Antonio Aiello received his Ph.D. at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" Italy, in 1994. Before joining in Dec. 2011 the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the Pisa University (Pisa, Italy) and the Dep. of Psychology of Cagliari University (Italy) in 2005 as Associate Professor of Political Psychology, he taught at several research institutions and universities. Professor Aiello has primary research interests in the Social Dominance Theory, developed by Jim Sidanius and Felicia Pratto, in its explaining newest interplay between political issues, ideology and cognitive and epistemic motivation, the connection between ethnic and identities -- considering various level: regional identity, national identity, etc. -- within the context of multiethnic modern societal systems, the political psychology of followers, prejudice and institutional discrimination. Most of his recent work has concerned Power, prejudice reduction, and the framing of Social Dominance Theory with other influencing theories like the System Justification Theory delineated by J. Jost.
Other research interests join Professor Aiello to the Economic Psychology and "Work Psychosocial Risk" study fields.
- Applied Social Psychology
- Attitudes and Beliefs
- Communication, Language
- Culture and Ethnicity
- Group Processes
- Intergroup Relations
- Interpersonal Processes
- Life Satisfaction, Well-Being
- Persuasion, Social Influence
- Political Psychology
- Prejudice and Stereotyping
- Research Methods, Assessment
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- Stewart, A.L., Pratto, F., Bou Zeineddine, F., Sweetman, J., Eicher, V., Licata, L., Morselli, D., Saab, R., Aiello, A., Chryssochoou, X., Cichocka, A., Cidam, A., Foels, R., Giguère, B., Li, L., Prati, F., van Stekelenburg J. (2014) International Support for the Arab Uprisings: Understanding Sympathy Protests Using Theories of Social Identity and Social Dominance. GROUP PROCESSES & INTERGROUP RELATIONS (in press).
- Aiello, A. Pratto, F., Pierro A. (2013) Framing Social Dominance Orientation and Power in Organizational Context, Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 35 (5), 487-495, DOI: 10.1080/01973533.2013.823614
- Mosso, C., Briante, G., Aiello, A., & Russo, S. (2013). The role of legitimizing ideologies as predictors of ambivalent sexism in young people: Evidence from Italy and the USA. Social Justice Research, 26, 1-17. doi: 10.1007/s1211-012-0172-9
- Pratto, F., Saguy, T., Stewart, A.L., Morselli, D., Foels, R., Aranda, M., Aiello, A., Chryssochoou, X., Cichocka, A., Çidam, A., Cohrs, C., Durrheim, K., Eicher, V., Górska, P., Lee, I., Licata, L., Li, L., Liu, J., Meyer, I., Muldoon, O., Muluk, H., Petrovic, N., Prati, F., Papastamou, S., Petrovic, I., Prodromitis, G., Rubini, M., van Stekelenburg, J., Sweetman, J., Zheng, W., Henkel, K.E. (2013). Attitudes towards Arab ascendancy: Israeli and global perspectives. Psychological Science. vol. 4, 5: pp. 587-599. DOI: 10.1177/0956797613497021
- Pratto, F., Çidam, A., Stewart, A.L., Bou Zeineddine, F., Aranda, M., Aiello, A., Chryssochoou, X., Cichocka, A., Cohrs, C., Durrheim, K., Eicher, V., Foels, R., Górska, P., Lee, I., Licata, L., Li, L., Liu, J., Morselli, D., Meyer, I., Muldoon, O., Muluk, H., Petrovic, N., Prati, F., Papastamou, S., Petrovic, I., Prodromitis, G., Rubini, M., Saab, R., van Stekelenburg, J., Sweetman, J., Zheng, W., Henkel, K.E. (2013). Social Dominance in Context and in Individuals: Contextual Moderation of Robust Effects of Social Dominance Orientation in 15 languages and 20 countries. Social Psychological and Personality Science. DOI: 10.1177/1948550612473663
- Soru, D., Schiavinato, V., Rhazzali, M. K, Aiello A (2013). “We were like them”: Intersecting Identities and Mediators' Intercultural Communication in a Municipal Service. Jou. of Intercultural Communication , Issue 31. ISSN 1404-1634,
- Communication and Discursive Psychology
- Economic Psychology
- Intercultural Psychology
- Methodology in Social Psychology
- Political Psychology
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