Research laboratories

APsyM Lab
The APsyM LAB is a place for exploring theoretical aspects of measurement, for planning research designs and for analysing psychological data based firmly in evidence-based research which produces constant challenges from a methodological point of view. Between the strands of largely explorative research you will find the study of organisational dynamics, emotional-motivational processes, environmental psychology and some specific aspects relating to the study of cognitive processes. Special attention is given to the use of technology supporting the study of psychological processes and learning settings. The research activities conducted in the APsyM LAB take place within a broad setting of national and international collaboration both academic and strongly linked to an external context. Following is a brief description of the main fields of research in the laboratory: Theory and techniques of data analysis. Using technological instruments (remote and stand alone, shared and residential) that are known or derived from the collection or processing of data, APsyM LAB monitors the quality of measurements of psychological constructs according to clear psychometric rules. A particular focus of the APsyM LAB relates to the stage of data analyses, mainly of a quantitative sort, with advanced methods, in particular in techniques of analysis of covariance, also for longitudinal data (exploring stability and change). Organisational dynamics. Using an approach appropriate for the culture, taking account of the perceptions shared by groups of individuals interacting with each other, APsyM LAB develops research projects focusing on wellbeing at work, dealing with such issues as security in the workplace, work insecurity, psychosocial risks, the management of diversity in organisations and education. This research involves male and female workers in public and private businesses. Emotional and motivational processes. In the area of studying emotional and motivational processes, APsyM LAB focuses in particular on their role (i) in learning (for example, emotions and success goals for students in primary and secondary school and university; emotions in relation to information and communications technology; emotional intelligence in formative contexts); (ii) in the development of emotional skills for life stages (for example, the development of simple concepts such as wellbeing and malaise in children and adults; validation of instruments to evaluate emotional competence in life stages; development of emotional competency in relation to traumatic events in children and adults; monitoring emotional states when they occur) Environmental psychology. The research projects developed from the APsyMLAB in this area have included how physical factors in the environment influence the well-being of individuals and groups. The approach, based on Attention Restoration Theory, studies the influence of the physical environment on restorativeness. As well as theoretical questions and measurement problems in this area, the research focuses on specific contexts to do with work, education and culture (for example, museum environments), and also with issues relating to architectural psychology and to the psychology of domestic design. Cognitive processes. Classical topics in psychology- like perceptual experience, psychophysics, theories, models and research on consciousness, attention, memory, thinking, intelligence, learning, motivation and communication - are covered in the APsyMLAB in various ways in experimental research (e.g. information programming, research on food habits, formative processes, etc).
NPSY-Lab.VR, Neuropsychology laboratory
ABOUT US Lab-NPSY.Vr is the Neuropsychology Laboratory of the Department of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology of Verona University (director: Valentina Moro). In addition to the headquarter, located in the Department of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology in Verona’s University, there are two territorial bases at the Department of Rehabilitation in Sacro Cuore Hospital in Negrar (VR) and at the Alzheimer and Cognitive Disorders Center – DAI of the Integrated University Hospital organization. The research activity in the laboratory mainly concerns the study of patients affected by neurological damage or mental deterioration and involves local and international collaboration Main areas of research: - Neural bases of body and action representation in healthy individuals and in patients with focal brain damage - Body representation in spinal cord injured subjects - Visual perception and imaging disorders in brain injury - The unilateral neglect syndrome - Dementia and mental deterioration - Awareness of disability and anosognosia for hemiplegia - Neuropsychological assessment and cognitive training after brain damage and in mental deterioration - Biological mechanisms of neural plasticity in rehabilitation processes Lab-NPSY.Vr also participates in neuropsychological assessments and the planning of rehabilitative training, using an interdisciplinary approach. Collaboration with other medical and non-medical professionals (from the fields of neurology, geriatry , rehabilitation, neuropsychiatry, pedagogy, anthropology, psychomotricity) is an important feature of the laboratory The Laboratory staff are also involved in educational university activities and training courses.
QR.lab - Qualitative Research Laboratory
Il Qualitative Research Laboratory (QR.lab) ha come mission la progettazione e la realizzazione di ricerche qualitative. I metodi adottati sono i seguenti: * Phenomenological-Eidetic Method; * Phenomenological-Hermeneutic Method; * Grounded Theory; * Narrative Inquiry. I campi di lavoro privilegiati sono i seguenti: educativo (ricerche nelle scuole), formativo (teacher education) e sanitario (nursing education) The mission of the Qualitative Research Laboratory (QR.lab) is the design and the realization of qualitative researches using the following methods: * Phenomenological-Eidetic Method; * Phenomenological-Hermeneutic Method; * Grounded Theory; * Narrative Inquiry. The researches concern: educative field (researches in schools), teacher education and nursing education.
SLD-Lab, Laboratory of Research on Social & Language Development
SLD-Lab, Laboratory of Research on Social & Language Development The SLD-Lab, Laboratory of Research on Social & Language Development, brings together research interests and expertise in studying early social interactions and communication and language development. Main research areas 1- Infant Research. The research investigates the first processes of infant mental development by focusing on the dynamic of parent-infant communication in the very first months of life. The analysis is aimed mainly to shed light on factors underlying individual differences in developmental trajectories. Cross-cultural studies and studies with at-risk populations (very preterm infants) are included. 2- Language acquisition and development. The research investigates the interaction and role of perceptual-motor, cognitive and social factors in child communication and language acquisition and development. The analysis is aimed mainly to shed light on factors underlying individual differences in acquisition of communicative and linguistic skills. In addition to basic research with typical population, clinical and applied research with atypical (DLD, CIs) and at-risk (low-income, immigrant) populations is included in this area. Our studies include the use of observational methods to analyse parent-infant/child and peer-child interactions in naturalistic and structured contexts, experimental procedures, and standardized assessment tools. Findings from our studies have implications for educational and clinical practice. Findings can inform early intervention programs with families and nursery/preschool teachers of children with developmental vulnerabilities. Intervention programs are implemented through collaboration with local educational and health services. International collaborations The SLD-Lab maintains a network of international collaborations with: - Communication Sciences Lab, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center, New York - Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy, Ohio State University, Columbus - Istitute of Cognitive Science, University of Colorado, Boulder - Department of Language and Linguistic Science, University of York, UK - Hogeschool and University of Ghent, BE Training activities The SLD-Lab provides training activities and possibility to participate in research activities, both on the field and in the laboratory, for graduate students, trainees in Psychology and PhD students. The SLD-Lab team is also involved in training activities for educators in nursery schools and preschool teachers.
Laboratorio di ricerca partecipata Saperi situati
Il LABORATORIO DI RICERCA PARTECIPATA SAPERI SITUATI riunisce ricercatrici e professioniste che da più di dieci anni svolgono ricerche partecipate e azioni formative rivolte ai professionisti dell’area educativa e della cura.
Laboratorio TiLT - Territori in Libera Transizione
Gruppo interuniversitario sulle nuove pratiche di cittadinanza.


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