Luca Tateo

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Phone +47 22859462
Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 7 Helga Engs hus 0371 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1140 Blindern 0318 Oslo

Teaching responsibilities

Research interests

  • cultural and ecological approaches in social psychology
  • cultural psychology of education
  • art-based methods, affective logic and the aesthetic dimension of psychic life
  • study of imagination as higher psychological process
  • cultural mediation of grief
  • decolonizing approaches and epistemic injustice in psychology and education  
  • epistemology and history of psychological science

Luca Tateo is habilitated as Full professor in Social and Organizational Psychology (sector 11/E3) and as Associate Professor in Psychology of Development and Education (sector 11/E2) by the Italian Ministry of Education and Research (MIUR).

Research experience

  • Member of the research team of the project The Politics of Disability Identity, funded by the Research Council of Norway (SAMKUL).
  • Member of the research team of the CNPq funded project “Sob o signo da pobreza: dinâmicas psicossociais e educacionais de pessoas de camadas populares a partir da perspectiva da psicologia semiótico- cultural [Under the sign of poverty: psychosocial and educational dynamics of people in economically disadvantaged social groups in the perspective of cultural semiotic psychology]”, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil.
  • Member of the Research Centre “The Culture of Grief”, funded by Obel Familie Fonden at Aalborg University, with the sub-project “Grief and affective logic”.
  • Coordinator of Carlsberg Foundation research grant 2013, project “International workshop on Giambattista Vico and imagination in psychology”
  • Coordinator of “Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship 2013”, project “Epistemology in psychological science, the heritage of Giambattista Vico and the cultural psychology”
  • Team coordinator in the project “LEAD Technology enhanced learning and problem solving discussions: Network learning environments in the classroom” FP7.
  • Research and trainer in the project Re-N.E.T. “Revitalizing networks and new emphasis in transfer: preventing and facing early school leaving by sharing solutions and tools”
  • Researcher in the project “ELeGi - European Learning GRID Infrastructure”), FP6, Consortium on Methods and Systems for Learning and Knowledge”.
  • Researcher in the project “Enhancing SCience Appeal in Learning through Argumentative inTEraction (ESCALATE)”.

International partnerships

  • Former associate professor in Epistemology and History of Cultural Psychology at Aalborg University.
  • Former member of the Centre for Cultural Psychology, directed by Jaan Valsiner at Aalborg University.
  • Former honorary Associate Professor at School of Psychology, Faculty of Science, Sydney University, Australia.
  • Former visiting professor at the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil. 
  • Member of the Kitchen Seminar network.
  • Co-coordinator of the network of excellence “IBEF - Ideas for the Basic Education of the Future".

Editorial work

  • Co-editor in chief of the Journal “Human Arenas. An Interdisciplinary Journal of Psychology, Culture, and Meaning”, Springer.
  • Editor in Chief of the book series “Innovations in Qualitative Research”, Information Age Publishing, USA.
  • Associate editor of the journal SN Social Sciences, Springer
  • Associate editor of the journal Trends in Psychology, Springer
  • Associate editor of the journal Estudos de Psicologia (Campinas).
  • Member of the editorial board for the section "Education and Psychology" of the journal Education Sciences
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the journal journal Revista Iberoamericana de Criatividade e Inovação (RECRIAI)Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Culture & Psychology.
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the journal QWERTY. Open and Interdisciplinary Journal of Technology, Culture and Education.​

