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Structure Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
Telephone 0498276296
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Notice and additional information
For prospective graduate students.
My main research interests are currently focused on the following subjects.
1) The development of occupational calling: Research questions in this project are primarily concerned with development trajectories of career calling, predictors of change (e.g. mentorship, social support, presence of a calling in professors and supervisors) and consequences of change in perceived calling (e.g. academic performance and job performance).
2) Reproducibility of Psychological Science and Open Science Practices. See for more information or contact me directly.
3) Personnel selection: in this line of research, through close relationships with public and private organizations, students may a) compare cross-culturally the predictive validity of different constructs and methods used in personnel selection and performance appraisal (e.g. intelligence, conscientiousness, goal orientations, b) manage interventions aimed at improving the effectiveness of selection practices, c) investigate the usefulness and feasibility of implicit measures in personnel selection.

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Office hours
Wednesday from 14:00 to 16:00 Dipartimento FISPPA -sezione di Psicologia Applicata, via venezia 14, quarto piano si consiglia di prendere appuntamento via e-mail.
(updated on 02/02/2017 14:21)

Proposals for thesis
Costruzione e validazione di un test situazionale per la misura dell'Integrità Morale.
Lo sviluppo della chiamata professionale durante la transizione università-lavoro: predittori e conseguenze.
Predittività dei principali costrutti per la selezione del personale: confronti cross-culturali tra Italia e resto del mondo.

La selezione degli studenti in tesi avviene a Marzo di ogni anno. I candidati sono invitati a presentare domanda via e-mail allegando un progetto di ricerca. I criteri di valutazione dei progetti di ricerca al fine della selezione dei laureandi saranno i seguenti:
1. Importanza teorica o applicativa dei risultati della ricerca.
2. Fattibilità della ricerca.
Si invitano i candidati ad argomentare esplicitamente questi punti.
A parità di valutazione, sarà data priorità agli studenti che hanno superato con successo il corso di selezione del personale.
I candidati riceveranno comunicazione dei risultati della selezione entro fine Aprile.

Curriculum Vitae
Michelangelo Vianello is Associate Professor of Work and Organizational Psychology since 2015. His main areas of interest and expertise are in psychological measurement, personnel selection, implicit measures of attitudes, stereotypes and personality, career calling, and emotions at work.
He participated in several research projects. Among them, a Leonardo Da Vinci TOI project on outplacement, in which he co-led the study of cultural differences in career adaptability, and a 3-year National Research Project (PRIN) aimed at studying the development of career calling. He is an International Partner of Project Implicit, a non-profit organization for the dissemination and application of scientific knowledge on implicit social cognition and a member of the Open Science Collaboration, an international partnership of over 200 scientists all around the world whose aim is to promote the development of an open, reliable and reproducible science.
He serves as a reviewer for major international journals (such as Journal of Applied Social Psychology; Motivation and Emotion; Memory; Personality and Individual Differences; Behavior Research Methods and the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology), for the National Ministry of Education and Research (MIUR) and for the European Commission – Research Executive Agency for the selection of project proposals to be funded under the Horizon 2020 work programme.
He authored more than 70 articles, books and book chapters, which has been cited over 3700 times and covered by major international newspapers such as Nature, National Geographic, and Science.

For more information see, or contact me at my institutional address.

Lecturer's Curriculum (PDF): 2C926795FB842A9C820D32BEBF0857EF.pdf

Research areas
Origina and Development of career calling. Reproducibility of scientific knowledge in psychology. Personnel selection. Tools, methods and models for the investigation of automatic associations. Moral emotions in the workplace.

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List of taught course units in A.Y. 2018/19
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
PS1087 COMMON PSP8082783 6 1st Year First
SU2089 COMMON SUP5074457 12 1st Year Second