psychology

Sport, fitness and self-esteem: learn to give yourself useful feedback

Feedback: improve When you play sports you have a natural tendency to observe yourself more to see if you improve physically or in your own performances. Often more attention prevails towards error, imperfection, skipped series, the day we did not train, the non-lost oily or the cellulite that does not disappear, rather than the one towards the results achieved: the best health, the absence of breath when you climb the stairs, the 5 series made or 10 training sessions in a row not skipped

Sport, fitness and self-esteem: learn to give yourself useful feedback

Doing physical activity increases self-esteem in oneself, this is said, but we have all experienced that it is not always so, indeed, sometimes the comparison with others and / or with ourselves makes us feel worse. In fact, in sport, as in life, the failure to achieve certain goals triggers loops that have little to do with the original cause, and that do not positively affect our self-esteem

Diet and gym motivation, find and support your motivation!

Watch the video X Watch the video on youtube Don't lose your motivation on the road! There are two moments during the year in which there are the peaks of enrollments in the gym: in autumn and with the beginning of the new year. These are the moments in which good intentions about our physical form reach their peak

Resilience and Success

Article by Giuseppe Mingrone When an athlete has all the features to go ahead and not break through, what does it depend on? Many "sit", become demotivated. One of the determinants can be resilience, that is the ability to face obstacles. Being motivated is not an exceptional condition, it is a normal condition

Arachnophobia: fear of spiders

Arachnophobia: introduction There is no specific reason, nor a founded and concrete fear, but in fact arachnophobia terrorizes a disproportionate number of people. A chilling, persistent and unjustified fear, that of spiders, so much so that it becomes - sometimes - an uncontrollable obsession, responsible for real panic attacks

Arachnophobia - psychological therapies

Arachnophobia and interpretation If the arachnophobic in itself fears the spider, the fear can easily be turned into a real obsession when the animal is emphasized, and the phobia amplified immeasurably by the media and by popular beliefs and legends that, for them, have no foundation any. In symbolism, the spider is defined as an unpredictable, bizarre, ambivalent creature in which both good and evil reign in the same beast

Emotional Intelligence: What is it? What is it for? I.Randi Features and Models

Generality Emotional intelligence is defined as the ability of an individual to recognize, to distinguish, to label and to manage one's own and others' emotions . The concept of emotional intelligence (IE or EI, from the English Emotional Intelligence ) is relatively recent; in fact, the first definition dates back to 1990 and was proposed by the American psychologists Peter Salovey and John D

Lapsus Freudiano of I.Randi

Generality The Freudian slip can be defined as a sort of involuntary error caused by a psychic conflict present in the individual. In common language, the term "Freudian slip" is usually used to indicate linguistic errors committed during a conversation. In truth, in the psychoanalytic field, the meaning of "Freudian slip" is much broader and also includes the sudden lack of memory , reading errors (reading a term different from what is actually written), writing errors (writing a different word from the one you would actually like to use), listening errors and even the loss

I.Randi's Rorschach stains

Generality The Rorschach stains represent a tool widely used in the psychodiagnostic field. More precisely, these are particular figures (ink spots) with an apparently meaningless form used to perform the so-called Rorschach test , in order to investigate the personality of an individual . The Rorschach stains are named after their creator, the Swiss psychiatrist Hermann Rorschach who made them public in 1921 through the publication of his book "Psychodiagnostik"

Mindfulness: What it is, What to Use and How to Practice of I.Randi

Generality Mindfulness means the achievement of self-awareness and reality in the present moment and in a non-judgmental way. This awareness can be achieved by putting into practice particular meditation techniques derived from those employed in Buddhism . In other words, the practice of mindfulness sees as its main objective the achievement of a degree of maximum awareness through which the individual should reach a state of well-being

Selective Mutism of I.Randi

Generality Selective mutism is a particular condition belonging to the group of anxiety disorders . Selective mutism usually begins in the pediatric age and is characterized by the inability to speak in almost all social contexts, although there are no delays neither in learning nor in language development

Resilience: What is it? Meaning in Psychology and How to Put it in Practice of I.Randi

Introduction In the psychological field, resilience can be defined as the ability of the individual to adapt positively to a negative and traumatic condition. According to many experts, resilience is a capacity belonging to human nature but which is not always activated and, even when activated, does not always lead to positive results

Anxious syndrome in brief, summary

Scroll down the page to read the summary table on the anxiety syndrome Anxious syndrome: definition State of mind characterized by a tangle of fears and tensions - generally irrational - unrelated to any precise and concrete external stimulus Psychological illness that results in truly appreciable effects, leading to a series of negative consequences on the state of mind Anxious syndrome: appreciable effects Increased plasma levels of corticosteroids and adrenaline → palpitations, tachycardia, tremors, nausea, peripheral vasoconstriction, hyperhidrosis and respiratory fatigue Anxious syndrome:

