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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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Explaining intention to reduce red and processed meat in the UK and Italy using the Theory of Planned Behaviour, meat-eater identity, and the Transtheoretical Model.

Wolstenholme, E., Carfora, V., Catellani, P., Poortinga, V. & Whitmarsh, L. (2021). Appetite, 166, 105467. 

Why do consumers intend to purchase natural food? Integrating theory of planned behavior, value-belief-norm theory, and trust.

Carfora, V., Cavallo, C., Catellani, P., Giudice, T.D., & Cicia, G. (2021). Nutrients, 13, 1904. 

A cognitive-emotional model to explain message framing effects: Reducing meat consumption. 

Carfora, V., Pastore, M. & Catellani, P. (2021). Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 583209. 

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

Bertolotti, M. & Catellani, P. (2021). Social Cognition, 39, 201–224. 

Framing messages on the economic impact of climate change policies: Effects on climate believers and climate skeptics

Bertolotti, M., Catellani, P., & Nelson, T. (2021). Environmental Communication, 15, 715-730. 

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

Catellani, P., Bertolotti, M., Vagni, M., & Pajardi, D. (2021). Applied Cognitive Psychology, 35, 3-17.   

Meetings

Online – November 2021: The effects of motivational factors and counterfactual thinking on individual belief in conspiracy theories and fake news

Bertolotti, M. & Catellani, P. (2021) Paper presented at the EASP Small Group “Social implications of conspiracy theories” Online, 18-19 November

Online – October 2021: AI Coaching: Enhancing quality in coaching through psychology and AI

Catellani, P. & Fiasco, M.R. Paper presented at the 11th International Congress of ISCP (International Society for Coaching Psychology) Online, 4-8 October

Brescia – Ottobre 2021: Psicologia e intelligenza artificiale insieme per costruire benessere

Catellani, P. Invited talk alla XVIII conferenza nazionale dell’ICF (International Coach Federation) Italia Brescia, 1-2 ottobre

 

com-pol

The monographic paper in the ComPol journal is online with several in-depth analysis on the media emloyed in 2013 political campaign and on the related effects.
Inside the journal the paper with my contribution: Barisione, M., Catellani, P. & Garzia, D. (2014). Between Facebook and TV news. Media Exposure and Leader Perception in the 2013 Election Campaign in Italy. Comunicazione Politica6, 185-207.
Read the abstract ...

Between Facebook and TV News. Media Exposure and Leader Perception in the 2013 Election Campaign in Italy

 

In the increasingly diversified environment of political communication, leaders’ popularity may rest not only on the voters’ main sources of political information, but also on the degree of congruence between leader and media communication styles and requirements. Using ITANES Rolling Cross Section (RCS) CAWI survey, conducted on a sample of 8.700 Italian voters throughout the forty days preceding the 2013 election, we have analyzed Silvio Berlusconi (‘People of Freedom’ party), Pierluigi Bersani (Democratic Party), Mario Monti (Center Coalition), and Beppe Grillo’s (Five Star Movement) popularity dynamics, with particular regard to the relationships between voters’ leader evaluations and their patterns of media exposure. Our results show persisting patterns of media partisanship and ideological polarization in Italy, especially regarding Mediaset TV channels and left-wing newspapers. Voters using the Internet as a main source of political information appear to be their party’s leader strongest supporters, whereas high levels of Internet activism are associated with more interest in politics and, hence, generally higher leader approval ratings. Despite being relatively politicized, those receiving campaign-related information even via Facebook are, on the contrary, more negative towards all political leaders. Finally, regular viewers of TV entertainment shows continue to present clear pro-Berlusconi attitudes. In conclusion, we argue that political preferences are clearly structured along lines of media exposure, but their dynamics over the election campaign are quite homogeneous across the different media. A final focus on the case of Beppe Grillo provides further evidence of the ‘hybrid’ and interconnected nature of contemporary media systems, whereby a political actor can be successful even in those arenas where he/she plays no direct role (i.e. Grillo in TV). 


 

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