Marcello Passarelli

Marcello Passarelli
Italian National Research Council | CNR · Institute for Educational Technology ITD

Ph.D

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January 2017 - present
Italian National Research Council
Position
  • Research Associate
January 2014 - December 2017
Università degli Studi di Genova
Position
  • PhD Student
Education
January 2014 - December 2017
Università degli Studi di Genova
Field of study
  • Psychology, Anthropology, and Cognitive Sciences
September 2009 - July 2011
University of Padova
Field of study
  • Clinical-dynamic Psychology
September 2006 - June 2009
University of Padova
Field of study
  • Psychological Sciences of Personality and Interpersonal Relationships

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Publications (52)
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The most common form of teachers’ professional development (TPD) — one-shot courses using formal, transmissive methodologies — often fails to prepare teachers for complex challenges or build a long-term community of teachers. Indeed, the role of practice-sharing in informal learning contexts, and specifically in teachers’ communities of practice, i...
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Objective: This study investigates the relations of resilience with coping, personality traits, emotional intelligence, sense of coherence and maladaptive personality traits. Method: The study employs network analysis techniques to the study of resilience, showcasing how these methods can estimate a model that is simple to interpret while still...
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In the present study we analyzed how attitudes toward touch have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic in an Italian sample, through two different studies: in the first we contacted participants of the Italian validation study of the Touch Avoidance Questionnaire, asking them to take part in a follow-up study (N = 31, 64.5% women, age 42.58 ± 15.15)...
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This paper presents an exploratory study on the reaction of the Iraqi university ecosystem to the Covid-19 pandemics, a learning ecosystem with no consolidated tradition in distance learning operating in a country where connectivity is granted mainly by a mobile phone infrastructure. The study analyses data collected from questionnaires filled in b...
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Comparing universities and courses is of interest to a variety of stakeholders including potential students, policy makers, news and media organisations, ranking providers, and universities themselves. There are a range of existing university ranking schemes that provide comparisons (e.g. Academic Ranking of World Universities) but typically these...
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Digital technologies and social media platforms have been used in museum communication for over a decade now, and Holocaust museums have increasingly adopted them in their modes of commemoration and provision of educational content. Nevertheless, very limited research has been conducted into the potential of social media as new memory ecologies. In...
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La pandemia por el COVID-19 tomó al mundo por sorpresa. EnMéxico, al igual que en muchas partes del mundo,millones de estudiantes cambiaron alaprendizajeen línea de un día para otro. En este documento se presentan los resultados de una encuesta aplicadaa estudiantesuniversitarios con la finalidad de entender tanto su adaptación como el involucramie...
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Recognition of identity and of emotional facial expressions of individuals are both based on processing of the human face. While most studies show these abilities to be dissociated, some others find evidence of a connection. One possible explanation for these contradictory results comes from neurological evidence, which points to identity recogniti...
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World Health Organization (WHO) reports emphasize the need to implement new healthcare models centred on Primary Health Care and in this context both WHO and EU recommendations identify the Family and Community Nurse (FCN) as a key actor. However, despite WHO recommendations, there is a lack of standardized Professional Profile for FCN at EU level...
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La pandemia por el COVID-19 tomó al mundo por sorpresa en muchos aspectos. Uno de los campos más afectados es la educación, en México millones de estudiantes cambiaron alaprendizaje en línea de un día para otro. En este documento se presentan los resultados de un cuestionario aplicado a profesores universitarioscon la finalidad de entender su perce...
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This paper reports the outcomes of a unique investigation coordinated by ASLERD that had the aim of comparing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on three learning ecosystems with different cultural backgrounds and settings: Iraq, Italy and Mexico. Using the same questionnaire translated from Italian to English, Arabic and Spanish, the study has i...
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The present study investigated implicit associations of stereotypical feminine and masculine gay men pictures with word stimuli referring to negative (vs. positive) and with self (vs. others) categories, among heterosexual and gay/bisexual men. We manipulated participants' masculinity threat through a ctitious personality score and measured their s...
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This paper presents an empirical study to investigate students’ perspectives and attitude towards distance-learning at the university level in Iraq. Universities were forced to convert from face-to-face (f2f) learning to fully virtual due to the coronavirus covid-19 pandemic. The transition was within two weeks, which probably causes some challenge...
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Stress is a physiological response to internal and external events we call “stressors”. Response to the same daily stressors varies across individuals and seems to be higher for women. A possible explanation for this phenomenon is that women perceive sociality, relationships, and intimacy—important sources of both stress and wellbeing—differently f...
