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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.


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.



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.