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Maria Miceli

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maria.miceli@istc.cnr.it
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Via S. Martino della Battaglia 44 - 00185 Rome - Italy

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Senior Researcher
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Maria Miceli, a social psychologist with a background in philosophy, is a senior researcher at the ISTC-CNR. Her research activity focuses on the cognitive aspects of social mechanisms and processes and their interplay with motivational and emotional components, and on modelling architectures of intelligent autonomous agents endowed with social capabilities. Topics of interest include: kinds and processes of evaluation; values; self-esteem and defense strategies; loneliness; dependence, help-giving and help-seeking; loss of motivation; helplessness and crying; guilt and guilt-inducement strategies; anticipation and related emotions (fear, anxiety, hope, disappointment, surprise, discouragement, sense of injustice); social comparison and related emotions (feeling of inferiority, envy, admiration, emulation, jealousy); persuasion strategies, with special reference to emotional strategies; comfort as a special form of social support; forgiveness. She has been involved in the organization of national and international workshops and conferences, and in several national and international projects, and has coordinated the ISTC Unit of the HUMAINE (Human-Machine Interaction Network on Emotion), Network of Excellence, European Union IST project (2005-2007). She has published various books in social psychology and several papers in international journals in social psychology, cognitive modelling, and distributed artificial intelligence. She won the Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour Theory Prize for 1992.

Publications


Journal articles

   2011
Miceli M., Castelfranchi C. Forgiveness: A cognitive-motivational anatomy. In: Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, vol. 41 (3) pp. 260 - 290. Blackwell, 2011.  image

   2010
Miceli M., Castelfranchi C. Hope: The power of wish and possibility. In: THEORY & PSYCHOLOGY, vol. 20 pp. 251 - 276. Sage, 2010.  image

   2009
Castelfranchi C., Miceli M. The cognitive-motivational compound of emotional experience. In: Emotion Review, vol. 1 pp. 223 - 231. Sage, 2009.  image
Miceli M., Mancini A., Menna P. The art of comforting. In: NEW IDEAS IN PSYCHOLOGY, vol. 27 pp. 343 - 361. Elsevier, 2009.  image

   2008
Miceli M. I dilemmi della scelta intertemporale: Ben oltre "l'uovo oggi o la gallina domani". In: Giornale Italiano di Psicologia, vol. XXXV pp. 777 - 781. Il Mulino, 2008.  image

   2007
Miceli M., Castelfranchi C. The envious mind. In: COGNITION & EMOTION, vol. 21 pp. 449 - 479. Psychology Press, 2007.  image

   2006
Miceli M., de Rosis F., Poggi I. Emotional and non emotional persuasion. In: Applied Artificial Intelligence, vol. 20 pp. 849 - 879. Taylor & Francis, 2006.  image

   2005
Miceli M., Castelfranchi C. Anxiety as an "epistemic" emotion: An uncertainty theory of anxiety. In: ANXIETY STRESS AND COPING, vol. 18 pp. 291 - 319. Routledge, 2005.  image

   2004
Castelfranchi C., Miceli M. Gli scopi e la loro famiglia: Ruolo dei bisogni e dei bisogni "sentiti". In: Cognitivismo Clinico, vol. 1 pp. 5 - 19. Fioriti, 2004.  image

   2003
Miceli M., Castelfranchi C. Crying: Discussing its basic reasons and uses. In: NEW IDEAS IN PSYCHOLOGY, vol. 21 pp. 247 - 273. 2003.
Miceli M., Castelfranchi C. The plausibility of defensive projection: A cognitive analysis. In: JOURNAL FOR THE THEORY OF SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR, vol. 33 pp. 279 - 301. 2003.

   2002
Miceli M., Castelfranchi C. Modelling motivational representations. In: Cognitive Science Quarterly, vol. 2 (3-4) pp. 233 - 247. Special Issue: Desires, goals, intentions, and values: Computational architectures. M. Miceli, C. Castelfranchi (eds.). Lavoisier, 2002.  image
Miceli M., Castelfranchi C. The mind and the future: The (negative) power of expectations. In: THEORY & PSYCHOLOGY, vol. 12 pp. 335 - 366. 2002.

   2001
Cesta A., Miceli M., Rizzo P. Co-existing agents: Experiments on basic interaction attitudes. In: Journal of Intelligent Systems, vol. 11 (1) pp. 1 - 42. Freund & Pettman, 2001.  image   image   image
Laudanna A., Miceli M., Welin A. La valutazione della produzione scientifica: criteri e proposte dell'Istituto di Psicologia del CNR. In: Giornale Italiano di Psicologia, vol. 28 pp. 611 - 631. Il Mulino, 2001.  image
Miceli M., Castelfranchi C. Acceptance as a positive attitude. In: Philosophical Explorations, vol. 4 (2) pp. 112 - 134. Van Gorcum, 2001.
Miceli M., Castelfranchi C. Further distinctions between coping and defense mechanisms?. In: Journal of Personality, vol. 69 pp. 287 - 296. Blackwell, 2001.

