TESTONI INES

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Structure Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
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Scientific sector M-PSI/05 - SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
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Per qualsiasi richiesta di appuntamento o informazione è importante prendere accordi tramite email:
ines.testoni@unipd.it

Office hours
Thursday from 09:00 to 11:00 Studio 007, Via Venezia 14, terzo piano - Padova Si consiglia vivamente di prendere sempre appuntamento tramite email esplicitando il motivo della richiesta di incontro: ines.testoni@unipd.it.

(updated on 28/05/2018 12:21)

Proposals for thesis
Gli argomenti principali sono i seguenti:

a) rappresentazioni ontologiche della morte in vari contesti di sofferenza e variabili associate;
b) death education nel ciclo di vita, nei diversi contesti formativi e professionali;
c) Agire fotografico e dignity therapy: interventi di narrazione biografica supportata da documentazione fotografica nel fine-vita;
d) nichilismo e violenza di genere (ricerche in carcere - attenzione per il tirocinio interno);
e) storia delle rappresentazioni della morte (tesi solo triennali bibliografiche);
f) psicodramma e art therapy



Nota 1: Coloro che fossero interessati a questi temi saranno chiamati dalla docente a collaborare nella ricerca di enti o istituzioni cui appoggiarsi per la realizzazione dell'eventuale indagine; è altresì auspicabile che nella stessa struttura si possa svolgere in parte il tirocinio pre-laurea.

Nota 2: Bisogna sapere bene l'inglese!

Curriculum Vitae
Ines Testoni is Associate Professor of Social Psychology (M-PSI/05), at the FISPPA Department (University of Padua) – Registered Psychologist and Psychotherapist and research fellow at the Emili Sagol Creative Arts Therapies Research Center, University of Haifa, Israel. She is member of many scientific associations and networks, among which: Associazione Italiana di Psicologia (AIP); CIRSG Interdepartmental Research Centre (Univeristy of Padova); International Council of Psychologists (ICP); World Association of Cultural Psychiatry (WACP); Italian Association of Psychology of Religion (SIPR). She is member of the directive of Ases (Association of Studies of Emanuele Severino) and of BNE (Bereavement network in Europe), and member of the Centre for Studies of Human Services (CISSPE) and of the international Fepto Research Committee (The Federation of European Psychodrama Training Organisations). She was scientific director of 10 international conferences. Since 2008, she is Director and coordinator the Post-Graduate Master: “Death Studies & the End of Life: Studies on Death and Dying”. She tought in the international course: “How to enhance group interaction” Local Development, Coimbra network. She was visiting Professor at Universidade De Caxias do Sul (UCS), Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil and at the Institute of Behavioural Sciences, Semmelweis University, Budapest. She is referee of many national and international scientific journals, co-editor in chief of the journal "Gli Argonauti". She was president or member of juries for 30 university competitions. She leaded many national project, was part of an international project between Italy and Brazil, was coordinator and scientific director of two European projects (Daphne III, Justice and Grundtvig-Lifelong Learning).
The fields of research are the following. First area - Death Studies: social psychology of health and psycho-thanatology – death education – anticipatory mourning; theory of adult attachment and mourning/grief processing; grief processing counselling and therapy; social constructs of the representation of death; representations of death and social constructs of the dynamics of youths self-harm behaviors: drug addiction, anorexia and suicide; psychosocial factors of suicide; Terror Management Theory, Near Death Experiences. Second area - Gender studies and gender based violence: domestic violence, treatment of victims and perpetrators. Third area - Psychodrama and sociodrama: intervention and support to cope with death and dying and to cope domestic violence; psychodrama and educational preventive practices against gender based violence, psychodrama and death education.
She is author of many national and international operas: about 100 article, 30 contribute in collective books, 10 volumes and has edited 10 volumes.

Lecturer's Curriculum (PDF): 04FB43445325D8810CAB994B3B6498A7.pdf

Research areas
Death Studies, Social and Cultural Psychology of Religion and Thanatology:
- Relations between philosophy and psychology with regard to the concept of anguish and psychic suffering - Change of paradigm starting from the thought of Emanuele Severino and scientific
- Research on ontological representations of death;
- History of social representations of death and salvation;
- Psychology of relationships of end of life, mourning, loss, death;
- Ontological representations of death and individual suffering;
- Social dynamics and management of death anxiety;
- Spirituality and religiosity as a remedy for death anguish and implications;
- Religions and social relations;
- Anguish of death and self-harm;
- Suicide;
- Death education in the life cycle, in educational and work contexts;
- Dignity therapy and management of the relationship between the caring community, the family and the dying;
- Terror Management Theory.

