Stefanella Costa Cordella

Stefanella Costa Cordella
University College London | UCL · Division of Psychology and Language Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Postdoctoral fellowship Social Support, Attachment and Cognition
Education
October 2015 - January 2019
University College London
Field of study
  • Psychology
October 2012 - January 2014
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Field of study
  • Neuropsychology

Publications

Publications (23)
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Peer support interventions for people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA) are effective, but their associated time and material costs for the recipient and the health system make them reachable for only a small proportion of PLWHA. Internet-based interventions are an effective alternative for delivering psychosocial interventions for PLWHA as they are...
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Objectives: COVID-19 sanitary measures (social distancing, school closures) have deeply impacted social life, support networks, and their protective role in mental health. The present study aims to understand how attachment styles influence the way individuals experience social support. Particularly, investigating its moderating role in the relatio...
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Background Individuals with Bipolar Disorder (BD) present problems in Social Cognition (SC), a process associated with the quality of early attachment experiences. The experience of traumatic events in childhood threatens the quality of attachment. Attachment theory provides a comprehensive paradigm for understanding the role of early adversity on...
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Cognitive dynamics are multimodal, and they need to integrate real-time feedback to be adaptive and appropriate. However, cognition research still relies on mostly unimodal paradigms using simple motor tasks in laboratory-based static situations. This paper addresses this limitation by presenting the Mobile Brain/Body Imaging approach based on the...
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The present single case study explored and described the intervention process and therapeutic change expression through the Generic Change Indicators model (GCI) aiming to answer the question of “What changes when you change?”. We reasoned that psychotherapy process research in child and dyadic psychotherapy is scarce, as well as needed because it...
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Most of the current healthcare approaches used and taught in health professional education are labeled as biopsychosocial in opposition to the former dominant biomedical model that has been largely criticized for its exclusion of psychosocial aspects of health. However, the biopsychosocial model has significant limitations.The Embodied, Extended, E...
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Coaching is increasingly used to treat obesity or overweight. We conducted a systematic review to explore the intervention's characteristics, effectivity, and quality of the published studies. The search was carried out on Pubmed, Scielo and Scopus databases. We considered studies published in peer-reviewed journals between 2014 and 2019 in English...
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Introduction: The problem of suboptimal adherence to antiretroviral treatment (ART) can be overcome through multidisciplinary management that includes evidence-based psychosocial interventions. Existing reviews focus only on randomized controlled trials, overlooking valuable interventions whose evidence comes from different study designs. This revi...
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Peer support interventions for people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA) are widely effective, but their associated time and material costs for the recipient and the health system make them reachable for only a small proportion of PLWHA. Internet-based interventions are an effective alternative for delivering psychosocial interventions for PLWHA as t...
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Coaching for the treatment of obesity and overweight: a systematic review Coaching is increasingly used to treat obesity or overweight. We conducted a systematic review to explore the intervention's characteristics, effectivity, and quality of the published studies. The search was carried out on Pubmed, Scielo and Scopus databases. We considered st...
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El desarrollo reciente de las ciencias psicológicas y cerebrales ha avanzado enormemente nuestro entendimiento del fenómeno cognitivo. Para lograr esto, el uso de experimentos de laboratorio ha sido esencial, sin embargo estos experimentos usualmente se encuentran lejanos a la experiencia vivida en el mundo real. Evidencia actual indica que una de...
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Objetivo: explorar la experiencia de adolescentes usuarios del hospital de día que fueron parte de la adaptación telemática de las intervenciones grupales habituales de dicho hospital. Antecedente teóricos: los Hospitales de Día (HDD) son puntos de atención de hospitalización diurna y especializada cuyo objetivo es alcanzar la estabilización del us...
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Background: Depressive symptoms in the postpartum period are a highly prevalent mental health problem. COVID-19 restrictions have increased maternal clinical symptoms during the postpartum period, leading to a high demand for mental health assistance and the need for cost-effective care adjusted to this new context. Video feedback (VF) has been a p...
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Although the influence of social support in health is a widely acknowledged factor, there is a significant gap in the understanding of its role on cognition. The purpose of this systematic review was, therefore, to determine the state-of-the-art on the literature testing the association between social support and cognition. Using six databases (WoS...
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Objective: To understand the relationship between attachment and diabetes and the stress mediating role in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM1) and their mothers. Material and Method: Assessment instruments corresponding to Attachment Scales (ECR-R), Perceived stress (PSS), Safety (SS) and Stress in children (SiC) were applied, as self-repo...
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Recent developments in psychology and neuroscience have greatly advanced our understanding of cognition. But while classical laboratory experiments have been crucial to informing models of brain functioning, these types of experiments generally do not capture the experiences of the real world and therefore lack ecological validity. Due to the natur...
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Studies suggest that the relationship between psychosocial well-being and type 1 diabetes (T1D) is bidirectional, with T1D typically having a negative influence on psychological functioning, which in turn negatively affects the course of T1D. Here, we investigate the potential role of the capacity for mentalizing, or reflective functioning, in chil...
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Objetivo: comprender la relación entre apego y diabetes y el rol mediador del estrés en niños con DM1 y sus madres. Material y Método: se utilizaron medidas de autoreporte completadas por niños(as) entre 8 y 12 años y sus madres y exámenes de Hemoglobina Glicosilada. Resultados: las estrategias de apego maternas e infantiles y el estrés materno mos...
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Introduction: The socio-emotional context of infant development is a crucial factor in the neuropsychic conformation. Direct observations on mother-infant interactions allow an assesment of its functioning as well as gaining further understanding of how the preverbal mind operates. Aim: To propose a comprehensive model of analyses of the mother-inf...
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Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a life-threatening chronic illness, the management of which is demanding for both children and their caregivers. It is widely accepted that psychological aspects play a crucial role in its course. T1D affects and is affected by psychosocial issues, both directly, through behaviour, and indirectly, through the metabolic effe...
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The mechanisms behind the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions for people with type 1 diabetes remain scarcely elucidated. We claim that such knowledge is key for understanding how to measure their effectiveness and suitability. As a first step, we developed a qualitative study to explore the experiences of attendees, in order to establish...
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Antecedentes: Los movimientos corporales son unidades no-verbales comunicacionales básicas. Objetivo: Describir el diálogo corporal madre-hijo (6-18 meses) durante una tarea de crianza, precisar un instrumento y aplicarlo en dos culturas chilenas. Material y métodos: Aplicado microanálisis en 48 interacciones diádicas (29 urbanas, 19 rurales mapuch...

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