Full Curriculum Vitae and list of publications available here


  • Silva Filho, Waldomiro; Dazzani, Virginia; Tateo, Luca; Gottschalk Sukerman Barreto, Rodrigo & Marsico, Giuseppina (2022). He Knows, She Doesn’t? Epistemic Inequality in a Developmental Perspective. Review of General Psychology. ISSN 1089-2680. doi: 10.1177/10892680221143079.
  • Tateo, Luca & Marsico, Giuseppina (2022). A quest for global psychology. cultura & psyché. Journal of Cultural Psychology. ISSN 2730-5732. doi: 10.1007/s43638-022-00044-0.
  • Tateo, Luca & Dario, Nadia (2022). Conclusion. Toward a Generative-Systemic Perspective: A Critical View on the Mind Wandering Arena. In Dario, Nadia & Tateo, Luca (Ed.), New Perspectives on Mind-Wandering. Springer. ISSN 978-3031069543. p. 255–261. doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-06955-0_14.
  • Dario, Nadia & Tateo, Luca (2022). Introduction. The Lines, Circles and Zigzag on Mind-Wandering. In Dario, Nadia & Tateo, Luca (Ed.), New Perspectives on Mind-Wandering. Springer. ISSN 978-3031069543. p. 1–21. doi: https%3A/
  • Dario, Nadia & Tateo, Luca (2022). Relegated at the Margin: Visible Thinking, Visual Marginalia in Schooling. In Fossa, Pablo (Eds.), Inner Speech, Culture & Education. Springer. ISSN 978-3-031-14212-3. p. 51–70. doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-14212-3_4.
  • CUDINA, JEAN NIKOLA; OSSA, JULIO CÉSAR; MILLÁN, JUAN DAVID; LÓPEZ-LÓPEZ, WILSON & Tateo, Luca (2022). Historical Development of Political-Critical Thinking in Colombian Psychology. Revista Colombiana de Psicología. ISSN 0121-5469. 32(1). doi: 10.15446/rcp.v32n1.98961.
  • Ruse, Jesse N.; Rhodes, Paul; Tateo, Luca & De Luca Picione, Raffaele (2022). Remaking time: Cultural semiotic transformations of temporality during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown. Integrative Psychological and Behavioural Science. ISSN 1932-4502. p. 1–21. doi: 10.1007/s12124-022-09711-6. Full text in Research Archive
  • Pascarella, Federica; Vicigrado, Antonietta; Tateo, Luca & Marsico, Giuseppina (2022). La drammatizzazione come spazio dialogico e liminale: riflessioni teoriche per il superamento tensionale e lo sviluppo socio-culturale dell’alunno nel contesto scolastico. Ricerche di Psicologia. ISSN 0391-6081. 45. doi: 10.3280/rip2022oa13952. Full text in Research Archive
  • César, Jamile & Tateo, Luca (2022). The sign of dialogue between psychoanalysis and cultural psychology. International Journal of Psychoanalysis and Education: Subject. ISSN 2035-4630. 2(1), p. 1–14. doi: 10.32111/SAS.2022.2.1.1. Full text in Research Archive
  • Tateo, Luca; Marsico, Giuseppina; Dazzani, Virginia & He, Min (2022). University without Borders. Integrative Psychological and Behavioural Science. ISSN 1932-4502. 56(4), p. 893–901. doi: 10.1007/s12124-022-09714-3. Full text in Research Archive
  • Tateo, Luca & Marsico, Giuseppina (2022). Sensing the city. Affective semiosis and urban border- zones. In petrilli, susan & Meng, Ji (Ed.), Intersemiotic Perspectives on Emotions Translating across Signs, Bodies and Values. Routledge. ISSN 9781003056652. p. 196–209. doi: 10.4324/9781003056652-15.
  • Tateo, Luca; Marsico, Giuseppina & Valsiner, Jaan (2022). The Pandemic Atmos-Fear. International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation. ISSN 2157-3883. 11(2), p. 125–133. doi: 10.1027/2157-3891/a000041.
  • Tateo, Luca; Marsico, Giuseppina & Valsiner, Jaan (2022). Cultural Psychology, International Handbook of Psychology Learning and Teaching. Springer. ISSN 978-3-030-26248-8. doi: https%3A/
  • Tateo, Luca (2022). The voice of hungry minds: the relevance of Danilo Dolci for the Cultural Psychology of Education. Estudos de Psicologia (Campinas). ISSN 0103-166X. 39. doi: 10.1590/1982-0275202239e200182. Full text in Research Archive
  • Xu, Shuangshuang; Wang, Jing & Tateo, Luca (2021). Dramatizing Living-in-the-World: Affective Generalization in Drama-in-Education Workshop. Integrative Psychological and Behavioural Science. ISSN 1932-4502. doi: 10.1007/s12124-021-09625-9. Full text in Research Archive
  • De Luca Picione, Raffaele; Martini, Elvira; Cicchella, Sara; Forte, Salvatore; Carranante, Maria & Tateo, Luca [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2021). The impact of Covid-19 pandemic: Psycho-social perception of the crisis and sense-making processes. Community Psychology in Global Perspective. ISSN 2421-2113. 7(2). doi: 10.1285/i24212113v7i2p103. Full text in Research Archive
