ALESSANDRO SANTIROCCHI

PhD Graduate

PhD program:: XXXIV



Thesis title: Psycho-cognitive predictors of risk perception, social distancing and vaccination intention during COVID-19 outbreak: the case of Italy

The current dissertation was developed during the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy. The central theme of the present work focuses on the belief that, during this time of extreme difficulty for the world's population, COVID-19 pandemic can be brought under control mainly by massive and rapid behaviour change. One way to achieve this goal is to systematically monitor and understand how different individuals perceive risk and adhere to protective behaviours. The main aim of the present work is to understand whether there exist cognitive, social and psychological predictors of protective behaviours against COVID- 19. In particular, the dissertation takes into consideration three main topics: risk perception, social distancing and vaccine intention in the Italian population. It comprises a detailed letterature review on these topics and three experimental works addressing each aspect. The general suggestion of the present work is that behavioral insights concerning the pandemic are of most importance for governments and the world's population for developing strategies to deal with COVID-19 and other possible pandemics in the future.

Research products

  • 11573/1676203 - 2023 - COVID-19: parental vaccine hesitancy and misinformation in Italy (04f Poster)
    ROSSI ARNAUD, CLELIA MATILDE; SANTIROCCHI, ALESSANDRO; PESOLA, MARIA CHIARA; SPATARO, PIETRO; ALESSI, FEDERICA; CESTARI, VINCENZO
  • 11573/1679250 - 2023 - The binding of negative emotional stimuli with spatial information in working memory: A possible role for the episodic buffer (01a Articolo in rivista)
    ESPOSITO, ANTONINO; SPATARO, PIETRO; SANTIROCCHI, ALESSANDRO; CESTARI, VINCENZO; ROSSI ARNAUD, CLELIA MATILDE
  • 11573/1680712 - 2023 - Trust in science and belief in misinformation mediate the effects of political orientation on vaccine hesitancy and intention to be vaccinated (01a Articolo in rivista)
    SANTIROCCHI, ALESSANDRO; SPATARO, PIETRO; ALESSI, FEDERICA; ROSSI ARNAUD, CLELIA MATILDE; CESTARI, VINCENZO
  • 11573/1557093 - 2021 - The attentional boost effect enhances the item-specific, but not the relational, encoding of verbal material: Evidence from multiple recall tests with related and unrelated lists (01a Articolo in rivista)
    CESTARI, VINCENZO; SANTIROCCHI, ALESSANDRO; ROSSI ARNAUD, CLELIA MATILDE
  • 11573/1680673 - 2023 - Positive and negative effects of collaboration on suggestibility and false memory in online groups (01a Articolo in rivista)
    ROSSI ARNAUD, CLELIA MATILDE; SPATARO, PIETRO; SANTIROCCHI, ALESSANDRO; PESOLA, MARIA CHIARA; COSTANTINI, LAURA; CESTARI, VINCENZO
  • 11573/1688727 - 2023 - Positive and negative effects of collaboration on suggestibility and false memory in online groups (04f Poster)
    ROSSI ARNAUD, CLELIA MATILDE; SPATARO, PIETRO; SANTIROCCHI, ALESSANDRO; PESOLA, MARIA CHIARA; CESTARI, VINCENZO
  • 11573/1465845 - 2020 - The attentional boost effect enhances the recognition of bound features in short-term memory (01a Articolo in rivista)
    CESTARI, VINCENZO; SANTIROCCHI, ALESSANDRO; ROSSI ARNAUD, CLELIA MATILDE
  • 11573/1531517 - 2021 - The Attentional Boost Effect in Young and Adult Euthymic Bipolar Patients and Healthy Controls (01a Articolo in rivista)
    BECHI GABRIELLI, GIULIA; ROSSI ARNAUD, CLELIA MATILDE; SPATARO, PIETRO; DORICCHI, FABRIZIO; SANTIROCCHI, ALESSANDRO; ANGELETTI, GLORIA; SANI, GABRIELE; CESTARI, VINCENZO
  • 11573/1569986 - 2021 - The effects of brain concussions on memory in combat and contact sports (04f Poster)
    SANTIROCCHI, ALESSANDRO; ROSSI ARNAUD, CLELIA MATILDE; CESTARI, VINCENZO
  • 11573/1570954 - 2021 - Emotional Valence and Working Memory Performance: Effect of Concurrent Interference in a Spatial Object-Location Task (04f Poster)
    SANTIROCCHI, ALESSANDRO; CESTARI, VINCENZO; ROSSI ARNAUD, CLELIA MATILDE
  • 11573/1613070 - 2022 - Predictors of COVID-19 risk perception, worry and anxiety in Italy at the end of the 2020 national lockdown (01a Articolo in rivista)
    SANTIROCCHI, ALESSANDRO; SPATARO, PIETRO; ROSSI ARNAUD, CLELIA MATILDE; CESTARI, VINCENZO
  • 11573/1557073 - 2021 - Forgetting unwanted memories: active forgetting and implications for the development of psychological disorders (01g Articolo di rassegna (Review))
    SANTIROCCHI, ALESSANDRO; LASAPONARA, STEFANO; SPATARO, PIETRO; ROSSI ARNAUD, CLELIA MATILDE; CESTARI, VINCENZO
  • 11573/1652705 - 2022 - Is there a relation between suggestibility, working memory and inhibition control in middle childhood? (14s Intervento a convegno non pubblicato)
    SANTIROCCHI, ALESSANDRO
  • 11573/1651050 - 2022 - Psycho-cognitive predictors of risk perception, social distancing and vaccination intention during COVID-19 outbreak: the case of Italy (07a Tesi di Dottorato)
    SANTIROCCHI, ALESSANDRO
  • 11573/1655875 - 2022 - Assessing the role of misinformation and psychological predictors on the vaccine hesitancy against COVID-19 (14s Intervento a convegno non pubblicato)
    SANTIROCCHI, ALESSANDRO
  • 11573/1648084 - 2022 - Incidentally Learned Emotional Valence Affects Spatial Working Memory (04d Abstract in atti di convegno)
    CESTARI, VINCENZO; ROSSI ARNAUD, CLELIA MATILDE; LASAPONARA, STEFANO; DORICCHI, FABRIZIO; SANTIROCCHI, ALESSANDRO
  • 11573/1652650 - 2022 - The determinants of working memory: past proposals and new findings (04d Abstract in atti di convegno)
    SANTIROCCHI, ALESSANDRO
  • 11573/1652983 - 2022 - Perception of risk and intention for vaccination in times of Covid-19 emergency in an Indian sample (04b Atto di convegno in volume)
    SANTIROCCHI, ALESSANDRO; SPATARO, PIETRO; ROSSI ARNAUD, CLELIA MATILDE; CESTARI, VINCENZO
  • 11573/1660531 - 2022 - The psychological and cognitive predictors of adherence to social distancing behavior: data from an Italian sample (04f Poster)
    SANTIROCCHI, ALESSANDRO; ESPOSITO, ANTONINO; SPATARO, PIETRO; CESTARI, VINCENZO; ROSSI ARNAUD, CLELIA MATILDE
  • 11573/1603885 - 2022 - Predictors of the intention to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in a sample of Italian respondents at the start of the immunization campaign (01a Articolo in rivista)
    SANTIROCCHI, ALESSANDRO; SPATARO, PIETRO; DORICCHI, FABRIZIO; ROSSI ARNAUD, CLELIA MATILDE; CESTARI, VINCENZO

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