   2000
Miceli M., Castelfranchi C. Nature and mechanisms of loss of motivation. In: Review of General Psychology, vol. 4 pp. 238 - 263. Educational Publishing Foundation, 2000.

   1999
Miceli M. Problemi dell'autoinganno e "soluzioni" della psicologia cognitiva. In: Sistemi Intelligenti, vol. 11 pp. 405 - 421. Il Mulino, 1999.  image
Rizzo P., Veloso M., Miceli M., Cesta A. Goal-based personalities and social behaviors in believable agents. In: Applied Artificial Intelligence, vol. 13 (3) pp. 239 - 271. Socially intelligent agents, part II. K. Dautenhahn, C.Numaoka (eds.). Taylor & Francis, 1999.  image   image   image

   1998
Miceli M., Castelfranchi C. Denial and its reasoning. In: British Journal of Medical Psychology, vol. 71 pp. 139 - 152. The British Psychological Society, 1998.
Miceli M., Castelfranchi C. How to silence one's conscience: Cognitive defenses against the feeling of guilt. In: Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, vol. 28 pp. 287 - 318. Blackwell, 1998.  image
Miceli M. Resistenza al cambiamento e ipocondria: bias cognitivi o trappole motivazionali?. In: Sistemi Intelligenti, vol. 10 pp. 328 - 335. Il Mulino, 1998.  image

   1997
Miceli M., Castelfranchi C. Basic principles of psychic suffering: A preliminary account. In: Theory & Psychology, vol. 7 pp. 769 - 798. Sage, 1997.  image
Miceli M. Che cosa sono i meccanismi di difesa. In: Psicoterapia, vol. 9 pp. 18 - 30. Fioriti, 1997.  image
Miceli M., Castelfranchi C. Sofferenza psichica: principi strutturali. In: Sistemi Intelligenti, vol. 9 pp. 7 - 45. Il Mulino, 1997.  image

   1996
Castelfranchi C., Miceli M. Commentary on "Towards a design-based analysis of emotional episodes". In: Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology, vol. 3 pp. 129 - 133. The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.

   1995
Miceli M., Cesta A., Rizzo P. Distributed Artificial Intelligence from a socio-cognitive standpoint: Looking at reasons for interaction. In: AI & Society, vol. 9 (4) pp. 287 - 320. Springer, 1995.  image   image   image

   1993
Castelfranchi C., Miceli M. Valutazioni e valori: il loro ruolo nella mente. In: Scuola Democratica, vol. 3-4 pp. 306 - 328. Le Monnier, 1993.  image

   1992
Miceli M. How to make someone feel guilty: Strategies of guilt inducement and their goals. In: Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, vol. 22 pp. 81 - 104. Blackwell, 1992.

   1989
Miceli M., Castelfranchi C. A cognitive approach to values. In: Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, vol. 19 pp. 169 - 193. Blackwell, 1989.
Silver M., Sabini J., Miceli M. On knowing self deception. In: Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, vol. 19 pp. 213 - 227. Blackwell, 1989.

   1988
Miceli M. Teorie attribuzionali: cognitivismo senza scopi. 1988.

   1986
Castelfranchi C., Miceli M. Valutazione: un aspetto trascurato delle teorie cognitive. 1986.
Conte R., Miceli M. All'origine del comportamento morale. 1986.
Miceli M. Concetti e prospettive delle teorie della Goal-directed Action: un quadro critico. 1986.
Silver M., Conte R., Miceli M., Poggi I. Humiliation: Feeling, social control, and the construction of identity. In: Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, vol. 16 pp. 269 - 283. Blackwell, 1986.

   1984
Conte R., Miceli M. Teorie dello scambio in psicologia sociale: necessità di un approccio mentalista. 1984.

   1983
Castelfranchi C., Miceli M., Parisi D. Verso una etnosemantica delle funzioni e dei funzionamenti: "rotto", "guasto", "non funziona", "malato". 1983.

