Sportsmanship down the ravine, on approval ratings and sponsors’ earnings: the charm of trash talking in sport and the personalities who use it

Competitive activity is subjected to ethical and equality checks to make the sport possibly more equitable and absent of uncontrollable conflicts. However, due to the character elements of certain professional athletes, we often witness verbal exchanges with content “below the belt” which, paradoxically, make it more appreciated and supported. A popular analysis of this communicative phenomenon linked to the theory…

The compass of emotions. From anger to happiness, the emotions told to the boys (2019) by A. Pellai and B. Tamborini – Review of the book

A book on adolescence and emotions, a practical and interactive guide for children and adults to discover how the emotional brain works.   Alberto Pellai, doctor, psychotherapist of the developmental age, researcher and known to the public for having hosted the program This house is not a hotel on Radio24, and his wife, pedagogist, writer and mother of their 4…

The psychological implications of Crohn’s disease

The main areas of life of the person with Crohn’s disease are conditioned by the course of the symptoms of the disease: work, emotional relationships and activities to devote to in free time.   Abstract: Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that predominantly affects young people between 18 and 30 years of age. There has been a significant…

Psychologist and mental health: where are we?

Never before in this period has we heard about the importance of mental health and invoked in the presence of the psychologist in the various strategic points of our society.   Surely this period we are experiencing could (and can) become a stimulus to really do something more, to have a better impact on promoting a culture of mental and…

Online hate: the psychological predictors of haters’ behavior

The derogatory attitude has long been identified as a serious social problem. Unsurprisingly, along with the growing popularity of the internet, such behaviors have also been observed in online settings (Blaya, 2019; Gauducheau, 2019; Johnson et al., 2019; Mathew et al., 2019) and therefore identified as online hate. .   Online hate does not necessarily consist in expressing a disparaging…

The triad of emotional abuse-freezing-anorexia in the identification of hidden traumatic events

The triad of emotional abuse-freezing-anorexia is very frequent and refers to early traumatic experiences related to pathological communication styles of the parental figures. In particular, the alternation between psychological manipulation and neglect carried out in childhood produces devastating effects on the nutrition and body of girls.   Emotional abuse, according to the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse,…

Reactions to a critical event: the double “uniform” of rescuer and victim

It may happen that people who serve in particular emergency situations find themselves occupying two mirror roles, that of Rescuer and that of Victim, and thus find themselves having to deal with different physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioral reactions. Alessandra Curtacci – OPEN SCHOOL, Cognitive Studies San Benedetto del Tronto   Every day different events occur caused by human distraction,…