Psychologist, she obtained her Ph.D. in Educational and Communication Sciences at the University of Milano-Bicocca in 2017. She is currently a research fellow and contract lecturer at “R. Massa” Department of Human Sciences for Education, University of Milano-Bicocca. Her main research interests concern the development and promotion of social-emotional competences, language abilities, and cognitive skills during early childhood, preschool and school years. She is also interested in socialization processes in educational and school contexts.


Selected publications

Cefai, C., Camilleri, L., Bartolo, P., Grazzani, I., Cavioni, V., Conte, E., Ornaghi, V., Agliati, A., Gandellini, S., Tatalović Vorkapić, S., Poulou, M., Martinsone, B., Stokenberga, I., Simões, S., Santos, M., & Colomeischi, A. A. (2022). The effectiveness of a school-based, universal mental health programme in six European countries. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/ fpsyg.2022.925614

Grazzani, I., Agliati, A., Cavioni, V., Conte, E., Gandellini, S., Lupica Spagnolo, M., … & Oriordan, M. R. (2022). Adolescents’ resilience during COVID-19 pandemic and its mediating role in the association between SEL skills and mental health. Frontiers in Psychology, 13:801761. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2022.801761

Ornaghi, V., Conte, E., Agliati, A., & Gandellini, S. (2021). Early-childhood teachers’ emotion socialization practices: a multi-method study. Early Child Development and Care. doi:10.1080/03004430.2021.1918124

Ornaghi, I., Conte, E., & Grazzani, I. (2020). Empathy in toddlers: The role of emotion regulation, language ability, and maternal emotion socialization style. Frontiers in Psychology, 11:586862, 1-11. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2020.58686262

Conte, E., Ornaghi, V., Grazzani, I., Pepe, A., & Cavioni, V. (2019). Emotion knowledge, theory of mind, and language in young children: Testing a comprehensive conceptual model. Frontiers in Psychology, 10 (2144), 1-11. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02144

Brazzelli, E., Conte, E., & Grazzani, I. (2018). Aiuto, condivisione, consolazione. Sviluppo e promozione dei comportamenti prosociali al nido [tr. Helping, sharing, comforting. Development and enhancement of prosocial behaviors at nursery school]. Bambini, Settembre, 22-26.

Conte, E., Grazzani, I., & Pepe, A. (2018). Social cognition, language, and prosocial behaviors: A multitrait mixed-methods study in early childhood. Early Education & Development, 29 (6), 814-830. doi:10.1080/10409289.2018.1475820

Grazzani, I., Ornaghi, V., Conte, E., Pepe, A., & Caprin, C. (2018). The Relation between emotion understanding and theory of mind in children aged 3 to 8: The key role of language. Frontiers in Psychology, 9 (724), 1-10. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00724

Ornaghi, V., Grazzani, I., Cherubin, E., Conte, E., & Piralli, F. (2015). ‘Let’s talk about emotions!’. The effect of conversational training on preschoolers’ emotion comprehension and prosocial orientation. Social Development, 24 (1), 166-183. doi:10.1111/sode.12091