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Martina Luchetti

Martina Luchetti

Visiting Research Faculty I
Main Campus


My research addresses the psychological understanding of personally-meaningful experiences and adjustment to stressful-life events (e.g., physical illness and injuries) across the adult lifespan. In particular, my work focuses on the phenomenological characteristics of personal memories applying cross-sectional and longitudinal design in clinical and non-clinical population. My interests extend also to the study of personality functioning, and the link between personality and health outcomes.


Master degree in Clinical and Community Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, University of Bologna, Italy, 2009
Ph.D. in Psychological Sciences (Clinical Psychology), Dept. of Psychology, University of Bologna, Italy, 2015


Association for Psychological Science
Italian Association of Psychology
Research Society on Alcoholism

Research Focus

Autobiographical memory across the adult lifespan
Adjustment to stressful life events
Personality and health outcomes
Correlates of alcohol consumption


Luchetti, M., Terracciano, A., Stephan, Y., & Sutin, A. R. (in press). Personality and cognitive decline in older adults: Data from a longitudinal sample and meta-analysis.The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbu184

Luchetti, M., & Sutin A. R. (2016). Measuring the phenomenology of autobiographical memory: A Short-Form of the Memory Experiences Questionnaire. Memory, 24, 592-602. doi: 10.1080/09658211.2015.1031679

Luchetti, M., Montebarocci, O. Rossi, N., Cutti, A.G., & Sutin, A.R.(2014). Autobiographical memory and psychological distress in a sample of upper-limb amputees. PLoS One, 9, e99803. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0099803