Anxious syndrome

Definition It seems almost impossible but, in fact, the anxious syndrome begins above all in the young adult, around the age of 20: we are talking about a state of mind characterized by a mixture of fears and tensions - generally irrational - not related to any precise and concrete external stimulus

Anxious syndrome: natural remedies

Definition of anxious syndrome In the previous discussion we examined the anxiety syndrome in the event of severity: fortunately, there are also rather mild forms, determined by multiple factors (stress, work, family, etc.) which - embedded one on the other like fragments of puzzles - generate the over-anxiety

Meaning of Dreams: What is it? Why do we dream? Interpretation and Meaning in Psychology of I.Randi

Introduction Understanding the meaning of dreams has fascinated man since ancient times. In antiquity, dreams were considered as the will of the gods to communicate with men; while today, a psychological meaning is attributed to this normal phenomenon. The first to attempt to explain the meaning of dreams was the well-known father of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud who, in this regard, in 1899 published a book entitled " The interpretation of dreams "

Stendhal syndrome: What is it? How and when does it manifest itself? of I.Randi

Introduction Stendhal syndrome is a psychosomatic disorder that occurs in some individuals when they are in the presence of works of art or architectural works of remarkable beauty. More precisely, particularly sensitive people who experience Stendhal syndrome experience a wide range of symptoms that can vary in type and intensity

Psychogenic Cough by I.Randi

Generality Psychogenic cough is a particular type of cough whose causes are to be found in a psychological and sometimes psychiatric component . Also known as " nervous or psychosomatic cough", the psychogenic cough manifests itself with greater incidence in young individuals. Unlike other types of cough, psychogenic cough does not originate from disorders affecting the respiratory system, the gastrointestinal tract or the immune system; rather it represents a sort of somatization of anxious or basic nervous states; therefore, it originates from disorders affecting the psychic sphere

Change of Season and Depression: seasonal affective disorder

By Dr. Alessio Dini The change of season induces various physiological effects on us, on our lifestyle and on our mood. Fatigue, depression, drowsiness, feeling of general malaise. These temporary ailments make a long-awaited period, like the beginning of spring, one of the most difficult of the year as regards psychophysical well-being

Sun and good humor: what does it depend on?

Many people complain of a certain decrease in mood during the winter months. Sometimes this "metereopathy" becomes pathological and in this case we speak of SAD ( Seasonal affective disorder ) or seasonal mood disorders. Women suffer the most and, not surprisingly, SAD is also more common among people living far from the equator, where there is less light in winter

Pathological gambling: numbers and curiosities from the world

Gambling addiction , also known as pathological gambling , is the irrepressible desire to repeatedly gamble , even in spite of the risks that lie behind such behavior and despite the initial desire not to surrender to gambling. The precise causes of this particular mental illness - which is comparable to addiction to alcohol or drugs - are unknown

Gambling addiction in Italy

Gambling addiction , also called pathological gambling , is the uncontrollable and continuous desire to gamble, despite the risks that lie behind such behavior and despite the initial desire not to give in to gambling. The precise causes of this particular mental illness - which is comparable to addiction to alcohol or drugs - are unknown

Gambling addiction in young people

Gambling addiction , also called pathological gambling , is the uncontrollable and continuous desire to gamble, despite the risks that lie behind such behavior and despite the initial desire not to give in to gambling. The precise causes of this particular mental illness - which is comparable to addiction to alcohol or drugs - are unknown

Emetophilia and emetophagy

The world is beautiful because it is varied. And it is often more varied than one might think! Just think of the phenomenon of emetophilia , according to which some people cause a strong sexual excitement towards vomiting or vomiting. Clearly, human variability requires that there are different nuances among emetophilics: there is, for example, those who get excited looking at the act of vomiting and those who find the maximum of lust by watching, feeling or smelling the vomit of others; then there are those who prefer to vomit on their sexual partner and those who love to be covered with vomit

Excitement Delirium

The so-called delirium of excitement is a phenomenon that manifests itself as a combination of delirium, psychomotor agitation, anxiety, hallucinations, language disorders, disorientation, violence and bizarre behavior, insensitivity to pain, high body temperature and super strength / hysterical strength / superhuman strength

Hysterical strength

The hysterical force, or super strength, or superhuman strength, is a demonstration of extreme strength, hypothetically outside human capacity, that is, beyond what is usually interpreted in the context of normality; in general, such manifestations occur in precarious situations between "life or death"

Münchausen syndrome: origin of the name

The Münchausen syndrome is a psycho-behavioral disorder that causes those affected to complain about diseases or non-existent symptoms, with the sole intention of putting themselves at the center of attention of family and / or doctors. Sometimes, the will to show off is so strong that it induces some sick subjects to self-procure physical damages or to alter the diagnostic tests that concern them.

