Roberta Capellini

Roberta is a PhD student in Social Psychology at the University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy) where she works under the supervision of Prof. Simona Sacchi.

Her PhD project focuses on social attention driven by action observation. Specifically, she aims to investigating the role of social variables, such as membership, social threat, and social status, on attentional orienting in response to human movement towards objects (i.e. grasping gestures).

In March 2017, she joined Dr Andrew Bayliss’ Lab as a visiting PhD student to investigate the role of threatening contexts on social attention.


Capellini R., Sacchi S., & Cherubini P. (in press). Testing hypothesis on social targets: Effects of instructions on asymmetric strategies. Experimental Psychology

Capellini R., Sacchi S., Ricciardelli P., & Actis-Grosso R. (2016). Social threat and motor resonance: when a menacing outgroup delays motor responseFrontiers in Psychology