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Dr Silvio Aldrovandi

Dr Silvio Aldrovandi

e410301@lsbu.ac.uk

Innovation, Leadership, Strategy and Management

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5604-8551

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I joined LSBU Business School in 2023 from Birmingham City University, where I have acted as Deputy Head of Department, Research Director and REF2021 Lead. Prior to that, I spent three years as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Warwick and held visiting positions at City University, London, where I completed my PhD on the association between memory and judgment processes. I graduated in psychology at the University of Bologna (Italy).

My research interests revolve around human judgment and decision-making and I run multiple projects that focus on the interface between behavioural sciences and social cognition. In particular, I am interested in the interplay between cognitive functions (e.g., memory) and human decisions, how context impacts on evaluations and preferences (e.g., risk), culture and motivational values, social norms and behavioural economics.

My work, which I presented at many national and international conferences, has been published in world-leading journals and it is supported by a wide collaboration network. I am a Review Editor at Frontiers in Psychology and I regularly act as a peer-reviewer for several world-leading journals. I am Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and I am a member of international societies such as the Association for Psychological Science, the Society for Judgment and Decision-Making and the Cognitive Science Society. I am a SEDA-accredited supervisor and am happy to take on candidate PhD students interested in the above areas.

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Current
Mr Andreas ScheelSocial Media as Innovation Laboratory - Competitive Advantages of the Open, Networked EnterprisePhD
Jessica PerryPhD
Kai GaskinPhD
Paige Clarke-JeffersPhD
Muhammad SiddiquiPhD

Awarded in the last 5 years
Daniel KnowlesPhD by Published Work

Determinants of UK students’ financial anxiety amidst Covid-19: Financial literacy and attitudes towards debt
Perry, J. M., Ravat, H., Bridger, E. K., Carter, P. and Aldrovandi, S. (2023). Determinants of UK students’ financial anxiety amidst Covid-19: Financial literacy and attitudes towards debt. Higher Education Quarterly. https://doi.org/10.1111/hequ.12473

Retrospective and prospective evaluations of mammography screening narratives: The role of own experience
Aldrovandi, S., Bridger, E. K., Knowles, D. and Poirier, M. (2021). Retrospective and prospective evaluations of mammography screening narratives: The role of own experience. Experimental Psychology. 69 (2), pp. 111-117. https://doi.org/10.1027/1618-3169/a000548

To achieve and to conform: Motivational values predict social comparison orientation
Aldrovandi, S., Dhillon, J. and Rentzelas, P. (2021). To achieve and to conform: Motivational values predict social comparison orientation. Personality and Individual Differences. 182. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2021.111083

From gloom to doom: Financial loss and negative affect prime risk averse preferences
Aldrovandi, S., Kusev, P., Hill, T. and Vlaev, I. (2019). From gloom to doom: Financial loss and negative affect prime risk averse preferences. Current Psychology. 40, pp. 5851-5862. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-019-00507-3

Exploring the roles of physical effort and visual salience within the proximity effect
Knowles, D., Brown, K. G. and Aldrovandi, S. (2019). Exploring the roles of physical effort and visual salience within the proximity effect. Appetite. 145, p. 104489. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2019.104489

Exploring the underpinning mechanisms of the proximity effect within a competitive food environment
Knowles, D., Brown, K. G. and Aldrovandi, S. (2018). Exploring the underpinning mechanisms of the proximity effect within a competitive food environment. Appetite. 134, pp. 94-102. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2018.12.005

Modelling human choices: MADeM and decision‑making
Mavritsaki, E., Aldrovandi, S. and Bridger, E. K. (2017). Modelling human choices: MADeM and decision‑making. Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting. BioMed Central. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12868-017-0371-2

Reconstructing the recent visual past: Hierarchical knowledge-based effects in visual working memory
Poirier, M., Heussen, D., Aldrovandi, S., Daniel, L., Saiyara, T. and Hampton, J. A. (2017). Reconstructing the recent visual past: Hierarchical knowledge-based effects in visual working memory. Psychonomic bulletin & review. 24, pp. 1889-1899. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13423-017-1277-9

Context Moderates Priming Effects on Financial Risk Taking
Aldrovandi, S., Kusev, P., Hill, T. and Vlaev, I. (2017). Context Moderates Priming Effects on Financial Risk Taking. Risks. 5 (1), p. 18. https://doi.org/10.3390/risks5010018

Retrospective evaluations of sequences: Testing the predictions of a memory-based analysis
Aldrovandi, S., Poirier, M., Kusev, P. and Ayton, P. (2015). Retrospective evaluations of sequences: Testing the predictions of a memory-based analysis. Experimental Psychology. 62 (5). https://doi.org/10.1027/1618-3169/a000301

Social norms and rank-based nudging: Changing willingness to pay for healthy food
Aldrovandi, S., Brown, G. D. A. and Wood, A. M. (2015). Social norms and rank-based nudging: Changing willingness to pay for healthy food. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied. 21 (3), pp. 242-254. https://doi.org/10.1037/xap0000048

Students’ concern about indebtedness: A rank based social norms account
Aldrovandi, S., Wood, A. M., Maltby, J. and Brown, G.D. A. (2015). Students’ concern about indebtedness: A rank based social norms account. Studies in Higher Education . 40 (7), pp. 1307-1327. https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2014.881349

Sentencing, severity, and social norms: A rank-based model of contextual influence on judgments of crimes and punishments
Aldrovandi, S., Wood, A. M. and Brown, G. D. A. (2013). Sentencing, severity, and social norms: A rank-based model of contextual influence on judgments of crimes and punishments. Acta psychologica. 144 (3), pp. 538-547. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2013.09.007

Preferences induced by accessibility: Evidence from priming
Kusev, P., van Schaik, P. and Aldrovandi, S. (2012). Preferences induced by accessibility: Evidence from priming. Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics. 5 (4), pp. 250-258. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0030289

Preference stability and memory: Two unlikely companions
Aldrovandi, S. and Heussen, D. (2011). Preference stability and memory: Two unlikely companions. Frontiers in Psychology. 2. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00291

An effect of semantic memory on immediate memory in the visual domain
Heussen, D., Poirier, M., Hampton, J. A. and Aldrovandi, S. (2011). An effect of semantic memory on immediate memory in the visual domain.

Now I like it, now I don’t
Aldrovandi, S., Poirier, M., Kusev, P., Heussen, D. and Ayton, P. (2011). Now I like it, now I don’t. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. 01 Jan 2009

Domain effects and financial risk attitudes
Vlaev, I., Kusev, P., Stewart, N., Aldrovandi, S. and Chater, N. (2010). Domain effects and financial risk attitudes. Risk Analysis. 30 (9), pp. 1374-1386. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1539-6924.2010.01433.x

Memory strategies mediate the relationships between memory and judgment
Aldrovandi, S., Poirier, M., Heussen, D. and Ayton, P. (2009). Memory strategies mediate the relationships between memory and judgment. Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science Society.

Explanations of comparative facts
Aldrovandi, S., Hampton, J.A., Heussen, D. and Kusev, P. (2009). Explanations of comparative facts. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. 01 Jan 2009