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Family accommodation in obsessive-compulsive disorder: a study on associated variables

Cosentino et all. (2015). Family accommodation in obsessive-compulsive disorder: a study on associated variables. Clinical Neuropsychiatry, 12, 5, 128-134.     Abstract: The present study aimed to examine family accommodation in relatives of obesessive-compulsive disease (OCD) patients. Accommodation was assessed in a sample of 31 relatives of OCD patients by means of the Family Accommodation [...]

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Intrapsychic and interpersonal guilt: a critical review of the recent literature

Carnì, S., Petrocchi, N., Del Miglio, C., Mancini, F., Couyoumdjian, A., (2013). Intrapsychic and interpersonal guilt: a critical review of the recent literature – Cognitive Processing,  pp. 1-14 Abstract: Various authors hold that some emotions (i.e.,moral emotions) have the function of orienting people toward ethical actions. In addition to embarrassment, shame and pride, the moral emotion of guilt is [...]

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Abnormal processing of deontological guilt in obessive-compulsive disorder

Basile, B., Mancini, F., Macaluso, E., Caltagirone, C., Bozzali, M. (2013). Abnormal processing of deontological guilt in obsessive-compulsive disorder – Brain Structure and Function, pp 1-11 Abstract: Guilt plays a significant role in the occurrence and maintenance of obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD). Two major types of guilt have been identified: one deriving from the transgression of a moral [...]

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Responsibility, guilt and decision under risk

Casa Editrice: Psychological Reports
Anno: 2003, 93, 1077-1079
Autore: F. Mancini; A. Gangemi

Abstract: Summary. In this paper, we hypothesize that individuals’ choices (risk-seeking/risk-aversion) depend on moral values, and in particular on how subjects evaluate themselves, as guilty or as victims of a wrong, rather than on the descriptions of the outcomes as given in the options and evaluated accordingly as gains or losses (framing effect). People who evaluate themselves as victims are expected to show a risk-seeking preference (context of innocence).

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Aversion to Risk and Guilt

Casa Editrice: Clinical Psychology and Psychoherapy
Anno: 2004
Autore: F. Mancini; A. Gangemi

Abstract: Much research has shown that cognitive processes are largely guided by individuals’states of mind (Mancini & Gangemi, submitted paper; Smeets, de Jong, & Mayer, 2000). In this paper, we specifically consider a state of mind characterized by guilt for having acted irresponsibly. This state is currently considered the breeding ground for the obsessive–compulsive disorder (Rachman, 2002; Salkovskis & Forrester, 2002).

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Deontological and Altruistic Guilt: Evidence for Distinct Neurobiological Substrates

Casa Editrice: Wiley-Liss, Inc. – Human Brain Mapping
Anno: 2011
Autore: B. Basile, F. Mancini, E. Macaluso, C. Caltagirone, R. S.J. Frackowiak and M. Bozzali

Abstract: The feeling of guilt is a complex mental state underlying several human behaviors in both private and social life. From a psychological and evolutionary viewpoint, guilt is an emotional and cognitive function, characterized by prosocial sentiments, entailing specific moral believes, which can be predominantly driven by inner values (deontological guilt) or by more interpersonal situations (altruistic guilt).

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Guilt and Focusing in Decision-making

Casa Editrice: Journal of Behavioral Decision Making
Anno: 2007, 1, 1-20
Autore: Amelia Gangemi, Francesco Mancini

Abstract: In this paper we examined the impact of a specific emotion, guilt, on focusing in decision-making. Through the focusing mechanism, when making decisions, individuals tend to restrict their thoughts to what is explicitly represented in the decisional task, disregarding alternatives. In this paper, three experiments are performed to investigate whether an emotional state of guilt can critically guide individuals’ focusing, and even prevailing over the focusing mechanism.

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Feeling guilty as a source of information about threat and performance

Casa Editrice: Behaviour Research and Therapy
Anno: 2007, 45, pp. 2387–2396
Autore: Amelia Gangemi, Francesco Mancini & Marcel Van Den Hout

Abstract: OCD patients experience increased feelings of guilt, threat and uncertainty about harm prevention. As to the relation between these phenomena, it was hypothesised that the experience of guilt acts as “information” that increases the sense of threat and decreases the sense that preventive action is effective. We tested whether state guilt is used as information about risk and prevention effects and whether people high in trait guilt do so more than others.

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Not Just Right Experience: Is it influenced by feelings of guilt?

Casa Editrice: Journal of Behaviour Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry
Anno: 2007, 2, pp. 162-176
Autore: Francesco Mancini; Amelia Gangemi; Claudia Perdighe; Chiara Marini

Abstract: Individuals with obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) experience increased guilt. Further, these individuals often report uncomfortable sensations of things being not quite right (“not just right experiences”; NJREs). As to the relation between these psychological phenomena, it was hypothesised that feelings of guilt may enhance NJRE.

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