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Applied Psychology and Ergonomics

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Giovanni Briante, Alessandra Re


Description
The Research Unit operates in the field of applied psychology and ergonomics by performing design, assessment, and training interventions.
Within the domain of usability, design and assessment interventions are aimed at improving the quality of the interaction between users and products/services, with a focus on the exploration of users' needs and requirements.
As far as interventions on organizational systems, the analysis of work activities is conducted focusing on the topics of competence and competence integration, and on the examination of the psychosocial and ergonomic components that may enhance well-being and safety in workplaces.
The ergonomic analysis of work activities and the data collection are conducted by means of several techniques (observations, interviews, questionnaires, focus groups, user trials).


Main research themes
1 - Virtual Reality technologies to improving safety in work environments.
2 - Ergonomic analysis and assessment of products and industrial/service organizations(in cooperation with the Research Unit in Well-being, Health and Quality of Professional and Organizational life).
3 - Professional stress, risk perception and management in health care operators/managers.
4 - Legality, equity, and justice in organizations.
5 - Employment and integration of disabled people.


Teachers and Researchers
Giovanni Briante
Alessandra Re


PhDs and Fellowships
Roberto Daima
Matteo Fiorani
Paolo Olivato
Cristiano Occelli
Silvia Gilotta
Marco Casucci
Manuela Morricone
Laura Negri


Main publications
Oddone, I., & Re, A. (2002). L'integrazione cognitiva nei gruppi di lavoro. Formula, 1-2, 14-20.
Cacciabue, P. C., Martinetto, M., & Re, A. (2002). The Effect of Car Drivers' Attitudes and National Cultures on Design of an Anti-collision System. Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics - ECCE-11 (pp.301-308). Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Cacciabue, P. C., Martinetto, M., Montagna, S., & Re, A. (2003). Scenario Development for Testing Safety Devices in Automotive Environments. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Re, A. (2004). Aspetti ergonomici della qualità. In M. L. Garzitto (Ed.), Psicologia e Qualità. Aspetti Psicologici ed Ergonomici. Atti del Primo Convegno AIPeQ (pp. 57-64). Roma: Borla.
Re, A., Montagna, S., Ferrari, & Borroni, R. (2005). Risk management in Clinical Practice: A Study of a Surgical Team. In R. Tartaglia, S. Bagnara, T. Bellandi, S. Alboino (Eds) Health Care Systems Ergonomics and Patient Safety (pp. 112-115). London: Taylor & Francis.
Re, A., Spano, M., & Dellepiane, D. (2005). From Multidisciplinarity to Collective Competence in an Eating Disorders Hospital Ward. In R. Tartaglia, S. Bagnara, T. Bellandi, S. Alboino (Eds) Health Care Systems Ergonomics and Patient Safety (pp.386-389). London: Taylor & Francis.
Re, A. (2006). Apprendre des erreurs, apprendre du quotidien: deux approches actuelles pour une analyse collective de l'activité. Education Permanente, 166, pp.49-57
Re, A., Casucci, M., Porro, S., & Vianello, M. (2006). Ergonomic aspects of Virtual Interaction. VIRTHUALIS, 6th Framework Programme European Project, Draft for the European Commission.
Re, A., Casucci, M., Porro, S., & Vianello, M. (2006). Ergonomic aspects of Interaction Devices. VIRTHUALIS, 6th Framework Programme European Project, Draft for the European Commission.
Re A., Montagna, S. & Ferrari, E. (2006). Improving risk management in complex systems: from reliability to collective competence. In R.N. Pikaar, E.A.P. Konongsveld & P.J.M. Settels (Eds) Meeting Diversity in Ergonomics (pp. 2107-2112). Elsevier Ltd.
Re, A., Oddone, I., Andéol, M. & Igonet, G. (2006). A general physician-centred system for preventing environmental diseases. In R.N. Pikaar, E.A.P. Konongsveld & P.J.M. Settels (Eds) Meeting Diversity in Ergonomics (pp. 1123-1127). Elsevier Ltd.
Ferrari, E., Montagna, S., Re, A., (2006, February). Changing the focus: from fallibility to competence. Poster session presented at the International Conference on Patient Safety, Birmingham.
Montagna, S., Casucci, M., Ferrari, E., & Re, A. (2006). Enhancing the User Centred Design methodology: interactive television services for elderly people. In R.N. Pikaar, E.A.P., Konongsveld, & P.J.M,. Settels (Eds.). Meeting Diversity in Ergonomics - Proceedings of the IEA2006 - 16th World Congress on Ergonomics (pp. 2959-2965). Elsevier Ltd.
Olivato, P., Morricone, M., Re, A., & Fubini, E. (2006). Primi risultati di un progetto di ricerca ergonomica applicata al settore calzaturiero. L'ergonomia tra innovazione e progetto. Proceedings of the VIII Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana di Ergonomia. Milano: Moretti & Vitali
Quaglino, G.P., Fubini, E., Piccardo, C., Re, A., Colombo, L., Ghislieri, C., et al. (2006). Il benessere nei call center: Primi risultati di una ricerca nel settore delle telecomunicazioni. L'ergonomia tra innovazione e progetto. Proceedings of the VIII Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana di Ergonomia. Milano: Moretti &Vitali
Quaglino, G.P., Fubini, E., Piccardo, C., Re, A., Colombo, L., Ghislieri, C., Spano, M. (2006, September). Il benessere nei call-center: dimensioni psicologiche ed ergonomiche. Poster presented at VII Congresso Nazionale di Psicologia della Salute (SIPSA), Cesena.
Frisiello, A., Bestente, G., Taricco, C., Canavese, I., Casucci, M., Dalfin, M. (2005). Presa in carico sociosanitaria innovativa: La sperimentazione al domicilio. In: D. Mosso, & J. Saos (Eds.). Research report presented at the conclusive meeting of the PIC INTERREG III A ALCOTRA "DANTE": Le tecnologie: una risorsa per la prevenzione e la tutela delle persone fragili al domicilio. le raccomandazioni del progetto DANTE.
Frisiello, A., & Casucci, M. (2005). A misura d'uomo: Ergonomia, nuove tecnologie e qualità della vita. Tam Tam - Torino e Area Metropolitana, 3,16.
Negri, L., Mosso, C., Briante, G. (2005) Les archétypes féminins en entreprise. Recherche qualitative en milieu manufacturier. In : A. Battistelli, M. Depolo, F. Fraccaroli, (a cura di) La qualité de la vie au travail dans les années 2000. Actes du 13ème Congrès de Psychologie du Travail et des Organisation de Langue Française. CD-rom. Bologna : CLUEB
Briante, G. (2004) L'outplacement tra cambiamento individuale e cambiamento organizzativo, in De Piccoli, N., Quaglino, G.P. (a cura di) Psicologia sociale in dialogo, Unicopli, Milano.
Briante, G., Mosso, C., Negri, L. (2004) Il burnout nelle professioni di aiuto: un contributo meta-analitico, in Di Nuovo, S., Commodori, E. (a cura di) Costi psicologici del curare, Bonanno, Acireale-Roma.
Briante, G., Mosso, C. (2003) "Burnout at Work: how it is a Matter of the Organization?" Atti XI EAWOP, Lisbona 14-17 maggio.
Briante, G., Mosso, C., Negri, L. (2003) "Stile lavorativo come strategia di coping nella fase di congedo dalla carriera professionale", Atti del III Colloquio Nazionale degli Psicologi del Lavoro e dell'Organizzazione, Roma 30-31 maggio.
Briante, G., Mosso, C., Negri, L. (2003) "La relazione persona-ambiente di lavoro attraverso una meta-analisi: il ruolo cruciale del carico di lavoro e del sostegno sociale nella manifestazione del burnout", Atti V Congresso Nazionale AIP, Bari 26-27 settembre.
Negri, L., "Il contatto intergruppi in contesti ecologici: Riduzione del pregiudizio verso le persone con problemi psichici in aziende profit" Poster al VII Congresso di Psicologia Sociale, AIP 18-20 Settembre 2006.
Negri, L., Cardano, M. (2006) Les salariés handicapés psychiques, ou l'expérience de la diversité dans l'entreprise. Pratiques en santé mentale, 4, 17-24.
Mosso, C., Briante, G. (2001) Discordanza lavoro-persona nella manifestazione del burnout secondo la prospettiva organizzativa, Risorsa Uomo, 8, 35-39.


