Ilaria Grazzani


Associate Professor at the University of Milano-Bicocca.

Research activities and skills

Nutrition histories and biographies, SEL (socio-emotional learning), children’s development of social cognition, mixed methods research.

Most Relevant Publication

PI for Bicocca University of the Erasmus+ KA3 Project: ‘Learning to Be: Development pf Practices and Methodologies for Assessing Social, Emotional and Health Skills within Education Systems/Learn2B’ (February 2017-February 2020)

Grazzani I., Ornaghi V., Brazzelli E., Pepe A., Rieffe C. (2017). The Italian version of the Empathy Questionnaire for 18- to 36-months-old children: Psychometric properties and measurement invariance across gender of the Emque I13. European Journal of Developmental Psychology. 14(1), 118-126. doi: 10.1080/17405629.2016.1140640

Ornaghi, V., Pepe A., Grazzani I. (2016). False-belief understanding and language ability mediate the relationship between emotion comprehension an prosocial orientation in preschoolers. Frontiers in Developmental Psychology. 7:1534.   doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01534

Ornaghi, V., Brockmeier, J., Grazzani, I. (2014). Enhancing social cognition by training children in emotion understanding: A primary school study. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 119, 26-39. doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2013.10.005

Grazzani I., Ornaghi V., Agliati A., Brazzelli E. (2016). How to foster toddlers’ mental state talk, emotion understanding and prosocial behavior: A conversation-based intervention at nursery school. Infancy, 21(2), 199-227. doi:10.1111/infa.12107

Ciucci E., Baroncelli A., Grazzani I., Ornaghi V., Caprin C. (2016). Emotional arousal and regulation: Further evidence of the ‘How I feel’ questionnaire for use with school-age children. Journal of School Health, 86(3), 195-203. doi:10.1111/josh.12370

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