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Professor Riccardo Russo

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Department of Psychology
Professor Riccardo Russo
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    +44 (0) 1206 873782

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    3.714, Colchester Campus

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Biography

Prof. Riccardo Russotook philosophy as an undergraduate at Milan, followed by postgraduate studies in psychology at both Sussex and Pavia. He has been in our Department since 1993.

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Introduction to Personal Development and Employability (PS117)

  • Enhancing employability and career planning (PS417)

  • Advanced employability skills and career progression (PS492)

  • MSc Psychology Research Project (PS900)

  • Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology (PS908)

  • Research Management (PS912)

  • Critical Literature Review (PS925)

  • Research Project (MSc) (PS934)

Previous supervision

Paul Twyman
Paul Twyman
Degree subject: Psychology
Degree type: Master of Science (by Dissertation)
Awarded date: 2/7/2015
Rebecca Jane Wright
Rebecca Jane Wright
Thesis title: The Role of Physiology in Sequential Risk Taking: Re-Examining the Somatic Marker Hypothesis with the Iowa Gambling Task and Novel Tasks
Degree subject: Psychology
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 23/12/2014

Publications

Journal articles (78)

Rosi, A., Bruine de Bruin, W., Del Missier, F., Cavallini, E. and Russo, R., (2019). Decision-making competence in younger and older adults: which cognitive abilities contribute to the application of decision rules?. Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition. 26 (2), 1-16

Rosi, A., Cavallini, E., Gamboz, N., Vecchi, T., Van Vugt, FT. and Russo, R., (2019). The Impact of Failures and Successes on Affect and Self-Esteem in Young and Older Adults. Frontiers in Psychology. 10 (JULY), 1795-

Eltiti, S., Wallace, D., Russo, R. and Fox, E., (2018). Symptom Presentation in Idiopathic Environmental Intolerance With Attribution to Electromagnetic Fields: Evidence for a Nocebo Effect Based on Data Re-Analyzed From Two Previous Provocation Studies. Frontiers in Psychology. 9 (AUG), 1563-

Wright, RJ., Rakow, T. and Russo, R., (2017). Go for broke: The role of somatic states when asked to lose in the Iowa Gambling Task. Biological Psychology. 123, 286-293

Russo, R., Twyman, P., Cooper, NR., Fitzgweald, PB. and Wallace, D., (2017). When You Can, Scale Up: Large-Scale Study Shows No Effect of tDCS in an Ambiguous Risk-Taking Task. Neuropsychologia. 104, 133-143

Drake, L., Russo, R. and Defeyter, MGA., (2017). Editorial: The Impact of School Food Consumption on Children’s Cognition, Educational Attainment and Social Development. Frontiers in Public Health. 5, 204-

Rosi, A., Cavallini, E., Gamboz, N. and Russo, R., (2016). On the generality of the effect of experiencing prior gains and losses on the Iowa gambling task: A study on young and old adults. Judgment and Decision Making. 11 (2), 185-196

Buchanan, K., Banks, N., Preston, I. and Russo, R., (2016). The British public's perception of the UK smart metering initiative: Threats and opportunities. Energy Policy. 91, 87-97

Wallace, D., Cooper, NR., Paulmann, S., Fitzgerald, PB. and Russo, R., (2016). Perceived Comfort and Blinding Efficacy in Randomised Sham-Controlled Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) Trials at 2 mA in Young and Older Healthy Adults. PLoS ONE. 11 (2), e0149703-e0149703

Eltiti, S., Wallace, D., Russo, R. and Fox, E., (2015). Aggregated data from two double-blind base station provocation studies comparing individuals with idiopathic environmental intolerance with attribution to electromagnetic fields and controls. Bioelectromagnetics. 36 (2), 96-107

Yiend, J., Mathews, A., Burns, T., Dutton, K., Fernández-Martín, A., Georgiou, GA., Luckie, M., Rose, A., Russo, R. and Fox, E., (2015). Mechanisms of Selective Attention in Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Clinical Psychological Science. 3 (5), 758-771

