Assunta Zanetti

Assunta Zanetti
University of Pavia | UNIPV · Department of Brain and Behavioral Sciences

PhD

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La ricerca si è focalizzata sulle manifestazioni emotive nei bambini durante il lockdown de-rivante dalla diffusione del COVID-19. Un caso particolare è rappresentato dalla popola-zione di soggetti plusdotati, che presentano spesso un'elevata e più intensa sensibilità emo-tiva. È stato proposto un questionario costruito ad hoc compilato da 126 madr...
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This study aimed to evaluate which aspects of moral disengagement (MD), empathy, and representations of the victim’s experience (VER) could be predictors of cyberbullying (CB). One hundred and eight-nine students (11–17 years old) completed 3 self-report questionnaires: An MD scale, an empathy scale, and a CB questionnaire. In relation to the perso...
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L’adolescenza è una fase dello sviluppo in cui si riscontrano molteplici fattori che possono avere ricadute sul benessere del singolo, del suo contesto familiare e dell’ambiente scolastico. Si rilevano spesso situazioni di disorientamento e disinvestimento nei confronti della scuola, con ricadute sul piano psicologico dei ragazzi. Sono particolarme...
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The transition from kindergarten to primary school is a critical period in the development of children. Children who start primary school with good emotional and social skills have more friends, can easily establish new social relationships with peers and adults, and adjust better and achieve more at school. Although in the last couple of decades s...
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This chapter presents the development of an early years and primary school curriculum for the promotion of resilience in schools in Europe called RESCUR. The curriculum is developed on the basis of the current social, economic and technological needs and challenges and seeks to develop in learners the requisite competences needed to overcome such c...
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Sommario In Europa il 20% dei bambini in età scolare sperimenta problematiche sociali, emotive e comportamentali all'interno dei contesti educativi. È quindi urgente proporre contesti capaci di promuovere il benessere, tramite i docenti. Il tema della resilienza e dello sviluppo delle competenze nei bambini assume un ruolo centrale come azione di i...
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This study analyzes if motivation, academic self-concept, perception of the time perspective, self-regulation, and the attendance of specific online laboratory activities influence academic retention and achievement of two group of freshmen attending the first year of their Bachelor’s Degree. The freshmen were monitored along their first academic y...
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A new severity specifier for bulimia nervosa (BN), based on the frequency of inappropriate weight compensatory behaviours (e.g., laxative misuse, self-induced vomiting, fasting, diuretic misuse, and excessive exercise), has been added to the most recent (fifth) edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) as a means...
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The new severity criterion for binge-eating disorder (BED), introduced by the most recent (fifth) edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) as a means of addressing within-group variability in severity, was tested in 223 Italian (13-18-year-old) adolescents (86.1% females) with (DSM-5) BED presenting for treatment...
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INTRODUZIONE In Europa il 20% dei bambini in età scolare sperimenta problematiche sociali, emotive e comportamentali all'interno dei contesti educativi (Cefai et al., 2015). Diventa quindi fondamentale riuscire a creare contesti capaci di promuovere il benessere a scuola, anche grazie allo sviluppo di programmi di intervento universali e inclusivi...
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Background: Functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) are chronic or recurrent gastrointestinal symptoms without structural or biochemical abnormalities. FGIDs are multifactorial conditions with different pathophysiologic mechanisms including altered motility, visceral hyperalgesia, brain-gut disturbance, genetic, environmental and psychologic...
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A new “severity specifier” for bulimia nervosa (BN), based on the frequency of inappropriate weight compensatory behaviours (IWCBs), was added to the DSM-5 as a means of documenting heterogeneity and variability in the severity of the disorder. Yet, evidence for its validity in clinical populations, including prognostic significance for treatment o...
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Nell’attuale momento storico attraversato da dinamiche di cambiamento dovute alla crisi economica, alla globalizzazione e alla presenza di una complessità di criticità, in cui il futuro delle persone viene continuamente ridefinito, diventa fondamentale predisporre contesti di crescita supportivi capaci di porre gli individui nella condizione di far...
