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Patrizia 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. 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 Food and Lifestyles. She also teaches in the Ph.D. in Psychology (since 1990).

She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Social Survey (ESS), and the Scientific Committees of the Italian National Election Studies research program (ITANES), the Research Centre on Media and Communication (OSSCOM), the Research Centre on Law & Social Psychology, the Research Centre 'Federico Stella' on Criminal Justice and Politics (CSGP), and the ComPol journal (COMPOL).

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).

She is expert reviewer of several scientific journals: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, European Journal of Social Psychology, British Journal of Social Psychology, 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 (Agence Nazionale de la Recherche ANR - France, University of Wellington Victoria - New Zealand,  Psychology Press - UK).

She has coordinated several research projects sponsored by the European Union, the Italian University Council, and the Catholic University of Milan. Her research activity is focused on reasoning, decision making, and communication in social and political contexts.

She is the author of about one hundred 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