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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

 

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