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DSS Dipartimento di Scienze della Salute

Health psychology

Coordinator: Stefano Taddei 

Address: Lab 11, ground fl., San Salvi, Pavillion 26, Bldg code 107.00 (see map).

Staff: Silvia Casale, Fiammetta Cosci, Davide Dèttore, Cecilia Ieri, Barbara Giangrasso, Enrichetta Giannetti, Marco Giannini, Rosapia Lauro Grotto, Amanda Nerini, Cristina Stefanile, Stefano Taddei.

Activity:

The Health Psychology Laboratory carries out activities of research, teaching and intervention related to the psychology of health and disease in the following areas: 

  • Risky behaviours in youth, especially concerning smoking and eating habits;
  • Pathological use of internet and new addictions;
  • Risk factors and protection of the quality of life in chronic and terminally ill patients with special attention to dementia, Alzheimer, hearth diseases, cancer;
  • Development of qualitative research techniques according also to the phenomenological-hermeneutic approach;
  • Occupational well-being, with special attention to mobbing, stress and burn-out;
  • Remote care and use of communication technologies for psychological intervention;
  • Affectivity and sexuality in disability;
  • Secondary psycho-social interventions in disaster-stricken populations;
  • Psycho-social development interventions towards populations object of international cooperation projects;
  • Evaluation of processes and outcomes in psychotherapy and counselling;
  • Cross-cultural aspects of dysmorphophobia (Italy, United States and China);
  • Ideas and dysfunctional convictions related to male erectile dysfunction;
  • Meta cognitive processes and their applications in psychopathology, in particular the influence of knowledge of one's own cognitive processes in the aetiology and maintenance of  psycho-pathological diseases;
  • Alteration of cognitive specific modules in obsessive-compulsive disorder;
  • Diagnosis, treatment and prevention of learning difficulties;
  • Study of cognitive processes in neurological development disorders;
  • Adaptation and validation of psycho-diagnostic investigation tools.

 

Equipment:

A complete set of polygraph machinery to perform biofeedback. 

Machinery for experimental testing of panic induction with a 10 litre tank (35% CO2 - 65% O2) filled at100 bar linked to a respirometer Wright Mark 8; airflow controlled by an Enotox Entonox delivery set with valve. 
last update: 03-July-2015
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