Publications

Psychoanalysis

Psychoanalysis is a psychological approach and a therapeutic method. The basic principle is the presence of a psychic unconscious life.  Psychoanalysis is a very common term, which we have all heard at least once. Have you ever wondered what it means? Psychoanalysis has developed thanks to the studies of Sigmund Freud. It represents a psychological approach based on the assumption that a huge part of psychic life takes place in an unconscious form, out of the person’s control and awareness. The same term is also used to indicate a procedure for the investigation of psychic processes and a therapeutic method […]

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Hikikomori

The psychiatrist Tamaki Saito coined the word “Hikikomori” to describe a worrying phenomenon that is catching on in Europe, USA, and Japan. In Japan, there are already more than 1 million cases. The main feature/characteristic of this phenomenon is social withdrawal, which causes/leads the individual to isolate himself from the outside world on purpose. People suffering from this condition usually don’t take part in social life for at least 6 months, they tend to develop apathy regarding social contacts and they may become aggressive towards family members. In addition, the inversion of the circadian rhythm may occur. New technologies and […]

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Overthinking

Overthinking is an extremely widespread phenomenon and it occurs when we think too much. Obviously, thinking is a good thing: all of us, at least once in our lives, have heard someone saying “remember to think before you speak”.  The ability to think is very important: it helps us make the right decisions, reflect on different situations, and to implement a more sophisticated and more critical type of reasoning towards the world surrounding us. Furthermore, from a more social and relational point of view, thinking also means being able to make our own opinions, and therefore being able to discuss constructively […]

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Zoom Fatigue: why is the video call so exhausting?

The daily use of video calls is anything but relaxing!  In fact, the expression “Zoom Fatigue” refers to a feeling of tiredness at the end of long online conferences through regular web platforms and specific websites for video calls. Why do we feel so exhausted after a video call? Lack of “non-verbal” language: There is a significant lack of non-verbal aspects during a video call. This means that people have to work harder to process non-verbal cues such as facial expression, tone of voice, and body language in general. Technical Issues: A slow Internet speed and poor video quality can […]

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Psychologist, Psychotherapist and Psychoanalyst

We all know, for better or worse, what is the meaning of the word “psychologist”, who he is and what he does, but what if I told you “psychotherapist” or “psychoanalyst”? Would you be confused?  It is not a problem, it’s normal, if you don’t study psychology, to be a little unaware of the differences between these professionals figures, and this is the reason why we will try to explain to you how it works in Italy, with simple words!  The PSYCHOLOGIST is a professional who has obtained a master’s degree in Psychology (5 years of study), who has completed […]

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Six Tips To Make Your Life A Wonderful Project

1. START WHERE YOU ARE: it doesn’t matter who you are or where you are, what you do or what you’re doing for a living, or how old you are.  It is never too late to project your dream life.  First of all, you need to start considering 4 different aspects – love, health, work and fun.  Then, you need to figure out how you can start improving these aspects as early as two weeks.  2. DEFINE YOUR “COMPASS”:  If you want to build your compass, you need two things: first of all, you need an idea of life and work. What gives […]

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The language you speak influences the way you think

How? In every community, there is a code, called jargon/slang, which allows (us) to feel a sense of belonging. The jargon/slang influences the process of categorization and creating concepts, thus the way we think! So… Since there are between 6,000 and 7,000 spoken languages, how many ways of thinking could exist? For example… The community of Kuuk Thaayorre, an Australian tribe, sees the space in terms of “North”, “South”, “East” and “West”. For example… British people usually define space from the speaker’s point of view, by referring to right, left, forward, and behind. According to this point of view, learning […]

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Introduction to ERASMUS

Time of reading: 5 minutes Do you want to go on Erasmus, but the anxiety of administrative procedures is already sending you into crisis? … Don’t worry! Silvia and Vittoria are gonna take care of it giving you the tips you are looking for! We are sure you have heard a lot about Erasmus, from friends or colleagues, or maybe even from older students who already went through this experience. Initially, there may be a bit of confusion regarding the bureaucratic organization necessary to enroll in the Erasmus program, so here are some essential steps and practical advice that we […]

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