Tania Moretta

Ritratto di Tania Moretta
Tutor: 
Dipartimento: 
DPG
Ciclo: 
32 ciclo
Contatti: 
+39 049 827 6684
Ufficio: 
Via Venezia 12, 35131 Padova, Room 005

Research interests

Her main research interests lie in the relationship between stress and motivational processes in behavioral addiction (e.g. Internet Addiction Disorder); the psychobiological mechanisms underlying inhibitory control, motivation, and emotional processing in problematic Internet users (i.e. social networking addiction).

Curriculum

PERSONAL INFORMATIONS

Name: Tania Moretta

Position: PhD student 

Tel.: (+39) 049 827 6684

Email: tania.moretta@phd.unipd.it

 

EDUCATION, QUALIFICATIONS, PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Education:            

S.B.              Michelangelo High School (Math and Science Academy) 2008

B.Sc.            Sapienza University, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology (Cognitive Science) 2011

M.Sc.           Sapienza University, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology (Cognitive Neurosciences) 2014

 

Career/Academic Appointments:

2018-2019        Visiting Scholar, Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

2016-present     PhD Student in Psychological Sciences, Psychophysiology Lab, Dept. of General Psychology, University of Padova, Padova, Italy

2015-16            Post-Master Research Fellow, Computational Embodied Neuroscience Lab, ISTC-CNR, Rome, Italy; Dept. of General Psychology, University of Padova, Padova, Italy

2014-15            Post-Master Research Training, Computational Embodied Neuroscience Lab, ISTC-CNR, Italian National Research Council, Rome, Italy

2013-14            Post-graduate Research Fellow, Computational Embodied Neuroscience Lab, ISTC-CNR, Italian National Research Council, Rome, Italy

2011-13            Post-graduate Research Training, General Psychology Lab, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

 

Invited Speaking Engagements, Presentations, Symposia & Workshops:  

International/National 

2019: AIP XX Congress, Clinical and Dynamics Psychology Section, Milano, Italy. Poster presentation: "Problematic Internet Use: Associations with Hoarding and Depression Symptoms"

2019: ICBA 2019, 6th International Conference on Behavioral Addictions, Yokohama, Japan. Poster presentation: “Tangled up in blue: response inhibition in Problematic Facebook Use”

2019: PSICOSTAT Meeting section, Department of Developmental Psychology and Socialisation, University of Padova, Padova, Italy. Speacker: "Understanding gender differences in recovery from gambling disorder: a Bayesian adaptive sampling for variable selection and model averaging"

2018:   AIP XX Congress, Clinical and Dynamics Psychology Section, Urbino, Italy. Symposium on clinical psychology and neurosciences: an evidence-based dialogue: “Tangled up in blue: Response inhibition in problematic Facebook use”

2018:   AIP XX Congress, Clinical and Dynamics Psychology Section, Urbino, Italy. Poster presentation: “A model of problematic facebook use: Highlighting the role of preference for online interaction and mood regulation.”

2018:  58th Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR), Quebec, Canada. Symposium on crossing the knowledge to practice divide: heart rate variability in the assessment and treatment of psychopathology: “Heart Rate Variability & Problematic Internet Use: The Relationship Between Craving for Internet Usage and Reduced Autonomic Flexibility”

2017:  57th Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR), Vienna, Austria. Presentation: “Autonomic Stress Reactivity and Craving in Individuals With Problematic Internet Use”

2017:   31st Conference of the EHPS: Innovative ideas in Health Psychology, Padova, Italy. Poster presentation: “Autonomic Reactivity To Psychosocial Stress In Individuals With Problematic Internet Use” 

2017:   AIP XIX Congress, Clinical and Dynamics Psychology Section, Torino, Italy. Poster presentation: “Heart Rate Variability and Response Inhibition in an Emotional Go/Nogo Task: a Study on Problematic Internet Users” 

2017:   AIP XIX Congress, Clinical and Dynamics Psychology Section, Torino, Italy. Symposium: “Role of disgust in the relation between Deontological Guilt and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder–like washing behaviors”

2017: Journal Club 2016-17, Department of General Psychology, University of Padova, Italy. Seminar:  " Autonomic stress reactivity and craving in individuals with problematic Internet use” 

2016: Journal Club 2015-16, Department of General Psychology, University of Padova, Italy. Seminar: “Impulse Control Disorder: Discussion and Future Perspective”

