Clinical and Experimental Psychopatology (Prof. Marchetti)

Igor Marchetti

Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology (M-PSI/08)

W building, room 123
Phone: +39 040 982 8867



Igor Marchetti is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Trieste (Italy) since 2021.

He graduated with a master degree in clinical psychology at the University of Florence (Italy) in 2009 and obtained a doctoral degree in psychology at the Ghent University (Belgium) in 2014. From 2014 to 2018, he held a position as post-doc at the Ghent University, after being awarded two grants from the Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (FWO, Belgium). During his research training, he was visiting research fellow at Temple University (US), the University of Texas at Austin (US), and the University of Florence (Italy).

At the University of Trieste, he is a member of the Graduate School in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science and a teaching board member of the Specialization School in Neuropsychology.

He is the head of the Clinical and Experimental Psychopathology Lab and his main research interests are focused on both lower- and higher-order mechanisms as well as complex dynamics that facilitate the development of mental disorders. Here are the main three research lines:

1) Cognitive risk factors for depressive symptoms and the Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). By adopting the experimental and clinical psychopathology approach, this research line aims to investigate what mechanisms play an essential role in the development of depressive symptoms and, more recently, anxious symptoms (i.e., Marchetti et al., 2018, Journal of Affective Disorders, Marchetti et al., 2016, Clinical Psychological Science; Marchetti et al., 2012, Neuropsychology Review).

2) Complex dynamics of psychopathology. By relying on specific analytical approaches, this research line is focused on the complex interplay among different psychophysiological mechanisms that allows the emergence of psychological distress. In particular, we strongly rely on network analysis and the network approach to psychopathology (Marchetti, 2019, Cognitive Therapy and Research; Mullarkey, Marchetti, et al., 2019, Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology; Hoorelbeke, Marchetti, et al., 2016, Journal of Affective Disorders).

3) Development and validation of clinical measures. Paralleling the other two research lines, we also work on the development of psychometric-sound instruments that allow an accurate and reliable measurement of important clinical phenomena, such as state rumination and psychopathology in adolescence (Marchetti et al., 2018, Cognitive Therapy and Research; Sica et al., 2016, TEA Ediciones; Sica et al., 2011, Edizioni Erickson).


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