MAMMARELLA IRENE CRISTINA

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Research lines, with some of the specific issues proposed for PhD students:

1. Development of visuospatial working memory.

How different subcomponents of visuospatial working memory (i.e., visual, simultaneous- and sequential-spatial) developed?

2. Emotional aspects related to achievement.

How emotional aspects (such as anxiety) may affect academic achievement in children? Are there age differences?

3. Visuospatial abilities in non-verbal learning disability and high functioning autism

4. Working memory and intelligence in learning disabilities.

Office hours
Thursday from 10:00 to 12:00 Dipartimento di Psicologia dello Sviluppo e della Socializzazione I ricevimenti si svolgeranno al primo piano del palazzo rosa (psico 1). Il ricevimenti del 22, 29 Novembre e 6 Dicembre si terranno dalle 14.00 alle 16.00. Dalla settimana del 13 Dicembre l'orario di ricevimento si terrà al consueto giorno e orario: giovedì dalle 10.00 alle 12.00.
Per gli studenti che devono svolgere il colloquio per gli scambi Erasmus, si consiglia di presentarsi a ricevimento prima delle vacanze di Natale 2018.

Contattare il docente via email: irene.mammarella@unipd.it
(updated on 17/11/2018 12:14)

Proposals for thesis
Tesi triennali:
Sviluppo della memoria di lavoro visuospaziale
Disturbi dello spettro dell'autismo ad alto funzionamento
Abilità di calcolo a mente e strategie

Tesi magistrali:
Disturbi dello spettro dell'autismo ad alto funzionamento
Disturbo dell'apprendimento non verbale
Disturbo di attenzione e iperattività (ADHD)
Disturbo del calcolo
Abilità di calcolo a mente e strategie
Sviluppo della memoria di lavoro visuospaziale
Ansia e apprendimenti scolastici
Ansia per la matematica

Contattare il docente: irene.mammarella@unipd.it

Curriculum Vitae
IRENE CRISTINA MAMMARELLA
CURRENT POSITION:
Associate professor – Developmental Psychology(M-PSI/04)-Department of Developmental and Social Psychology, University of Padova, Italy

PREVIOUS POSITION
December, 2008– November, 2017: Lecturer – Developmental Psychology(M-PSI/04)-Department of Developmental and Social Psychology, University of Padova, Italy

RESEARCH INTERESTS:
Specific Learning Disorders (Developmental Dyscalculia, Dyslexia); Nonverbal Learning Disability; High functioning autism; visuospatial working memory in developmental disorders; emotional aspects (mathematics anxiety, anxiety) in developmental disorders and in relation to academic achievement

MEMBERSHIPS OF SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES
Member of the COST action IS1401ELN “STRENGTHENING EUROPEANS’ CAPABILITIES BY ESTABLISHING THE EUROPEAN LITERACY NETWORK”
Member of the Association for Psychological Science (APS)
Full member of MCLS (Mathematical Cognition and Learning Society)
Full member of EARLI (European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction)
Member of the Executive Committee and of the Scientific Committee of the Italian Association for Learning Disabilities Research and Intervention (AIRIPA Society)
Full member of IARLD (International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities)

EDITORIAL ACTIVITY
- Academic Editor for PlosOne and member of the editorial board
- Consulting editor and member of the editorial board of Educational Psychology
- Member of the editorial board of Learning and Individual Differences
- Member of the editorial board of the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
- Ad-hoc reviewer for several international journals: Developmental Science, Learning and Instruction, Plos One, Cognitive Development, Journal of Learning Disabilities, Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, Research in Developmental Disabilities, Child Development

INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
- Director of the post lauream (Master) course on Developmental Psychopathology, University of Padova
- Exchange Coordinator of the Erasmus programme between the Faculty of Educational Science, University of Oslo (Norway) and the University of Padova
- Exchange Coordinator of the Erasmus programme between the Department of Natural Sciences and Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University, UK and the University of Padova
- Exchange Coordinator of the Erasmus programme between the Departments of Psychology of the University of Gent (Belgium) and the University of Padova
- Founder of a start-up founded by the University of Padova on learning disabilities (www.labda-spinoff.it)
- Member of the the Ph.D. program in Psychology, University of Padova

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS
University of Gent - Prof. Herbert Roeyers
http://www.ugent.be/psync/en/about-psync.htm/partners.htm/herbertroeyers.htm

University of Cambridge - Center for Neuroscience in Education, Dr. Denes Szucs
http://www.cne.psychol.cam.ac.uk

Liverpool John Moores University - Dr. David Giofrè
https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/about-us/staff-profiles/faculty-of-science/natural-sciences-and-psychology/david-giofre

Michigan State University (USA) - Prof. Jodene Fine
http://education.msu.edu/search/formview.aspx?email=finej@msu.edu

