Bruno Gabriel Salvador Casara

Bruno Gabriel Salvador Casara
University of Padova | UNIPD · Department of Developmental Psychology and Socialisation

Ph.D. in Psychological Sciences

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We investigate the psycho-linguistic features of the online discourse over climate change, focusing on its modifications throughout the years 2017–2019 as a result of collective actions emerging and spreading worldwide. We seek to understand the emerging connection between digital activism and the psychological processes related to its social drive...
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Taxation is one of the most widely acknowledged strategies to reduce inequality, particularly if based on progressiv-ity. In a high-powered sample study (N = 2119) we inves-tigated economic inequality and conspiracy beliefs as two key predictors of tax attitude and support for progressive taxation. We found that participants in the high economic in...
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Can perceptions of economic inequalities trigger conspiratorial thinking? We provide evidence that high economic inequality may enhance conspiratorial thinking because, as a form of collective-level crisis, it undermines the social fabric of society and engenders anomie. We focus on the mechanism through which inequality should affect conspiratoria...
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Background: Streptococcus pneumoniae is one of the leading causes of pneumoniae deaths, especially among elderly individuals, with the vaccine being the primary prevention instrument. However, information on national vaccine coverage among the elderly population is scarce and sparse. Methods: A survey involved a representative sample of Italians...
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We examine how polarization within societies is associated with reduced confidence in national responses to the COVID‐19 crisis. We surveyed 4,731 participants across nine countries at Wave 1 (France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Thailand, UK and US) and then at Wave 2 (three months later) recontacted 840 participants from two cou...
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Previous literature highlights the crucial role of economic inequality in triggering a range of negative societal outcomes. However, the relationship between economic inequality and the proliferation of conspiracy beliefs remains unexplored. Here, we explore the endorsement of conspiracy beliefs as an outcome of objective country-level (Study 1a, 1...
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We examined whether (the lack of) social support can explain why researchers have found lower rates of adherence to follow public health guidelines amongst people who perceived themselves as coming from lower social class backgrounds during the COVID-19 pandemic. To do this, we surveyed 5818 participants from 10 countries during the first wave of l...
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Economic inequality has been found to have pernicious effects, reducing mental and physical health, decreasing societal cohesion, and fueling support for nativist parties and illiberal autocratic leaders. We start this review with an outline of what social identity theorizing offers to the study of inequality. We then articulate four hypotheses tha...
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Previous literature highlights the crucial role of economic inequality in triggering a range of negative societal outcomes. However, the relationship between economic inequality and the proliferation of conspiracy beliefs remains unexplored. Here, we explore the endorsement of conspiracy beliefs as an outcome of objective country-level (Study 1a, 1...
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Work-Life Balance (WLB) is recognized as a fundamental part of people’s well-being and prioritized in European policy making. Until recently, little attention was given to the role of economic inequality in people's inferences of WLB. In Study 1, we experimentally tested and confirmed a) the effect of economic inequality on WLB, and b) the role of...
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We examined whether people who are prone to believe COVID‐19 conspiracy theories are characterised by an especially strong concern for others or an especially strong concern for the self, and whether these orientations are associated with willingness to take a COVID‐19 vaccine. We surveyed 4,245 participants from eight nations; three months later w...
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In four studies, we test the hypothesis that people, asked to envisage interactions between an ingroup and an outgroup, tend to spatially represent the ingroup where writing starts (e.g., left in Italian) and as acting along script direction. Using soccer as a highly competitive intergroup setting, in Study 1 (N = 100) Italian soccer fans were foun...
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Since 2017, the year in which the #MeToo movement burst into the spotlight, many women voiced their experiences with sexual predation. Although many people support the movement, others have questioned the credibility of women who report sexual harassment, particularly if they report their experience a long time after it occurred. The present study...
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The #MeToo movement virally spread on social media since October 2017 to denounce the widespread presence of sexual assault and harassment of women. With the use of this hashtag, women who were sexually offended exposed their perpetuators to the public judgment. Although the movement gained a lot of popularity encounter the criticism of part of the...
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In the past years, Western society has been invested by a new phenomenon, the #MeToo movement, born with the aim of spreading awareness in the public opinion about the increasing number of sexual harassment and violence episodes against women. Although this movement encountered a large number of supporters, many people strongly questioned its credi...
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L’immigrazione è stato uno dei temi più rilevanti nelle campagne politiche relative al referendum sulla Brexit, alle presidenziali americane e alle elezioni parlamentari italiane ed europee (es. Zappettini, 2019; Faris, Roberts, Etling, Bourassa, Zuckerman, & Benkler, 2017). In particolare si è potuto assistere a un incremento di consensi per i gru...
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The #MeToo movement virally spread on social media since October 2017 to denounce the extensive presence of sexual assault and harassment of women in work settings. With the use of this hashtag, sexually offended women expose their perpetrators to public opinion and promote public awareness on this issue. Although the movement has gained a lot of p...
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Negli ultimi anni (dal 2013 al 2016) le coperture vaccinali in Italia per la fascia di età compresa tra gli 0 e i 2 anni sono costantemente diminuite, tanto che l’Italia è annoverata come il paese con il più basso tasso di vaccinati contro il morbillo tra i paesi OCSE, secondo il più recente report di salute della stessa organizzazione (1). Questo...
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A huge and diverse amount of information is available online. In 4 studies, we provided complementary evidence about the psychosocial processes involved in online information gathering about vaccinations and the associated relation with trust in their safety. Study 1 investigated the relation between Italian Google inquiries and vaccine coverage fo...
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In the past years Western society has been invested by a new phenomenon, the #MeToo movement, born with the aim of spreading awareness in the public opinion about the numerosity of sexual harassment and violence episodes against women. Although this movement encountered a large number of sustainers, there are also many people who strongly question...
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Abstract: The #MeToo movement virally spread on social media since October 2017 to denounce the widespread presence of sexual assault and harassment of women. With the use of this hashtag, women who were sexually offended exposed their perpetuators to public opinion. Although the movement gained a lot of popularity, it has also been accounted as an...
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Globalization is making interethnic communication an increasingly widespread issue. The reduction of actual and psychological distances due to migratory flows and media communication increases contact opportunities between individuals from different ethnic groups. Communication between members belonging to different ethnic groups can also be consid...

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Everyday actions such as writing and reading have been shown to have a consistent consistent impact on cognitive processes, even processes that look far from being associated with script habits. In these works, my collaborators and I investigated the influence of reading and writing habits on different social-cognitive processes.