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Turchi Gian Piero, Associate Professor (2004) for the grouping M-PSI/08. Lecturer in "Psychology of Cultural Differences and Clinical Deviance", "Psychopathology and Clinical Psychology" and "Clinical Psychology" at the Faculty of Psychology, University of Padua. Graduated in Psychology from the University of Padua with full marks and honours. Graduated from the three-year postgraduate course for the training of experts in the area of deviant behaviour. Specialisation in "Multivariate analysis methods" for applications in clinical psychology, at the Faculty of Statistics and Demographic and Actuarial Sciences, in October 1993. Member of the "Interuniversity Centre for Research on the Genesis and Development of Prosocial and Antisocial Motivations" - Padua section. Project Technical Assistants for the European Commission Marie Curie project. Participation in multicentre and coordinated scientific research programmes (CNR, MURST, ISS). Scientific Responsible for research activities in agreement with the Ministry of Justice, from 2003 to date (research and training collaborations with the Department of Penitentiary Administration). Director of the Master in "Mediation as an operational tool in criminal, family and civic contexts" at the Faculty of Psychology of Padua. Director of the post-graduate course "Methodology of research in the discursive field" at the Faculty of Psychology of Padua. Expert in text analysis. Scientific director of the research project "Foreigners and drugs" in agreement with the Ministry of Justice, from 2004 to 2006, which involved 24 Italian Penitentiaries with the aim of investigating the situation of Italian and foreign prisoners who were users of legal and illegal substances. He is responsible for several projects addressed to the community, including: the project "I Ragazzi della Panchina" (2015-active) with the involvement of the SerT of Pordenone; the project "Kairòs" (2011-2013) for the promotion of health in the territory of the Province of Padua; the service "InOltre" (2012-active), funded by the Veneto Region and addressed to crisis situations involving entrepreneurs and small savers in Veneto; the project "Welfare generativo" in collaboration with the municipality of Melzo (2021-2023); SALVO project "Health and Work in Oncology Surgery" (2018); the Project "Hyperion: Observatory of Social Cohesion in Emergency Settings," created in conjunction with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic (active since 2019); the project "Habitability. Experimenting with how comfort, productivity and usability are configured in interactions with environmental parameters in smart buildings" (2021-2023). It carries out consultancy and training activities aimed at the Olgiatese Social Services Consortium for the promotion of skills for the management of services with a view to the social cohesion of the community.
Scientific Director of the conference "Dialogic Science, Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing. New perspectives for managing interactions in the community" (2021).


In order to prepare for the examinations for the subjects listed below, you must always refer to the bibliography for the current academic year; it is not possible to refer to the bibliography for the year in which you took the course.

The examination consists of a written and an oral test. Passing the first gives access to a single attempt at the oral test. In the event of failing the latter or failing the grade, the test must be retaken from the written.
In the event that, once you have passed the written paper, you do not take the oral test, you may keep the grade from the written paper for one year from the current session.



For the bibliography and other information relating to the course and examination, please refer to


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Office hours

  • Tuesday from 14:00 to 16:00
    at Edificio Psico3, terzo piano, Studio 11
    Si richiede prenotazione tramite e-mail.



The following is a partial list of the most recently published academic articles. For the complete list, including articles, volumes and contributions to other volumes, please refer to the document 'elenco pubblicazioni-GP Turchi'.

1) 2020 – “Management of the disease of primary immunodeficiencies: an exploratory investigation of the discourses and clinical and social implication”, con Iudici, A, Filosa, E., & Faccio, E., Current Psychology

2) 2020 – “Tackling prejudice and discrimination towards families with same-sex parents: An exploratory study in Italy”, con Iudici, A., Masiello, P., Faccio, E., Sexuality & Culture

3) 2021 – “The impact of relational and organizational-environmental aspects in hospital blood collection: clinical and health indications and new training needs”, con Iudici, A., De Donà, D., Faccio, E., Neri, J., Rocelli, M., Frontiers in Public Health

4) 2021 – “Health service and school: new interactions. Comparison between the Italian system and the Swedish system on the diagnostic process of pupils”, con Iudici, A., Tassinari Rogalin, M., International Journal of Inclusive Education

5) 2021 – “Mental health practitioners’ narratives about gender transition and the role of diagnosis: A qualitative study in the Italian context”, con Neri, J., Iudici, A. & Faccio, E., Health and Social Care in the Community

6) 2021 – “Una ricerca secondo la Metodologia MADIT. I condannati in affidamento alla prova della pandemia da Covid-19”, con Polidori, P.D., Beccari, S., Clementi, S., Camellini, T., Romanelli, M. & Sacchini, G., Lavoro Sociale

7) 2021 - “The Interactive Management of the SAR-CoV-2 Virus: The Social Cohesion Index, a Methodological Operational Proposal”, con Dalla Riva, M.S., Ciloni, C., Moro, C., & Orrù, L., Frontiers in Psychology

8) 2021 - “How to Intervene in the Health Management of the Oncological Patient and of Their Caregiver? A Narrative Review in the Psycho-Oncology Field”, con Dalla Riva, M.S., Orrù, L., Pinto, E., Behavioral Sciences

