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Reducing probability overestimation of threatening events: An Italian study on the efficacy of cognitive techniques in non-clinical subjects

Amelia Gangemi, Andrea Gragnani, Margherita Dahò, Carlo Buonanno

ABSTRACT: Objectives: Our study was aimed at evaluating the efficacy and stability of the “Pie Technique”, “Cumulative Probability” and “Inverted Pyramid”, cognitive techniques applied in a clinical context to reduce overestimation of the probability of threatening events. Method: 319 healthy participants were randomly assigned to one of 8 groups. Groups differed on the level of trait anxiety (high vs. low), and ...

Journal Article: Clinica, 16 (3), pp. 149-155, 2019.



A theorical integration of Schema Therapy and Cognitive Therapy in OCD tratment: goals and beliefs of the Obsessive Mind (part 1)

Olga Ines Luppino, Katia Tenore, Francesco Mancini, Barbara Basile

ABSTRACT: The present work is the first of a trilogy of articles whose purpose, as a whole, is to present a theoretical conceptualization of OCD functioning, which results from the integration between the Cognitive Therapy model, as proposed by Mancini (2018), and the Schema Therapy Mode model. In particular, this first paper aims to synthetically present the cognitive model of OCD functioning. According to the frame offered ...

Journal Article: Psychology, 9 (9), pp. 2261-2277, 2018, ISSN: 2152-7199.


A Theoretical Integration of Schema Therapy and Cognitive Therapy in OCD Treatment: Conceptualization and Rationale (Part II)

Katia Tenore, Barbara Basile, Francesco Mancini, Olga Ines Luppino

ABSTRACT: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has been identified as the first choice treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Although a significant proportion of patients benefit from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, another still fails to respond to CBT. To improve outcomes, new targets of intervention have been broadened, but no clear and comprehensive conceptualizations of the disorder have been suggested. In the last ...

Journal Article: Psychology, 9 (9), pp. 2278-2295, 2018, ISBN: 2152-7199.


A Theoretical Integration of Schema Therapy and Cognitive Therapy in OCD Treatment: Experiential Techniques and Cognitive-Based Interventions in Action (Part III)

Barbara Basile, Olga Ines Luppino, Francesco Mancini, Katia Tenore

ABSTRACT: This final article is part of the trilogy presenting a possible integration of Schema Therapy (ST) and Cognitive Therapy (CT) in Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) treatment. It aims at describing how experiential and cognitive based acceptance techniques might be applied to treat this psychopathological condition. In the first article published in this special issue ( Luppino et al., 2018 ) we reported the main ...

Journal Article: Psychology, 9 (9), pp. 2296-2311, 2018, ISSN: 2152-7199.



A hyper-emotion theory of psychological illnesse

Philippe N. Johnson-Laird, Francesco Mancini, Amelia Gangemi

ABSTRACT: A “hyper-emotion” theory of psychological illnesses is presented. The theory postulates the processes that construct bodily feelings and basic emotions are computationally crude and outside voluntary control. Psychological illnesses have an onset in which a cognitive evaluation initiates a sequence of unconscious transitions yielding a basic emotion. This emotion is appropriate for the situation but ...

Journal Article: Psychological Review 113, No. 4, 822–841, 113 (4), pp. 822–841, 2006.




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