  • Tateo, Luca & Marsico, Giuseppina (2021). Das anthropophagische Manifest für eine wahrhaft globale Psychologie. psychosozial. ISSN 0171-3434. 165, p. 49–63.
  • Robles-Piñeros, Jairo & Tateo, Luca (2021). Isn’t all about trash... Children’s conceptions about ecology and their implications for biology education in Colombia. Journal of Biological Education. ISSN 0021-9266. doi: 10.1080/00219266.2021.1941189. Full text in Research Archive
  • de Abreu, Marcio; Tateo, Luca & Marsico, Giuseppina (2021). The affective logic of race: A cultural psychological analysis of racial signifying practices. Culture & Psychology. ISSN 1354-067X. doi: 10.1177/1354067X211027285. Full text in Research Archive
  • Kaipper Dias, Cristiana; Leite da Rocha, Leonardo Rafael; Tateo, Luca & Marsico, Giuseppina (2021). “Passing” and its effects on Brazilian transgender people's sense of belonging to society: A theoretical study. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology. ISSN 1052-9284. doi: 10.1002/casp.2535. Full text in Research Archive
  • Tateo, Luca & Marsico, Giuseppina (2021). Signs as borders and borders as signs . Theory & psychology. ISSN 0959-3543. doi: 10.1177/0959354320964865. Full text in Research Archive
  • Assis Pinheiro, Marina; Ferreira da Silva, Jandson & Tateo, Luca (2021). The Aesthetic Experience as a Central Pathway in Understanding Memory and Imagination – The Case of Quilombo Barro Branco. In Lyra, Maria C.D.P.; Wagoner, Brady & Barreiro, Alicia (Ed.), Imagining the Past, Constructing the Future. Springer Nature. ISSN 978-3-030-64174-0. p. 89–106. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-64175-7_6.
  • Pascarella, Federica; Vicigrado, Antonietta; Tateo, Luca & Marsico, Giuseppina (2021). Spontaneous Dramatization as Dialogical Space in the School Context. Human Arenas. ISSN 2522-5790. doi: 10.1007/s42087-021-00184-4. Full text in Research Archive
  • Tateo, Luca; Nugin, Raili; Jones, Alasdair; Marsico, Giuseppina & Palang, Hannes (2021). Cities of Senses: Visible and Invisible Borders in Public Spaces. In Kullasepp, Katrin & Marsico, Giuseppina (Ed.), Identity at the Borders and Between the Borders. Springer Nature. ISSN 978-3-030-62266-4. p. 7–22. doi: https%3A/
  • Xu, Shuangshuang & Tateo, Luca (2020). Drama-in-Education for Understanding: an Investigation from the Perspective of Cultural Psychology of Semiotic Mediation. Human Arenas. ISSN 2522-5790. doi: 10.1007/s42087-020-00157-z. Full text in Research Archive
  • Tateo, Luca (2020). The School as Semiotic Intercultural Arena. In Xu, Shuangshuang & Marsico, Giuseppina (Ed.), Social Ecology of a Chinese Kindergarten Where culture grows. Springer Nature. ISSN 978-3-030-59734-4. p. 117–128. doi: https%3A/
  • Dario, Nadia & Tateo, Luca (2020). The positive side: an inquiry into mind-wanderingùin teaching- learning situations. . Formazione & Insegnamento. ISSN 1973-4778. XVIII(3), p. 255–276. doi: 10.7346/-fei-XVIII-03-20_07.
  • Tateo, Luca & Dario, Nadia (2020). Listen to us, grown-ups! A Research on Children’s Diaries during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Formazione & Insegnamento. ISSN 1973-4778. XVIII(3), p. 89–100. doi: 10.7346/-fei-XVIII-03-20_07. Full text in Research Archive
  • Tateo, Luca (2020). Face masks as layers of meaning in times of COVID-19. Culture & Psychology. ISSN 1354-067X. 27(1), p. 131–151. doi: 10.1177/1354067X20957549. Full text in Research Archive
  • Tateo, Luca (2020). The Golem of Psychology and the Ecosystemic Epistemology. Integrative Psychological and Behavioural Science. ISSN 1932-4502. 54(2), p. 667–676. doi: 10.1007/s12124-020-09532-5. Full text in Research Archive
  • Dario, Nadia & Tateo, Luca (2020). A New Methodology for the Study of Mind-Wandering Process. Human Arenas. ISSN 2522-5790. 3(2), p. 172–189. doi: 10.1007/s42087-019-00075-9. Full text in Research Archive
  • Marsico, Giuseppina; Tateo, Luca; Cerqueira Gomez, Ramon & Dazzani, Virginia (2019). Educational processes and dialogical construction of Self. In Mercer, Neil; Wegerif, Rupert & Major, Louis (Ed.), The Routledge International Handbook of Research on Dialogic Education. Routledge. ISSN 9780429441677. p. 50–63. doi: 10.4324/9780429441677-6.
  • Tateo, Luca (2019). The journey of learning. Mind, Culture, and Activity. ISSN 1074-9039. 26(4), p. 371–382. doi: 10.1080/10749039.2019.1686028.
  • Tateo, Luca (2019). Caravaggio’s The Seven Works of Mercy and the Art of Generalization. In Højholt, Charlotte & Schraube, Ernst (Ed.), Subjectivity and Knowledge. Springer. ISSN 978-3-030-29977-4. p. 141–156. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-29977-4_8.

