1.Gian_Vittorio_Caprara

Gian Vittorio Caprara

Scientific committee - President

EDUCATION AND CAREER
1967 Laurea Degree in Political Sciences, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano;
1971 Specialization Degree in Psychology, Universita’ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano,
Director of the Inter-University Center for the Research on the Origin of Prosocial and Antisocial Motivations.

PRESENT OFFICES
Full professor of Personality Psychology, Department of Psychology, Sapienza University of Rome Director of the Inter-University Center for the Research on the Origin of Prosocial and Antisocial Motivations.

Research
Personality; Self-efficacy beliefs; Aggression, Prosociality;  Positivity; Personal determinants of political preferences and choice.

Academic activity
Course and seminars on: Emotions, Motivations and Personality Psychology at  Faculty of Medicine and psychology,  Sapienza University of Rome.


MOST IMPORTANT ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS

  • Caprara G.V. & Cervone D. (2000). Personality. Determinants, Dynamics, and Potentials. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press;
  • Caprara, G.V ,Barbaranelli, C. & Zimbardo (1997)Politician’s uniquely simple personalirties, Nature, 385, 493;
  • Caprara, G.V. Barbaranelli, C., Pastorelli, C. Bandura,A. & Zimbardo, P.(2000) Prosocial foundation of children’s academic achievement. Psychological Science, 11, 3012-305;
  • Caprara,G.V., Schwartz,S.H., Capanna, C.,Vecchione,M. &  Barbaranelli, C.(2006) Personality and Politics: Values, traits and political choice. .Political Psychology, 28,609-632;
  • Caprara,G.V. Fagnani, C.,Alessandri, G.,Steca,P., Gigantesco, A., Cavalli Sforza, L & Stazi, A.(2009) Human optimal functioning. The genetics of positive orientation towards self, life and future. Behaviour Genetics, 39, 277-284;
  • Caprara, G.V., Alessandri, G. Tromsdorff, G.Heikamp,T.,Yamaguchi, S. & Suzuki,(2012) Positive orientation across three cultures. Journal of crosscultural Psychology, 43, 77-83;
  • Caprara G.V., Alessandri G., Eisenberg N., Kupfer A.,  Steca P., Caprara M., Yamaguchi S., Fukusawa A. & Abela J. (2012) “The Positivity Scale”, Psychological Assessment, Vol. 24, pp. 701-712;
  • Caprara G.V. Alessandri G. & Eisenberg N. (2012) “Prosociality: The contribution of traits values and self efficacy beliefs”, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol. 102, pp. 1289-1303;
  • Caprara, G.V.,Tisak,J.,Alessandri,G.Fontaine, R.G.,Fida,R & Paciello,M. (2014) The contribution of moral disengagement in mediating individual tendencies toward aggression and violence. Developmental Psychology, 5071-85.