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Cognitive dissonance

The theory of cognitive dissonance has been one of the pillars of social psychology for decades. Expressed by Leon Festinger in 1957 in the book A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance, it starts from the concept, which is postulated as an initial fact, that cognition pairs may or may not, among themselves, have relevance. (Continue reading)

Beauty sickness

The term Beauty sickness, coined by Engeln, refers to a very widespread situation that mainly affects women, a situation in which a person’s energy, money, and time are occupied by the concern for their general appearance (it is therefore not a form of dysmorphophobia), also placing on this a great emotional commitment. (Continue reading)

Baby Boomers and cognitive decline: problems and solutions

When we talk about baby boomers we refer to those who, born between 1946 and 1964 in North America or Europe, are currently between 56 and 74 years old. The definition of Baby Boomers comes from the high level of population increase that occurred at that time, an increase that went hand in hand with economic growth and substantial social changes. (Continue reading)

The aggressiveness: a complex phenomenon

Aggression is part of life and, for better or worse, everyone presents this trait albeit maybe to a different extent, but also because aggression has played an important role in the survival of the human being as a species. Aggression, in fact, from an ethological point of view, represents a basic instinct to benefit the continuation of the species. (Continue reading)

Couple on holiday

Are you a couple and are you preparing for the holidays?

Take count that the couple’s holiday can have two opposing aspects: on the one hand it can be a time of growth and improvement, on the other hand it can highlight, or even give rise to problems. (Continue reading)

Vacation time

Going on vacation, tourism, the majority of people moving for this purpose is a typical feature of post-industrial societies and has made tourism one of the most important industries in the world. (Continue reading)

Body shaming: a problem that affects us all

Feeling dissatisfied from time to time about your appearance and feeling a little ashamed is normal. To whom has never occurred to look at yourself in the mirror and say: “I have to go to the hairdresser: as this hair color makes me look old”, or “maybe if I lost a couple of kilos it would not hurt.” (Continue reading)

Soft skill and hard skill

We often hear talk, especially in the workplace, of cross-cutting skills, also called soft skills. But what are they and how can we implement them?

Soft skills are, by definition, those abilities and characteristic traits of an individual that are both integral parts of their personality and attitude. Precisely for this reason it is not easy to define soft skills… (Continue reading)

Couple and family after the quarantine

The quarantine imposed by the coronavirus epidemic forced us to stay at home, together with our family members or just our partner, upsetting what was our routine. (Continue reading)


Insomnia a commom problem

Referring to the cases I am following, I have found that one of the most frequently reported problems during this period concerns sleep: difficulty falling asleep, awakening during the night without being able to get back to sleep or, more simply, sleeping but waking up in the morning already tired and listless as if you hadn’t slept at all. (Continue reading)

The diet between psychology and nutrition

The quarantine imposed by the coronavirus emergency forced us to stay at home, to do maybe less physical activity, or even none, and made us rediscover, in many cases, the pleasure of being in the kitchen. (Continue reading)

Physical activity: how to find motivation and perseverance

Have you ever wondered how many, and what, positive effects you can trigger in the body even with a minimum of daily physical activity, such as a simple walk for example? (Continue reading)

 Why we hate who is different

To hate what is different, unfortunately, is a fairly common feeling which has different factors at its base.

Why is it important to know these factors? Because knowing them, leads to the understanding of the phenomenon, and provides useful tools to remedy it.

The first factor to take into account is fear.

The different scares us. (Continue reading)


The term burnout was born, in this use in 1974, thanks to the studies of psychologist Herbert Freudenberger who first, in his research, described this type of problem by studying the behaviors and emotions of volunteers working at a free clinic in New York. Currently burnout is defined as “emotional exhaustion syndrome caused by work” and in this synthetic definition we find condensed the essence of burnout… (Continue reading)

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