Stockholm syndrome

Stockholm syndrome is the term that describes a paradoxical situation in which the victims of a seizure come to prove, over time, positive feelings towards their captors. At the origin of the name, there is a very curious news story, which occurred in Sweden on August 23, 1973. At 10:15 of that day, in fact, two robbers entered a Bank in Stockholm and took four employees for good hostage 5 days

Posture and Emotion - Correlation between postural attitudes and emotional stability Study of 50 individual cases

Edited by Antonello Monno, Nicola Fiorentino and Nicola Ferrante Study of 50 individual cases 50 people were tested, equally divided into 25 women and 25 men, aged between 17 and 71; the study wants to correlate the non-instrumental postural assessment with the assessment of emotional stability by psychological test (Big Five Questionairre modified), to see if there are any constants between them

Remedies for Anxiety

Anxiety is a psychological state characterized by the perception of an excessive fear (or rationally unjustified) towards a stimulus or a situation (real or elaborate) responsible for the production of stress. The anxious state increases or distorts the sensitivity towards certain stimuli, and besides anxiety it also triggers some psychosomatic reactions (increase in heart rate, pulmonary ventilation, sweating, brain activation, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, tremors, etc

Ablutophobia (Fear of Washing): What is it? Causes and how to overcome it by G.Bertelli

Generality Ablutophobia is the fear of washing, bathing or coming into contact with personal hygiene products. This psychological disorder - relatively rare but serious - appears to be more prevalent in women and children. The ablutophobia causes great discomfort to the person who suffers from it and can develop into an anxiety disorder

Agoraphobia: What is it? Causes and Symptoms and Therapy of G.Bertelli

Generality Agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder triggered by open spaces or very crowded places. From the clinical point of view, the subject who suffers from it is assailed by a feeling of anguish, strong discomfort, when he finds himself in unfamiliar situations, able to give the impression of not having easy escape routes and where no one could help

Panic Disorder (DP) and Agoraphobia

See also: Panic attack and agoraphobia These two disorders can be present together or in isolation. Panic attack Panic disorder has a prevalence of 1-5% over the lifetime, and affects women more than men 2-3 times. Onset of the disease generally occurs in young adults (average age 25 years). People affected by separation or divorce are more affected

Anorexia: a newly grazed tunnel

By Dr. Francesca Fanolla Anorexia (from the Greek ανορεξία: anorexía , comp. Of an -priv. And órexis: 'appetite' ), is scientifically defined as the lack or voluntary reduction of appetite, as well as bulimia (from the Greek boulimía , comp. of bôus 'bue' and limós 'fame ': owner 'ox hunger' consists in the opposite disorder, that is a compulsive need to take disproportionate amounts of food, often eliminated through self-induced vomiting. Scientific

Anxiety and related disorders

Generality The term anxiety derives from the Latin angĕre, which means to tighten, and it is an affection, however unpleasant, commonly found in various moments and situations of human life. It is important to establish the boundaries between normal (physiological) and pathological anxiety. Anxiety: Normality or Pathology?

Anxiety: Normality or Pathology?

By Dr. Maurizio Capezzuto - www.psicologodiroma.com - The interest in Anxiety and Panic Disorders has increased considerably in recent years, as these seem to be the main reasons for specialist consultation in the field of psychological problems. But what is an anxiety disorder? Like all emotions, even anxiety is not dysfunctional in itself but, on the contrary, it is indispensable for survival, as it signals the subjective perception of an imminent threat to important objectives that we want to pursue or for our physical safety

Panic attack

By Dr. Maurizio Capezzuto - www.psicologodiroma.com - What is the Panic Attack? A bolt from the blue. Suddenly and, for no apparent reason, a hurricane of sensations is unleashed: galloping palpitations, with the heart beating wildly, tremors, dyspnea, feeling of suffocation, pain in the chest, tingling or numbness in some body district, cold sweats, chills, hot flushes, dizziness, nausea, feeling of emptiness in the head and heel, sense of fainting, derealization (ie: sense of loss of contact with reality), depersonalization (ie: sense of loss of contact with oneself), fear of losing control o

Atelophobia (Fear of Imperfections): What is it? Causes and Symptoms and Care of G.Bertelli

Generality Atelophobia is a psychological disorder characterized by fear of imperfections , in any area of ​​daily life (physical appearance, interpersonal relationships, school or work activity, ideas and beliefs). This translates into a constant sense of inadequacy that leads to a continuous and exhausting search for perfection . Su

The burn-out syndrome

By Dr. Stefano Casali What is Burn-Out? Some authors identify it with the specific work stress of helping professions , others state that burn-out differs from stress due to depersonalization, which it gives rise to, which is characterized by an attitude of indifference, malevolence and cynicism towards the recipients of own working activity (AA

Our calligraphy? It is an indication of our health.

Edited by Fabio Grossi Similar topics: Graphology and Personal Trainer The ever more advanced technology and above all the advent and diffusion of personal computers in every corner of the world have made sure that the pen is almost no longer used. Even in schools the "beautiful calligraphy" is disappearing, although this aspect represents a very valid means of expression of our personality and our humanity