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2022 patrizia catellaniPatrizia Catellani is full professor of Social Psychology at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy. After getting her Ph.D. in Social Psychology at the Catholic University of Milan (1985), she became research assistant (1987), associate professor (1998), and then full professor (2001), same university (Faculty of Political and Social Sciences and Department of Psychology). She was visiting scholar at the Free University of Amsterdam, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, University of Kent, and Cardiff University. Presently, she teaches Political Psychology, Social Psychology, and Psychology of Food and Lifestyles.

She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Social Survey (ESS), the International Panel on Behavior Change (IPBC), the Review College of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO). She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Psychology, Law and Policy Lab (PsyLab), the High School 'Federico Stella' on Criminal Justice (ASGP), and the Research Centre on Media and Communication (OSSCOM).

She is expert reviewer of several scientific journals, such as: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, European Journal of Social Psychology, Journal of Environmental Psychology, British Journal of Social Psychology, Social Science & Medicine, Political Psychology, Political Communication, Journal of Language and Social Psychology, and others.

She has been expert evaluator of the Research Executive Agency (REA) of the European Commission. She has also been expert advisor of research institutes, universities, and publishers, such as: Dutch Research Council (NWO), Austrian Science Fund (FWF), Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR), University of Wellington Victoria, and Psychology Press.

She is a member of the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP) and the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP). From 2002 to 2008 she was a member of the Executive Committee of the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP) and from 2011 to 2019 of the ITANES Research Programme.

She has coordinated and participated in several research projects sponsored by the European Union, the Italian University and Research Council, Lombardy Region, and the Catholic University of Milan.

Her research activity is focused on reasoning, decision making, and the effects of communication in different social and political contexts.

She is the author of about one hundred and thirty publications, including journal articles and books.




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