A selected list of representative, recent publications authored by the group members in international journals.


Carbone, E., Piras, F., Pastore, M., & Borella, E. (2022). The role of individual characteristics in predicting short- and long-term cognitive and psychological benefits of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) for mild-to-moderate dementia. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 13:811127.

Carretti, B., Cornoldi, C., Antonello, A., Di Criscienzo, L., & Toffalini, E. (2021). Inferring the performance of children with dyslexia from that of the general population: The case of associative phonological working memory. Scientific Studies of Reading, 26(1), 47-60.

Carretti, B., Giofrè, D., Toffalini, E., Cornoldi, C., Pastore, M., & Lanfranchi, S. (2022). Structure of working memory in children from 3 to 8 years old. Developmental Psychology, 58(9), 1687-1701.

Casali, N., Ghisi, M., & Meneghetti, C. (2022). The Role of General and Study-Related Intraindividual Factors on Academic Learning Outcomes under COVID-19: A Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Analysis. Education Sciences, 12, 101.

Feraco, T., Resnati, D., Fregonese, D., Spoto, A., & Meneghetti, C. (2022). An integrated model of school students’ academic achievement and life satisfaction. Linking soft skills, extracurricular activities, self-regulated learning, motivation, and emotions. European Journal of Psychology of Education.

Sella, E., Carbone, E., Vincenzi, M., Toffalini, E., & Borella, E. (2022). Efficacy of memory training interventions targeting metacognition for older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Aging & Mental Health, 1-12.

Sella, E., Palumbo, R., Di Domenico, A., & Borella, E. (2022). How emotions induced by reading influence sleep quality in young and older adults. Aging & Mental Health, 1-9.

Sella, E., Toffalini, E., Canini, L., & Borella, E. (2022). Non-pharmacological interventions targeting sleep quality in older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Aging & Mental Health, 1-15.

Talamini, F., Vigl, J., Doerr, E., Grassi, M., & Carretti, B. (2022). Auditory and visual mental imagery in musicians and non-musicians. Musicae Scientiae.

Toffalini, E., Buono, S., & Cornoldi, C. (2022). The structure, profile, and diagnostic significance of intelligence in children with ADHD are impressively similar to those of children with a specific learning disorder. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 129:104306.

Toffalini, E., Girardi, P., Giofrè, D., & Altoè, G. (2022). Entia non sunt multiplicanda… Shall I look for clusters in my cognitive data? Plos ONE, 17(6):e0269584.

Vincenzi, M., Borella, E., Sella, E., Lima, C. F., De Beni, R., & Schellenberg, E. G. (2022). Music Listening, Emotion, and Cognition in Older Adults. Brain Sciences, 12(11), 1567.


Carbone, E., Gardini, S., Pastore, M., Piras, F., Vincenzi, M., & Borella, E. (2021). Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) for older adults with mild-to-moderate dementia in Italy: effects on cognitive functioning, and on emotional and neuropsychiatric symptoms. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 76(9),1700-1710.

Carbone, E., Meneghetti, C., & Borella, E. (2021). Supporting route learning in older adults: The role of imagery strategy. Aging and Mental Health, 25(8), 1564-1571.

Casali, N., Feraco, T., & Meneghetti, C. (2021). Character strengths sustain mental health and post-traumatic growth during the COVID-19 pandemic. A longitudinal analysis. Psychology & Health.

Casali, N., Feraco, T., Ghisi, M., & Meneghetti, C. (2021). “Andrà tutto bene”: Associations Between Character Strengths, Psychological Distress and Self-efficacy During COVID-19 Lockdown. Journal of Happiness Studies, 22(5), 2255-2274.

Caviola, S., Toffalini, E., Giofrè, D., Mercader Ruiz, J., Szűcs, D., & Mammarella, I. C. (2021). Math performance and academic anxiety forms, from sociodemographic to cognitive aspects: a meta-analysis on 906,311 participants. Educational Psychology Review.

Cornoldi, C., Giofrè, D., Mammarella, I. C., & Toffalini, E. (2021). Emotional response to testing in gifted and highly-gifted children. Gifted Child Quarterly.

Doerr, E. M., Carretti, B., Toffalini, E., Lanfranchi, S., & Meneghetti, C. (2021). Developmental Trajectories in Spatial Visualization and Mental Rotation in Individuals with Down Syndrome. Brain Sciences, 11(5), 610.

Feraco, T., Casali, N., Meneghetti, C. (2021). Do strengths converge into virtues? An item-, virtue-, and scale-level analysis of the Italian Values in Action Inventory of Strengths-120. Journal of Personality Assessment.

