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Chiara Meneghetti
 
Lecturer
 

Research interests:

Psychology of Individual Differences, Spatial Learning,
Visuo-Spatial Abilities and Strategies.


Contact details:
tel.: +39 049 827 6911
e-mail: chiara.meneghetti@unipd.it
 
   
Publications:
 
   
 
    Articles in English (2005-til now)  
       
   

Zancada-Menendez, C., Sampedro-Piquero, P., Meneghetti, C., Labate, E., Begega, A., & Lopez, L. (in press). Age differences in path learning: The role of interference in updating spatial information. Learning and Individual Differences. doi:10.1016/j.lindif.2015.01.015.

 

Mammarella I.C., Meneghetti, C., Pazzaglia F., & Cornoldi C. (2015). Memory and comprehension deficits in spatial descriptions of children with non-verbal and reading disabilities. Front. Psychol. 5:1534. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01534.

 

Meneghetti, C., Borella, E., & Pazzaglia, F. (2015). Mental Rotation Training: Transfer and Maintenance Effects on Spatial Abilities. Psychological research. doi:10.1007/s00426-014-0644-7.

 

Meneghetti, C., Labate, E., Ronconi, L., Grassano, M., & Pazzaglia, F. (2014). The role of visuospatial and verbal abilities, styles and strategies in predicting visuospatial description accuracy. Learning and Individual Differences, 36, 117-123. doi:10.1016/j.lindif.2014.10.019.

 

Meneghetti, C., Borella, E., Pastore, M., & De Beni, R. (2014). The Role of Spatial Abilities and Self-Assessments in Cardinal Point Orientation Across the Lifespan. Learning and Individual Differences. doi: 10.1016/j.lindif.2014.07.006. PDF(PDF)

 

Borella, E., Meneghetti, C., Muffato, V., & De Beni, R. (2014). Map learning and the alignment effect in young and older adults: how do they gain from having a map available while performing pointing tasks? Psychological research, 1-16. doi:10.1007/s00426-014-0543-y.

 

Meneghetti, C., Pazzaglia, F., & De Beni, R. (2014). Mental representations derived from spatial descriptions: the influence of orientation specificity and visuospatial abilities. Psychological research, 1-19. doi:10.1007/s00426-014-0560-x. PDF(PDF)

 

Borella, E., Meneghetti, C., Ronconi, L., & De Beni, R. (2014). Spatial abilities across the adult life span. Developmental Psychology, 50, 384-392.

 

Meneghetti, C., Ronconi, L., Pazzaglia, F., & De Beni, R. (2013). Spatial mental representations derived from spatial descriptions: the predicting and mediating roles of spatial preferences, strategies, and abilities. British Journal of Psychology. doi:10.1111/bjop.12038. PDF(PDF)

 

Meneghetti, C., Borella, E., Fiore, F., & De Beni, R. (2013). The ability to point to well-known places in young and older adults. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, 25, 203-209. doi:10.1007/s40520-013-0027-8.

 

Gyselinck V., Meneghetti, C., Bormetti, M., Orriols, E. Piolino, P., & De Beni, R. (2013). Considering spatial ability in virtual route learning in early aging. Cognitive processing, 14, 309-316. doi:10.1007/s10339-013-0557-1.

 

Meneghetti, C., De Beni, R., Gyselinck, V., & Pazzaglia, F. (2013). The joint role of spatial ability and imagery strategy in sustaining the learning of spatial descriptions under spatial interference. Learning and Individual Differences, 24, 32-41.

 

Avraamides, M., Galati, A., Meneghetti, C., Pazzaglia, F. & Denis, M (2013). Encoding and updating spatial information presented in narratives. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 66, 642-670.

 

Tenbrink, T., D'Odorico, T., Hertzberg, C., Mazman, G., Meneghetti, C., Reshoeft, N., & Yang, J. (2012). Tutorial Report: Understanding Spatial Thought Through Language Use. JOSIS Journal of Spatial Information Science, 5, 107-114.

 

Pazzaglia, F., & Meneghetti, C. (2012). Spatial text processing in relation to spatial abilities and spatial styles. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 24, 972-980.

 

Brunye, T.T., Andonova, E., Meneghetti, C., Noordzij, M., Pazzaglia, F.,Wienemann, R., Mahoney, C.R., & Taylor, H.A. (2012). Planning routes round the world: International evidence for southern route preferences. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 32, 297-304. PDF(PDF)

 

Meneghetti, C., Pazzaglia, F., De Beni, R. (2012). Which spatial abilities and strategies predict males’ and females’ performance in the object perspective test? Cognitive processing. doi:10.1007/s10339-012-0500-x.

