Valentina is a psychologist, with a PhD in Experimental Psychology, Linguistics and Cognitive Neuroscience; since 2019 she has been a researcher at the UniSR Faculty of Psychology. She deals with learning processes in preschool and school age, both considering the typical development and in relation to specific learning difficulties and disorders. She also does research in the field of school well-being and the effects of stressors in the school context. She carries out clinical activities at the Development Psychopathology service of the San Raffaele Turro Hospital and collaborates with various schools as a school psychologist and trainer.
Students often feel “overwhelmed” by the amount of material to study: at that point, being quick in reading and memorizing everything is perceived as a priority. On the other hand, those who need more time to elaborate concepts might feel inadequate and unable to respect the fast times of today’s...
The sensory experience is a unique moment: leafing through, smelling, weighing a paper book is priceless. It is, but an e-book is more practical, and it can contain hundreds of texts. Okay, but you have to remember to recharge the battery, while the paper book doesn’t need it. Right, yet with the...
How many of you listen to background music as you prepare for an exam? Many students do, and they argue that it helps them “focus”. What does the scientific literature say about the effects of this habit on our study skills?