani, P. Paper presented at the EHPS (European Health Psychology Society) Annual Conference
Online, 23-27 August 2021

SPSSI - August 2021: The effects of counterfactual thinking on unilateral forgiveness: Can victims do it on their own?

Bertolotti, M., Catellani, P., Noor, M. & Dinnick, I.  Paper presented at the SPSSI (Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues) Annual Conference Online, 2-5 August 2021

social-psychology

The paper:

Catellani, P. & Bertolotti, M.. The effects of counterfactual attacks on social judgments

has been just accepted for publication in Social Psychology.

Abstract:

Two experiments were conducted to compare the effects of different styles of verbal criticism (factual versus counterfactual) on the perceptions of target, source, and quality of the attack. Counterfactual attacks resulted in more negative overall judgment of the target and ratings of the target’s morality than either factual attacks or no attack. Counterfactual attacks were also rated more positively than factual attacks, and the source of the counterfactual attack was rated as being less biased against the target. Regression analyses confirmed that the observed effect on overall judgment was mediated by the perceived bias of the source. The greater effectiveness of counterfactual attacks was moderated by awareness of prior hostility of the source of the attack towards the target.

 


 

Patrizia Catellani

Professore ordinario
di Psicologia Sociale
Dipartimento di Psicologia
Università Cattolica di Milano
Largo Gemelli, 1
I-20123 Milano
Tel: 02-72342906
Cell.: 3356741468
Fax: 02-72342280
E-mail: patrizia.catellani@unicatt.it