My main research interests involve probabilistic inference, social hypothesis testing, and reasoning biases. Additionally I am passionate about science communication and research dissemination and interested in replicability, open science issues, and the interface between cognitive and social aspects in social psychology topics like intergroup relations and impression formation.
Mangiarulo, M., Pighin, S., Polonio, L., & Tentori, K. (2021). The effect of evidential impact on perceptual probabilistic judgments. Cognitive Science, 45(1), e12919.
Mangiarulo, M., Rusconi, P., & Sacchi, S. (2016). Status e processo di selezione di informazioni. Gli effetti dell'asimmetria sociale sull'asimmetria delle strategie di controllo di ipotesi [Status and information-search process: Social asymmetry leads to asymmetric strategies in social hypothesis testing]. Psicologia sociale, 11(1), 89-101.
(submitted) Bussu, A., Molloy, E., Mangiarulo, M., Pulina, M., Ashton, S-A. Systematic review on the prevalence of cyber-bullying and cyber-stalking in academia
(in preparation) Bussu, A., Ashton, S-A., Pulina, M., Mangiarulo, M. An exploratory study of cyberbullying and cyberstalking in the academic context during COVID-19
As a Teaching Fellow, I teach/have taught: quantitative research methods, history of psychology, and JDM topics (advice giving/taking, social comparison).
I am currently involved in a project aimed at exploring students' perception of the Blackboard platform, with the final goal of revamping the Student Support section based on the students' feedback, suggestion, and direct input.
I am an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA).