Contenuto principale

Raffaella Di Marzio  is a member of the managing board of SIPR (Italian Society of Psychology of Religion).

The SIPR (Società Italiana di Psicologia della Religione) is a cultural, non profitable association with the scope of "promoting the psychological study and research of religious phenomena" and of "diffusing and publishing scholarly contributions and achievements in this particular field of studies".

The society, which is an offshoot of the original one founded in 1987 within the Italian Psychological Society (SIP) under the scientific and professional nomenclature of the Division of "Psychology and Religion", obtained legal status in February 1995. The association brings together the experiences of previous groups and serves as a meeting point for a constructive debate and a professional collaboration between all those interested in the psychology of religion in Italy. The association has about 250 psychologists and psychotherapists on its books.

National Board

The National Board is composed of Germano Rossi president, Leonardo Carlucci vice-president, Daniela Fagnani secretary, Raffaella Di Marzio and Rosa Scardigno.

Honorary members

The honorary members are Antoine Vergote (Leuven), Ana-María Rizzuto (Boston), Jacob A. Belzen (Amsterdam) and Mario Aletti (Milano).


The association organizes a scholarly Conference every other year and publishes its proceedings:

Aletti, M. (Ed.). (1994). Religione o psicoterapia? Nuovi fenomeni e movimenti religiosi alla luce della psicologia. Roma: LAS, pp. 402.

Fagnani , D., & Rossi, M. T. (Eds.). (1998). Simbolo, metafora, invocazione tra religione e psicoanalisi, Bergamo: Moretti & Vitali, pp. 224.

Aletti, M., & Rossi, G . (Eds.). (1999). Ricerca di sé e trascendenza. Approcci psicologici all'identità religiosa in una società pluralista. Torino: Centro Scientifico Editore, pp. 433.

Aletti, M., & Rossi, G . (Eds.). (2001). L'illusione religiosa: rive e derive. Torino: Centro Scientifico Editore, pp. 336.

Aletti, M., & De Nardi, F. (Eds.). (2002). Psicoanalisi e religione. Nuove prospettive clinico-ermeneutiche. Torino: Centro Scientifico Editore, pp. 360.

Aletti, M., & Rossi, G . (Eds.). (2004). Identità religiosa, pluralismo, fondamentalismo. Torino: Centro Scientifico Editore, pp. 346.

Aletti, M., Fagnani, D., & Rossi, G . (Eds.). (2006). Religione: cultura, mente e cervello. Nuove prospettive in Psicologia della religione/Religion: culture, mind and brain. New perspectives in Psychology of religion. Torino: Centro Scientifico Editore, pp. 373.

Rossi, G., & Aletti, M. (Eds.) (2009). Psicologia della religione e teoria dell'attaccamento. Roma: Aracne, pp. 279.

Newsletter and "Milanesi Prize"

A quarterly bulletin Psicologia della Religione-news, is sent both to its members and to all the Departments and Institutes of Psychology within the Italian universities as well as to other institutes and researchers abroad. In order to foster an interest in this study at tertiary level, every other year the Society offers a prize, known as the Giancarlo Milanesi Prize, for the best thesis on a theme which is related to psychology of religion.


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