   1981
Miceli M. Solitudine: indirizzi e problemi di ricerca. 1981.

   1980
Castelfranchi C., Miceli M., Parisi D. Invidia. 1980.

   1977
Miceli M. Una nota sul participio passato in siciliano. 1977.

Books/Monographs

   2012
Miceli M. L'invidia. 131 p. (Farsi un'idea, vol. 204). Bologna: Il Mulino, 2012.

   2006
Miceli M. Sentir-se só. 188 p. (Aspectos de Psicologia). San Paolo, Brasile: Paulinas, 2006.

   2003
Miceli M. A auto-estima. Sao Paulo, Brazil: Paulinas, Loyola, 2003.
Miceli M. Sentirsi soli. Bologna: Il Mulino, 2003.

   2000
Miceli M. La autoestima. 93 p. Madrid, Spagna: Acento, 2000.

   1998
Miceli M. L'autostima. Bologna: Il Mulino, 1998.

   1995
Miceli M., Castelfranchi C. Le difese della mente. 269 p. (Studi superiori). Roma: La Nuova Italia Scientifica, 1995.

   1992
Miceli M., Castelfranchi C. La cognizione del valore. 305 p. (Psicologia). Milano: Franco Angeli, 1992.

   1984
Conte R., Miceli M. Esplorare la vita quotidiana. Roma: Il Pensiero Scientifico, 1984.

Contribution to Book/Monograph

   2012
Falcone R., Miceli M. The complex relationship between trusting and being trustworthy. In: The goals of cognition: essays in honour of Cristiano Castelfranchi. pp. 381 - 406. F. Paglieri,, L. Tummolini, R. Falcone, M. Miceli (eds.). (Tributes Series, vol. 20). London: College Publications, 2012.  image   image
Miceli M., Castelfranchi C. Coherence of conduct and the self-image. In: Consciousness in interaction. The role of the natural and social context in shaping consciousness. pp. 151 - 177. F. Paglieri (ed.). (Advances in Consciousness Research, vol. 86). Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2012.  image   image
Miceli M. Emozioni e processi cognitivi. In: Psicologia dei processi cognitivi. pp. 269 - 310. R. Job, R. Cubelli (eds.). (Manuali universitari, vol. 122). Roma: Carocci, 2012.  image

   2011
Castelfranchi C., Miceli M. Anticipation and emotion. In: Emotion-oriented systems. The HUMAINE handbook. pp. 483 - 500. P. Petta, C. Pelachaud, R. Cowie (eds.). (Cognitive Technologies). Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 2011.  image
Miceli M., De Rosis F., Poggi I. Emotion in persuasion from a persuader's perspective: A true marriage between cognition and affect. In: Emotion-oriented systems. The HUMAINE handbook. pp. 527 - 558. P. Petta, C.Pelachaud, R. Cowie (eds.). (Cognitive Technologies). Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 2011.  image

   2008
Lorini E., Piunti M., Castelfranchi C., Falcone R., Miceli M. Anticipation and emotions for goal-directed agents. In: The Challenge of Anticipation: A Unifying Framework for the Analysis and Design of Artificial Cognitive Systems. pp. 135 - 160. G. Pezzulo, M. V. Butz, C. Castelfranchi, R. Falcone (eds.). (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, vol. 5225). Berlin: Springer, 2008.  image   image   image
Miceli M. Il pianto: cause e scopi. Roma: Armando, 2008.
Pezzulo G., Butz M., Castelfranchi C., Falcone R., Baldassarre G., Balkenius C., Förster A., Grinberg M., Herbort O., Kiryazov K., Kokinov B., Johansson B., Lalev E., Lorini E., Martinho C., Miceli M., Ognibene D., Paiva A., Petkov G., Piunti M., Thorsteinsdottir V. Endowing Artificial Systems with Anticipatory Capabilities: Success Cases. In: The Challenge of Anticipation: A Unifying Framework for the Analysis and Design of Artificial Cognitive Systems. pp. 237 - 254. G. Pezzulo, M.V. Butz, C. Castelfranchi, R. Falcone (eds.). (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, vol. 5225). Berlin: Springer, 2008.  image   image   image

   2002
Castelfranchi C., Miceli M. Architettura della mente: scopi, conoscenze e loro dinamica. Bollati Boringhieri, 2002.
Miceli M., Castelfranchi C. Demotivazione. In: Fondamenti di cognitivismo clinico. pp. 130 - 155. C. Castelfranchi, F. Mancini, M. Miceli (eds.). (Serie: Scienza cognitiva). Torino: Bollati Boringhieri, 2002.  image
Miceli M., Castelfranchi C. Emozioni. In: Fondamenti di cognitivismo clinico. pp. 96 - 129. C. Castelfranchi, F. Mancini, M. Miceli (eds.). (Serie: Scienza cognitiva). Torino: Bollati Boringhieri, 2002.
Miceli M., Castelfranchi C. Sofferenza psichica. In: Fondamenti di cognitivismo clinico. pp. 63 - 95. C. Castelfranchi, F. Mancini, M. Miceli (eds.). (Serie: Scienza cognitiva). Torino: Bollati Boringhieri, 2002.  image

   2000
Miceli M., Castelfranchi C. The role of evaluation in cognition and social interaction. In: Human cognition and agent technology. pp. 225 - 261. K. Dautenhahn (ed.). Amsterdam: Benjamins, 2000.  image

   1996
Castelfranchi C., Conte R., Miceli M. Emotions and goals. In: Perspectives on Cognitive Science. Kokinov B (ed.). Sofia: New Bulgarian University, 1996.

