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Zelli ArnaldoItalian psychologist and currently Professor of Psychology at the Rome University of Movement Science (IUSM) with teaching and research background in the fields of social and personality psychology. A Ph.D in social psychology from the University of Illinois (USA), Zelli is interested in belief systems and social judgment processes that may account for differences in social behavior. He studies how socializing forces or experiences regulate characteristic ways of thinking. He has recently been researching how early childhood abuse may affect individuals' belief systems and behavior. Past professional appointments have included the positions of Senior Research Scholar at the Center for Child and Family Policy, Sanford Institute of Public Policy Studies (Duke University, USA), and of Research Associate at Vanderbilt University's department of psychology and human development (USA). He also conducted research at the University of Illinois' Prevention Research Center, Institute of Juvenile Research, and Department of Psychology.


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