9) 2022 – “Implication of Involuntary Psychiatric Admission. Health, Social and Clinical Effects on Patients”, con Iudici, A., Girolimetto, R., Bacioccola, E., Faccio, E., Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease

12) 2022 – “Forward to a methodological proposal to support cancer patients: the Dialogic contribution for the precision care”, con Pinto, E., Alfieri, R., Orrù, L., Dalla Riva, M.S., Medical Oncology

10) 2022 - “Critical Competences for the Management of Post-Operative Course in Patients with Digestive Tract Cancer: The Contribution of MADIT Methodology for a Nine-Month Longitudinal Study”, con Pinto, E., Fabbian, A., Alfieri, R., Roit, A.D., Marano, S., Mattara, G., Pilati, P., Castoro, C., Cavarzan, M., Dalla Riva, M.S., Orrù, L., Behavioral Sciences

11) 2022 – “Fabbian, A., Alfieri, R., Roit, A.D., Marano, S., Mattara, G., Pilati, P., Castoro, C., Bassi, D., Dalla Riva, M.S., Orrù, L., Pinto, e., “Managing the Consequences of Oncological Major Surgery: A Short- and Medium-Term Skills Assessment Proposal for Patient and Caregiver through M.A.D.I.T. Methodology”, Behavioral Sciences

12) 2022 – “The health of healthcare professional in Italian oncology: an analysis of narrations through the M.A.D.I.T. methodology”, con Salvalaggio, I., Croce, C., Dalla Riva, M.S., Orrù, L., Iudici A., Behavioral Sciences.

Research Area

The main areas of research include:

- Design, development and implementation of a tool for the automated analysis of textual data according to the cognitive references of Dialogic Science;

- Application of the theoretical-methodological framework of Dialogic Science in the field of Natural Language Processing and Artificial Intelligence: textual Big Data analysis, predictive analytics, recommender system, digital twins, etc.;

- Design and evaluation of the effectiveness and social impact of community interventions for the promotion of Social Cohesion;

- Design and evaluation of interventions through the operational tool of Dialogic Mediation within the family, criminal, community, civil and commercial spheres;

- In-depth knowledge of constructs inherent to the legal sphere such as reliability, recidivism of convicted offenders, capacity to make decisions, assessment of biological damage, living will;

- Construction of tools for evaluation in the clinical field (evaluation of illegal drug users, evaluation of the user in a surgical ward, evaluation of the prejudice of health professionals towards users;

- Dialogic Science and Quantum Computing (particularly QuantumNLP).

Thesis proposals


- Definition of the Dialogic Moment measure;

- Advances on the measure of Dialogic Weight;

- Definition of the discursive mass index.


- Language as a constructor of sense reality (impact of idioms in the construction of sense reality, e.g. continuation of research on Japanese language);

- Applied Dialogica in clinical settings: topics of the student's choice;

- Assessment of parenting skills;

- Machine learning for Dialogica (fake news, persuasion index, value of demand);

- Community Participatory Processes: Public Policy;

- Community Participatory Processes: Service Management;

- Community Participatory Processes: Public-Private Collaboration;

- Community Participatory Processes: Risk perception and participatory security;

- Climate emergency and ecological transition;

- Social impact assessment and use of economic and environmental resources;

- Innovation in Third Sector organisations and the PA. Innovation in the Third Sector and Public Administration;

- Stakeholder engagement;

- Impact assessment of policies for citizen participation in the choices of administrations: Measuring the contribution of citizens/institutions/companies to the development of sustainable cities;

- Organisational/corporate processes and employee health:

- Industry 4.0 implementation;
- Work life balance;
- Increasing companies' profits and simultaneously decreasing the environmental impact
of the company's production hubs.

- How do comfort settings support, help productivity?

- Sustainable/Circular City, Circular Health and Communityholders;

- Analysis of discursive configurations that generate the dimension of 'satisfaction' in the professional sphere. Analysis of "unemployment" and "employment" configurations;

- Evaluation of the effectiveness of school/vocational orientation paths;

- Emergency management:

- Terrorism;
- International conflicts;
- Pandemics and epidemics;
- Migration flows;
- Phenomena of discrimination and violence;

- Implementation of innovative technologies for health promotion in different areas (e.g. oncological diseases);

- Dealing with educational poverty;

- School drop-outs;

- Dialogica science in the social welfare and third age management field;

- Promoting youth leadership;

- Neet;

- Reliability of testimony;

- Rehabilitation of offenders;

- Configuration of the role of victim and offender and the degree of pervasiveness of the offence event on biographical development;

- Evaluation of the effectiveness of interventions dedicated to the role of victim and offender;

- Strategic regulatory application fields in which SD can make a scientific contribution (e.g. end-of-life bill, medically assisted procreation, LGTB+).


- Use of statistics to support Dialogica: definition of metrics and validation of tools;

- Machine Learning and Dialogica: the accuracy of error measurement;

- Machine Learning and Dialogica: the definition of the algorithm for naming discursive repertoires.