Valeria Saladino

Valeria Saladino
Università degli studi di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale | UNICAS · Department of Human, Social and Health Sciences

Doctor of Psychology

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Managing COVID-19 patients has been an extremely difficult and dramatic task, especially for emergency departments during the strongest waves of the pandemic in Italy. Medical staff and health professionals were redeployed from their work setting to COVID units; many were overwhelmed by the deaths of so many patients in a very short time. This work...
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Il progetto di ricerca, da cui questo volume deriva, prende il nome dell’eroe della mitologia greca Perseo, il quale uccide Medusa salvando Andromeda. Nella speranza che la psicologia possa essere salvata come Andromeda dalle accuse di non scientificità proferite dalla Medusa di turno. Allo stesso modo il nostro intento è stato quello di incrementa...
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The recent COVID-19 pandemic impacted healthcare professionals psychologically. They were unprepared to handle such a powerful and unknown virus. Consequently, they had to face situations of extreme distress, developing vicarious traumatization and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The first one is associated with the “cost of caring” for othe...
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The COVID-19 pandemic and its related restrictions significantly impacted individuals' health, wellbeing, and security. Isolation, limitation of movement, social distancing, and forced cohabiting have had a strong influence on all areas of people's lives as well as on their sexuality. Investigating how the COVID-19 outbreak and its consequences imp...
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Despite the copiousness of studies on the risky behaviors of adolescents, we cannot establish with certainty the leading aspects involved in teens’ substance abuse and criminal actions. This review aims to explore the interplay among the family system, substance abuse, and criminal behavior. An analysis of the main results of the 61 articles publis...
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Empathy is a fundamental construct that allows individuals to perceive and understand the cognitive and emotional state of others. Empathy is not only a psychological and sociological concept; it also heavily impacts our daily lives by affecting our decisions and actions. Empathy is connected to and involves specific parts of the brain which, if da...
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Children and adolescents are too often victims of sexual abuse and harassment. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 150 million girls and 73 million children <18 have been victims of violence and sexual exploitation during their childhood. Data show that females are more likely to be a victim of abuse and violence than ma...
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Il filmmaking terapeutico è uno strumento che può essere utilizzato in ambito educativo e terapeutico per im-plementare e sviluppare le abilità sociali e relazionali di bambini e adolescenti con Disturbo dello Spettro Autistico (ASD). Recenti ricerche illustrano l'efficacia degli strumenti audiovisivi e delle arti terapie nella gestione dei comport...
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The experimental protocol presented in this paper aims to explore the potential agency of cinematic dispositive and moving images as part of the therapeutic process, in particular of the strategic approach, in supporting children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (HFASD Level 1, DSM-5) and their families. The protocol illustrates the me...
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Transgressive conduct and opposition towards the rules often characterize adolescence. During the development, antisocial and aggressive behavior could be a way to grow personally and to be independent. According to previous studies results, the family has a high impact on teens' aggressive behaviors and moral disengagement. Our research involved 2...
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Cyberbullying is associated with the expansion of digital devices and the Internet. In Italy and other European and non-European countries, the phenomenon is growing. Young people who suffer from cyberbullying develop psychopathological symptoms of anxiety, depression, and social phobia that can lead to extreme acts, such as suicide. The pressure,...
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Il seguente articolo è una recensione del testo “Post-spettatorialità. L’esperienza del cinema nell’era digitale”, di Mario Tirino. Si è cercato di sottolineare, dal punto di visto psicologico-sociale, le caratteristiche, strettamente legate al libro, del cinema nella nuova era. Dunque, evidenziando diverse logiche che vanno dal cinema al selfie, v...
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Previous researches on Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) show the difficulty in supporting and taking care of these individuals, especially during adolescence. In our study a psychotherapist and a director involve two couples of ASD participants both adolescents in a therapeutic filmmaking and cinematherapy project, building their personal short film...
