Gian V. Caprara#


Gian V. Caprara
Email:gianvittorio.caprara 'at' uniroma1.it
Membership Number:1993
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ITALY
Section:BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES
Username:gcaprara
Homepage:http://dippsi.psi.uniroma1.it/users/caprara-gian-vittorio



Present and Previous Positions
  • 1969-1970 Instructor of Psychometry, School for advisors in vocational guidance, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Milano
  • 1970-1973 Director of the School for teachers of mentally handicapped, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Torino
  • 1970-1973 Instructor of Psychology and Social Psychology, School for teachers of mentally handicapped Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano
  • 1972-1973 Assistant of Political Science, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano
  • 1973-1974 Instructor of Theory and techniques in vocational guidance, Specialization School in Psychology, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano
  • 1973-1974 Associate Professor of Theory and techniques of testing, Course of Laurea degree in Psychology, Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza"
  • 1974-1980 Associate Professor of Personality Theories, Course of Laurea Degree in Psychology, Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza"
  • 1978-1980 Professor of Social Psychology, Specialization School in Sociology and Social Research Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza"
  • 1980-1984 Full professor of Personality Theories, Course of Laurea degree in Psychology, Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza"
  • 1980-1983 Director of the Institute of Psychology, Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza"
  • 1983-1984 Director of the Department of Psychology, Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza"
  • 1986-1990 Coordinator of Ph.D. program in cognitive Psychology, Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza"
  • 1986-1990 Visiting Professor of Personality Psychology and Social Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles
  • 1990 Visiting professor of Personality Psychology at the University of Stanford
  • 1991-2007 Director of the Inter-University Center for the Research on the Origin of Prosocial and Antisocial Motivations
  • 2007-2010 Dean of Psychology 2
  • 2010 Presidente of Ateneo Federato delle Scienze Umanistiche Giuridiche ed Economiche ( President of Federate Faculties of Arts, Law and Economics)
  • 2011 Director of the Inter-University Center for the Research on the Origin of Prosocial and Antisocial Motivations.

Fields of Scholarship
  • Organizational psychology
  • Personality Individual differences and aggressive behavior
  • Self-efficacy beliefs and adjustments across ages
  • Personal determinats of political preferences and choices
  • Personal determinants and outcomes of prosocial behavior
  • The contribution of positive orienation toward life to health and adjustment

Honours and Awards
  • 1970 Canada Council Fellowship at the Universitè de Montreal
  • 1975 Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Los Angeles and at the New York University *1986 Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Los Angeles
  • 1990 MASUA Distinguished Foreign Scholar
  • 1991 Honorary member of the Italian Society of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy
  • 1996-1997 NIAS Golestan Fellow
  • 2000 Member of the Academia Europaea
  • 2001-2002 SCASS Fellow in residence


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