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Marinucci, M., Riva, P., Lenzi, M., Lasagna, C., Waldeck, D., Tyndall, I., & Volpato, C. (2023). On the lowest rung of the ladder: How social exclusion, perceived economic inequality and stigma increase homeless people’s resignation. British Journal of Social Psychology. Advanced Online Publication. 

Pancani, L., Petilli, M. A., Riva, P., & Rusconi, P. (2023). I can’t live without you: delay discounting in smartphone usage. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 1-15.

Canale, N, Pancani, L, Pivetta, E, Moretta, T, Marino, C, Buodo, G, Vieno, A, Dalmaso, M, Billieux, J (2023). Heterogeneity of Smartphone Impact on Everyday Life and Its Relationship With Personality and Psychopathology: A Latent Profile Analysis. Comprehensive Psychiatry, vol. 120, 152356.

Pancani, L., Waldeck, D., Tyndall, I., & Riva, P. (2023). An Ecological Momentary Assessment Study to investigate individuals’ reactions to perceived social exclusion. Personality and Individual Differences, 200, 111913.

Büttner, C. M., Jauch, M., Marinucci, M., Williams, KD, Greifeneder, R., Riva, P., Rudert, S. (in press). It will (never) stop hurting: Do repeated or chronic experiences of exclusion lead to hyper- or hyposensitive psychological responses? Group Processes & Intergroup Relations.

Owuamalam, K. C., Caricati, L., Spears, R., Rubin, M., Marinucci, M., & Ferrari, A. (2023). Further evidence that system justification amongst the disadvantaged is positively related to superordinate group identification. Acta Psychologica, 232, 103813

Marinucci, M., Mazzoni, D., Aureli, N., De Cristofaro, V., Shamloo, S. E., Guarino, A., & Tzankova, I. I. (2022). Together to welcome, together to exclude. Intergroup contact as an antecedent of collective and interpersonal behaviors pro and against migrants. Social Psychology, 53(4), 244-256

Marinucci, M., Pancani, L., & Riva, P. (2023). Exploring the Peer Status Prototypes: A Large-Scale Latent Class Analysis on High-School Students from Four European Countries. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 64, 40-52.


Riva, P., Aureli, N., Silvestrini, F. (2022). Social Influences in the Digital Era: When do people conform more to a Human Being or an Artificial Intelligence? Acta Psychologica, 229, 103681.

Pancani, L., Aureli, N., & Riva, P. (2022). Relationship Dissolution Strategies: Comparing the Psychological Consequences of Ghosting, Orbiting, and Rejection. Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace, 16(2), article 9.

Riva, P., Rusconi, P., Pancani, L. & Konstantin C. (2022). Social isolation in space: An investigation of LUNARK, the first human mission in an Arctic Moon analog habitat. Acta Astronautica, 195, 215-225.

Marinucci, M., Mazzoni, D., Pancani, L., & Riva, P. (2022). To whom should I turn? Intergroup social connections moderate social exclusion’s short- and long-term psychological impact on immigrantsJournal of Experimental Social Psychology, 99, 104275.

Zampini, L., Zanchi, P., Riva, P., & Tobia, V. (2022). Associations of social isolation and parenting stress during the first wave of COVID-19 in Italian children with special educational needs. International Journal of Developmental Disabilities.

Marinucci, M., Pancani, L., Aureli, N., & Riva, P. (2022). Online social connections as surrogates of face-to-face interactions: A longitudinal study under Covid-19 isolation. Computers in Human Behavior, 128, 107102.

Gabbiadini, A., Riva, P., Andrighetto, L., Volpato, C. & Bushman, B. (2022). Preliminary evidence of the effectiveness of a brief self-control intervention on reducing the short-term harmful consequences of violent video games on adolescents. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 52, 246-258.

Spaccatini, F., Riva, P., Richetin, J., Porcelli, E., Pancani, L., Capellini, R., & Sacchi, S. (2022). From past to present (for a better future): The moderating role of cognitive mindset on spillover effects in environmental behaviorsCurrent Psychology.

Mazzoni, D., Monzani, D., Riva P., & Pravettoni, G. (2022). Does being involved by doctors satisfy patients’ fundamental psychological needs? A study on a large European sample. Psychology, Health & Medicine27, 1397-1409.