Buchanan, K. and Russo, R., (2015). Going the extra green mile: When others' actions fall short of their responsibility. Journal of Environmental Psychology. 42, 82-93

Defeyter, MA., Graham, PL. and Russo, R., (2015). More than Just a Meal: Breakfast Club Attendance and Children’s Social Relationships. Frontiers in Public Health. 3, 183-

Graham, PL., Russo, R. and Defeyter, MA., (2015). The Advantages and Disadvantages of Breakfast Clubs According to Parents, Children, and School Staff in the North East of England, UK. Frontiers in Public Health. 3, 156-

Graham, PL., Russo, R. and Defeyter, MA., (2015). Breakfast Clubs: Starting the Day in a Positive Way. Frontiers in Public Health. 3, 172-

Buchanan, K., Russo, R. and Anderson, B., (2015). The question of energy reduction: The problem(s) with feedback. Energy Policy. 77, 89-96

Bottiroli, S., Rosi, A., Russo, R., Vecchi, T. and Cavallini, E., (2014). The cognitive effects of listening to background music on older adults: processing speed improves with upbeat music, while memory seems to benefit from both upbeat and downbeat music. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. 6 (OCT), 284-

Buchanan, K., Russo, R. and Anderson, B., (2014). Feeding back about eco-feedback: How do consumers use and respond to energy monitors?. Energy Policy. 73, 138-146

Russo, R., (2014). La replicabilità è regina. Giornale Italiano di Psicologia. 41 (1), 109-112

Bottiroli, S., Rosi, A., Russo, R., Vecchi, T. and Cavallini, E., (2014). The cognitive effects of listening to background music on older adults: processing speed improves with upbeat music, while memory seems to benefit from both upbeat and downbeat music. Frontiers in aging neuroscience. 6 (284)

Russo, R., Wallace, D., Fitzgerald, PB. and Cooper, NR., (2013). Perception of Comfort During Active and Sham Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation: A Double Blind Study. Brain Stimulation. 6 (6), 946-951

Defeyter, MA. and Russo, R., (2013). The effect of breakfast cereal consumption on adolescents' cognitive performance and mood. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 7 (NOV), 789-

Puzzo, I., Cooper, NR., Cantarella, S., Fitzgerald, PB. and Russo, R., (2013). The effect of rTMS over the inferior parietal lobule on EEG sensorimotor reactivity differs according to self-reported traits of autism in typically developing individuals. Brain Research. 1541, 33-41

Puzzo, I., Cooper, NR., Cantarella, S., Fitzgerald, PB. and Russo, R., (2013). The effect of rTMS over the inferior parietal lobule on EEG sensorimotor reactivity differs according to self-reported traits of autism in typically developing individuals. Brain Research. 1541, 33-41

Wallace, D., Eltiti, S., Ridgewell, A., Garner, K., Russo, R., Sepulveda, F., Walker, S., Quinlan, T., Dudley, S., Maung, S. and others, (2011). Cognitive and physiological responses in humans exposed to a TETRA base station signal in relation to perceived electromagnetic hypersensitivity. Bioelectromagnetics. 33 (1), 23-39

Russo, R., Avons, SE. and Mammarella, N., (2011). Repetition priming and the spacing effect in incidental memory for words: The effect of changing modality between repeated occurrences during learning. Giornale Italiano di Psicologia. 38 (2), 443-460

Puzzo, I., Cooper, NR., Cantarella, S. and Russo, R., (2011). Measuring the effects of manipulating stimulus presentation time on sensorimotor alpha and low beta reactivity during hand movement observation. NeuroImage. 57 (4), 1358-1363

Wallace, D., Eltiti, S., Ridgewell, A., Garner, K., Russo, R., Sepulveda, F., Walker, S., Quinlan, T., Dudley, SEM., Maung, S. and others, (2010). Do TETRA (Airwave) base station signals have a short-term impact on health and well-being? A randomized double-blind provocation study. Environmental Health Perspectives. 118 (6), 735-735

