Tag: Psychology

Why do people believe in conspiracy theories?

In contemporary society, people are confronted with events that threaten social order, such as terrorist attacks, wars and economic crises. Such events have been giving rise to conspiracy theories, which can be defined as explanatory beliefs used to understand the actions of groups or organizations that unite in a secret agreement and try to reach a hidden goal, which is perceived as illegal or malicious. Read More →

What professors and students think about stimulating creativity in graduate education?

The goals of graduate education are to generate creative researchers and to produce knowledge that offers original contributions because the society relies on innovative ideas to survive and move forward. The study investigated what professors and students think about the extent to which creativity has been stimulated and developed in graduate educati Read More →

Can schizophrenia be prevented?

Schizophrenia is one of the most severe and disabling mental disorders and its effective treatment remains challenging. Patients often present devastating impacts in their quality of life and the disorder diagnosis commonly evokes a corrosive pessimism even among health professionals. The article reviews the history of the debates around this possible prevention. Read More →

Belief in one’s own ability to make a change favors recovery from alcoholism

The ability to get rid of addiction is a skill to be learned, a goal to be renewed throughout life. In this sense, adherence to psychosocial treatments such as those offered by the Brazilian NHS represents an effective recovery strategy. Read More →

Psychological interventions with public secondary students mediated by Art

Psychologists and researches of adolescents development carried out an investigation with 70 high school public students and observed that artistic and reflexive activities promote the interest and involvement of young people in the debate on topics related to their current and future life. The research was carried out in a state public school on the outskirts of the city of Campinas-SP, with two classes of second year night, in the two academic semesters of 2017. Read More →

There are obstacles to creative approach on scientific areas?

Creativity is a crucial issue in science. Scientific research should not be restricted to the logical development and application of known ideas, but should promote new ideas to expand knowledge beyond the existing frontiers. No researcher is immune to cognitive bias that might exist in his/her publications. The confirmation bias, for example, is a common error on scientific articles. Read More →

Will creativity and innovation be the news skills for the 21st Century?

Both creativity and innovation have been valued as important skills for the 21st century. However, a number of difficulties have been highlighted in the scientific literature on constructs. Are they distinct, synonymous, or complementary? The three theoretical strands will be addressed in the text, in an attempt to answer this question. Read More →

Transcultural clinic: migration and exile

Faced with the challenges posed by the current growing migratory flows, the study presents a report of a differentiated clinical care, according to a transcultural framework. Since uprooted families may have difficulties in dealing with suffering in a new land, a transcultural reading of the symptom is proposed, associating traditions, representations and cultural etiologies to a specific therapeutic technique. Read More →

Is depression different between women and men? Does it influence on its treatment?

Researchers of the University Catholic of Pelotas published recently study where new findings are presented after brief cognitive intervention for improvement of depressive symptoms in young adults with depression. This research was part of a bigger project developed by Health and Behavior Post Graduation Program between 2008 and 2012. The results showing difference in depressive symptoms and possible difference between men and women post cognitive psychotherapy. This results possibly indicate the influence of biological and, mainly, cultural aspects in the expression of depressive symptoms and in their treatment. The present research opens precedent to professional reflection about the methods of treatment to be adopted according to patient’s sex. Read More →

How do mothers cope with the hospitalization of their babies at a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit?

Hearing that your child was born preterm and will be hospitalized affects the mothers very strongly. We sought to discover how they cope with this highly stressful context in real time, during and after the hospitalization. The impact of the News, the social support and the religious beliefs and the changes in how they cope with the situation were analyze using the Motivational Coping Theory, supporting a brief intervention. Read More →