Mazzoni, D., Marinucci, M., Monzani, D., & Pravettoni, G. (2021). The Social Exclusion Bench Tool (SEBT): a visual way of assessing interpersonal social exclusion. MethodsX, 8

Monzani, D., Marinucci, M., Pancani, L., Rusconi, P., Mazzoni, D., & Pravettoni, G. (2021). Thinking of future as an older individual increases perceived risks for age-related diseases but not for COVID-19. International Journal of Psychology. 57(1), 96-106.

Gerra, M.L., Ardizzi, M., Martorana, S., Leoni, V., Riva, P., Preti, E., Marino, B., Ossola, P., Marchesi, C., Gallese, V., De Panfilis, C. (2021). Autonomic vulnerability to a biased perception of social inclusion in Borderline Personality Disorder. Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation, 8:28.

Pancani, L., Gerosa, T., Gui, M., & Riva, P. (2021). “Mom, dad, look at me”: The development of the Parental Phubbing Scale. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 38, 435–458..

Marinucci, M. & Riva, P. (2021). Surrendering to Social Emptiness: Chronic social exclusion longitudinally predicts resignation in asylum-seekers. British Journal of Social Psychology, 60, 429-447.

Pancani, L., Marinucci, M., Aureli, N., & Riva, P. (2021).  Forced social isolation and mental health: A study on 1,006 Italians under COVID-19 lockdown. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 663799.

Pancani, L., Mazzoni, D., Aureli, N., & Riva, P. (2021).  Ghosting and orbiting: An analysis of victims’ experiences. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 38, 1987-2007.

Canale, N., Moretta, T., Pancani, L., Buodo, G., Vieno, A., Dalmaso, M., & Billieux, J. (2021).  A test of the pathway model of problematic smartphone useJournal of Behavioral Addictions, 1, 181-193.

Spaccatini, F., Pancani, L. Richetin. J., Riva, P., & Sacchi, S. (2021). Individual cognitive style affects flood-risk perception and mitigation intentionsJournal of Applied Social Psychology, 51, 208-218.

Marinucci, M., & Riva, P. (2021). How intergroup social connections shape immigrants’ responses to social exclusionGroup Processes & Intergroup Relations, 24, 411-435.

Marinucci, M., Maunder, R., Sanchez, K., Thai, M., McKeown, S., Turner, R., N., Stevenson, C. (2021). Intimate intergroup contact across the life-span. Journal of Social Issues, 77(1), 64-85



Aureli, N., Marinucci, M., & Riva, P. (2020). Can the chronic exclusion‐resignation link be broken? An analysis of support groups within prisons. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 50(11), 638-650.

Timeo, S., Riva, P., & Paladino, M. P. (2020). Being liked or not being liked: A study on social-media exclusion in a preadolescent population. Journal of Adolescence, 80, 173-181. 

Mazzoni, D., Pancani, L., Marinucci, M., & Riva, P. (2020). The dual path of the rejection (dis)identification model: A study on adolescents with a migrant background. European Journal of Social Psychology, 50(4), 799-809.

Pancani, L., Preti, E., & Riva, P. (2020). The psychology of smartphone: The development of the Smartphone Impact Scale (SIS). Assessment, 27(6), 1176-1197.

Gallucci, A., Riva, P., Romero Lauro, L. J., & Bushman, B. J. (2019). Stimulating the Ventrolateral Prefrontal Cortex (VLPFC) modulates frustration-induced aggression: A tDCS experimentBrain Stimulation, 13(2), 302-309.

Garret, R. K., Riva, P., & Sude, D. (2020). Toeing the party lie: Ostracism promotes endorsement of partisan election falsehoodsPolitical Communication, 37(2), 157-172.




Timeo, S., Riva, P., & Paladino, M. P. (2019). Learning to cope with everyday instances of social exclusion: A review of emotional and cognitive strategies for children and adolescents. Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research, 24(4), e12173.

Pancani, L., Riva, P., & Sacchi, S. (2019). Connecting with a slot machine: Social exclusion and anthropomorphization increase gambling. Journal of Gambling Studies, 35(2), 689-707.

Andrighetto, L., Gabbiadini, A., & Riva, P. (2019). Lonely hearts and angry minds: Online dating rejection increases male (but not female) hostility. Aggressive Behaviour, 45(5), 571-581.

Capellini, R., Riva, P., Ricciardelli, P., & Sacchi, S. (2019). Turning away from averted gaze: The effect of social exclusion on gaze cueing. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 1000.

Riva, P., Manfrinati, A., Sacchi, S., Pisoni, A., & Romero Lauro, L. J. (2019). Selective changes in moral judgement by noninvasive brain stimulation of the medial prefrontal cortexCognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 19, 797-810.

