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Personal Information

Alessio Falco

12.04.1984 Italy

Mobile Phone: +358 (0) 40 353 8384

E-mail: falco_alessio@yahoo.com



Master’s Degree in “Social, Work and Communication Psychology”   10.2006 – 10.2009

2 Cycles Degree (i.e. Master’s Level, MA), 360 ECTS

University of Padua, Italy.

Visiting student at the University of Helsinki.


Bachelor’s Degree in “Social and Work Psychology”                                          

10.2003 – 10.2006

1 Cycle Degree (i.e. Bachelor’s Level) 180 ECTS

University of Padua, Italy.


Work Experiences

Center for Knowledge and Innovation Research - Aalto University         05.2010 - present

  • 2+ years experience as project researcher at CKIR (Aalto University);
  • Academic Research on emotions, social interactions, communication and digital media (social network);



  • Psychophysiological  methods ( EEG, EMG, ECG, EOG, EDA);
  • Implicit measures: Implicit Association Test (IAT);
  • Traditional self-report measures (questionnaires);


Promoting inter-disciplinary research collaborations;

Brainstorming activities, problem-solving attitude, team working.




  • Reputation as emotional experiences - the use of psychophysiological measurements in corporate reputation research.


The 2 projects aimed to find out how emotional audiences, mental images of media corporations and their brands affect media consumption decisions (as indexed by psycho-physiological and implicit measures).


Italian Trade Commission Office (I.C.E.)                                        01.2008 – 07.2008

Italian Embassy –Helsinki


  • Work placement
  • Marketing activities, back office


Additional Information


  • Hosted at Helsinki University as a visiting student for my Master’s Degree Thesis. Topic: “Implicit attitudes as predictors of the future voting behavior: Helsinki Municipal Elections 2008”;
  • FINMUN 2009: Finnish Model of United Nations Conference, Helsinki;
  • I am willing and motivated to work abroad.


IT Skills


  • Microsoft Windows;
  • Microsoft Office, Internet and Outlook;
  • SPSS, Analyzer, EPrime, Inquisit.


Spoken Languages


  • Italian (Native);
  • English (Professional Working Proficiency - TOEFL Certificate 105/120).




  • Motor sports, cooking, soccer, chess, reading, playing/listening music.




  • I’ll be pleased to name references.



  • 515 Psykologia

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Julkaisut 2014 2019

  • 4 Tutkimusraportti
  • 3 Artikkeli

Brand as a cognitive mediator: investigating the effect of media brands as a structural feature of textual news messages

Laaksonen, S-M., Falco, A., Salminen, M., Aula, P. S. & Ravaja, N., 8 maaliskuuta 2019, julkaisussa : Journal of Product and Brand Management. 28, 1, s. 1-14 14 Sivumäärä

Tutkimustuotos: ArtikkelijulkaisuArtikkeliTieteellinenvertaisarvioitu

Open access

PRECIOUS: Digitally integrating motivational techniques to increase engagement with volitional processes for health behaviour change

Nurmi, J., Knittle, K. P., Helf, C., Ginchev, T., Latvala, T., Lusilla Palacios, P., Castellano Tejedor, C., Falco, A., Ravaja, N. & Haukkala, A. H., 2016, julkaisussa : The European Health Psychologist. 18, Supp.

Tutkimustuotos: ArtikkelijulkaisuArtikkeliTieteellinen

Online news and corporate reputation: A neurophysiological investigation

Ravaja, N., Aula, P., Falco, A., Laaksonen, S-M., Salminen, M. & Ainamo, A., 2015, julkaisussa : Journal of Media Psychology. 27, 3, s. 118-133 16 Sivumäärä

Tutkimustuotos: ArtikkelijulkaisuArtikkeliTieteellinenvertaisarvioitu

D2.4 Ethical and privacy guidelines for PRECIOUS system implementation

Nurmi, J., Haukkala, A., Falco, A., Castellano Tejedor, C., Lohr, C., Helf, C., Mutafungwa, E., Weisgrab, H., Hlavacs, H., Costa-Requena, J., Ravaja, N., Zwickl, P., Reichl, P., Tanguy, P., Lusilla, P., Kuczora, S., Kärkkäinen, T., Myllymäki, T. & Korhonen, T., 2014

Tutkimustuotos: Kirja/raporttiTutkimusraporttiAmmatillinen

D3.1 Interim report on behavioural representation and virtual individual modelling

Myllymäki, T., Haukkala, A., Falco, A., Nurmi, J., Lusilla, P., Castellano Tejedor, C., Ramos, C., Kuczora, S., Kärkkäinen, T., Mutafungwa, E. & Costa-Requena, J., 2014

Tutkimustuotos: Kirja/raporttiTutkimusraporttiAmmatillinen

Projektit 2013 2016

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