Loredana Benedetto, Ph.D., is a psychologist and Professor of Developmental and Educational Psychology at the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Messina, Italy. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of typical and atypical development, parent-child relationships, educational psychology, and family-based interventions. She has been a scientific consultant for projects supporting families of disabled children and interventions in pediatric palliative care. Her research interests focus on parenting assessment, self-efficacy and parental cognition, digital parenting and problematic use of the Internet in children, metacognition and childhood disorders, early intervention in autism and developmental disabilities, and behavioral parent training. She is the author or editor of several books, including Parenting: Empirical Advances and Intervention Resources (coedited with Massimo Ingrassia).