Kelley, N. J., Galucci, A., Riva, P., Romero-Lauro, L. J., & Schmeichel, B. (2019). Stimulating self-regulation: A review of non-invasive brain stimulation studies of goal-directed behavior. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 12, 337.



Vergallito, A., Riva, P., Pisoni, A., & Romero Lauro, L. J. (2018). Modulation of negative emotions through anodal tDCS over the right ventrolateral prefrontal cortex. Neuropsychologia, 119, 128-135.

Gabbiadini, A., & Riva, P. (2018). The lone gamer: Social exclusion predicts violent video game preferences and fuels aggressive inclinations in adolescent players. Aggressive Behavior, 44(2), 113-124.

Tyndall, I., Waldeck, D., Riva, P., Wesselmann, E. D., & Pancani, L. (2018). Psychological flexibility and ostracism: Experiential avoidance rather than cognitive fusion moderates distress from perceived ostracism over time. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 7, 72-80.



Brambilla, M., & Riva, P. (2017). Self-image and schadenfreude: Pleasure at others’ misfortune enhances satisfaction of basic human needs. European Journal of Social Psychology, 47(4), 399-411.

Gabbiadini, A., Bushman, B. J., Riva, P., Andrighetto, L., & Volpato, C. (2017). Grand Theft Auto is a “sandbox” game, but there are weapons, criminals, and prostitutes in the sandbox: Response to Ferguson and Donnellan (2017). Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 46, 2460-2466.

Waldeck, D., Tyndall, I., Riva, P., & Chmiel, N. (2017). How do we cope with ostracism? Psychological flexibility moderates the relationship between everyday ostracism experiences and psychological distress. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 6(4), 425-432.

Riva, P., Montali, L., Wirth, J. H., Curioni, S. & Williams, K. D. (2017). Chronic social exclusion and evidence for the resignation stage: An empirical investigation. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 34(4), 541-564.

Tobia, V., Riva, P. & Caprin, C. (2017). Who are the most vulnerable children to social exclusion? The moderating role of self-esteem, popularity, and nonverbal intelligence on cognitive performance following social exclusion. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 45(4), 789-801.

Riva, P., Gabbiadini, A., Romero Lauro, L. J., Andrighetto, L., Volpato, C., & Bushman, B. J. (2017). Neuromodulation can reduce aggressive behavior elicited by violent video games. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 17(2), 452-459.

Brambilla, M., & Riva, P. (2017). Predicting pleasure at others’ misfortune: Morality trumps sociability and competence in driving deservingness and schadenfreude. Motivation and Emotion, 41, 243-253.



Andrighetto, L., Riva, P., Gabbiadini, A., & Volpato, C. (2016). Excluded from all humanity: Animal metaphors exacerbate the consequences of social exclusion. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 35(6), 628-644.

Venturini, E., Riva, P., Serpetti, F., Romero, L., Pallavincini, F., Mantovani, F., Cloutier, R., McMahan, T., Stonecipher, K., & Parsons, T. D. (2016). A 3D virtual environment for empirical research on social pain: Enhancing fidelity and anthropomorphism in the study of feelings of ostracism inclusion and over- inclusion. Annual Review of CyberTherapy and Telemedicine, 14, 89-94.

Sacchi, S., Riva, P., & Aceto, A. (2016). Myopic about climate change: Cognitive style, psychological distance, and environmentalism. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 65, 68-73.

Gabbiadini, A., Riva, P., Andrighetto, L., Volpato, C., & Bushman, B. J. (2016). Acting like a tough guy: Violent-sexist video games, identification with game characters, masculine beliefs, & empathy for female violence victims. PLoS ONE, 11, e0152121.

Riva, P., Brambilla, M., & Vaes, J. (2016). Bad guys suffer less (social pain): Moral status influences judgments of others’ social suffering. British Journal of Social Psychology, 55(1), 88-108.



Riva, P., Sacchi, S., & Brambilla, M. (2015). Humanizing machines: Anthropomorphization of slot machines increases gambling. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 21(4), 313-325.

De Panfilis, C., Riva, P., Preti, E., Cabrino, C., & Marchesi, C. (2015). When social inclusion is not enough: Implicit expectations of extreme inclusion in Borderline Personality Disorder. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 6(4), 301-309.

Riva, P., Romero Lauro, L. J., DeWall, C. N., Chester, D. & Bushman, B. J. (2015). Reducing aggressive responses to social exclusion using transcranial direct current stimulation. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 10(3), 352-356.