2016: International Conference of Mindfulness, Sapienza, University of Rome, Rome, Italy. Symposium on the relationships between mind and body:" The neurobiology of mindfulness, stress and their interactions"

2015:   Section of Behavioural Neurosciences, Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS), Rome, Italy. Seminar on computational modeling: “On the relationship between specific Pavlovian instrumental transfer and instrumental reward probability”

2015:   AISC, Bodies, Tools & Cognition Conference, Genova, Italy. Presentation:” +me: final prototype for the experimentation with children with autism”

2015:  New Friends Conference 2015 - social robots in education and therapy, Almera, Netherlands. “Wearables Based on Bio-Signals to Improve Communication and Interaction of Children with Autism”

2015: Psychophysiology Lab meeting, Department of General Psychology, University of Padova, Italy. Seminar:"Different aspects of goal-directed behaviour with focus on the relationship between specific Pavlovian Instrumental Transfer and reward probability"

2014: ISTC-CNR meeting, Italian National Research Council, Rome, Italy. Seminar: "Preclinical studies (mice) on addiction and the Impulse Control Disorder"

2014:  Fourth International Symposium on Biology of Decision Making (SBDM 2014), Paris, France. “Specific Pavlovian-Instrumental Transfer:  relationship with instrumental reward probabilities”

 

Professional Service

Peer Review Groups/Grant Study Sections:  

2018-present Member, International Society for the Study of Behavioral Addictions (ISSBA)

2018-present Member, Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR)

2017-present Member, Italian Association of Psychology (AIP)

 

Ad-hoc Reviewer

Addiction Biology

Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking

Journal of Addictive Behaviors,Therapy & Rehabilitation

 

Bibliography: 

1. Gavriel-Fried, B., Moretta, T., & Potenza, M. N. (in press). Recovery Capital and Symptom Improvement in Gambling Disorder: Correlations with Spirituality and Stressful Life Events in Younger but Not Older Adults. Journal of Gambling Studies

2. Gavriel-Fried, B., Moretta, T., & Potenza, M. N. (in press). Associations between recovery capital, spirituality, and DSM–5 symptom improvement in gambling disorder. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.

3. Chen, S., Ma, Y., Cai, W., Moretta, T., Wang, X., Liu, T., & Potenza, M. N. (2019). Factorial validity of a substance-use stigma scale in methamphetamine-using adults in China. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 107677.

4. Moretta, T., Sarlo, M., Buodo, G. (2019) Problematic Internet Use: the relationship between resting Heart Rate Variability and emotional modulation of inhibitory control. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking22(7), 500-507.

5. Gavriel-Fried, B., Moretta, T., & Potenza, M. N. (2019) Modelling intrinsic spirituality in gambling disorder. Addiction Research & Theory, 1-7. 

6.Sperati, V., Özcan, B., Romano, L., Scaffaro, S., Moretta, T., Turturo, G., ... & Baldassarre, G. (2019). Acceptability of the Transitional Wearable Companion “+ me” in Typical Children: A Pilot Study. Frontiers in psychology10.

7. Ottaviani, C., Collazzoni, A., D’Olimpio, F., Moretta, T., & Mancini, F. (2019). I obsessively clean because deontological guilt makes me feel physiologically disgusted!. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders20, 21-29.

8. Moretta, T., & Buodo, G. (2018). Modeling Problematic Facebook Use: Highlighting the role of mood regulation and preference for online social interaction. Addictive behaviors, 87, 214-221.

9. Moretta, T., & Buodo, G. (2018). Autonomic stress reactivity and craving in individuals with problematic Internet use. PloS one13(1), e0190951.

10. Özcan, B., Caligiore, D., Sperati, V., Moretta, T., & Baldassarre, G. (2016). Transitional wearable companions: A novel concept of soft interactive social robots to improve social skills in children with autism spectrum disorder. International Journal of Social Robotics8(4), 471-481.

11. Cartoni, E., Moretta, T., Puglisi-Allegra, S., Cabib, S., & Baldassarre, G. (2015). The relationship between specific Pavlovian instrumental transfer and instrumental reward probability. Frontiers in psychology6, 1697.

Altre informazioni: 
https://scholar.google.it/citations?user=8aFM6ucAAAAJ&hl=it&oi=ao https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Tania_Moretta2