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JCU Authors Bibliography

Nicola Petrocchi

Publications since 2012

Petrocchi, Nicola, Teresa Cosentino, Valerio Pellegrini, Giuseppe Femia, Antonella D’Innocenzo, and Francesco Mancini. 2021. “Compassion-Focused Group Therapy for Treatment-Resistant OCD: Initial Evaluation Using a Multiple Baseline Design.Frontiers in Psychology 11.

Cheli, Simone, Veronica Cavalletti, and Nicola Petrocchi. 2020. “An Online Compassion-Focused Crisis Intervention during COVID-19 Lockdown: A Cases Series on Patients at High Risk for Psychosis.” Psychosis 0 (0): 1–4.

Di Bello, Maria, Luca Carnevali, Nicola Petrocchi, Julian F. Thayer, Paul Gilbert, and Cristina Ottaviani. 2020. “The Compassionate Vagus: A Meta-Analysis on the Connection between Compassion and Heart Rate Variability.” Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews 116 (September): 21–30.

Halamová, Júlia, Martin Kanovský, Nicola Petrocchi, Helena Moreira, Angélica López, Michael D. Barnett, Eunjoo Yang, et al. 2020. “Factor Structure of the Self-Compassion Scale in 11 International Samples.” Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, April, 1–23.

Kanovský, Martin, Júlia Halamová, David C. Zuroff, Nicholas A. Troop, Paul Gilbert, Ben Shahar, Nicola Petrocchi, et al. 2020. “A Multilevel Multidimensional Finite Mixture Item Response Model to Cluster Respondents and Countries.” European Journal of Psychological Assessment, December, 1–12.

Petrocchi, Nicola, and Simone Cheli. 2019. “The Social Brain and Heart Rate Variability: Implications for Psychotherapy.” Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice 92, no. 2, 208-223.

Petrocchi, Nicola, Jessica Pistella, Marco Salvati, Nicola Carone, Fiorenzo Laghi, and Roberto Baiocco. 2019. “I Embrace My LGB Identity: Self-Reassurance, Social Safeness, and the Distinctive Relevance of Authenticity to Well-Being in Italian Lesbians, Gay Men, and Bisexual People.” Sexuality Research and Social Policy Journal of NSRC, January, 1–12.

Halamova, Julia, Martin Kanovsky, Paul Gilbert, Nicholas Troop, David C. Zuroff, Nicola Petrocchi, Nicola Hermanto, et al. 2019. “Multiple Group IRT Measurement Invariance Analysis of the Forms of Self-Criticising/Attacking and Self-Reassuring Scale in Thirteen International Samples.Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, April.

Petrocchi, Nicola, Francesco Dentale, and Paul Gilbert. 2018. “Self-Reassurance, Not Self-Esteem, Serves as a Buffer between Self-Criticism and Depressive Symptoms.Psychology and Psychotherapy.

Halamova, Julia, Martin Kanovsky, Paul Gilbert, Nicholas Troop, David C. Zuroff, Nicola Hermanto, Nicola Petrocchi, Marion Sommers-Spijkerman, James N. Kirby, Ben Shahar, Tobias Krieger, Marcela Matos, Kenichi Asano, FuYa Yu, Jaskaran Basran and Nuriye Kupeli. 2018. “The Factor Structure of the Forms of Self-Criticising/Attacking & Self-Reassuring Scale in Thirteen Distinct Populations.Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, June, 1–16.

Dentale, Francesco, Nicola Petrocchi, Michele Vecchione, Claudia Biagioli, Accursio Gennaro, and Cristiano Violani. 2017. “Factorial Structure and Construct Validity of an Italian Version of the Fears of Compassion Scales: A Study on Non-Clinical Subjects.” Psychology and Psychotherapy, June. doi:10.1111/papt.12136.

Farina, Federica, Barbara Barcaccia, Feliciano Lizzadro, Antonino Raffone, Giacomo Della Marca, Lucia Calabrese, Francesco Mancini, and Nicola Petrocchi. 2017. “Mindful Disposition, Rumination and Insomnia.” 

Kirby, James N., James Doty, Nicola Petrocchi, and Paul Gilbert. 2017. “The Current and Future Role of Heart Rate Variability for Assessing and Training Compassion.” Frontiers in Public Health, no. 5: 40. doi:10.3389/fpubh.2017.00040.

Petrocchi, Nicola, Gianfranco Piccirillo, Claudia Fiorucci, and Cristina Ottaviani. 2017. “Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Enhances Soothing Positive Affect and Vagal Tone.” Neuropsychologia, January. doi:

Colonnello, Valentina, Nicola Petrocchi, Marina Farinelli, and Cristina Ottaviani. 2016. “Positive Social Interactions in a Lifespan Perspective with a Focus on Opioidergic and Oxytocinergic Systems: Implications for Neuroprotection.” Current Neuropharmacology 14 (999): 1.

Couyoumdjian, Alessandro, Cristina Ottaviani, Nicola Petrocchi, Roberta Trincas, Katia Tenore, Carlo Buonanno, Francesco Mancini, Peter Kirsch, and Alexandre Schaefer. 2016. “Reducing the Meta-Emotional Problem Decreases Physiological Fear Response during Exposure in Phobics.” Frontiers in Psychology 7:1105-. 