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In this paper, we report one of the first investigations conducted at the National level with university teachers, with the aim to capture their perceptions about the capability of the learning ecosystems to react to the lockdown imposed by the pandemic and the recourse to on-line learning. The study, conducted about two months after the beginning...
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This paper reports on usage and impact on learning achievements of a dashboard developed to help monitor self-regulated learning behaviours in an online professional development path. The design of the path as well as of the dashboard were grounded on a pre-existing conceptual framework distinguishing between four different types of self-regulated...
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This paper reports the outcome of a transnational investigation coordinated by ASLERD to compare the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the learning ecosystems of Iraq, Italy and Mexico. Using a questionnaire translated from Italian into English, Arabic and Spanish, the study has investigated these ecosystems through the lens of University teacher...
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In this paper, we report one of the first investigations conducted at the National level with university teachers, with the aim to capture their perceptions about the capability of the learning ecosystems to react to the lockdown imposed by the pandemic and the recourse to on-line learning. The study, conducted about two months after the beginning...
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This study is one of the first investigations conducted within the Italian school system to capture teachers' perspective, experiences and perceptions about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on school education. It was performed two months after the beginning of lockdown, when online teaching and learning processes were fully in place and had rea...
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In questo articolo riportiamo gli esiti di un'indagine svolta tra i docenti della scuola italiana durante il periodo del COVID-19 in un momento in cui la didattica on-line era stata ormai avviata in tutte le scuole e i processi si potevano considerare allo stato stazionario, prima delle nuove fibrillazioni causate dall'avvicinarsi degli scrutini e...
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In questo articolo riportiamo gli esiti di un'indagine svolta tra i docenti della scuola italiana durante il periodo del COVID-19 in un momento in cui la didattica on-line era stata ormai avviata in tutte le scuole e i processi si potevano considerare allo stato stazionario, prima delle nuove fibrillazioni causate dall'avvicinarsi degli scrutini e...
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Social touch is essential in relationships and well-being, but the unique personal experience of touch is not assessed and taken into account in health and social care services. The pleasantness of gentle stroking is influenced by gender, toucher genre, toucher familiarity, culture, and age. Moreover, pleasantness is influenced by touch avoidance,...
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To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study conducted on the Italian school system to capture the teachers’ perspective, experiences and perceptions about education two months after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, when the on-line educational processes were fully in place and reached their steady state. The paper reports...
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This study reports the outcomes of a survey investigating the beliefs and self-reported behaviours of a sample of 238 in-service school teachers in Italy and Spain concerning their self-regulated professional learning about the design of learning interventions, an activity generally referred to as Learning Design (LD). The study adopts the lens of...
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Research in the social sciences devotes a great amount of attention to investigating the impact of video games on the individual and on society. However, results generated by this research often fail to inform game development. The present study investigated the outreach of research conducted by the academic community by interviewing 30 game develo...
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University ranking systems are being implemented with the aim of assessing and comparing higher education institutions at a global level. Despite their being increasingly used, rankings are often strongly criticized for their social and economic implications, as well as for limitations in their technical implementation. One of these limitations is...
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University ranking systems are frequently used to assess and compare universities, and are of particular interest to prospective students. Current ranking systems, however, do not assess the currently growing online dimension of universities. To overcome this limitation, the European Project Creating an Online Dimension for University Rankings (COD...
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The goal of this work is to provide evidence for the cognitive objectification of sexualized targets via a change blindness paradigm. Since sexual objectification involves a fragmented perception of the target in which individuating features (i.e., the face) have less information potential than sexualized features (i.e., body parts), we hypothesize...
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European Association of Social Psychology’s RKST Workshop: Building an LGBT European Social Psychology ISCTE-Lisbon University Institute, Lisbon, Portugal 21st-22ndJune 2019
