Mihaela-Alexandra Gherman

Mihaela-Alexandra Gherman
Sapienza University of Rome | la sapienza · Department of Psychology

Doctor of Philosophy

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June 2014 - June 2017
Sapienza University of Rome
Position
  • PhD Student
Education
June 2014 - June 2017
Sapienza University of Rome
Field of study
  • Social Representations and Communication
October 2010 - July 2012
Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza
Field of study
  • Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
October 2007 - July 2010
Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza
Field of study
  • Psychology and Education Sciences

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Publications (24)
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The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in unprecedented exposure to Potentially Morally Injurious Events (PMIEs) for nurses, in which they were both moral transgressors and moral victims, with deleterious consequences on their psycho-social health and functioning. Our experimental design compared memories of PMIEs with memories of severe moral transgressio...
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Ageism in nursing is difficult to identify, prevent and combat. Using a mixed-method approach in two exploratory cross-sectional studies (N = 512), we brought support for a proposed conceptual difference between ageism toward older adults and ageism toward older patients which may facilitate the identification of ageism in healthcare settings. We a...
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This study explored the influence of healthcare ageism on nurses’ moral distress. Episodic interviews were conducted on 25 Romanian nurses in 2020. Thematic analysis revealed that all moral distress sources reported reflected macro-, meso- and micro-level ageism, benevolent and hostile, self- or other-directed, including stereotyping, prejudice, an...
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Using e-cigarettes for smoking cessation is a controversial topic among health experts. Evidence suggests that vaping might have been moralized among the general public. Despite the detrimental consequences of moralizing health behaviors on social cohesion and health, some argue for using moralization strategically to prevent and combat vaping. We...
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Background Nursing students' intentions to work with older people are low, despite a worldwide need for gerontological nursing, with ageism being the main culprit. Romania lacks legislation to prevent and combat elder abuse in healthcare, although it is alleged to be rampant among nursing staff. There is also a lack of research on nursing students'...
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Part of a larger research project aimed at performing the meta-theoretical analysis of the worldwide literature published on Social Representations Theory (SRT), this paper explores the state of art of the theory in the geo-cultural context of Asia, spatially and temporally, as well as from a conceptual, disciplinary, theoretical, empirical and the...
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Introduction: This contribution is a part of an ample collective research initiative carried out within the SoReCom-Joint-IDP framework (http://www.europhd.eu/SoReComJointIDP), building upon the project lead by A.S. de Rosa at the European/International Joint PhD for 20 years on Social Representations and Communication Research Centre and Multimedi...
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This contribution presents collective results of a research project carried out within the EC-approved SoReCom-Joint-IDP (http://www.europhd.eu/SoReComJointIDP) built on the top of an on-going project led since 20 years by A.S. de Rosa at the European/International Joint PhD on Social Representations and Communication Research Centre and Multimedia...
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This chapter presents an overview of the most recent research regarding nicotine addiction, specifically focusing on pharmacological and psychological interventions in smoking cessation.
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This study aims to explore the influence of women's body dissatisfaction on their romantic relationships by investigating how their body shape concerns influence the responsibility attributions they make when exposed to spousal infidelity. The current experimental research was conducted on a sample of 60 women who were divided into two groups accor...
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This study aims to explore the influence of women's body dissatisfaction on their romantic relationships by investigating how their body shape concerns influence the responsibility attributions they make when exposed to spousal infidelity. The current experimental research was conducted on a sample of 60 women who were divided into two groups accor...
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The aim of the current research was to investigate Romanians’ social representations of organic foods and the connections between their self identification to the cultural referents related to organic foods and, respectively, their actual organic food consumptions. Study 1 was conducted on a sample of 74 participants, who filled in an associative m...
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We aimed to explore Romanian parents’ and kindergarten teachers’ social representations of the development of intelligence in children, how they vary across the three social groups (mothers, fathers and kindergarten teachers) and potential connections between parents’ social representations of this phenomenon and their choices of kindergarten teach...
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The psychometric properties of the Teachers' Occupational Stress Questionnaire (TOSQ) were determined on a population of 1137 participants, 1018 women and 119 men, aged 19 to 60 years. The 20 items of the questionnaire were derived based on Shirom, Oliver, and Stein (2009) description of the main sources of stress in teaching. The items of the TOSQ...
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The aim of our study was to develop and test the efficiency of a short informative intervention meant to increase mothers' adherence to breastfeeding while investigating potential associations between several social-cognitive variables and breastfeeding behaviour. Enhancing the rates of breastfeeding continuation is currently considered a very impo...
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The aim of this research was to investigate Romanians' social representations of ageing and positive ageing, as well as the variations of these social representations according to the age and gender of the participants in what regards the centrality of the components and basic cognitive scheme activations. Study 1 was conducted on 80 participants w...
Conference Paper
The purpose of our research is to investigate the efficiency of three types of interventions in both the prevention (Study 1) and treatment (Study 2) of tobacco addiction. Our first study was conducted on a sample of 62 occasional smokers, according to the criteria proposed and tested in The Framingham Study (Gordon et al.,1975) between the ages of...
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This paper comprises four studies that aim to offer empirical support to Freudian and Lacanian theories on addictions on samples of female nicotine addicts. The two authors argue (as summarized by Loose in 2002) that the individuals who had relational issues with their main caregiver in their preverbal stages of development did not acquire the abil...
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The purpose of this study is to investigate the differences between men and women regarding their romantic and professional choices. A sample of 60 young women and a sample of 60 young men participated in an experiment to assess the likelihood of settling for less-desired romantic partners and jobs when their ideal romantic partner and job were dif...
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The purpose of our research is to investigate the effectiveness of three types of psychological interventions in both the prevention (Study 1) and treatment (Study 2) of tobacco addiction. Both studies implied a pragmatic parallel-group research design, participants being randomly allocated in one of the three arms of the study in an unblinded mann...
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The purpose of this study is to investigate the differences between men and women regarding their romantic and professional choices. A sample of 60 young women and a sample of 60 young men participated in an experiment to assess the likelihood of settling for less-desired romantic partners and jobs when their ideal romantic partner and job were dif...
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This paper is comprised of four studies that aim to offer empirical support to Freudian and Lacanian theories on addictions on samples of female nicotine addicts. The two authors argue (as summarized by Loose in 2002) that the individuals who had relational issues with their main caregiver in their preverbal stages of development did not acquire th...
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The purpose of our research is to investigate the effectiveness of three types of psychological interventions in both the prevention (Study 1) and treatment (Study 2) of tobacco addiction. Both studies implied a pragmatic parallel-group research design, participants being randomly allocated in one of the three arms of the study in an unblinded mann...

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