Federica Sibilla is a psychologist and a PhD. She is specialising in cognitive-behavioural psychotherapy, attending the Milanese branch of Studi Cognitivi.
She earned her master’s degree in Psychology in 2014, graduating with honours. Her thesis concerned Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games, a topic that she continued to investigate during her PhD. During her doctorate, she was qualified as an expert in Social Psychology and began to work as a graduate teaching assistant. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences and Cultural Industries at the University of Parma. In this role, she deals with serious games for inclusion.
She is a member of the Italian Association of Psychology, the Hikikomori Italia association, and the CBT Italia society. She is also a member of the Interdepartmental Centre of Social Research of the University of Parma.
She is co-author of several scientific papers published in indexed international journals. She has also presented her research at many national and international conferences. She serves as a peer-reviewer for international journals such as “Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking”, “Games for Health”, and “PLOS One”. Her research has mainly explored the psychological processes related to the use of video games and social networks, studying the implications of their use in terms of identity, social relations, and well-being.