Silvia Mari is an Associate Professor of Social Psychology at the Department of Psychology, University of Milano-Bicocca, where she currently teaches Attitudes and Opinions and Community Psychology. She received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Padova in 2006. She is interested in the effect of the internet and social media use on political attitudes as a part of a cross-cultural study, focusing mainly on the effect of conspiracy beliefs on scientific misinformation and mistrust in science and institutions at large. She is also interested in the implications of lay representations of history and group-based emotions on intergroup relations and on consequences of collective victimhood in structural conflicts.
She has organized international conferences, such as a Small Group Meeting for the European Association of Social Psychology (2014) about collective victimhood and as a member of the Scientific Committee of the European Congress of Psychology (2015). She was Guest Editor of a special issue of the European Journal of Social Psychology (2017, Collective Victimhood) and for the International Review of Social Psychology (2017, Economic Crisis).« back to all members