Paola Perucchinipa has a graduate degree in Psychology (University of Rome La Sapienza) a Ph.D. in Social and Developmental Psychology (University of Rome La Sapienza) and she is researcher in Developmental Psychology (University Roma Tre). Currently she is Full Professor in Developmental and Educational Psychology (University Roma Tre). Paola is coordinator of the Master Course in Primary Education at the Department of Educational Sciences, University Roma Tre. Treasurer in the Executive Committee of the Developmental and Educational Psychology Section in the Italian Psychological Association (AIP). Her main research interests are Communicative and gestural development in infancy; social cognition development; social adjustment in preschool and primary school children; conceptual development and instruction in science education; parents and teachers belief on children development and education.