Donatella Di Corrado was born in Palermo on 21.09.1974, she graduated in Philosophy in Catania on 23.11.1999 with honors (Thesis: "The Quality of Life in chronic illness" at the Institute of Psychology in collaboration with the Institute of Internal Medicine). She obtained a six-month Scholarship in the disciplinary sector “Historical, Philosophical, Pedagogical and Psychological Sciences”, to attend PhD courses at foreign institutions of higher education in the U.S.A. (2000-2001). She attended the Institute Ramapo College of New Jersey, the Institute of Psychology (Keene State College) and the Department of Psychology at Stanford University, California in collaboration with Professor Albert Bandura PhD. She conducted research at the Institute of Medical Therapy and the Institute of Gynecology, University of Catania. In February 2006 she became Ph.D. in Sport Sciences (XVII cycle), at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Catania. In November 2009 she became Assistant Professor for the scientific-disciplinary sector M-EDF/01 “Methods and teaching of motor activities”, University Kore of Enna. Research activity concerns mood, imagery, human perception, emotions, health, attention in sport (novice/expert). Currently, she conducts research the Department of Psychology and the Department of Physiology, University of Catania, the Department of Psychology, University of Trieste and the Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin.