About SSEA

SSEA Leadership

Governing Council:
Elisabetta Crocetti (co-chair), Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy


Elisabetta Crocetti, PhD, is a senior assistant professor at the Department of Psychology of the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy. Her primary scholarly interest concerns the processes of identity formation in adolescence and emerging adulthood. In particular, she is interested in examining how identity is formed and revised over time and which individual (e.g., personality, social-cognitive strategies, anxiety), relational (e.g., family and peer relationships), social (e.g., civic participation), and cultural factors influence this dynamic. She is also strongly interested in methodological and statistical issues related to social research, such as cross-cultural validation of measurement instruments, longitudinal analysis, systematic reviews and meta-analysis. She received several awards and fellowships for her research including the SRIF Biennial Best Doctoral Student Research Award and a Marie Curie grant. She is a member of various scientific associations and she is particularly involved with the European Association for Research in Adolescence (EARA) in which she is the secretary, and with the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood (SSEA), in which she is a member of the Governing council.

Her complete CV and list of publications is available at www.elisabettacrocetti.com