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The recent Covid-19 pandemic has had significant psychological and social effects on the population. Research has highlighted the impact on psychological well-being of the most exposed groups, including children, college students, and health workers, who are more likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, and other sympt...
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Il seguente articolo è una recensione del testo "Post-spettatorialità. L'esperienza del cinema nell'era digitale", di Mario Tirino. Si è cercato di sottolineare, dal punto di visto psicologico-sociale, le caratteristiche, strettamente legate al libro, del cinema nella nuova era. Dunque, evidenziando diverse logiche che vanno dal cinema al selfie, v...
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Adolescence is characterized by high level of psychosocial vulnerabilities. It is a developmental phase in which youths explore themselves, others, and their social context. At the same time, the physical, behavioral and cognitive changes infl uence the self-image of adolescents. In addition, risk-taking and sensation-seeking are common and often a...
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This study examines how family functioning, the parent-child relationship and personal factors are related to happiness in 1549 children aged 7 to 14 years old (53% females) in Italy. Children and pre-adolescents completed a set of questionnaires on self-rated happiness, self-concept and loneliness. At least one of their parents filled in questionn...
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Sexuality is considered an important aspect of holistic care, but research has shown that it is often not considered, as it should be, in health services. Addressing clients’ sexuality requires a multidisciplinary approach and is not the responsibility of a single professional. The literature underlines that university students or those working in...
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Il concetto di amore passa attraverso i vissuti di coloro che hanno amato e creduto di amare. Il limite fra seduttore e sedotto non è sempre così definito, per cui l'amore inganna, seduce, ferisce. Il testo analizza le tante facce dell'affettività aldilà del genere e dell'orientamento sessuale attraverso le testimonianze di donne e uomini che hanno...
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This research aims to explore coming out, education, communication and family support in the development of safe sexual and affective relationships in homosexuals and verify their sexual compulsiveness, sexual sensation seeking and tendency to sexual disclosure. These factors can affect sexual and relational well-being.
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The aim of the research is analyze sexual education and family communication during development in a sample of sexual and violent prisoners, comparing in a control group to understand useful factors for treatment and prevention.
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The aim of this research is to identify family, social and individual factors that influence psychological well-being of prisoners who commit violent and sexual crimes. The final objective is to identify possible factors useful to promote prevention, rehabilitation and relapse prevention programmes.
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The use of social networking services (SNSs) has been reported as one of the favorite activities for adolescents. Over the past decade, SNSs have become some of the most important venues for connecting, communicating, and socializing, as well as identity-building and self-expression. Adolescence is the phase during which individuals construct a cri...
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Le dipendenze comportamentali sono un fenomeno recente, particolarmente diffuso, soprattutto quelle inerenti le nuove tecnologie e il gambling, Diversi studi hanno suggerito che adolescenti e giovani adulti sono maggiormente esposti al rischio di dipendenza comportamentale. Il presente studio ha come obiettivo quello di indagare il ruolo della fami...
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Scambiarsi contenuti erotici online è diventata una pratica comune tra i giovani. Negli ultimi anni, la ricerca si è occupata di studiare questo fenomeno, evidenziando le possibili ricadute sulla salute. Il presente lavoro ha come obiettivo quello di analizzare le differenze circa autostima, salute sessuale e cyber-bullismo, tra chi fa e chi non fa...
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L’uso di internet ha modificato completa- mente il modo di relazionarci con gli altri, di interagire con il mondo esterno. La co- municazione è diventata veloce, basata più sulla forma che sul contenuto. I sensi visivi sono costantemente gratificati, con il risulta- to di essere ininterrottamente alla ricerca di un benessere che non si riesce a rag...
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L’obiettivo della presente ricerca è stato quello di analizzare in un campione di ragazze adolescenti, la relazione che intercorre tra sexting, autostima, percezione corporea e attaccamento.
