Dr. Alessandro Pepe is a fellow researcher at the “R. Massa” Department of Human Sciences for Education at the University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy). He has an M.Sc. in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Human Sciences. His main area of research is quantitative methodology in clinical psychology. Dr. Pepe has published in the area of mixed-method research in social sciences, especially from an integrated point of view on topics related to well-being, trauma, and human rights. He has published many articles in high-impact international journals. His expertise covers the analysis of quantitative and qualitative data in populations at-risk of trauma, living in contexts of military crisis or political violence. Dr. Pepe was primary investigator on a grant titled “Mixed-method research in well-being research: from the perspective of the bricoleur to the perspective of geneticist”. In addition, he has been a co-PI and a co-applicant on several other successful national and international grant proposals. Dr. Pepe has experience in supervising and mentoring postgraduate students and research personnel.


Veronese, G., & Pepe, A. (2018). Psychometric proprieties of the Child Health Questionnaire in an Arabic-speaking context: a multi-trait and multisample study. Journal of child health care, 22(4), 503-519. doi:10.1177/1367493518761817715479
Veronese, G., Pepe, A., Dagdukee, J., & Yaghi, S. (2018). Social capital, affect balance and personal well-being among teachers in Israel and Palestine. Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 24(8), 951-964. doi:10.1080/13540602.2018.1508431
Conte, E., Grazzani, I., & Pepe, A. (2018). Social cognition, language, and prosocial behaviors: A multitrait mixed-methods study in early childhood. Early Education and Development, 29(6), 814-830. doi:10.1080/10409289.2018.1475820
Veronese, G., Pepe, A., Dagdukee, J., & Yaghi, S. (2018) Teaching in conflict settings: Dimensions of subjective well-being in Arab teacher living in Israel and Palestine. International journal of educational development, 61, 16-26. doi: 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2017.11.009
Cavalera, C., Pepe, A., Zurloni, V., Diana, B., Realdon, O., Todisco, P., & Pagnini, F. (2018). Negative social emotions and cognition: Shame, guilt and working memory impairments. Acta Psychologica, 188, 9-15. doi:10.1016/j.actpsy.2018.05.005
Veronese, G., & Pepe, A. (2018). Cross-cultural adaptation, psychometric proprieties and factor structure of the multidimensional student life satisfaction scale (MSLSS): A study with Palestinian children living in refugee camps. Current Psychology, , 1-10. doi:10.1007/s12144-018-9891-x
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(MAY) doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00724
Castiglioni, M., Zappa, G., & Pepe, A. (2018). The recreational-educational use of robots in pediatrics. an exploratory research on the well-being of hospitalized children. [L’uso ludico-didattico dei robot in pediatria. Una ricerca esplorativa sul benessere dei bambini ricoverati] Mondo Digitale, 17(75)
Pepe, A., Addimando, L., Dagdouke, J., Yagi, S. & Veronese, G. (2018) Teaching in conflict contexts: dimension of subjective well-being in Palestinian teachers living in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory. The Lancet, S6, 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)30372-6
Veronese, G., Pepe, A., Almurnak, Jaradah, A. & Hamdouna, H. (2018) Quality of life, primary traumatization and positive and negative affects in primary school students in the Gaza Strip, The Lancet, 391, S14, DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)30380-5
Veronese, G. & Pepe, A. (2017) Sense of coherence in Palestinian helpers operating in emergency settings: a mediation study. The Lancet, 390, S24, DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32025-1
Veronese,G., Pepe, A., Dagdouke, J., Addimando, L. & Yagi, S. (2017) Measuring well-being in Israel and Palestine: the subjective well-being assessment scale. Psychological Reports, 120(6), 1-18. Doi: 10.1177/0033294117715479
Veronese, G., Pepe, A., Jaradah, A., Murannak, F. & Hamdouna, H. (2017) “We must cooperate with one another against the Enemy”: Agency and activism in school-aged children as protective factors against ongoing war trauma and political violence in the Gaza Strip. Child Abused and Neglected, 70, 364-376. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2017.06.027
Taddei, S., Contena, B., Pepe, A. & Venturini, E. (2017) The development and psychometric proprieties of the teacher social stress scale- student related 8TSS-S. Scandinavian journal of educational research. 1-13. doi: 10.1080/00313831.2017.1336481
Veronese, G. & Pepe, A. (2017) Sense of coherence as a determinant of psychological well-being across professional groups of aid workers exposed to war trauma. Journal of interpersonal violence, 32(13), 1899-1920. doi:
Fiorilli, C., Pepe, A., Buonomo, I. & Albanese, O. (2017) At-risk teachers: the association between burnout levels and emotional appraisal processes. Open psychology journal. 10, 127-139.
Pepe, A., Addimando, L. & Veronese, G. (2017) Measuring teacher job satisfaction: assessing invariance in the teacher job satisfaction scale (TJSS) across six countries. Europe’s Journal of psychology. 13 (3), 396-416. doi:10.5964/ejop.v13i3.1389
Veronese, G., Pepe, A., Massaiu, I., De Mol, A. & Robbins, I. (2017) Post-traumatic growth is related to subjective well-being of aid workers exposed to cumulative trauma in Palestine. Transcultural Psychiatry, 54 (3), 332-356. DOI: 10.1177/1363461517706288
Fiorilli, C., De Stasio, S., Di Chiaccio, C, Pepe A. & Salmela-Aro, L. (2017) School burnout, depressive symptoms, and engagement: their combined effect on student achievement. International Journal of Educational Research. 84, 1-12. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijer.2017.04.001
Buonomo, I., Fiorilli, C., Geraci, M.A., Pepe, A. (2017) Temperament and Social-Emotional Difficulties: The Dark Side of Learning Disabilities. Journal of Genetic Psychology, pp. 1-14. DOI: 10.1080/00221325.2017.1304890
Veronese, G. & Pepe, A. (2017) Positive and Negative Affect in children living in Refugees Camps: Assessing the psychometric proprieties and factorial invariance of the PANAS-C in the Gaza Strip. Evaluation & the Health Professions. 40(1), 3-32. DOI:10.1177/0163278715625741.
Cavallera, C., Pepe, A., Zurloni, V., Diana, B. & Realdon, O. (2017) A short version of the state shame and guilt scale (SSGS-8). Testing, Psychometrics, Methodology in Applied Psychology, 24(1), 99-106. doi: 10.4473/TPM24.1.6
Fiorilli, C., Albanese, O., Gabola, P. & Pepe, A. (2017) Teachers’ emotional competence and social support: assessing the mediating role of teacher burnout. Scandinavian journal of educational research, 61(2), 127-138. dOI:10.1080/17405629.2016.1140640
Veronese, G., Pepe, A. Jaradah, A. Al Muranak, F. & Hamdouna, H.b (2017) Modelling life satisfaction and adjustment to trauma in children exposed to ongoing military violence: An exploratory study in Palestine. Child Abuse and Neglect, 63(1), 61-72. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2016.11.018
Grazzani, I., Ornaghi, V., Pepe, A., Brazzelli, E. & Rieffe, C. (2017) The Italian version of the Empathy questionnaire for 18- to 36- months old children: psychometric proprieties and measurement invariance across gender of the EmQue-I13. European Journal of developmental psychology, doi: 10.1080/17405629.2016.1140640