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Gifted adolescents were faced with the typical problems of their age, and with the difficulties connected with their potential. Often they present behaviour such as school demotivation, perfectionism, sensitivity, over-excitability and social problems. These characteristics can influence academic performance, in a two-way relationship. Purpose of t...
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RESCUR Surfing The Waves is a resilience programme for early years and primary schools in Europe developed by six European universities The curriculum seeks to empower vulnerable children at risk of early school leaving, absenteeism, disengagement, bullying, social exclusion and marginalisation through a universal, whole school approach. Amongst it...
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I disordini gastrointestinali (DFGI) rappresentano un insieme di sintomi ricorrenti o cronici, variabili per età, non associati ad una patologia organica di base. I sintomi funzionali, nei primi 2 anni di vita, possono essere fisiologici, espressione di un normale sviluppo (es. rigurgito del lattante), o, successivamente, possono derivare da rispos...
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Purpose This paper presents the development of a resilience curriculum in early years and primary schools to enhance social inclusion, equity and social justice amongst European communities, particularly amongst disadvantaged and vulnerable ones, through quality education. It defines educational resilience in terms of academic, social and emotional...
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Anxiety in situations where one's overall appearance (including body shape) may be negatively evaluated is hypothesized to play a central role in Eating Disorders (EDs) and in their co-occurrence with Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD). Three studies were conducted among community (N = 1995) and clinical (N = 703) ED samples of 11- to 18-year-old Italia...
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Despite the theorized role of body checking behaviours in the maintenance process of binge eating, the mechanisms by which they may impact binge eating remain unclear. Using objectification model of eating pathology as a theoretical framework, the authors examined the potential intervening roles of body shame, appearance anxiety, and dietary restra...
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Nell’attuale momento storico attraversato da dinamiche di cambiamento dovute alla crisi economica, alla globalizzazione e alla presenza di una complessità di criticità, in cui il futuro delle persone viene continuamente ridefinito, diventa fondamentale predisporre contesti di crescita supportivi capaci di porre gli individui nella condizione di far...
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Body dissatisfaction is recognized as a robust risk factor for eating disorders. Despite over 80% of college men are body dissatisfied, not all men report several levels of eating disorder symptoms. In this study, we examined poor impulse control, social anxiety and internalization of media ideals as potential moderators. Data collected from 405 co...
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Although body dissatisfaction is recognized as the strongest risk factor for eating disturbances, a majority of young males are body dissatisfied, but do not concomitantly report severe levels of eating disorder symptomatology. The present investigation was designed to examine five theoretically relevant variables (i.e., body checking, emotional dy...
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The Drive for Muscularity Scale and Male Body Dissatisfaction Scale were developed for use with men and correspond to measures of drive for thinness and body dissatisfaction in women. The psychometric properties of these measures were evaluated in a sample of 655 Italian men, who completed other 11 measures also. Both scales demonstrated excellent...
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The transition from kindergarten to primary school is a critical period in the development of children. Children who start primary school with good emotional and social skills have more friends, can easily establish new social relationships with peers and adults, and adjust better and achieve more at school. Although in the last couple of decades,...
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Le direttive emanate dal MIUR in merito alle nuove politiche di orientamento, evidenziando la necessità di proporre percorsi volti al supporto delle life-skills degli studenti in una prospettiva di career management e life-span. Inoltre sottolineano la centralità della scuola e della famiglia, contesti di vita prossimi al singolo studente, elementi...
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The transition from kindergarten to primary school is a critical period in the development of children. Children who start primary school with good emotional and social skills have more friends, can easily establish new social relationships with peers and adults, and adjust better and achieve more at school. Although in the last couple of decades s...
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Despite accumulated experimental evidence of the negative effects of exposure to media-idealized images, the degree to which body image, and eating related disturbances are caused by media portrayals of gendered beauty ideals remains controversial. On the basis of the most up-to-date meta-analysis of experimental studies indicating that media-ideal...
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The original cognitive-behavioural (CB) model of bulimia nervosa, which provided the basis for the widely used CB therapy, proposed that specific dysfunctional cognitions and behaviours maintain the disorder. However, amongst treatment completers, only 40-50 % have a full and lasting response. The enhanced CB model (CB-E), upon which the enhanced v...
