Pecchinenda Anna

Ritratto di Pecchinenda Anna
Professore Associato
Settore disciplinare: 
MPSI01
Ricevimento: 
I lunedi a fine lezione oppure previo appuntamento
Stanza: 
204
Edificio: 
Via dei Marsi 78, Roma.
Telefono: 
+39 (0)649917530 (27530)
Fax: 
+39 (0)649917711
Informazioni personali: 

Resposabile del Laboratorio di Processi Affettivi e Cognizione Sociale

 

Professional Training

Training Program for Research Supervisors, Graduate Research Institute, The University of Hull, U.K.

Higher Education Teaching Certificate, Module 1, The University of Hull, U.K.

Ph.D.  in Cognitive Psychology, Department of Psychology, “La Sapienza,  Università di Roma, Italy.

 

Academic Positions

2009- present: Professor at the Department of Psychology, La Sapienza, Università di Roma, Italy (programma "Rientro dei Cervelli")

2000-2009: Lecturer at the Department of Psychology, The University of Hull, U.K.

1999-2000: Associate Researcher at the Ecole de Psychologie, Université Laval, Québec, Canada.

1999: International Scholar at the Department of Psychology, Emory University, Atlanta, U.S.A.

1996-1998: Post-doctoral researcher at Ecole de Psychologie, Université Laval, Québec and at the Fernand-Seguin Research Centre, Louis-H. Lafontaine Hospital, Montréal, Canada.

1993-1996: Post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Psychology, La Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy and at Ecole de Psychologie, Université Laval, Québec, Canada.

Research areas

1) Emotion and attention

2) Automatic processes and top-down modulation in social cognition

3) Attentional orienting to social signals

4) Deficits in social cognition

5) Role of perceptual fluency in aesthetic experience

6) Intention attribution

7) Effects of tDCS on executive functions

Admin Duties:
1) Committee member: PhD in Behavioural Neuroscience (Collegio dei docenti Dottorato Ricerca di Neuroscienze del Comportamento)

2) Committee member: Post-graduate School in Neuropsychology (Collegio dei docenti Scuola di Specializzazione in Neuropsicologia).

3) Commitee member: Master in Neuroscience

Ad hoc Committees

4) Departmental Committee member for VQR (Valutazione Qualità Ricerca)/ Research Quality Assessment, Department of Psychology, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy (2015-2016)

5) PhD External Examiner, Department of Psychology, University Gabriele D’Annunzio, Chieti, Italy (2015)

6) PhD fellowships Selection Committee, Department of Psychology, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy (2013)

7) Committee member: Faculty Assessment Committee (Nucleo Valutazione di Facoltà), (2010)

8) President of the Psychologist Qualification Exam Committee (Presidente della commissione di Esame di Stato all'Abilitazione della Professione Psicologo) (2010)

Pubblicazioni: 

Pecchinenda, A. & Petrucci, M. (2016). Emotion unchained: facial expression modulates gaze cueing under cognitive load. PLoS ONE. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0168111

Petrucci, M. & Pecchinenda, A.(2016).The role of cognitive control mechanisms in selective attention towards emotional stimuli. Cognition and Emotion, 30, 1-13, doi: 10.1080/02699931.2016.1233861

PECCHINENDA, A., Ferlazzo, F., & Lavidor, M. (2015). Modulation of selective attention by polarity-specific tDCS effects. Neuropsychologia, 68, 1-7 doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2014.12.023

PECCHINENDA, A., Bertamini, M., Makin, A.D.J. & Ruta, N. (2014). The pleasantness of visual symmetry: Always, never or sometimes. PLoS ONE. 9(3): e92685. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0092685

Bertamini, M., Makin, A.D.J.. &  PECCHINENDA, A., (2013). Testing whether and when abstract symmetric patterns produce affective responses. PLoS ONE 8(7): e68403. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0068403

Makin, A.D.J. Rampone, G., PECCHINENDA, A. & Bertamini, M. (2013) Electrophysiological responses to visual regularity. Psychophysiology, 50, 1045-1055.doi 10.1111/psyp.12082.

Makin, A.D.J. Wilton, M., PECCHINENDA, A. & Bertamini, M. (2012) Symmetry perception and affective responses: A combined EEG/EMG study. Neuropsychologia, 50, 3250-3261.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0028393212004307 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2011.03.031

Makin, A.D.J.; PECCHINENDA, A.; Bertamini, M. (2012)  Implicit affective evaluation of visual symmetry. Emotion, 12 (5) 1021-1030, doi: 10.1037/a0026924 ISSN: 1528-3542 eISSN: 1931-1516. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22251051

Makin A, PECCHINENDA A, Bertamini M, (2012), "Grouping by closure influences subjective regularity and implicit preference" i-Perception 3(8) 519–527  DOI: 10.1068/i0538 ISSN: 2041-6695 (electronic only) http://dx.doi.org/10.1068/i0538

Jellema, T., PECCHINENDA, A., L. Palumbo, & Tan, G.E. (2011) Biases in the perception and affective valence of neutral facial expressions induced by the immediate perceptual history of dynamic facial expressions. Visual Cognition.19 (5), 616-634  doi: 10.1080/13506285.2011.569775. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/psych/pvis/2011/00000019/00000005/...
 
PECCHINENDA, A., Pes, M., Ferlazzo, F. & Zoccolotti, P. (2008). The combined effect of gaze direction and facial expression on cueing spatial attention. Emotion, 8 (5), 628-634. doi: 10.1037/a0013437. http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/emo/8/5/628/
 
PECCHINENDA, A., & Heil, M. (2007). Role of working memory load on selective attention to affectively valent information. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology ,19 (6), 898-909. doi: 10.1080/09541440601095388, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09541440601095388
 
PECCHINENDA, A., Ganteaume, C. & Banse, R. (2006). Investigating the mechanisms underlying affective priming effects using a conditional pronunciation task. Experimental Psychology, 53 (4), 268-274. doi: 10.1027/1618-3169.53.4.268  http://www.psycontent.com/content/u170244251tg/?p=bbd331adfc4843aa9ea635...
 
PECCHINENDA, A., Dretsch, M. & Chapman, P. (2006). Working memory involvement in emotion-based processes underlying choosing advantageously. Experimental Psychology, 53 (3), 191-197. doi: 10.1027/1618-3169.53.3.191 http://www.psycontent.com/content/w771411xt7w6/?p=bbd331adfc4843aa9ea635...
 
Heil, M., Rolke, B. & PECCHINENDA, A. (2004). Automatic semantic activation is no myth: N400 semantic priming effects in the letter search task in the absence of RT effects. Psychological Science, 15, 852-857. doi: 10.1111/j.0956-7976.2004.00766.x,  pss.sagepub.com/content/15/12/852.short