   1994
Miceli M. Come turbare la coscienza altrui. In: Sensi di colpa. D'Amico R., Poggi I (eds.). Firenze: Giunti, 1994.

   1993
Conte R., Castelfranchi C., Cesta A., Miceli M. Foundations for interaction: The dependence theory. In: Advances in Artificial Intelligence. P. Torasso (ed.). Springer-Verlag Editore, 1993.
Miceli M., Cesta A., Conte R. Others as resources: Cognitive ingredients for agent architecture. In: AI and Cognitive Science. pp. 84 - 98. K. Ryan and R.F.E. Sutcliffe (eds.). London: Springer-Verlag Editore, 1993.

   1992
Castelfranchi C., Miceli M., Cesta A. Dependence relations among autonomous agents. In: Decentralized A.I.-3. pp. 215 - 227. Werner E., Demazeau Y (eds.). Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1992.

   1991
Castelfranchi C., Conte R., Miceli M., Cesta A. Pragmatic structures for social interaction. In: Operational Research and the Social Sciences. M. C. Jackson, P. Keys e S. A. Cropper (eds.). New York: Plenum Press, 1991.
Conte R., Miceli M., Castelfranchi C. Limits and levels of cooperation: Disentangling various types of prosocial interaction. In: Decentralized A.I. – 2. pp. 147 - 157. Y. Demazeau e J. P. Mueller (eds.). Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1991.

   1989
Cesta A., Conte R., Miceli M., Castelfranchi C. "Deep KR" about goal-achivement: Motivations for pragmatic structures. In: Computational Intelligence. Martelli A., Valle G (eds.). Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1989.

   1988
Castelfranchi C., Miceli M. "Homo aestimans": L'attività valutativa nell'uomo e l'immagine. In: Che figura. Emozioni e immagine sociale. Castelfranchi C (ed.). Bologna: Il Mulino, 1988.
Castelfranchi C., Miceli M. Il valore dell'uomo: immagine e adozione. In: Che figura. Emozioni e immagine sociale. Castelfranchi C (ed.). Bologna: Il Mulino, 1988.
Castelfranchi C., Miceli M. In difesa dell'amor proprio: le funzioni dell'autoimmagine. In: Che figura. Emozioni e immagine sociale. Castelfranchi C (ed.). Bologna: Il Mulino, 1988.
Castelfranchi C., Miceli M. Invidia. In: Che figura. Emozioni e immagine sociale. Castelfranchi C (ed.). Bologna: Il Mulino, 1988.

   1983
Conte R., Miceli M. Comportamenti aggressivi osservati in asilo-nido: alcune ipotesi sul loro sviluppo. In: Bambini al nido: gioco, comunicazione e rapporti affettivi. Musatti T., Mantovani S (eds.). Bergamo: Iuvenilia, 1983.

   1982
Conte R., Miceli M. Sul materiale OMS di accertamento della "Psychiatric Disability". In: Problemi di valutazione dell'intervento psichiatrico. De Martis D., Pavan F., Vender S (eds.). Roma: Il Pensiero Scientifico, 1982.
Miceli M. Loneliness and self evaluation. In: Loneliness: A sourcebook of current theory, research and therapy. L. A. Peplau e D. Perlman (eds.). New York: Wiley-Interscience, 1982.

   1979
Castelfranchi C., Miceli M., Parisi D. Aspetti cognitivi della comprensione dei brani. In: Per un'educazione linguistica razionale. Parisi D (ed.). Bologna: Il Mulino, 1979.
Miceli M. Sul riassunto. In: Per un'educazione linguistica razionale. Parisi D (ed.). Bologna: Il Mulino, 1979.