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Il passaggio dalla scuola dell’infanzia a quella primaria è un momento che assume valenza centrale per il bambino. Comporta numerosi cambiamenti e richiede altrettante capacità che, pur non essendo «prerequisiti» scolastici in senso stretto, sono tuttavia necessarie per compiere senza difficoltà e con successo il percorso scolastico. La batteria S...
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Stice’s (1994, 2001) dual pathway model proposed a mediational sequence that links body dissatisfaction to lack of control over eating through dieting and negative affect. Van Strien et al. (2005) extended the negative affect pathway of the original dual pathway model by adding two additional intervening variables: interoceptive deficits and emotio...
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Although 96-100% of individuals with eating disorders (EDs) report insecure attachment, the specific mechanisms by which adult insecure attachment dimensions affect ED symptomatology remain to date largely unknown. This study examined maladaptive perfectionism as both a mediator and a moderator of the relationship between insecure attachment (anxie...
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Objectives Objectification theory is a suitable framework for understanding how media pressure is translated into behavioural and emotional risk factors, potentially promoting eating and body-related dis-turbances among women. A large body of research conducted with American and Australian female samples support the ten-ets of this theory. The pres...
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About twenty percent of school children experience social, emotional and behaviour problems during the course of any given year and may need the use of mental health services. The number may rise to up to fifty percent amongst children coming from socio-economically disadvantaged areas and from vulnerable communities. The economic crisis which Euro...
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In recent years research employing female samples has indicated that although body dissatisfaction may be necessary for the onset of an eating disorder, it is not sufficient. This study examined body surveillance and difficulties in interpersonal domains (attachment anxiety and social anxiety) as potential moderators of the body dissatisfaction-eat...
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Our research explored the factor structure and the reliability of the Italian version of the Emotion Regulation Checklist [ERC; Shields, A.,& Cicchetti, D. (1997). Emotion regulation among school-age children: The development and validation of a new criterion Q-sort scale. Developmental Psychology, 33, 906-916], an instrument that has been widely a...
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Objective: Women’s sexual functioning is complex and clearly not a purely physical phenomenon, but instead is influenced by the psychological, relational, and sociocultural context in which sexual activity occurs. One account that adopts a wider sociocultural perspective on women’s sexual functioning problems (SFP) is provided by objectification th...
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il capito delinea il quadro teorico del costrutto della «prontezza scolastica» (School Readiness) che si riferisce a quell’insieme di abilità socio-emotive e cognitive che un bambino necessita di possedere nel momento di passaggio dalla scuola dell’infanzia alla scuola primaria, al fine di adattarsi al nuovo ambiente scolastico fronteggiando le sfi...
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Introduction Physical appearance is a major component of human sexuality. Body image is associated with females' sexual functioning; and poor body image is strongly related to sexual functioning problems (SFP). SFP are becoming more pervasive throughout Western culture. Objectification Theory (OT) provides a framework for understanding how sociocul...
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Introduction Prospective studies have supported the validity of Vochs and colleagues’ three-factor interactive etiologic model of bulimic symptomatology (BS) among female undergraduates. Objectives Given the comparable rate of binge eating between young adult men and women, we sought to examine for the first time the validity and sensitivity of th...
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Introduction Studies conducted with American and Australian samples of pre-adolescents and adolescent girls support the tenets of Stice and colleagues’ dual-pathway (DP) model. The DP model is a cohesive framework for understanding how sociocultural pressures are translated into behavioural and negative affect risk factors potentially promoting bin...
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Introduction. – Various psychosocial variables may affect the strength of the relationship between body image dissatisfaction and women's eating disorder symptomatology. Objective. – Informed by Tylka (2004) and Brannan and Petrie (2011) research, the current study examined body surveillance and self-esteem as well as three additional theoretically...
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Introduction: although from 96 to 100% of individuals with eating disorders (EDs) reported insecure attachment, the specific mechanisms by which each adult insecure attachment dimension affects ED symptomatology remain to date unknown and unexplored. This study examined maladaptive perfectionism (i.e., personal standards, doubts about actions, and...