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Objective: The present research aims to testing the hypothesis suggesting that, according to evolutionary theory, sexual coercion and psychological violence in intimate relationship may be strongly related with male jealousy. We also suggest that sexual coercion could be related to anxious/avoidant attachment style and dissatisfaction. Design and M...
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The present research aim to testing the hypothesis suggesting that, according to evolutionary theory, sexual coercion and psychological violence in intimate relationship may be strongly related with male jealousy.
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The present research aims to describe the sexting phenomenon in Italy, identify the relation between at risk on-line behaviour (as sexting) self-esteem and the influence of media on body-image.
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L’amore può assumere varie forme, non è definibile in categorie semantiche ma concetto puramente sog- gettivo. Quando la passione e la dipendenza ven- gono celate a noi stessi comportando un’estremizza- zione dell’affetto questo può portare ad atti estremi, come il nutrirsi della persona amata o la violenza sulla stessa.
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Attualmente non è stato possibile individuare un trattamento scientificamente valido ed univer-salmente condiviso per la cura del gioco d'azzardo patologico. Persiste un dibattito che vede coinvolti clinici e ricercatori nella categoriz-zazione di quegli approcci basati sui valori e sulla quantificazione empirica della ricerca che possa supportare...
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L’idea di amore come dipendenza è emersa ne- gli anni sessanta ed è stata esplorata secondariamente dagli psicoanalisti freudiani. Questi identificavano con il termine love addiction le frequenti infatuazioni come modalità attraverso cui rivivere costantemente il piacere e le forti emozioni connesse al periodo dell’innamoramento.
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La presente Ricerca-Azione ha l’obiettivo di sviluppare un sistema formativo che faciliti l’apprendimento e l’orientamento dei giovani che si avviano al mondo del lavoro. Sviluppare le competenze trasversali è dunque di fondamentale importanza per rendere i giovani auto-efficaci, capaci di gestire se stessi e le relazioni con gli altri nel compless...
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Il costrutto di resilienza è stato più volte adoperato in psicoterapia. A tal proposito, tramite una breve descrizione dell'approccio cognitivo-comportamentale, sistemico-relazionale e psicodinamico nella specificità del costrutto di resilienza, ci si focalizza sulle tecniche proprie dei singoli approcci psicoterapici e sui punti di forza di ognuno...
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Il tema della resilienza è stato affrontato da diversi autori nell'arco degli anni. Scopo del presente articolo è di fornire un quadro esplicativo sul costrutto di resilienza dall'accezione fisica a quella psicologica. Vengono illustrati i principali modelli e teo-rie che caratterizzano il tema. Parole chiave Resilienza, modelli, fattori protettivi...

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This Research Topic aims at analyzing the new forms of sexuality and relationships associated with technologies and social networks. Another goal is to investigate recent advances and studies on gender fluidity, sexual identity, and psychological issues related to sexuality in contemporary society, with greater attention to future perspectives and programs in promoting sexual well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. The articles accepted will be publish for Frontiers in Psychology or Frontiers in Sociology. We are interested in different types of articles: narrative and systematic review, original research, perspective, and conceptual analysis; quantitative and qualitative methods are suggested. The manuscripts should be aimed at exploring the following research topic according to a psychological and sociological point of view: sexuality and technology, social network, sexting and revenge porn, gender fluidity, sexual dysfunctions, interpersonal violence, sexuality and COVID-19. Call for paper: https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/18194/sexuality-30
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Starting from agency and efficacy of amateur images, with particular attention to the performativity of documentary and self-representational forms, the project aims to pursue interdisciplinary action-research methodologies in order to therapeutically intervene on selected diseases and disorders. Thanks to the success of the preliminar trial, in November 2019 a medical clinic exclusively dedicated to Therapeutic Filmmaking and Neurodevelopment Autism Spectrum Disorders was inaugurated at the Infantile Neuropsychiatrics department of the “Ruggi d'Aragona” Hospital, Salerno.