Camilla Pagani

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As is maintained in the Seville Statement on Violence, the role of education in shaping human relations is fundamental. In order to develop effective educational interventions aiming to foster empathic relations, some important prerequisites need to be satisfied. One of these prerequisites, which is based on a constructivist model, is constituted by the(More)
Violence, including psychological violence, sometimes negatively characterizes cross-cultural relations in western societies, especially in those countries that have become the destination of substantial immigration flows in the last few decades and where the relationship with diversity affects many significant aspects of people’s lives. In these cases(More)
Most people support the idea that we live in a complex society and that complex evaluations and strategies are needed in order to effectively address most societal problems. However, little attention is generally paid to the degree of presence of complex thinking in youths’ attitudes towards the most significant issues that characterize contemporary human(More)
adolescents’ perceptions of ‘multiculturalism’ conducted between 2002 and 2013 in a number of state schools in Central Italy. Here, we specifically present a case study on adolescents’ conceptualizations of ‘national borders’ in Italy in order to contribute to research on children’s and youths’ experiences of ethnicity (Cangià 2012; Gullestad 1997;(More)
Like all the phenomena that the human mind is knowledgeable about, the phenomenon of violence should be regarded as a complex macrosystem, where systems of networks and agents are linked and interact at different interconnected levels. This means that complexity refers to the phenomenon per se, to the various cognitive and emotional processes through which(More)
In the last few years there has been a growing tendency on the part of some social sciences researchers to adopt a broad definition of diversity (including, for instance, not only cultural values, but also gender, age, socio-economic status, and sexual orientation) and to use this term as a synonym of “the other”, the non-ego. This fact has been(More)
This special hot-topic issue arose mainly from a symposium dealing on cross-cultural issues in research of aggression, within the XXX CICA (International Colloquia on the Brain and Aggression) conference on “Conflict and aggression in a society in transition”, held in Leányfalu (Hungary) in 2010. It wants to offer some sociopsychological approaches to(More)