2008: PhD in Educational Sciences (November 2004-December 2007), received from the University of Macerata (evaluation excellent). Title of the dissertation: Processes of Identity Formation in Adolescence. Models and measurements in various age and ethnic groups. Promotores: Prof. Wim Meeus (Utrecht University, The Netherlands) and Prof. Barbara Pojaghi (University of Macerata). Dissertation studies have been partly conducted in The Netherlands and partly in Italy.
2004: Master degree in Clinical and Community Psychology (110/110 cum laude), University of Bologna (Italy). Title of the thesis: Identity processes in adolescents and emerging adults. Advisors Prof. Augusto Palmonari (University of Bologna) and Prof. Wim Meeus (Utrecht University)
1999: Graduated from the Scientific Lyceum “G. Galileo”, Macerata. Final mark 100/100.
Participation in methodological and statistical courses
2015: Learning to write grants, Utrecht University, the Netherlands.
2013: Survival Analysis. Lecturers: Matthew Strickland & David G. Kleinbaum (Emory University, USA). The Institute for Statistics Education.
2013: Advanced Survival Analysis. Lecturer: Matthew Strickland (Emory University, USA). The Institute for Statistics Education.
2013: Mediation and moderation. Lecturer: Dr. Changiz Mohiyeddini (Roehampton University, UK). Pre-conference Workshop, European Conference on Psychological Assessment (ECPA), Donostia – San Sebastian, Spain.
2013: Longitudinal data analysis. Lecturers: Rens van de Schoot, Joop Hox, Mirjam Moerbeek and Peter Lugtig (Utrecht University). Guest lecturer: Donald Hedeker (University of Illinois at Chicago). Utrecht University, the Netherlands
2013: Multilevel Analyses in Mplus. Lecturers: Joop Hox and Rens van de Schoort, Utrecht University, the Netherlands.
2012: Causal inference in experiments and observational studies, Prof. Don Rubin (J.L. Loeb Professor of Statistics, Harvard University), course held at the Utrecht University.
2012: Structural Equation Modeling: Advanced longitudinal modeling, Prof. Todd Little, Quantitative Training Program of Psychology and the Center for Research Methods and Data Analysis, University of Kansas Summer Institutes
2012: Multilevel Modeling: Foundations and Applications, Dr. James P. Selig & Kristopher J. Preacher, Quantitative Training Program of Psychology and the Center for Research Methods and Data Analysis, University of Kansas Summer Institutes.
2011: The assessment of work-related stress: Practical Guidelines, organized by the Order of Psychologists of Emilia-Romagna, Cesena, Italy.
2010: Assessment of work-related stress, organized by the Order of Psychologists of Emilia-Romagna, Bologna, Italy.
2010: Qualitative research with Atlas.ti, Dr. Eugenio de Gregorio (University of Genoa), held at the University of Macerata, Italy.
2009: Text analysis and Text mining with TaLTaC2, Dr. Michelangelo Misuraca (University of Calabria), held at the University of Macerata, Italy.
2007: Workshop on Latent Variable Modeling with Mplus, Prof. Linda and Bengt Muthén (University of Los Angeles), held at the University of Florence, Italy.
2007: How to become a mentor, organized by the Foundation Giacomo Brodolini (Roma), within the Equal Project “The value of difference – The feminine resource in creating enterprises”, held at Ancona, Italy.
2006: Partecipation in the Summer School organized by the European Association for Research on Adolescence (EARA), held at Belek-Antalya, Turkey.
2005: Theory constructing and Statistical Modelling with AMOS. Prof. G.J.L.M Lensvelt-Mulders and M. Moerbeek (Department of Methodology and Statistics, Utrecht University), held at the Utrecht University, The Netherlands.
2005: Excellence Course Social Representations of Human Rights, Prof. Willem Doise (University of Geneva), held at the University of Macerata, Italy.