Puzzo, I., Cooper, NR., Vetter, P. and Russo, R., (2010). EEG activation differences in the pre-motor cortex and supplementary motor area between normal individuals with high and low traits of autism. Brain Research. 1342, 104-110

Cinel, C., Avons, SE. and Russo, R., (2010). Semantic activation and letter search: Blocking or suppression?. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 63 (3), 580-594

Eltiti, S., Wallace, D., Ridgewell, A., Zougkou, K., Russo, R., Sepulveda, F. and Fox, E., (2009). Short-term exposure to mobile phone base station signals does not affect cognitive functioning or physiological measures in individuals who report sensitivity to electromagnetic fields and controls. Bioelectromagnetics. 30 (7), 556-563

Defeyter, MA., Russo, R. and McPartlin, PL., (2009). The picture superiority effect in recognition memory: A developmental study using the response signal procedure. Cognitive Development. 24 (3), 265-273

Puzzo, I., Cooper, NR., Vetter, P., Russo, R. and Fitzgerald, PB., (2009). Reduced cortico-motor facilitation in a normal sample with high traits of autism. Neuroscience Letters. 467 (2), 173-177

Cinel, C., Russo, R., Fox, E. and Boldini, A., (2009). RESPONSE. Psychosomatic Medicine. 71 (1), 115-116

Avons, SE., Russo, R., Cinel, C., Verolini, V., Glynn, K., McDonald, R. and Cameron, M., (2009). Associative and repetition priming with the repeated masked prime technique: No priming found. Memory & Cognition. 37 (1), 100-114

Cinel, C., Russo, R., Fox, E. and Boldini, A., (2009). Letter to Editor: Response to Arnetz and co-workers. Psychosomatic Medicine. 71 (1), 115-116

Eltiti, S., Wallace, D., Ridgewell, A., Russo, R. and Fox, E., (2008). Mobile Phone Base Stations: Eltiti et al. Respond. Environmental Health Perspectives. 116 (2), A64-A65

Cinel, C., Boldini, A., Fox, E. and Russo, R., (2008). Does the use of mobile phones affect human short-term memory or attention?. Applied Cognitive Psychology. 22 (8), 1113-1125

Cinel, C., Russo, R., Boldini, A. and Fox, E., (2008). Exposure to Mobile Phone Electromagnetic Fields and Subjective Symptoms: A Double-Blind Study. Psychosomatic Medicine. 70 (3), 345-348

Eltiti, S., Wallace, D., Ridgewell, A., Russo, R. and Fox, E., (2008). Do the electromagnetic fields generated by mobile-phone base-stations have short-term effects on health? A response to commentaries. Environmental Health Perspectives. 116 (2), A64-A65

Eltiti, S., Wallace, D., Zougkou, K., Russo, R., Joseph, S., Rasor, P. and Fox, E., (2007). Development and evaluation of the electromagnetic hypersensitivity questionnaire. Bioelectromagnetics. 28 (2), 137-151

Eltiti, S., Wallace, D., Ridgewell, A., Zougkou, K., Russo, R., Sepulveda, F., Mirshekar-Syahkal, D., Rasor, P., Deeble, R. and Fox, E., (2007). Does Short-Term Exposure to Mobile Phone Base Station Signals Increase Symptoms in Individuals Who Report Sensitivity to Electromagnetic Fields? A Double-Blind Randomized Provocation Study. Environmental Health Perspectives. 115 (11), 1603-1608

Boldini, A., Russo, R., Punia, S. and Avons, SE., (2007). Reversing the picture superiority effect: A speed—accuracy trade-off study of recognition memory. Memory & Cognition. 35 (1), 113-123

Cinel, C., Boldini, A., Russo, R. and Fox, E., (2007). Effects of mobile phone electromagnetic fields on an auditory order threshold task. Bioelectromagnetics. 28 (6), 493-496

Russo, R., Fox, E., Cinel, C., Boldini, A., Defeyter, MA., Mirshekar-Syahkal, D. and Mehta, A., (2006). Does acute exposure to mobile phones affect human attention?. Bioelectromagnetics. 27 (3), 215-220