 

Meneghetti, C., Borella, E., Gyselinck, V., & De Beni, R (2012). Age-differences in environment route learning: the role of input and recall-test modalities in young and older adults. Learning and Individual Differences. doi:10.1016/j.lindif.2012.04.006. PDF(PDF)

 

Meneghetti, C., Borella, E., Grasso, I., & De Beni, R. (2011). Learning a route using a map and/or description in young and older adults. Journal of cognitive psychology, 1, 1-14. PDF(PDF)


Meneghetti, C., De Beni, R., Pazzaglia, F., & Gyselinck, V. (2011). The role of visuo-spatial abilities in recall of spatial descriptions: a mediation model. Learning and Individual Differences, 21, 719-723. PDF(PDF)


Meneghetti, C., & Mammarella, I.C. (2011-2012). Mental representation of spatial information in children with non-verbal and reading disabilities: Two case studies. Imagination, Cognition and Personality, 31, 31-51. PDF(PDF)


Sluzenski, J., Meneghetti, C., & McNamara T. (2011). Spatial influence of environmental axes in a baseball field. Spatial Cognition and Computation: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 11, 205 - 225. PDF(PDF)


Meneghetti, C., De Beni, R., Gyselinck, V., & Pazzaglia, F. (2011). Working memory involvement in spatial text processing: What advantages are gained from extended learning and visuo-spatial strategies? British Journal of Psychology, 102, 499-518. PDF(PDF)


Meneghetti, C., Fiore, F., Borella, E., & De Beni, R (2011). Learning a map of environment: The role of visuo-spatial abilities in young and older adults. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 25, 952-959. PDF(PDF)


Meneghetti, C., Pazzaglia, F., & De Beni, R. (2011). Spatial mental representations derived from survey and route descriptions: When individuals prefer extrinsic frame of reference. Learning and Individual Differences, 21, 150-157. PDF(PDF)


Meneghetti, C., & De Beni, R. (2010). Influence of motivational beliefs and strategies on recall task performance in elementary, middle and high school students. European Journal of Psychology of Education, 25, 325-343.


Pazzaglia F., Meneghetti, C., De Beni, R., & Gyselinck, V. (2010). Working memory components in survey and route spatial texts processing. Cognitive Processing, 11, 359-369.


Meneghetti, C., Gyselinck, V., Pazzaglia, F., & De Beni R. (2009). Individual differences in spatial text processing: high spatial ability can compensate for spatial working memory interference. Learning and Individual Differences, 19, 577-589.


Mammarella, I. C., Meneghetti, C., Pazzaglia, F., Gitti, F., Gomez, C., & Cornoldi, C. (2009). Representation of survey and route spatial descriptions in children with nonverbal (visuospatial) learning disabilities. Brain & Cognition, 71, 173-179.


Gyselinck, V., Meneghetti, C., De Beni, R., & Pazzaglia, F., (2009). The role of working memory in spatial text processing: what benefit of imagery strategy and visuospatial abilities? Learning and Individual Differences, 19, 12-20.


Moè, A., Meneghetti, C., & Cadinu, M. (2009). Women and mental rotation: incremental theory and spatial strategy use enhance performance. Personality and Individual Differences, 46, 187-191.


Meneghetti, C., De Beni, R., & Cornoldi, C. (2007). Strategic knowledge and consistency in students with good and poor study skills. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 19, 628-649.


Gyselinck, V., De Beni R., Pazzaglia, F., Meneghetti, C., & Mondoloni A. (2007). Working memory components and imagery instructions in the elaboration of a spatial mental model. Psychological Research, 71, 373-382.


Pazzaglia, F., De Beni, R., & Meneghetti, C. (2007). The effects of verbal and spatial interference in the encoding and retrieval of spatial and nonspatial texts. Psychological Research, 71, 484-494.


Meneghetti, C., Carretti, B., & De Beni, R. (2006). Components of reading comprehension and scholastic achievement. Learning and Individual Differences, 16, 291-301.


Meneghetti, C., De Beni, R., Pazzaglia, F., & Gyselinck, V. (2006). Does spatial interference affect spatial text processing in individuals with a high mental rotation ability? Cognitive Processing, 7, 64.


De Beni, R., Pazzaglia, F., Gyselinck, V., & Meneghetti, C. (2005). Visuospatial working memory in spatial representation derived from spatial descriptions. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 17, 77-95.


 
       
    Articles in Italian (2005-til now)  
       
   

Cardillo, R., Caviola, S., Meneghetti, C., & Mammarella, I.C. (in stampa). Un training sulle abilità di rotazione mentale in bambini della scuola primaria. Giornale Italiano di Psicologia.


Gava, L., Meneghetti, C., Borella, E., & De Beni, R. (2013). Abilità spaziali: Differenze di età dai giovani adulti ai granfi vecchi. Giornale Italiano di Psicologia, 4, 735-759.


Zamperlin, C., Meneghetti, C., Visentin F., & De Beni, R. (2012). Rilevare le abilità di studio in studenti universitari. Psicologia dell’educazione, VI, 2, 221-237.


De Beni R., Meneghetti, C., & Pezzullo, L. (2010). Approccio metacognitivo e corsi universitari a distanza. TD-Tecnologie Didattiche, 1, 21-28.


Meneghetti, C., Carretti, B., De Beni, R., Cornoldi, C., & Abusamra, V. (2009). El mejoramiento de la comprension del texto desde una perspectiva componecial: el caso de la capacidad de individualizar personajes, lugar y tiempo. Ciencias Psicologicas, 2, 185-192.