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Introduction: since the Enhanced-Cognitive behavioural (CB) model of Bulimia Nervosa (BN) was devolved to expand the original CB model by encapsulating four additional maintenance factors thought to account for the persistence of BN and interfere with or inhibit treatment effectiveness, examining whether the predictive ability of the E-CB model wou...
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Introduction: the dual pathway model of Stice proposed a mediational sequence that link body dissatisfaction to lack of control over eating through dietary restraint and negative affect. Recently van Strien and colleagues extended the negative affect pathway of the original dual pathway model by adding two additional intervening variables: interoce...
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Objectification theory was tested as a suitable framework for explaining sexual orientation differences in disordered eating behaviors in college-aged Italian men. The theory's applicability to 125 homosexual and 130 heterosexual men was investigated using self-report questionnaires. Gay men scored significantly higher on exposure to sexually objec...
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Objective: Dysfunctional view of or negative attitude toward the body may facilitate deliberate self-harm (DSH) because the body is experienced as a hated object. Objectification theory posits that the growing objectification of the body in Western media (i.e. the experience of being viewed and/or treated by others as merely a body, with beauty hig...
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Objective: The effectiveness of post-surgical weight loss in improv-ing body image disturbance, self-esteem and psychological well-being in morbidly obese patients, remains to date unclear. The current preliminary study intends to investigate pre and post-operative changes in psychological well-being, self-esteem and body image. Methods: 125 patien...
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Objective: Bone marrow transplantation (BMT) is a complex medical procedure used in the treatment of a variety of haematological disorders. Successful achievement of BMT requires patients to tolerate isolation for several weeks and follow several regulations and instructions to survive treatment. This study aimed at examining the prevalence of AXIS...
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Introduction The original cognitive-behavioural model of bulimia nervosa (CBT-BN) proposes that specific dysfunctional cognitions and behavioural factors maintain BN, and has provided the basis for the widely used cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) of BN. However, Fairburn et al. (2003) noted that among treatment completers with BN, only 40% achie...
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Introduction Based on clinical impressions personality disorders (PDs) and psychiatric disorders characterized by body image disorder (BID) have been suggested to be relatively common in cosmetic surgery settings and closely associated with patient's post-operative dissatisfaction despite technically satisfactory surgical results, leading to proble...
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Introduction: According to meta-analytic review, body dissatisfaction (BD) is recognized as the strongest risk factor of all forms of eating disorders (EDs).Yet, it has been found that BD is so prevalent among adolescent girls and young adult women that it is “normative”. The present study investigates why only a minority of adolescents girls repor...
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Introduction Plusieurs variables psychosociales peuvent affecter la force de la relation entre l’insatisfaction à l’égard de l’image corporelle et la symptomatologie des troubles des conduites alimentaires chez les femmes. Objectifs Inspirée par les recherches de Tylka (2004) et de Branann et Petrie (2011), la présente étude a examiné la surveilla...
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Objectification theory was tested as a suitable framework for explaining sexual orientation differences in disordered eating behaviors in college-aged Italian men. The theory's applicability to 125 homosexual and 130 heterosexual men was investigated using self-report questionnaires. Gay men scored significantly higher on exposure to sexually objec...
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According to objectification theory (Fredrickson e Roberts, 1997), the effect of sexually objectifying media on self-objectification and on psychophysical young adults well-being have been examined. As far as for women, the exposure to sexually objectifying media leads to self-objectification/body surveillance which in turn leads to body shame, tha...
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Background: It has been postulated that the goal of cosmetic surgery is to facilitate improvement in the patient's psychological functioning primarily by modifying the patient's body image (Pruzinsky, 1993). This study intended to investigate pre and post-operative changes in psychological well-being and body image. Methods: Seventy seven patients...
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Background: According to objectification theory, repeated experiences of sexual objectification, illustrated by the portrayal of body in the visual media lead viewers to self–objectify or to adopt a view of themselves as objects whose value is based on physical appearance. Self-objectification is manifested as habitual body surveillance and leads t...