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Dr Guillermo Campitelli

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5736, Mobile: 0426203407, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO30.127
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5736
Mobile: 0426203407
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO30.127  


Guillermo is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Arts and Humanities.


  • December 2015-present: Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology and Social Science, Edith Cowan University; Perth, Australia.
  • August 2014-December 2015: Lecturer, School of Psychology and Social Science, Edith Cowan University; Perth, Australia.
  • May 2011–May 2014: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, School of Psychology and Social Science, Edith Cowan University; Perth, Australia.
  • July 2010–May 2011: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Retirement Incomes and Financial Education Research; School of Accounting, Finance and Economics; Edith Cowan University; Perth, Australia.
  • January 2009–June 2010: Permanent Research Fellow, Argentine National Research Council (CONICET); Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • August 2005–June 2010: Associate Professor, Faculty of Psychology, Universidad Abierta Interamericana; Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • April 2004, June 2005, August-December 2009: Visiting Lecturer, Postgraduate School, Faculty of Psychology, University of Buenos Aires; Argentina.
  • November 2003–May 2005: Research Associate, Centre for Cognition and Neuroimaging; Brunel University London; United Kingdom.
  • January–August 2000: Lecturer (part time), Faculty of Psychology, University of Buenos Aires; Argentina.
  • January–August 2000: Research Assistant, Faculty of Psychology, University of Buenos Aires and Argentine National Research Agency.
  • March 1998–December 1999: Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Psychology, University of Buenos Aires; Argentina

Professional Associations

  • Member of Cognitive Science Society
  • Society for Judgment and Decision Making

Research Areas and Interests

  • Psychology of decision making
  • Psychology of expertise and skill acquisition
  • Behavioural finance
  • Theoretical issues in psychology
  • Use of heuristics in judgements
  • Overconfidence in performance judgements
  • Determinants of expertise
  • Brain imaging and expertise
  • Saving behaviour and individual differences
  • Mathematical models of judgement and decision making
  • Psychological vocabulary


  • Doctor of Philosophy, England.


Recent Research Grants

  • Understanding information about risks.,  Edith Cowan University,  School of Arts and Humanities Research Grant Scheme 2017,  2017 - 2018,  $10,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Hambrick, DZ., Macnamara, B., Campitelli, G., Ullen, F., Mosing, M., (2016), Beyond Born versus Made: A New Look at Expertise. Psychology of Learning and Motivation, 64(8), 1-55, Cambridge, MA, Academic Press, DOI: 10.1016/bs.plm.2015.09.001.
  • Campitelli, G., Speelman, C., (2014), Expertise and the Illusion of Expertise in Gambling. Problem Gambling: Cognition, Prevention and Treatment, 41-60, London, Palgrave Macmillan, DOI: 10.1057/9781137272423_2.
  • Campitelli, G., Gobet, F., Bilalic, M., (2014), Cognitive Processes and Development of Chess Genius: An Integrative Approach. The Wiley Handbook of Genius, 350-374, New York, Wiley-Blackwell.

Journal Articles

  • Campitelli, G., Macbeth, G., Ospina, R., Marmolejo-Ramos, F., (2017), Three strategies for the critical use of statistical methods in psychological research. Educational and Psychological Measurement: devoted to the development and application of measures of individual differences, 77(5), 881-895, Sage, DOI: 10.1177/0013164416668234.
  • Becerra, R., Preece, D., Campitelli, G., Scott-Pillow, G., (2017), The Assessment of Emotional Reactivity Across Negative and Positive Emotions: Development and Validation of the Perth Emotional Reactivity Scale (PERS). Assessment, 1(2017), 1-12, USA, American Psychological Association, DOI: 10.1177/1073191117694455.
  • Sala, G., Burgoyne, AP., Macnamara, BN., Hambrick, DZ., Campitelli, G., Gobet, F., (2017), Checking the "academic selection" argument. Chess players outperform non-chess players in cognitive skills related to intelligence: A meta-analysis. Intelligence, 61(March-April), 130-139, DOI: 10.1016/j.intell.2017.01.013.
  • Burgoyne, AP., Sala, G., Gobet, F., Macnamara, BN., Campitelli, G., Hambrick, DZ., (2016), The relationship between cognitive ability and chess skill: A comprehensive meta-analysis. Intelligence, 59(1 Nov. 2016), 72-83, DOI: 10.1016/j.intell.2016.08.002.
  • Guida, A., Campitelli, G., Gobet, F., (2016), Becoming an expert: Ontogeny of expertise as an example of neural reuse. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 39(1), 13-15, Cambridge University Press, DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X15001570.
  • Campitelli, G., (2015), Memory behaviour requires knowledge structures, not memory stores. Frontiers in Psychology, 6(2015), 1696, Frontiers Research Foundation, DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01696.
  • Campitelli, G., (2015), Answering research questions without calculating the mean. Frontiers in Psychology, 6(2015), 1379, Switzerland, Frontiers Research Foundation, DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01379.
  • Hambrick, Z., Altmann, E., Oswald, F., Meinz, EJ., Gobet, F., Campitelli, G., (2014), Accounting for expert performance: The devil is in the details. Intelligence, 45(1), 112-114, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.intell.2014.01.007.
  • Campitelli, G., Macbeth, G., (2014), Hierarchical Graphical Bayesian Models in Psychology. Revista Colombiana de Estadistica, 37(2), 319-339, Bogota, Colombia, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, DOI: 10.15446/rce.v37n2spe.47940.
  • Macbeth, G., Razumiejczyk, E., Crivello, Md., Bolzán, C., Pereyra Girardi, CI., Campitelli, G., (2014), Mental models for the negation of conjunctions and disjunctions. Europe's Journal of Psychology, 10(1), 135-149, Germany, PsychOpen, DOI: 10.5964/ejop.v10i1.696.
  • Hambrick, DZ., Oswald, FL., Altmann, EM., Meinz, EJ., Gobet, F., Campitelli, G., (2014), Deliberate practice: Is that all it takes to become an expert?. Intelligence, 45(1), 34-45, United Kingdom, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.intell.2013.04.001.
  • Campitelli, G., Gerrans, P., (2014), Does the cognitive reflection test measure cognitive reflection? A mathematical modeling approach. Memory and Cognition, 42(3), 434-447, USA, Springer, DOI: 10.3758/s13421-013-0367-9.
  • Gerrans, P., Speelman, C., Campitelli, G., (2014), The Relationship Between Personal Financial Wellness and Financial Wellbeing: A Structural Equation Modelling Approach. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 35(2), 145-160, United States, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s10834-013-9358-z.
  • Becerra, R., Campitelli, G., (2013), Emotional reactivity: Critical analysis and proposal of a new scale. International Journal of Applied Psychology, 3(6), 161-168, USA, DOI: doi:10.5923/j.ijap.20130306.03.
  • Macbeth, G., Razumiejczyk, E., Campitelli, G., (2013), The Abstraction Effect on Logic Rules Application. Education Sciences and Psychology, 24(2), 85-96, Georgia.
  • Campitelli, G., Speelman, C., (2013), Expertise paradigms for investigating the neural substrates of stable memories. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7(November), article 740, Switzerland, Frontiers Research Foundation, DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00740.

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