RICCIARDELLI PAOLA

Role: 
Associate professor
Academic disciplines: 
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (M-PSI/01)
Works in: 
DIPARTIMENTO DI PSICOLOGIA
Telephone : 
0264483734
Room: 
U06, Piano: P03, Stanza: 3026C
Piazza dell'Ateneo Nuovo 1 - 20126 MILANO
Reception Hours: 

From Monday 30th of September to Thursday 12th of December 2019 the student meeting is on Monday from 3.30-4.30 pm. Please not that the meeting of Monday the 4th of November is moved back to Thursday the 7th from 12 to 1 pm.

Biography

1990 – 1995 Laurea in Psychology (5-year degree): 110/110 cum laude, Faculty of Psychology, University of Padua, IT.

1995 – 1996 Postgraduate research training, Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, UNIMORE, IT (6 months) and Dept. of Psychology, Birkbeck College, London (6 months).

1996 -            Chartered Psychologist.

1996 –1998  Associate Research Fellow, Dept. of Psychology, Birkbeck College, UK.

1997 – 2001 PhD in Psychology (Supervisor: Prof. Jon Driver), University College London (UCL), Dept. of Psychology, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University of London, UK.

2001 – 2002 Research fellow, Dept. of Neurological and Vision Sciences, Section of Physiology, University of Verona, IT.

June 2017     Visiting Researcher, Autism Research Centre (ARC), University of Cambridge, UK.

July 2017      Visiting Researcher/Staff, Dept. of Psychology, University of Bath, UK.

CURRENT ACADEMIC POSITION

2002 –          Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychology, University of Milano – Bicocca, IT.

 

 

 

Teaching

A.A.: 2019/2020

  • COGNITIVE FOUNDATION OF COGNITIVE AND AFFECTIVE PROCESSES
  • COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY FOR COMMUNICATION
  • GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY I

A.A.: 2018/2019

  • COGNITIVE FOUNDATION OF COGNITIVE AND AFFECTIVE PROCESSES
  • COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY FOR COMMUNICATION
  • GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY I

A.A.: 2017/2018

  • COGNITIVE FOUNDATION OF COGNITIVE AND AFFECTIVE PROCESSES
  • COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY FOR COMMUNICATION
  • GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY I

A.A.: 2016/2017

  • COGNITIVE FOUNDATION OF COGNITIVE AND AFFECTIVE PROCESSES
  • COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY FOR COMMUNICATION
  • GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY I

A.A.: 2015/2016

  • Cognitive basis of social interactions
  • GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY I

Research

Social Cognition and Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience with regard to the interactions between attention, perception, emotion, working memory updating, and action. In particular, I’m interested in how the perception of social information (e.g. gaze direction, emotion, identity, personality) from faces and from body postures and movement (biological motion) influence attention, memory and overt behaviour both in typically developed individuals and individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Selective attention and attentional orienting, in particular what are the mechanisms that drive our attentional system allowing to select certain information at the expense of others and what affects cognitive control in filtering out task irrelevant information.