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Paolo Riva

The primary focus of my research lie broadly in social influence processes with a specific focus on social exclusion. Specifically, I am interested in the impact of short and long-term instances of social exclusion, including ostracism, rejection, and discrimination. My background comes from social and personality psychology; nevertheless, my approach is interdisciplinary. I integrate theory and methodology from social psychology with those that come from other areas of psychology (e.g., cognitive, clinical, developmental psychology, and social neuroscience) to inform my hypotheses and the designs of my studies. Currently, I am particularly interested in exploring psychological strategies and brain mechanisms involved in emotion regulation following social exclusion.

Primary Interests:

  • Aggression, Conflict, Peace
  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Health Psychology
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Neuroscience, Psychophysiology
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Social Cognition

Journal Articles:

Courses Taught:

  • Attitudes and Persuasion
  • Research Methods of Textual and Linguistic Analysis
  • Social Psychology

Paolo Riva
Building U6, Room 3122
Piazza dell'Ateneo Nuovo 1
20126 Milano

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