After having received a research grant from 1975 to 1981, was a researcher at the Faculty of Medicine in Bologna until 1992. Associate Professor in 1992, he taught "Experimental Psychology" at the Degree of Statistics and Demography, Faculty of Statistics, Demographic and Actuarial, University of Bologna and "Psychology of Thought" at the Degree of Psychology, Faculty of Magisterum, Bologna.
Since 2000 he is Professor of General Psychology at the Faculty of Psychology of Bologna and teaches "General Psychology" and "Forensic Psychology"
From 1988 to 1991, Member of the Board of the Division of Basic Research of the Italian Society of Scientific Psychology (SIPS).
-From 1991 to 1996 Member of the Board of the Italian Association of Psychology, Section of Experimental Psychology
-Since 2007, member of the Italian Association of Forensic Psychology.
-Since 2012 Member of the Scientific Committee of the Series "Forensic Disciplines" - University Express
2002/3 - 2008/9 Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Psychology, University of Bologna.
2003/4 - 2005/7 President of the Degree Course in Applied Cognitive Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, University of Bologna.
1995 - 2008 Head of the Psychological Support Service of the University of Bologna at the premises of Bologna (Department of Psychology), and subsequently, Cesena, Ravenna, Rimini and Forlì. Director of Education Psychotherapeutic of the School of Specialization in Health Psychology. Director of Education of the School of Psychotherapeutic Clinical Psychology
2005 - Head of the Laboratory of Forensic Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Bologna
2005 - Head of the Consulting Expertise of the Department of Psychology, University of Bologna
2005 - Head of the Laboratory of Space and Virtual Reality, Department of Psychology, University of Bologna
2008/9 - 2012/13 Dean of the Faculty of Psychology
2008/9 - 2012/13 Member of the Board of the Campus of Cesena
2008/9 - 2012/13 Member of the Board of Cesena Campus
2009 - Member of the Bioethics Committee of the University of Bologna, Alma Mater Studiorum
2009 - Chairman of the Committee of Ethics of Psychological Research, Department of Psychology, University of Bologna
2012 - Member of the Academic Senate Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Area Representative Humanities
Areas of research.
The representation of space, the sense of direction; cognitive styles of representation of space; effect of alignment and alignment against; virtual reality
Psychology of thinking: personality traits, decision making and probabilistic reasoning; conversion strategies lira-euro;
Legal psychology in both civil and criminal judicial reasoning, process verification-falsification, eyewitness testimony, evidence of truth-falsity of statements from witnesses, instruments for measuring the accuracy and reliability of witnesses, validation criteria of the testimony, parenting skills, support administration and interdiction.
Clinical psychology: counseling young adults, assessing the effectiveness of therapies
"International Imagery Association"
"European Society for Cognitive Psychology"
"European Association for Decision Making"
"Italian Association of Psychology" section of Experimental Psychology
Conducts referee for national and international journals.