Social psychology of gender-based violence:
- Social construction of gender differences
- Factors implied in the violent relationships against woman
- Domestic violence and incest
- Help seeking - construction of a qualitative tool for the detection of victims' needs

Publications
Testoni I., Milo V., Ronconi L., Feltrin A., Zamperini A., Rodelli M. Cillo U., and Germani G. (2017). Courage and representations of death in patients who are waiting for a liver transplantation, Cogent Psychology, eprint, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/23311908.2017.1294333

Testoni, I., De Cataldo, L., Ronconi, L. & Zamperini, A. (2017). Pet loss and representations of death, attachment, depression, and euthanasia, Anthrozoös, 30:1, 135-148, DOI: 10.1080/08927936.2017.1270599

Facco, E., Testoni, I., Ronconi, L., Casiglia, E., Zanette, & G., Spiegel, D. (2017). Psychological features of hypnotizability: a first step towards its empirical definition, International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 65 (1-2), 98-119. DOI: 10.1080/00207144.2017.1246881

Testoni, I., Parise, G., Visintin, E.P., Zamperini, A., & Ronconi, L. (2016). Literary plastination: From body's objectification to the ontological representation of death, differences between sick-literature and tales by amateur writers, TPM - Testing, Psychometrics, Methodology in Applied Psychology, 23 (2), 247-263. DOI: 10.4473/TPM23.2.8

Testoni, I., Visintin, E.P., Capozza, D., Carlucci, & M.C., Shams, M. (2016). The implicit image of God: God as reality and psychological well-being, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 55 (1), 174-184. DOI: 10.1111/jssr.12252

Testoni, I. (2016). Psicologia del lutto e del morire: Dal lavoro clinico alla death education [The psychology of death and mourning: From clinical work to death education], Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane, 50 (2): 229-252. DOI: 10.3280/PU2016-002004

Testoni, I., Falletti, S., Visintin, E.P., Ronconi, L., & Zamperini, A. (2016). Volunteering in palliative care: Religiosity, explicit representations of death and implicit representations of God between dehumanization and burnout [Il volontariato nelle cure palliative: Religiosità, rappresentazioni esplicite della morte e implicite di Dio tra deumanizzazione e burnout], Psicologia della Salute, (2), 27-42. DOI: 10.3280/PDS2016-002002

Zamperini, A., Testoni, I., Primo, D., Prandelli, M., & Monti, C. (2016). Because Moms Say So: Narratives of Lesbian Mothers in Italy, Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 12 (1), pp. 91-110. DOI: 10.1080/1550428X.2015.1102669

Testoni, I., Parise, G., Zamperini, A., Visintin, E.P., Toniolo, E., Vicentini, S. & De Leo, D. (2016). The “sick-lit” question and the death education answer. Papageno versus werther effects in adolescent suicide prevention, Human Affairs, 26 (2), pp. 153-166. DOI: 10.1515/humaff-2016-0016

Zamperini, A., Paoloni, C. &Testoni, I. (2015). The emotional labor of nursing: Critical incidents and coping strategies [Il lavoro emozionale dell’assistenza infermieristica: Incidenti critici e strategie di coping], Assistenza Infermieristica e Ricerca, 34 (3), pp. 142-148. DOI: 10.1702/2038.22142

Testoni, I., Ancona, D. & Ronconi, L. (2015).The ontological representation of death: A scale to measure the idea of annihilation versus passage, Omega (United States), 71 (1), pp. 60-81. DOI: 10.1177/0030222814568289

Capozza, D., Visintin, E.P., Falvo, R. & Testoni, I. (2015). Dehumanization of the cancer patient in medical contexts [Deumanizzazione del paziente oncologico nei contesti medici], Salute e Societa, (2), pp. 74-86. DOI: 10.3280/SES2015-002006


Lecturer's Publications (PDF): 04FB43445325D8810CAB994B3B6498A7.pdf

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2019/20
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
SF1330 COMMON SFM0014279 9 1st Year (2019/20) First
semester
ITA INES TESTONI
SF1330 COMMON SFM1026989 6 3rd Year (2019/20) First
semester
ITA INES TESTONI
PS1087 COMMON PSN1032491 6 1st Year (2019/20) Second
semester
ITA INES TESTONI