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Martina Luchetti

Martina Luchetti

Research Faculty I
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Dr. Martina Luchetti earned her Masters Degree in Clinical and Community Psychology in 2009 and her PhD in Psychological Sciences in 2015 at the University of Bologna, Italy. Her research concerns the identification of clinical, behavioral and psychosocial factors influencing health and aging processes, with a specific focus on personality and its link with cognitive development and cognitive changes across the lifespan. Her interests also extend to how individuals remember past (stressful) experiences and how this autobiographical remembering influences individuals’ psychological functioning and overall well-being with age.


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


2017, Selected as a speaker for the Rising Star Symposium at the 2017 Association for Research in Personality Conference, Sacramento, CA
2017, Postdoctoral Scholars Career Development Travel Awards from the Florida State University’ Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
2010, Research Scholarship from the Department of Psychology, University of Bologna


Associazione Italiana di Psicologia (AIP), member
Association for Research in Personality (ARP), member
Association for Psychological Science (APS), member
Institute for Successful Longevity (ISL) Florida State University, affiliate
Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA), member
Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), member

Research Focus

(1) Psychosocial determinants of cognitive health and aging
(2) Personality, its change across the adult lifespan and its link with health-related behaviors (i.e. alcohol use/abuse) and outcomes
(3) Adaptation to stressful life events and autobiographical remembering across age and over time


Selected Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

Luchetti, M., Terracciano, A., Stephan, Y., & Sutin A.R. (in press). Alcohol use and personality change in middle and older adulthood: Findings from the Health and Retirement Study. Journal of Personality.

Luchetti, M., & Sutin, A. R. (2018). Age differences in autobiographical memory across the adult lifespan: Older adults report stronger phenomenology. Memory, 26, 117–130. doi: 10.1080/09658211.2017.1335326

Luchetti, M., Terracciano, A., Stephan, Y., & Sutin, A. R. (2016). 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, 71, 591–601. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbu184