The Mask Dilemma

Drama of unrecognizable face There is no shadow of a doubt – although we could cite sources, even official ones, who would discredit this prudential security of ours – about the real usefulness of the masks in the socio-health reality in which we find ourselves. Jokingly – albeit in a bitter sense – we could, referring to the Heidegger, say…

The psychological aspects of the SERE military training program (Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape).

The term ” SERE ” (Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape) indicates that set of theoretical and practical knowledge of military training with which you learn all those techniques, tactics, operational plans, precautions and methods of resilience, which in adversity situations are fundamental for the survival of military personnel (but not only), if they are forced to struggle with adverse weather…

What story can you transform to be happy?

Our experience is literally determined by the idea we have of life: we invent stories about the world and we largely live the plots. The shape of our life depends to a considerable extent on the script that we have consciously, or more likely unconsciously, chosen . What effect does reading this have on you? For many people, this is…

Gender-based violence within the home during covid-19

THIS IS A REAL EMERGENCY IN THE EMERGENCY: THAT OF VIOLENCE BETWEEN DOMESTIC WALLS DURING THIS QUARANTINE PERIOD IS A Widespread Phenomenon, which raises an alarm at the world level. The phenomenon of violence within the home is unfortunately now known and its diffusion is extended in every cultural and social context. Just think that 33% of the women in…

Anxiety depressive syndrome

The  anxious depressive syndrome  does not achieve a diagnostic framework in the DSM V, it ‘in ICD-10, but both health benchmarks see a close correlation between depression and anxiety . The  depressive anxiety syndrome , in ICD-10, can be configured in mixed depressive disorder anxious . When it comes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM V),…

Verbal and non-verbal communication

Although communication is a subjective experience of vital importance for man, it becomes an object of independent study of the behavioral sciences (such as sociology, psychology, anthropology, etc.) only during the 1900s. Communication is a dynamic process that takes place between an issuer and a receiver, in which the former sends a message, verbal or non-verbal, and the latter processes…

An online video game to reduce ethnic bias

The discussion about ethnic bias is more heated than ever these days. Since the 1950s, social psychology has been concerned with defining what stereotypes and prejudices are and understanding how they are formed.   Social psychologists also investigated whether and how bias can be reduced. Some ways of reducing injury have been identified, including intergroup contact (Pettigrew and Tropp, 2006)…

Did you know that we choose food based on our personality?

It seems that personality influences the way you eat and can therefore be considered a risk factor for an unbalanced diet, in turn leading to an increase in the likelihood of developing chronic diseases.   A recent study conducted by Keller and Siegrist (2015) aimed to investigate whether personality traits influence people’s food choices or the adoption of a particular…

A world of liars!

When we lie, we put our brain in the position of having to pack in an instant a response that contains an “alternative truth”, which is credible.   “To date there are about 7.5 billion liars in the world”, that is the entire world population. With this puzzling statement begins the book by Francesco Albanese, psychologist and psychotherapist, who has…