Proceedings

   2006
De Rosis F., Mazzotta I., Miceli M., Poggi I. Persuasion Artifices to Promote Wellbeing. In: PERSUASIVE 2006 - Persuasive Technology. First International Conference on Persuasive Technology for Human Well-Being, 2006. Proceedings (Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 18-19 May 2006). Proceedings, pp. 84 - 95. W. IJsselsteijn, Y. de Kort, C. Midden, B. Eggen, E. van den Hoven (eds.). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 3962). Springer, 2006.  image   image   image

   1997
Cesta A., Miceli M. Personality-driven social behaviors in believable agents. Working Notes of the AAAI Fall Symposium on “Socially Intelligent Agents”. Cambridge. In: Rizzo P., Veloso M., Miceli M. e Cesta A. 1997.

   1996
Cesta A., Miceli M. Comparing interaction attitudes in a simulated multi-agent environment. In J. L. Fiadeiro and P. Y. Schobbens (Eds.), Proceedings of ModelAge '96, Sesimbra, Portugal. In: Cesta A., Miceli M., Rizzo P. 1996.
Cesta A., Miceli M., Rizzo P. Effects of different interaction attitudes on a multi-agent system performance. In: MAAMAW '96 - Agents Breaking Away 7th European Workshop on Modelling Autonomous Agents in a Multi-Agent World, MAAMAW '96 (Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 22–25 January 1996). Proceedings, pp. 128 - 138. W. Van de Velde, J. W. Perram (eds.). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 1038). Springer, 1996.  image   image
Cesta A., Miceli M. Help under risky conditions: Robustness of the social attitude and system performance. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Multi-Agent Systems. Menlo Park, California. In: Cesta A., Miceli M., Rizzo P. 1996.

   1995
Cesta A., Miceli M. On helping behavior in cooperative environments. Proceedings of the International Workshop on the Design of Cooperative Systems (COOP'95), Antibes-Juan-les-Pins, France. In: Rizzo P., Miceli M. e Cesta A. 1995.
Cesta A., Miceli M. Strategic social knowledge in multi-agent systems. Proceedings of ModelAge '95, General Meeting of ESPRIT WG 8319, INRIA, Sophia Antipolis, France. In: Cesta A., Miceli M. 1995.

   1994
Cesta A., Miceli M. Autonomous help in distributed work environments. In R. Oppermann, S. Bagnara, and D. Benyon, David (Eds.), Proceedings of the Seventh European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics (ECCE7), Bonn: Gesellschaft für Mathematik und Datenverarbeitung (GMD). In: Miceli M., Cesta A. e Rizzo P. 1994.
Cesta A., Miceli M. Ingredients for modeling help-giving in cooperative environments. Proceedings of the 2nd Working Conference on Cooperative Knowledge Based Systems (CKBS94). (University of Keele, UK, ). Proceedings, 1994.

   1993
Cesta A., Miceli M. In search of help: Strategic social knowledge and plans. Proceedings of the 12th International Workshop of Distributed Artificial Intelligence, Hidden Valley. In: Cesta A., Miceli M. 1993.
Cesta A., Miceli M. Strategic social planning: Looking for willingness in multi-agent domains. In: Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (Hillsdale, N.J., Erlbaum, ). Proceedings, 1993.

   1991
Castelfranchi C., Miceli M. A means for arguing: Evaluation. Preprints of the AAAI Symposium Series on Argumentation and Belief, Stanford, USA. In: Miceli M., Castelfranchi C. 1991.

   1990
Castelfranchi C., Miceli M. Evaluation: A bridge between knowledge and goals. Proceedings of the 15th Summer School “Programming '90”, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Varna, Bulgaria. In: Miceli M., Castelfranchi C. 1990.
Castelfranchi C., Conte R., Miceli M., Cesta A. Planning knowledge for cognitive agents. Proceedings of Cognitiva 90, AFCET-COGNITIVA, Parigi. In: Castelfranchi C., Cesta A., Miceli M. e Conte R. 1990.

Editorials

   2012
Paglieri F., Tummolini L., Falcone R., Miceli M. Introduction: The goals of cognition: essays in honour of Cristiano Castelfranchi. pp. 1 - 9. F. Paglieri, L. Tummolini, R. Falcone, M. Miceli, (eds.). College Publications, 2012.  image   image

   2002
Castelfranchi C., Mancini F., Miceli M. Fondamenti di cognitivismo clinico. In: Curatela di: Fondamenti di cognitivismo clinico. Editorial, C. Castelfranchi, F. Mancini, M. Miceli (eds.). Bollati Boringhieri, 2002.

   1992
Cesta A., Conte R., Miceli M. Pre-Proceedings of the 4th European Workshop on "Modeling Autonomous Agents in a Multi-Agent World". A. Cesta, R. Conte, M. Miceli (eds.). IP-CNR, 1992.  image

Projects

Leading

Sat, 01/01/2005 - Mon, 31/12/2007
FP6