Muris, Peter, Henry Otgaar, and Nicola Petrocchi. 2016. “Protection as the Mirror Image of Psychopathology: Further Critical Notes on the Self-Compassion Scale.” Mindfulness 7 (3): 787–790.

Muris, Peter, and Nicola Petrocchi. 2016. “Protection or Vulnerability? A Meta-Analysis of the Relations Between the Positive and Negative Components of Self-Compassion and Psychopathology.” Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy.

Petrocchi, Nicola, and Alessandro Couyoumdjian. 2016. “The Impact of Gratitude on Depression and Anxiety: The Mediating Role of Criticizing, Attacking, and Reassuring the Self.” Self and Identity 15 (2): 191–205.

Petrocchi, Nicola, and Cristina Ottaviani. 2016. “Mindfulness Facets Distinctively Predict Depressive Symptoms After Two Years: The Mediating Role of Rumination.” Personality and Individual Differences 93:92–96.

Petrocchi, Nicola, Cristina Ottaviani, and Alessandro Couyoumdjian. 2016. “Compassion at the Mirror: Exposure to a Mirror Increases the Efficacy of a Self-Compassion Manipulation in Enhancing Soothing Positive Affect and Heart Rate Variability.” The Journal of Positive Psychology, 1–12.

Petrocchi, Nicola, Macela Matos, Sérgio Carvalho, and Roberto Baiocco. 2016. "Compassion-Focused Therapy in the Treatment of Shame-based Difficulties in Gender and Sexual Minorities." In Mindfulness and Acceptance for Gender and Sexual Minorities: A Clinician's Guide to Fostering Compassion, Connection, and Equality Using Contextual Strategies, edited by Matthew D. Skinta and Aisling Curtin, 69-xxx. Oakland, CA : Context Press.

Hofmann, Stefan G., Nicola Petrocchi, James Steinberg, Muyu Lin, Kohki Arimitsu, Shelley Kind, Adriana Mendes, and Ulrich Stangier. 2015. “Loving-Kindness Meditation to Target Affect in Mood Disorders: A Proof-of-Concept Study.” Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM).

Petrocchi, Nicola, Anu Asnaani, Alejandra Piquer Martinez, Ashwini Nadkarni, and Stefan G. Hofmann. 2015. “Differences Between People Who Use Only Facebook and Those Who Use Facebook Plus Twitter.” International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction 31 (2): 157–65.

Petrocchi, Nicola, S. G. Hoffman, D. Brager, M. H. Lin, and F. Shangguan. 2014. “The Quality of Empirically Supported Treatment Studies.” The Clinical Psychologist 64 (4): 4–13.

Petrocchi, Nicola, Katia Tenore, Alessandro Couyoumdjian, and Andrea Gragnani. 2014. “The Anxiety Sensitivity Index-3: Factor Structure and Psychometric Properties in Italian Clinical and Non-Clinical Samples.” BPA - Applied Psychology Bulletin (Bollettino Di Psicologia Applicata) 62 (269). 

Carnì, Serena, Nicola Petrocchi, Carlamaria Del Miglio, Francesco Mancini, and Alessandro Couyoumdjian. 2013. “Intrapsychic and Interpersonal Guilt: A Critical Review of the Recent Literature.” Cognitive Processing: International Quarterly of Cognitive Science 14 (4): 333–46.

Ottaviani, Cristina, Francesco Mancini, Nicola Petrocchi, Barbara Medea, and Alessandro Couyoumdjian. 2013. “Autonomic Correlates of Physical and Moral Disgust.” International Journal of Psychophysiology 89 (1): 57–62.

Petrocchi, Nicola. 2013. “Il perdono di sé: Analisi del costrutto e possibili applicazioni cliniche.” In Teoria e clinica del perdono, edited by Barbara Barcaccia and Francesco Mancini, 185–228. Milano: R. Cortina.

Petrocchi, Nicola, Cristina Ottaviani, and Alessandro Couyoumdjian. 2013. “Dimensionality of Self-Compassion: Translation and Construct Validation of the Self-Compassion Scale in an Italian Sample.” Journal of Mental Health 23 (2): 72–77.

Gilbert, Paul. 2012. La terapia focalizzata sulla compassione: Caratteristiche. Translated by Nicola Petrocchi. Milano: Franco Angeli.

Laghi, Fiorenzo, Roberto Baiocco, Elisa Ghezzi, Nicola Petrocchi, and Cecilia Serena Pace. 2012. “La fiducia nell’attaccamento ai genitori e ai pari e i disturbi del comportamento alimentare in adolescenza.” Psicologia Clinica dello Sviluppo 16 (3): 557–578.

Petrocchi, Nicola. 2012. “Vincenzo il promesso calciatore: Trattamento di un disturbo narcisistico di personalità.” Psicoterapeuti in-Formazione.

Petrocchi, Nicola, and Alessandro Couyoumdjian. 2012. “L’impiego delle tecniche della terapia focalizzata sulla compassione per promuovere il processo di accettazione in psicoterapia.” Cognitivismo Clinico 9 (2).