Aurelio Castro

aureliocastro.research@gmail.com

Cycle: XXXII

Supervisor: Luca Trappolin

Project

Between the narratives of sexual experiences. The social construction of sexual orientation.

Research interests

Social psychology, Sexual orientation and sexualities, Bisexuality, Intimacies and relationships, Atheism and non-believers, Pornography,  Religious and sexual prejudice, Role-playing, Social cognition, Non-monogamies.

Publications

  • Castro A., “La cognizione implicita e i copioni sessuali, in I copioni sessuali. Storia, analisi e applicazioni, a cura di Rinaldi C., Mondadori, 2017.
  • Galgani M., Testoni I., Castro A., Brunello M., Cordioli C., Nodari E., “I luoghi dell’attraversamento – Incontro fra operatori di un hospice e gli allievi delle scuole superiori: quali effetti sull’équipe?”. Oral contribution presented at the National Conference of the Italian Society for Palliative Care (SICP), 16-19 November 2016, Rome, Italy.
  • Castro A., “Senza dèi e senza fiducia: la discriminazione dei non credenti da parte di gruppi religiosi”, Oral contribution presented at the International Conference “WWIII? Management of death between new social emergencies and their solution”, 3-5 November 2016, Padua, Italy.
  • Testoni I., Castro A., La rappresentazione della morte e la deumanizzazione: tra misure implicte ed esplicite.” in AIP. Congresso nazionale delle sezioni di psicologia per le organizzazioni e di psicologia sociale, Italia: AIP, 2016. Proceedings of: Congresso Nazionale AIP sezione “psicologia sociale”, Napoli, 22-24 Settembre 2016.
  • Castro A., Il costrutto dell’attrazione sessuale implicita. Uno studio sperimentale e un’analisi critica.” in AIP. Congresso nazionale delle sezioni di psicologia per le organizzazioni e di psicologia sociale, Italia: AIP, 2015. Proceedings of: Congresso Nazionale AIP sezione “psicologia sociale”, Palermo, 17-19 Settembre 2015.

Professional and educational experiences

High education

  • 2015 – Master degree in Social, Work and Communication Psychology, University of Padua. Thesis: “The construct of implicit sexual attraction. An experimental study and critical analysis” (Supervisor: Prof. Mara Cadinu). Mark: 110L/110
  • 2013 – Bachelor degree In Social and Work Psychological sciences, University of Padua. Thesis: “A correlational study about prejudice toward religious groups ” (Supervisor: Prof. Alberto Voci). Voto 104/110

Work experiences

  • 2016 – Member of the Organizing Committee of the International Conference “WWIII? Management of death between new social emergencies and their solution”.
  • 2015 – Reviewer for the Student Psychology Journal of Ireland
  • 2015 – Lecturer in social cognition and implicit measures, supervised two-days workshops on software and research design for experimental research.
  • 2015 – Research assistant at the University of Surrey (School of Psychology). Supervisor: Prof. Peter Hegarty.