Research groups

APRESO - Applied Research in Society and Organizations
APRESO (Applied Research in Society and Organizations) is the name of a group of scholars and practitioners dealing with research and interventions in social and work and organizational psychology fields. As for the social field, members of APRESO deal, for example, with dynamics of cooperation and competition, self-centered (selfish) and other-centered (altruistic) behaviors, the phenomenon of volunteering and social innovation. As for work and organizational psychology, members of APRESO deal, for example, with learning and training, differences between different professional roles, work socialization and organizational innovation. APRESO adopts a scientist-practitioner approach according to which research is oriented by practical needs and interventions are designed based on those models that have obtained valid and reliable empirical support. Finally, APRESO makes use of both qualitative and quantitative approaches, as well as mixed methods, in order to carry out studies and implement interventions, annexing scholars from different fields of social research (psychologists, pedagogists, sociologists, economists, etc.).
Applied Psychology Measurement Group

Departmental Interdisciplinary Research - EMOTIONS (ARIdip – EMOTIONS)
The Group focuses on emotions as the subject of theoretico-empirical study in the field of human sciences, highlighting and increasing the possible contributions arising from philosophy, psycho-paedagogy and sociology.
Departmental Interdisciplinary Research-RESEARCH ETHICS (ARIdip - RESEARCH ETHICS)
The Research Ethics Group deals with the role of ethics and politics in the production of scientific knowledge.
Departmental Interdisciplinary Research - NEW FRAGILITIES (ARIdip - NEW FRAGILITIES)
The group deals with the new forms of human and social fragility, which are spreading in current social contexts, both in real and virtual contexts.
Departmental Interdisciplinary Research - SCHOOL (ARIdip – SCHOOL)
The Group proposes a research project on the topic "School and social cohesion in Italy".
Experimental Phenomenology of Perception Lab

FRESCO - Affreschi staccati: restauro e conservazione
Finalità del gruppo di ricerca è lo studio degli stacchi e strappi d’affresco effettuati fra XVIII e XX secolo attraverso un approccio metodologico multidisciplinare che pone in dialogo la storia del restauro e delle tecniche artistiche, la storia della critica, la museologia, la storia dell’arte e le tecnologie della diagnostica applicata ai beni culturali.
Quality of Life Research Group
Multi-center and multidisciplinary national research group for the evaluation of quality of life in patients undergoing cystectomy and urinary derivation for bladder neoplasia.
Il patrimonio storico dell'ex manicomio di Verona San Giacomo alla Tomba
Il gruppo di ricerca si propone di valorizzare il patrimonio dell’ex manicomio del San Giacomo alla Tomba di Verona, costituito prevalentemente da cartelle cliniche (circa 40.000).
Population ageing and generational passages
The project deals with the demographic chance in an interdisciplinary perspective and aims to elaborate new juridical tools for this problem and for the related generational passages.
La pittura profana dall'età barocca all'età neoclassica nell'Italia settentrionale: Brescia
Il gruppo di ricerca si occupa della catalogazione e dello studio dei cicli decorativi settecenteschi di soggetto profano, con particolare attenzione alla loro diffusione a Brescia e nel territorio bresciano
Work and quality of working life
The research group develops analyzes on the dynamics of work, with particular reference to the quality of working life in relation to the change of organizational models and the constitution of new emerging economic forms. The research activity concerns various sectors of the production of goods and services, both public and private, with the aim of identifying indicators and measures of quality of working life, understood as the quality of work and the relationship between work and life. From a methodological point of view, qualitative and quantitative methodologies are used in an integrated form to develop analysis projects, that directly involve various subjects of the territory during the planning and implementation of the activities and the dissemination of the results.
MelArete – virtue ethics
The research group “MelArete – virtue ethics” is aimed at designing and conducting educative researches on ethical, spiritual and political education, creating and evaluating educative paths useful for schools (“service research”). The inquiries conducted by the group collect and nurture the richness of children’s thought about great ethical themes (different virtues and the concepts of good, care, friendship, spirituality and politics), working together with teachers and for them, in order to bring these themes at the heart of educational practices.
SLD-Group, Research Group on Social & Language Development
The Research Group focuses on early social and language developmental processes.
Sociology of consumption

Sociology of collective memory
"Sociology of memory" aims to develop some theoretical and empirical lines of research around the social dimensions of remembering. The theme of collective memory is directly linked to the name of Maurice Halbwachs and to the Durkheimian sociology in which this notion has been developed. However, almost a century after the first, pioneering studies of the sociologist of Reims, it seems to be felt by many the need to rethink the classic categories of the social process of memory. The notion of collective memory appears enigmatic and multidimensional, open to multiple approaches. Through theoretical reflections (studies on authors, currents of thought and ideas) and empirical (analysis of practices and commemorative speeches), the research group aims to reflect on one of the most fascinating and complex dimensions of culture.
Sociology of Health and Medicine
The research group develops and delves into issues related to the sociology of health and illness, through qualitative and quantitative research in collaboration with care professionals.
Under colors. Tecnica, restauro e diagnostica per la conoscenza della pittura
Il gruppo di ricerca si occupa di indagare alcuni nuclei tematici di dipinti presenti nelle collezioni della Fondazione Brescia Musei e dell'Accademia Carrara di Bergamo nell'ambito di una convenzione stipulata con i due enti.

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