Monday 25th November 2013Donna a pezzi

17.00 Classroom B
Via Bassi 2


"On the side of the victim, an unconventional reading of domestic violence"
Maria Cristina Ortu, teacher and head of the school of cognitive psychotherapy oriented to constructivism (CESIPc) of Padua
"On the side of the victim" is an attempt to use the constructivist perspective to read, through the analysis of the report, the roles of the people involved. The premises from which we begin are unconventional compared to how this issue is treated normally and will foster another can look on the victims and the offenders. Finally we discuss the implications of this perspective for the construction of a reading intervention for help and taking charge.

Wednesday 20th November 2013

14.30 Classroom F
Via Bassi 2



“Heterodox aspects of kellian constructivism”
Gabriele Chiari, Director of the School of cognitive psychotherapy oriented to constructivism CESIPc in Florence.
The lesson will examine heterodox aspects of the theory of personal constructs (TCP) of George A. Kelly with regard to:
(1) the philosophy of science and the dominant psychology at that time, starting from the formulation of the philosophical assumption of the constructive alternativism and fundamental postulate of the theory, with particular reference to the motivational aspect and the definition of disorder;
(2) the contemporary “constructivist” psychologies and psychotherapies, with particular reference to the position relative to the “mind-body problem”, and the consequent implications for the understanding of emotions, the relationship between psychology and neuroscience, psychosomatic research; moreover it will also allude to the
(3) heterodox elaborations of the same Kellian constructivism, with reference to the distinction between an epistemological constructivism and a hermeneutic constructivism.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

12:30 pm Aula Magna Cesare Musatti
Department of General Psychology


The association of motivational self-determination and behavioural self-regulation processes with psychological well-being

Horvath, Full Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology at Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Abstract: In this study we examined the association of motivational self-determination and behavioral self-regulation processes with psychological well-being in 186 undergraduates. We found that autonomous self-regulation and behavioral self-reinforcement were both associated with other self-determination variables and psychological well-being. Controlled self-regulation, on the other hand, was found to be quite different from the other two forms of self-regulation. It was negatively associated with perceived freedom and psychological well-being and had no associations with other positive self-regulation variables. Positive self-regulation processes that include intrinsic goal selection, a sense of freedom to choose goals, and self-reinforcement appear to promote well-being, while more debilitating self-regulation processes appear to lack these benign qualities. In terms of specific goal-related processes, when pursuing important goals in general, experiential processes such as enjoyment of the act itself appear to be associated with well-being. In more circumscribed situations, however, such as in the pursuit of short-term goals, more behavioral and cybernetic processes, such as perceived goal progress and self-reinforcement for goal progress, appear to be associated with well-being. The findings of this study have implications for the integration of experiential and behavioral forms of self-regulation processes as well as for their differences in the regulation of long-term and short-term goal pursuits.