Feraco, T., Resnati, D., Fregonese, D., Spoto, A., & Meneghetti, C., (2021). Soft skills and extracurricular activities sustain motivation and self-regulated learning at school. Journal of Experimental Education.

Mammarella, I. C., Toffalini, E., Caviola, S., Colling, L., & Szűcs, D. (2021). No evidence for a core deficit in developmental dyscalculia or mathematical learning disabilities. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 62(2), 704-714.

Meneghetti, C., Miola, L., Toffalini, T., Pastore, M., Pazzaglia, P. (2021). Learning from navigation, and tasks assessing its accuracy: The role of visuospatial abilities and wayfinding inclinations. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 75,

Meneghetti, C., Feraco T., Ispiro, P., Pietsch, S. & Jansen, P. (2021). The practice of judo: how does it relate to different spatial abilities? Spatial Cognition & Computation, 21, 67-88.

Miola, L., Meneghetti, C., Toffalini, E., & Pazzaglia, F. (2021). Environmental learning in a virtual environment: Do gender, spatial self-efficacy, and visuospatial abilities matter? Journal of Environmental Psychology, 78:10174.

Mirandola, C., & Pazzaglia, F. (2021). Working memory beats age: Evidence of the influence of working memory on the production of children’s emotional false memories. Frontiers in Psychology.

Mirandola, C., Toffalini, E., Ferruzza, E., & Pazzaglia, F. (2020). The power of extraversion? Reduced false memories for positive events. Personality and Individual Differences, 159:109861.

Moè, A. (2021). Doubling mental rotation scores in high school students: Effects of motivational and strategic trainings. Learning and Instruction, 74, 101461.

Moè, A., Frenzel, A. C., Au, L. & Taxer, J. L. (2021). Displayed enthusiasm attracts attention and improves recall. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 91, 911–927.

Muffato, V., Feraco, T., Miola, L., Tortora, C., Pazzaglia, F., & Meneghetti, C. (2021). Finding the shortest path in a familiar environment: A comparison between describing and walking a path after accounting for the role of individual factors. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 78, 101708.

Sella, E., Carbone, E., Toffalini, E., & Borella, E. (2021). Self-reported sleep quality and dysfunctional sleep-related beliefs in young and older adults: changes in times of COVID-19 lockdown. Sleep Medicine, 81, 127-135.

Sella, E., Miola, L., Toffalini, E., & Borella, E. (2021). The relationship between sleep quality and quality of life in aging: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Health Psychology Review.

Toffalini, E., Giofrè, D., Pastore, M., Carretti, B., Fraccadori, F., & Szűcs, D. (2021). Dyslexia treatment studies: A systematic review and suggestions on testing treatment efficacy with small effects and small samples. Behavior Research Methods, 53(5), 1954-1971.

Vranić, A., Martincevic, M., & Borella, E. (2021). Mental imagery training in older adults: Which are benefits and individual predictors? International Journal of Geriatrics Psychiatry, 36(2), 334-341.


Borella, E., Pezzuti, L., De Beni, R., & Cornoldi, C. (2020). Intelligence and working memory: evidence from administering the WAIS-IV to Italian adults and elderly. Psychological Research, 84(6), 1622-1634.

Capodieci, A., Cornoldi, C., Doerr, E., Bertolo, L., & Carretti, B. (2020). The use of new technologies for improving reading comprehension. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 751.

Carretti, B., Toffalini, E., Saponaro, C., Viola, F., & Cornoldi, C. (2020). Text reading speed in a language with a shallow orthography benefits less from comprehension as reading ability matures. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 90(S1), 91-104.

Moè, A., & Katz, I. (2020). Self-compassionate teachers are more autonomy supportive and structuring whereas self-derogating teachers are more controlling and chaotic: The mediating role of need satisfaction and burnout. Teaching and Teacher Education, 96, 103173.

Muffato, V., & Meneghetti, C. (2020). Knowledge of familiar environments: assessing modalities and individual visuo-spatial factors. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 101387.

Muffato, V., Meneghetti, C., & De Beni, R. (2020). The role of visuo-spatial abilities in environment learning from maps and navigation over the adult lifespan. British Journal of Psychology, 111, 70–91.

Toffalini, E., Mirandola, C., De Simone Irace, C., & Altoè, G. (2020). False memory for pictorial scripted material: the role of distinctiveness and negative emotion. Cognition and Emotion, 34(7), 1489-1498.