University of Oslo, Dept. Special Needs Education, Prof. Monica Melby-Lervag
http://www.uv.uio.no/isp/english/people/aca/monima/

University of Oxford - Dr. Ann Dowker
https://www.sthildas.ox.ac.uk/content/dr-ann-d-dowker


Lecturer's Curriculum (PDF): F246E6FB34C428986407C2DCDB976147.pdf

Research areas
Disturbi Specifici dell’Apprendimento
Disturbo Non Verbale
Disturbo Specifico del Calcolo
Memoria di lavoro visuo-spaziale in bambini ed adulti
Autismo ad alto e basso funzionamento ed abilità visuospaziali
Ansia per la matematica
Relazione tra memoria di lavoro, aspetti emotivi e rendimento scolastico

Publications
Mammarella, I.C. Donolato, E. Caviola, S. & Giofrè, D. (2018). Anxiety profiles and protective factors: A latent profile analysis. Personality & Individual Differences, 124, 201-208. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2017.12.017

Mammarella, I.C. Caviola, S. Giofrè, D. & Szucs, D. (2017). The underlying structure of visuospatial working memory in children with mathematical learning disability. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, doi: 10.1111/bjdp.12202

Caviola, S. Carey, E. Mammarella, I.C. & Szucs, D. (2017). Stress, time pressure, math anxiety and strategy selection in mathematical tasks. Frontiers in Psychology: Cognition, 8, 1488. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01488

Cardillo, R. Basso Garcia, R. Mammarella, I.C. & Cornoldi, C. (2017). Pragmatics of language and theory of mind in children with Dyslexia associated to language difficulties or Nonverbal learning disabilities. Applied Neuropsychology: Child. doi: 10.1080/21622965.2017.1297946

Cardillo, R. Mammarella, I.C. Basso Garcia, R., & Cornoldi, C. (2017). Local and global processing in block design tasks in children with dyslexia or nonverbal learning disability. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 64, 96-107. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2017.03.011

Caviola, S. Gerotto, G. & Mammarella, I.C. (2016). Computer-based training for improving mental calculation in third and fifth graders. Acta Psychologica, 171, 118-127.

Hill, F. Mammarella, I.C. Devine, A. Caviola, S. Passolunghi, M. C. & Szucs, D. (2016). Maths anxiety in primary and secondary school students: Gender differences, developmental changes and anxiety specificity. Learning and Individual Differences, 48, 45-53.

Mammarella, I.C. Ghisi, M. Bomba, M. Bottesi, G. Caviola, S. Broggi, F. & Nacinovich, R., (2016). Anxiety and depression in children with Nonverbal learning disabilities, reading disabilities, or typical development. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 49, 130-139.

Mammarella, I.C. Hill, F. Devine, A. Caviola, S. & Szucs, D. (2015). Math anxiety and developmental dyscalculia: A study on working memory processes. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 37, 878-887.

Caviola, S. Mammarella, I.C. Cornoldi, C. & Lucangeli, D. (2014). Precursors for solving written subtraction problems in second grade schoolchildren. Learning and Individual Differences, 36, 92-100.

Mammarella, I.C. & Cornoldi, C. (2014). An analysis of the criteria used to diagnose children with Non-verbal learning disabilities (NLD). Child Neuropsychology, 20, 255-280.

Giofrè, D. Mammarella, I.C. & Cornoldi, C. (2014). The relationship between geometry, working memory and intelligence in children. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 123, 112-128.

Mammarella, I.C. Bomba, M. Caviola, S. Broggi, F. Neri, F. Lucangeli, D. & Nacinovich, R. (2013). Mathematical difficulties in nonverbal learning disability or co-morbid dyscalculia and dyslexia. Developmental Neuropsychology, 38, 418-432.

Giofrè, D. Mammarella, I.C. & Cornoldi, C. (2013). The structure of working memory and how it relates to intelligence in children. Intelligence, 41, 396-406.

Mammarella, I.C. Borella, E. Pastore, M. & Pazzaglia, F. (2013). The structure of visuospatial memory in adulthood. Learning and Individual Differences, 25, 99-110.

Caviola, S. Mammarella, I.C. Cornoldi, C. & Lucangeli, D. (2012). The involvement of working memory in children’s exact and approximate mental addition. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 112, 141-160

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
PS1090 COMMON PSP8083077 3 1st Year Second
semester
ITA IRENE CRISTINA MAMMARELLA
PS1090 COMMON PSP8083039 9 1st Year Second
semester
ITA BARBARA ARFE'
PS2295 COMMON PSP6075521 9 2nd Year First
semester
ITA MARTA TREMOLADA
PS2295 COMMON PSP3050675 6 3rd Year First
semester
ITA IRENE CRISTINA MAMMARELLA