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This paper explores the relationship between digital games and learning along the continuum from formal to informal learning. Games are an increasingly important component of our learning ecologies but their potential can prove difficult to fully harness due to the downsides of gaming in informal contexts and to the limitations games can present wh...
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Background Several studies have focused on the relationship between context variables and self-efficacy. Among the social variables, limited attention has been given to social capital and teacher-student relationship in the school community. Objective This study aims to explore how social capital in the school community and teacher-student relatio...
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This paper reports on a literature review investigating the main ethically-related themes appearing in the academic literature on digital games, and considers their connections with games and learning, identity development, and the construction of personal beliefs. The themes explored include how videogames can shape players' attitudes or encourage...
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Detecting the emotional state of others from facial expressions is a key ability in emotional competence and several instruments have been developed to assess it. Typical emotion recognition tests are assumed to be unidimensional, use pictures or videos of emotional portrayals as stimuli, and ask the participant which emotion is depicted in each st...
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Locus of Control (LoC) is the extent to which individuals believe they can control events in their lives. Individuals with high ‘internal’ LoC think that they can control the situation; individuals with high ‘external’ LoC feel the opposite. LoC has been used to predict drivers’ behavior, but results are inconsistent: in some studies internal LoC i...
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University ranking systems are being implemented by different organizations in an attempt to evaluate and compare Higher Education Institutions at a global level. Despite being more and more widely used, ranking systems are strongly criticized for their social and economic implications as well as for limitations in their technical implementation. O...
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The business of a sentence is not only to describe some state of affairs but also to perform other kinds of speech acts like ordering, suggesting, asking, recommending, etc. Understanding the kind of action performed by a speaker who utters a sentence is a multimodal process which involves the computing of verbal and non-verbal information. The pre...
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Human factors are the most relevant issues contributing to adverse events in obstetrics. Specific training of Crisis Resource Management (CRM) skills (i.e., problem solving and team management, resource allocation, awareness of environment, and dynamic decision-making) is now widespread and is often based on High Fidelity Simulation. In order to be...
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The mandate of the Gaming Horizons research project was to critically challenge the status quo in video games to potentially foment change. Such a change is to recognise that all types of video games (serious/applied and arts/entertainment, on phones, consoles, traditional computers, or other platforms) are already changing the political, economic,...
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Language scientists have broadly addressed the problem of explaining how language users recognize the kind of speech act performed by a speaker uttering a sentence in a particular context. They have done so by investigating the role played by the illocutionary force indicating devices (IFIDs), i.e., all linguistic elements that indicate the illocut...
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In social psychology, attitudes are often measured implicitly to avoid distortions due to social desirability and/or impression management. Arguably, the most widely used implicit measure of attitudes is the Implicit Association Test (IAT). The IAT is a computerized method for indirectly measuring the strength of the association between a target co...
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Little is known of the factors that influence an individual’s interest in stable relationships. The drive to have support in child care is one, as evidenced by evolutionary theory, but that does not explain the formation of stable homosexual relationships, in which there is no risk of pregnancy from casual sex. Surveys were administered to 177 gay...
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Il Disturbo da Deficit dell'Attenzione con o senza Iperattività (ADHD) viene diagnosticato principalmente tramite osservazioni cliniche e questionari compilati da genitori e insegnanti. Tali strumenti presentano aspetti di soggettività che rendono complessa la diagnosi. Tra le misure oggettive sono particolarmente promettenti i compiti basati sui...
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Previous studies traditionally took for granted the fact that everyone presents high interest in having a romantic partner (McKinney & Sprecher, 1991). This assumption may be wrong, in particular among gay males. The objective of this study was to create a questionnaire named Love Interest Scale (LIS), which is brief, multidimensional and potential...

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CODUR aims to generate a set of European-led quality criteria and indicators for the measurement of worldwide online education dimension, and the guidelines for integrating these online education metrics in the current U-Multirank ranking, the European funded university ranking which intends to be a European contribution to the development of a multidimensional ranking. CODUR will provide the new online education institutions dimension (set of criteria and indicators) to be integrated in the U-Multirank ranking, and the guidelines to improve the performance of online institutions. URL: http://in3.uoc.edu/opencms_in3/opencms/webs/projectes/codur/en/index.html URL: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/projects/eplus-project-details/#project/2016-1-ES01-KA203-025182