vai al contenuto della pagina vai al menu di navigazione

Psychology and Social Neuroscience

Offered by

Sapienza Università di Roma

Fields of Study

Medical, Pharmaceutical and Veterinary Medical Sciences, Humanistic Studies

Working Languages

Italian, English


Psychology and Social Neuroscience

Research Areas

The PhD in Psychology and Social Neuroscience is a 3 year multi-centre PhD programme that is designed to train researchers in a multidisciplinary vein and to advance their knowledge in theory, research methodology, and several substantive fields that are part of psychology and social neuroscience field. Students may apply to one of the two curricula: A) Cognitive Social and Affective Neuroscience (CoSAN) and B) Personality and Organizational Psychology (POP). Both curricula COSAN and POP aim to:
* To provide methodological knowledge, develop theoretically sound and cogent experimental, quasi experimental and longitudinal-cross-sectional designs and paradigms.
* To train PhD students to become future independent researchers by supporting their proactive role from writing scientific articles to grant searching and grant writing.
* To encourage inquisitive, creative and critical thinking through group interaction and cooperation.
* To reinforce interaction between partner laboratories by sharing knowledge and expertise and through researchers' mobility.

In particular, PhD students will carry out their research projects at Sapienza University of Rome and another university within the PhD network. During the first year each student must attend courses both on conceptual models, research methodology and paradigms within the basic themes previously mentioned. During the first year, PhD students are required to identify the research line they want to pursue and present their own research project. During the second and third year students, in conjunction with their tutor, must realize their research projects and scientific publications in Italian and international journals. Scientific publications serve as evaluation criteria for the admission to the final defense. Finally first, second and third year students are required to attend regular seminars, lab meetings and courses planned within the programme as well as summer-schools, national and international conferences, stages in different university sites within the International Bilateral cultural and scientific Agreements established by the programme.

PhD Full

Starting date:Nov 01, 2017
Duration:36 months

PhD Sandwich

Starting date: from Nov 01, 2017
Duration: from 3 to 12 months


Starting date: from Nov 01, 2017
Duration: from 3 to 12 months

Master research

Starting date: from Nov 01, 2017
Duration: from 3 to 6 months


Academic contact

Martina Vizzani

Institutional contact

Martina Vizzani