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  • Tateo, Luca (2023). Professor Lecture: "Diversity as resource".
  • Abbasi, Zahra; Aguiar Schlindwein, Ingrid; Degavre, Florence; Edwards, Maísa; Peeters, Amaury & Tateo, Luca [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2022). Toppling the totem pole. How hierarchies affect interdisciplinary research work .
  • Tateo, Luca (2022). Tools and methods from Cultural Psychology Round Table: What Political Psychology do we need? Concepts methods and questions allowing reflexivity and critical revision. .
  • Tateo, Luca & Marsico, Giuseppina (2022). Symposium: Theory of Psychology Facing Environmental Challenges .
  • Dario, Nadia; Lund, Kristine & Tateo, Luca (2022). Mapping Visual Marginalia in Educational Contexts: A Model for New Types of Self-Regulation of Learning.
  • Tateo, Luca & Marsico, Giuseppina (2022). Commitment for Change. Human Arenas. ISSN 2522-5790. 5(1). doi: 10.1007/s42087-022-00275-w.
  • Tateo, Luca (2021). Psicologia cultural da pandemia: construindo sentidos.
  • Tateo, Luca (2021). THE NEED OF A UNIFIED THEORY OF IMAGINING. THE JUNKYARD A scholarly blog devoted to the study of imagination.
  • Tateo, Luca & Marsico, Giuseppina (2021). The Creative Synthesis and the Global Psychology. Human Arenas. ISSN 2522-5790. 4(1). doi: 10.1007/s42087-021-00201-6.
  • Carriere, Kevin J. & Tateo, Luca (2021). Luca Tateo Interview Culture & Psychology . [Internet]. Facebook.
  • Tateo, Luca (2020). Cognitive dynamics. Punctum. International Journal of Semiotics. 6(2), p. 253–259. doi: 10.18680/hss.2020.0032.
  • Tateo, Luca (2020). Injustiça Epistêmica na Educação.
  • Tateo, Luca & Marsico, Giuseppina (2020). Psychodiversity and anthropophagic psychology.
  • Tateo, Luca; Valerio, Tatiana & Bastos, Ana Clara (2020). TOWARDS A GENERAL STUDY OF IMAGINATIVE PROCESSES IN HUMAN PURPOSEFUL ACTION. In Valerio, Tatiana; Bastos, Ana Clara & Tateo, Luca (Ed.), From Dream to Action Imagination and (Im)Possible Futures. Information Age Publishing. ISSN 978-1-64802-279-1. p. xiii–xx.
  • Tateo, Luca (2020). PANDEMIC DIALOGUES.
  • Tateo, Luca (2020). Bases Históricas da Psicologia do Desenvolvimento.
  • Tateo, Luca (2020). Psicologia cultural e ensino das ciências: papel dos processos imaginativos.
  • Tateo, Luca & Marsico, Giuseppina (2020). Reviewing as Dialogical Development of Ideas. Human Arenas. ISSN 2522-5790. 3(1), p. 1–5. doi: 10.1007/s42087-020-00100-2.

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