Meneghetti, C., Carretti, B., & Zamperlin, C. (2009). Relazione tra aspetti della comprensione del testo e prestazione di studio in studenti di prima superiore. Ricerche di Psicologia, 2, 117-136.


Meneghetti, C. (2009). Rappresentazioni mentali derivate da descrizioni spaziali in prospettiva survey e route: una rassegna. Giornale Italiano di Psicologia, 1, 51-86. PDF(PDF)


Mega, C., Meneghetti, C., & De Beni, R. (2008). Strategie di autoregolazione ed emozioni legate allo studio: un intervento per la promozione delle abilità di studio con gruppi di studenti universitari. Psicologia Clinica dello Sviluppo, 1, 167-172.


Zamperlin, C., Cella, O., & Meneghetti, C. (2007). Strategie funzionali e non funzionali allo studio in studenti di scuola media: valutazioni di utilità e di uso. Età Evolutiva, 87, 34-42.


Carretti, C., Meneghetti, C., & De Beni, R. (2005). Evoluzione di alcune delle abilità implicate nella comprensione del testo in studenti dalla terza elementare alla prima media. Età Evolutiva, 2, 5-16.

 

 
       
    Chapters in International Volumes  
       
   

Meneghetti, C., Borella, E., Muffato, V., Pazzaglia, F., & De Beni, R. (2014). Environment Learning from Spatial Descriptions: The Role of Perspective and Spatial Abilities in Young and Older Adults. In C. Freksa et al. (Eds.): Spatial Cognition 2014, LNAI 8684, pp. 30–45. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-11215-2_12; Print ISBN: 978-3-319-11214-5


Carattin, E., Tatano, V., Labate, E., Meneghetti, C., & Pazzaglia, F. (2012) Human wayfinding abilities to reach an area of refuge in a virtual environment. Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Human Behaviour in Fire 2012, held at the Downing, Cambridge, UK 19-21 September 2012. ISBN: 978-0-9556548-8-6. pp 557-562.


Meneghetti, C., Pazzaglia, F., & De Beni, R. (2012). The Mental Representation Derived from Spatial Descriptions is North-Up Oriented: The Role of Visuo-spatial Abilities. In C. Stachniss, K. Schill, and D. Uttal (Eds.): Spatial Cognition VIII, LNAI 7463. Springer, Heidelberg. pp. 262-278.


Gyselinck, V., & Meneghetti, C. (2011). The role spatial working memory in understanding verbal descriptions: a window into the interaction between verbal and spatial processing. In A. Vandienrendonck and A. Szmalec (Eds.). Spatial Working Memory. Psychology Press. ISBN: 978-1-84872-033-6.


Meneghetti, C., Borella, E., Fiore, F., & De Beni, R. (2011). Mental representation from spatial descriptions: the role of age and visuo-spatial abilities. In N. Gotsiridze-Columbus (Ed.) Psychology of Individual Differences. Nova Science Publisher: Hauppauge, NY.


Pazzaglia, F., & Meneghetti, C. (2010). Individual differences in spatial language and way-finding: the role of cognition, emotion and motivation. In C. Holscher, T. F. Shipley, M. Olivetti Belardinelli, J. A., Bateman, and N. S. Newcombe (Eds.). pp. 1-3. Spatial Cognition VII, Springer-Verlag. ISBN: 0302-9743.


Fastame, C., Mammarella, I. C., Carretti, B., & Meneghetti, C. (2008). The continuous architecture of working memory: evidence from learning disabilities and genetic syndromes. Noah B. Johansen (Ed). pp. 283-313. New Research on Short-Term Memory. Nova Science Publisher: Hauppauge, NY. ISBN: 9781604565485.

 

 
       
    Chapters on National Books  
       
   

Meneghetti, C., Fabris, M., Moè, A., & De Beni, R. (2008). Abilità e motivazione allo studio in studenti universitari: uso della batteria AMOS. In R. De Beni, R. Trentin, & R. Rizzato. Pensando agli studenti. Servizio di aiuto psicologico. (pp.73-90). Cleup: Padova. ISBN: 978-88-6129-245-1.


Sommaggio, S., Mega, C., Meneghetti, C., & De Beni, R. (2008). La promozione delle abilità di studio: l’intervento metacognitivo con gruppi di studenti universitari. In R. De Beni, R. Trentin, & R. Rizzato. Pensando agli studenti. Servizio di aiuto psicologico. (pp.103-116). Cleup: Padova. ISBN: 978-88-6129-245-1.

 
       
    Books  
       
   

Cornoldi, C., De Beni, R., Zamperlin, C., & Meneghetti, C. (2005). AMOS 8-15. Abilità di motivazione allo studio: prove di valutazione per ragazzi dagli 8 ai 15 anni. Erickson, Trento. pp. 1-200. ISBN: 978-88-7946-768-1.


De Beni, R., Cornoldi, C., Carretti, B., & Meneghetti, C. (2003). Nuova guida alla comprensione del testo. Introduzione teorica generale al programma. Le prove criteriali di livello A e B. Erickson, Trento. pp. 1-191. ISBN: 978-88-7946-564-9.

 
       
       
       
   

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