Francesca Cuzzocrea was graduated from the University of Palermo in 1998 with qualification “Doctor in Psychology (clinical psychology and community)” and then she had subspecialty in cognitive and behavioral psychotherapy. She responsibilities are to deliver lectures and conduct practical classes on developmental and educational psychology for postgraduate doctors, giving consultations of children as psychologist. In 2003, she obtained the title of doctor of research in intercultural education (XV cycle), at University of Messina. She is high quality experienced in the educational field with particular reference behavioural analysis. She has, therefore, designed and built some parent training of parents of disabled people and families at risk. She is studying the relationship between parenting (parental psychological control) and some aspects of behaviour in adolescents (dependence on the sport and eating behaviour). She is realizing experimental research in order to identify and to analyse the predictive factors such as age, personality characteristics, emotional and motivational aspects of dysfunctional behaviours (exercise dependence) in adolescent and young adults. Moreover, she is studying the relationship between emotional intelligence and behavioral problems. At the same time, she has also developed a specific interest in “Prevention and multidimensional intervention on Eating Disorders and Obesity in the life cycle” in “Paediatric interventions” to guarantee well-being in typically and untypically child development”. He has got more than 100 scientific publication concerning Developmental and Educational Psychology. The results of her scientific research have been reported at the different National and International Congresses. She is Associate Professor (M-PSI/04) at the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine University od Messina, Italy and she is specialized on Human life-span development and Education: systems and institutions, teaching and learning.
Francesca Cuzzocrea Research Interests are Parent education, Child development, Adolescence, Disability, Prevention, Eating disorder.