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Patrizia Catellani

Patrizia Catellani

I have two main research interests:

(1) Counterfactual thinking. Research addresses: (a) the influence of social and contextual norms in the generation of counterfactual alternatives; and (b) the effects of counterfactual communication on impression formation.

(2) Social psychology of politics. Research is focused on: (a) political communication and its effects on voters; (b) the perception of political candidates; and (c) the explanation processes regarding political issues/events and their links with voting intention.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Causal Attribution
  • Communication, Language
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Law and Public Policy
  • Political Psychology
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Self and Identity
  • Social Cognition

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Courses Taught:

  • Psychology of Communication
  • Social Psychology of Politics

Patrizia Catellani
Department of Psychology
Catholic University of Milan
Largo Gemelli, 1
20123 Milan

  • Phone: +39 02-72342906
  • Fax: +39 02-72342280

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