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Research interests

Broadly, my research interests lie at the intersection of emotion regulation, personality disorders (mainly psychopathy), and aggression/antisocial behavior. More specifically, my current research projects are aimed at: 1) untangling different emotion regulation processes and their relations with psychopathic traits and aggressive behavior; 2) elucidating the motive disposition (i.e., affiliation, antagonism) associated with psychopathic traits; 3) examining the developmental trajectories of self-and emotion regulation, and their relations to psychopathic traits and deviant behavior in juvenile and adult offenders.



2015: Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of Developmental Psychology of Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands (Supervisor: Prof.dr. Stefan Bogaerts)

2014: Visiting Research Scholar at the Department of Psychology of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL, United States (Supervisor: Prof. David S. Kosson)

2012-2013: Clinical Psychologist (internship) at Psychiatric Emergency Care and Evaluation Center, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Department of Mental Health, ASL RM E (Director: Dr. Giuseppe Ducci)

PhD supervision

Ph.D. Committee:

  • Kristen M. Klipfel. Dissertation title: Psychopathy and its relations with other personality disorders: An extension of findings in three distinct samples (Supervisor: Prof. David S. Kosson). Department of Psychology, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (North Chicago, IL, United States.
Ph.D. Supervision (co-promoter):
  • Foteini Spantidaki-Kyriazi, Psychopathic traits and emotion regulation processes (2017 - present)
  • Eva Billen, Trajectories of self-regulation in forensic patients (2017 - present)

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, PhD, Department of Dynamic and Clinical Psychology, Sapienza University of Rome

1 Nov 201331 Oct 2015

Psychology, Master’s Degree, Lumsa University

1 Sep 200711 Jul 2012

External positions

Guest Lecture (University of Amsterdam)

11 May 2017

Guest Lecture (University of Amsterdam)

12 May 2016


  • Aggression
  • Emotions
  • Emotion regulation
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychopathy
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Attachment

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Research Output 2013 2020

Aggression questionnaire

Garofalo, C. 2020 (Accepted/In press) Encyclopedia of personality and individual differences. Zeigler-Hill, V. & Shackelford, T. K. (eds.). Springer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionaryScientific

Open Access
Compulsive Personality Disorder
Dependent Personality Disorder
Paranoid Personality Disorder

Difficulties in emotion regulation and psychopathic traits in violent offenders

Garofalo, C., Neumann, C. S. & Velotti, P., 2018, In : Journal of Criminal Justice. 57, p. 116-125

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Does the Dark Triad manifest similarly in men and women? Measurement invariance of the Dirty Dozen across sex

Chiorri, C., Garofalo, C. & Velotti, P., 2018, In : Current Psychology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review


Emotion dysregulation, impulsivity and personality disorder traits: A community sample study

Garofalo, C., Velotti, P., Callea, A., Popolo, R., Salvatore, G., Cavallo, F. & Dimaggio, G., 2018, In : Psychiatry Research. 266, p. 186-192

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Impulsive Behavior
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