Russo, R., Whittuck, D., Roberson, D., Dutton, K., Georgiou, G. and Fox, E., (2006). Mood-congruent free recall bias in anxious individuals is not a consequence of response bias. Memory. 14 (4), 393-399

FOX, E., RUSSO, R. and GEORGIOU, GA., (2005). Anxiety modulates the degree of attentive resources required to process emotional faces. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience. 5 (4), 396-404

Georgiou, G., Bleakley, C., Hayward, J., Russo, R., Dutton, K., Eltiti, S. and Fox, E., (2005). Focusing on fear: attentional disengagement from emotional faces. Visual Cognition. 12 (1), 145-158

Boldini, A., Russo, R. and Avons, SE., (2004). One process is not enough! A speed-accuracy tradeoff study of recognition memory. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. 11 (2), 353-361

Gamboz, N. and Russo, R., (2004). Age Differences in Negative Priming, Episodic Memory and Frontal Lobe Tasks: A Single Inhibitory Deficit?. Brain Impairment. 5 (2), 126-137

Mammarella, N., Avons, SE. and Russo, R., (2004). A short‐term perceptual priming account of spacing effects in explicit cued‐memory tasks for unfamiliar stimuli. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology. 16 (3), 387-402

Gamboz, N. and Russo, R., (2004). Age Differences in Negative Priming, Episodic Memory and Frontal Lobe Tasks: A Single Inhibitory Deficit?. Brain Impairment. 5 (02), 126-137

Russo, R. and Grammatopoulou, N., (2003). Word length and articulatory suppression affect short-term and long-term recall tasks. Memory & Cognition. 31 (5), 728-737

Russo, R., Mammarella, N. and Avons, SE., (2002). Toward a unified account of spacing effects in explicit cued-memory tasks.. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 28 (5), 819-829

Mammarella, N., Russo, R. and Avons, SE., (2002). Spacing effects in cued-memory tasks for unfamiliar faces and nonwords. Memory & Cognition. 30 (8), 1238-1251

Gamboz, N., Russo, R. and Fox, E., (2002). Age differences and the identity negative priming effect: An updated meta-analysis.. Psychology and Aging. 17 (3), 525-531

Russo, R. and Mammarella, N., (2002). Spacing effects in recognition memory: When meaning matters. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology. 14 (1), 49-59

Fox, E., Russo, R. and Dutton, K., (2002). Attentional bias for threat: Evidence for delayed disengagement from emotional faces. Cognition & Emotion. 16 (3), 355-379

Fox, E., Russo, R., Bowles, R. and Dutton, K., (2001). Do threatening stimuli draw or hold visual attention in subclinical anxiety?. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. 130 (4), 681-700

Russo, R., Fox, E., Bellinger, L. and Nguyen-Van-Tam, DP., (2001). Mood-congruent free recall bias in anxiety. Cognition and Emotion. 15 (4), 419-433

Avons, SE., Ward, G. and Russo, R., (2001). The dangers of taking capacity limits too literally. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 24 (1), 114-115

Russo, R., Fox, E., Bellinger, L. and Nguyen-Van-Tam, DP., (2001). Mood-congruent free recall bias in anxiety. COGNITION & EMOTION. 15 (4), 419-433

Fox, E., Lester, V., Russo, R., Bowles, RJ., Pichler, A. and Dutton, K., (2000). Facial Expressions of Emotion: Are Angry Faces Detected More Efficiently?. Cognition & Emotion. 14 (1), 61-92

Gamboz, N., Russo, R. and Fox, E., (2000). Target selection difficulty, negative priming, and aging.. Psychology and Aging. 15 (3), 542-550

Russo, R., Ward, GD., Geurts, H. and Scheres, A., (1999). When unfamiliarity matters: Changing environmental context between study and test affects recognition memory for unfamiliar stimuli. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 25 (2), 488-499

Russo, R., Fox, E. and Bowles, RJ., (1999). On the Status of Implicit Memory Bias in Anxiety. Cognition & Emotion. 13 (4), 435-456