Riva, P., Romero Lauro, L. J., Vergallito, A., DeWall, C. N., & Bushman, B. J. (2015). Electrified emotions: Modulatory effects of transcranial direct stimulation on negative emotional reactions to social exclusion. Social Neuroscience, 10(1), 46-54.

Rule, N. O., Tskhay, K. O., Brambilla, M., Riva, P., Andrzejewski, S. A., & Krendl, A. C. (2015). The relationship between anti-gay prejudice and the categorization of sexual orientation. Personality and Individual Differences, 77, 74-80.

Anderson, C. A., Andrighetto, L., Bartholow, B. D., Begue, L., Boxer, P., Brockmyer, J. F., . . . . Riva, P., et al. (2015). Consensus on media violence effects: Comment on Bushman, Gollwitzer, and Cruz. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 4(3), 215-221.



Riva, P., Wesselmann, E. D., Wirth, J. H., Carter-Sowell, A. R., & Williams, K. D. (2014). When pain does not heal: The common antecedents and consequences of chronic social and physical pain. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 36(4), 329-346.

Riva, P., Williams, K. D., & Gallucci, M. (2014). The relationship between fear of social and physical threat and their effects on social distress and physical pain perception. PAIN, 155(3), 485-493.

Riva, P., Williams, K. D., Torstrick, A., & Montali, L. (2014). Orders to shoot (a camera): Effects of ostracism on obedience. Journal of Social Psychology, 154(3), 208-216.

Sacchi, S., Riva, P., Brambilla, M., & Grasso, M. (2014). Moral reasoning and climate change mitigation: The deontological reaction towards the market-based approach. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 38, 252-261.

Gabbiadini, A., Riva, P., Andrighetto, L., Volpato, C., & Bushman, B. J. (2014). Interactive effect of moral disengagement and violent video games on self-control, cheating and aggression. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5(4), 451-458.



Brambilla, M., Riva, P., & Rule, N. (2013). Familiarity increases the accuracy of categorizing male sexual orientation. Personality and Individual Differences, 55(2), 193-195.

Sacchi, S., Riva, P., & Brambilla, M. (2013). When mother earth rises up: Anthropomorphizing nature reduces support for natural disaster victims. Social Psychology, 44, 271-277.

Montali, L., Riva, P., Frigerio, A., & Mele, S. (2013). The representation of immigrants in the Italian press: A study on the Corriere della Sera (1992-2009). Journal of Language and Politics, 12(2), 226-250.



Riva, P., Romero Lauro, L. J., DeWall, C. N., & Bushman, B. J. (2012). Buffer the pain away: Stimulating the right Ventrolateral Prefrontal Cortex reduces pain following social exclusion. Psychological Science, 23(12), 1473-1475.

Riva, P., & Andrighetto, L. (2012). “Everybody feels a broken bone, but only we can feel a broken heart”: Group membership influences the perception of targets’ suffering. European Journal of Social Psychology, 42(7), 801-806.



Riva, P., Wirth, J., & Williams, K.D. (2011). The consequences of pain: The social and physical pain overlap on psychological responses. European Journal of Social Psychology, 41(6), 681-687.

Riva, P., Sacchi, S., Montali, L., & Frigerio, A. (2011). Gender effects in pain detection: Speed and accuracy in decoding female and male pain expressions. European Journal of Pain, 15(9), 985.e1-985.e11.

Riva, P., Rusconi, P., Montali, L., & Cherubini, P. (2011). The influence of anchoring on pain judgment. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 42(2), 265-277.

Montali, L., Colombo, M., Riva, P., & Cipriani, R. (2011). Conflicting representations of pain: A qualitative analysis of healthcare professionals’ discourse. Pain Medicine, 12(11), 1585-1593.

Montali, L., Frigerio, A., Riva, P., & Invernizzi, P. (2011). “It’s as if PBC didn’t exist”: The illness experience of women affected by Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC). Psychology and Health, 26(11), 1429-1445.



Rusconi, P., Riva, P., Cherubini, P., & Montali, L. (2010). Taking into account the observers’ uncertainty: A graduated approach to the credibility of the patient’s pain evaluation. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 33, 60-71.

Montali, L., Tanaka, A., Riva, P., Takahashi, H., Cocchi, C., Ueno, Y., … & Invernizzi, P. (2010). A short version of a HRQoL questionnaire for Italian and Japanese patients with PBC. Digestive and Liver Disease, 42(10), 718-723.