Dr. Marcella Caputi is an Assistant Professor of Developmental Psychology at the Faculty of Psychology of Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan (Italy), where she is currently teaching Developmental Psychology courses for both Undergraduates and Postgraduates and supervising Psychology graduands and interns. She completed her PhD in Psychology at the University of Pavia (Italy) with a thesis on the sociocognitive consequences of early theory of mind (best Italian doctoral thesis in Psychology discussed in 2011 according to the Italian Association of Psychology). Dr. Caputi is interested in the acquisition and development of theory of mind, persuasion and resilience. Moreover, she studies the relationship among social competence, internalizing symptoms, coping strategies, quality of life, attributional style and academic performance in pre-schoolers and school-aged children. At Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan (Italy), Dr. Caputi is the co-director of Child in Mind Lab, which is an academic laboratory aimed at doing research and intervention regarding socio-emotional and cognitive development. Dr. Caputi is am a reviewer for Cognitive Processing, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, Learning and Individual Differences, European Journal of Developmental Psychology, International Journal of Behavioral Development, British Journal of Developmental Psychology, Infant and Child Development, Frontiers in Developmental Psychology, Cognition and Emotion. She is also a Registered Psychologist and an ordinary member of the Italian Association of Psychology Developmental Section.
Marcella Caputi research interests are theory of mind, persuasion,socialcompetence, resilience, internalizing symptoms, coping strategies, quality of life, attributional style, academic performance.