Russo, R., Cullis, AM. and Parkin, AJ., (1998). Consequences of violating the assumption of independence in the process dissociation procedure: A word fragment completion study. Memory & Cognition. 26 (4), 617-632

Russo, R., Parkin, AJ., Taylor, SR. and Wilks, J., (1998). Revising current two-process accounts of spacing effects in memory.. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 24 (1), 161-172

Jenkins, V., Russo, R. and Parkin, AJ., (1998). Levels of Processing and Single Word Priming in Amnesic and Control Subjects. Cortex. 34 (4), 577-588

Jenkins, V., Russo, R. and Parkin, AJ., (1998). Erratum: Levels of processing and single word priming in amnesic and control subjects (Cortex (1998) 34 (577-588)). Cortex. 34 (5), 787-

Venneri, A., Nichelli, P., Modonesi, G., Molinari, MA., Russo, R. and Sardini, C., (1997). Impairment in dating and retrieving remote events in patients with early Parkinson's disease.. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. 62 (4), 410-413

Russo, R., (1996). BRIEF REPORT: Emotional Value of Information and its Relevance in the Interpretation of Homophones in Anxiety. Cognition & Emotion. 10 (2), 213-220

Russo, R. and Andrade, J., (1995). The Directed Forgetting Effect in Word-fragment Completion: An Application of the Process Dissociation Procedure. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology Section A. 48 (2), 405-423

Russo, R., Nichelli, P., Gibertoni, M. and Cornia C., (1995). Developmental Trends in Implicit and Explicit Memory: A Picture Completion Study. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 59 (3), 566-578

Russo, R. and Spinnler, H., (1994). Implicit Verbal Memory in Alzheimer's Disease. Cortex. 30 (3), 359-375

Russo, R. and Parkin, AJ., (1993). Age differences in implicit memory: More apparent than real. Memory & Cognition. 21 (1), 73-80

Parkin, AJ. and Russo, R., (1990). Implicit and explicit memory and the automatid effortful distinction. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology. 2 (1), 71-80

Parkin, AJ., Reid, TK. and Russo, R., (1990). On the differential nature of implicit and explicit memory. Memory & Cognition. 18 (5), 507-514

Books (1)

Russo, R., (2003). Statistics for the Behavioural Sciences. Psychology Press. 0203641574. 9780203641576

Conferences (7)

Vastardis, N., Adjrad, M., Buchanan, K., Liao, Z., Koch, C., Russo, R., Yang, K., Ghavami, M., Anderson, B. and Dudley, S., (2014). A user-centric system architecture for residential energy consumption reduction

Eltiti, S., Wallace, D., Ridgewell, A., Zougkou, K., Russo, R., Sepulveda, F. and Fox, E., (2012). BEHAVIORAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSES DURING COGNITIVE TASKS NOT SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE NOCEBO EFFECT

Wallace, D., Eltiti, S., Ridgewell, A., Garner, K., Russo, R. and Fox, E., (2008). Idiopathic environmental intolerance with attribution to electromagnetic fields: A grounded theory model of illness and coping

(2002). Evidence for Age-Related Equivalence in the Directed Forgetting Paradigm

Fox, E., Russo, R. and Dutton, K., (2000). Do angry facial expressions capture visual attention?

Russo, R., Patterson, N., Roberson, D., Stevenson, N. and Upward, J., (1996). Emotional value of information and its relevance in the interpretation of homophones in anxiety

Russo, R., Wilks, J. and Parkin, AJ., (1996). Spacing effect and distraction: Further support for a two-process account

Other (1)

Buchanan, K., Banks, N., Preston, I. and Russo, R., (2016).Corrigendum to "The British public's perception of the UK smart metering initiative: Threats and opportunities" [Energy Policy 91 (2016) 87-97]. Energy Policy. 93,Elsevier BV

Grants and funding

2018

Provide KTP 2018

Provide

Provide KTP 2018

Innovate UK (formerly Technology Strategy Board)

2012

DANCER

Engineering & Physical Sciences Res.Council

Contact

rrusso@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 873782

Location:

3.714, Colchester Campus