The project studies the relationship between the style of emotional socialisation of the kindergartner’s teachers, their beliefs on emotion and their level of mind-mindedness, checking their age, working experience, and educational level. In addition to this, and thanks to a longitudinal study, the researchers intend to verify the role that these variables play in the development of toddlers’ socio-emotional competences (2-3 years old).
RESEARCHERS: Alessia Agliati and Sabina Grandellini
DURATION: 2016 – 2018

The project (2016-ATE-0027) investigates the role of social understanding in the different prosocial behaviours we can encounter in early childhood.


DURATION: ongoing

Ph.D. project aimed at verifying the validity of a program for the promotion of empathy and prosocial behaviors in toddlers.

Ph.D. STUDENT: Elisa Brazzelli (Supervisor: Ilaria Grazzani)

DURATION: 2016 – 2019

Ph.D. project studying the relationship among social cognition, linguistic abilities and different categories of prosocial behaviours (helping, sharing, comforting) in Italian toddlers between 24 and 47 months old.

Ph.D. STUDENT: Elisabetta Conte (Supervisor: Ilaria Grazzani)

DURATION: 2014 – 2017