Raised funding
Research Agreement on the topic: "Accident scenarios and simulation of new on-board safety tools in the automotive field." (within the framework of the EUCLIDE European project)
European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen - Ispra (2001)


Research Agreement for the ergonomic evaluation of the control room of the Turin Metro Light Rail System, line 1.
GTT - Gruppo Torinese Trasporti(2003)

Research Agreement on the topic: Innovative methodologies for users' involvement in design of products and services in the telecommunication field.
TELECOM ITALIA LAB (2003)

Research Agreement with activation of one doctoral scholarship on the topic: Usability and design of conditions of access to new technology by an enlarged user community.
Istituto Superiore Mario Boella - Torino (2003)

Research Agreement with activation of one doctoral scholarship on the topic: Ergonomic intervention for enhancement of health care systems.
Centro Regionale per la Gestione del Rischio Clinico e Sicurezza del Paziente - Regione Toscana (2004)

Scientific supervision of ergonomic issues within the research agreement between the Faculty of Psychology and Telecom Italia, for the construction, testing and validation of an integrated tool aimed at assessing and monitoring the well-being of call-center operators.
Telecom Italia (2004)

Research Unit within the Virthualis (Virtual Reality and Human Factors Applications for Improving Safety) Integrated Project. The project aims at producing an innovative technology that integrates Virtual Reality and Human Factors methods, to improving safety in production plants and storage sites.
Commissione Europea VI Programma Quadro, contract No. 515831 (2005-2009)

Scientific supervision of the design, partnership and presentation of the "Pre-Emergencies" European Project. The project aims to enhance integration among the teams involved in emergency management and to promote communication with the population involved.
Commissione Europea DG Environment Community Action Program in the Field of Civil Protection (2005)

Research Agreement with activation of one doctoral scholarship and one post-doctoral scholarship on the topic: Ergonomic research applied to the footwear sector.
CISCAL, Centro Integrato Servizi al Calzatutiero, Verona (2005)

Ergonomic intervention for primary prevention of stress and professional discomfort among emergency and urgency- services operators.
Bando Regionale Progetti Promozione della Salute (2006)

Risk prevention: strategies of research-intervention for improving risk behaviour within an ergonomic approach.
Finalized Sanitary Research Projecta (2006)

Eco-sustainability and personalization: factors enhancing communication and innovation in the field of luxury furniture leather.
PROTEINN project on employment of young graduates in SMEs for development of technological and innovation projects(2007)



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