RPC-Lab Research Lab in Clinical and Group Psychology: promotion of wellbeing and innovation
Main research topics of the Laboratory are:
- Eating disorders and body image
Online interventions for eating disorders. Body image concerns in eating disorders. The therapeutic relationship in the treatment of eating disorders. Binge eating disorder and obesity.
- Psychotherapy Research
The effectiveness of psychological interventions. The study of therapeutic alliance and psychotherapeutic processes.
- Groups Dynamics
The study of interpersonal relationships in group settings, especially group psychotherapy.
- Social Media
The study of the stream of communication and connection provided by social media. How individuals are currently developing social media habits that can simultaneously benefit and harm their mental well-being.
- Internet gaming disorder and Problematic Smartphone use
The study of interacting with mobile devices (e.g., smartphones and tablets) which has now become strongly embedded in contemporary societies as many different types of activity can now be engaged in (e.g., gaming and gambling).
- Health Psychology
The contribution of clinical psychology in healthcare contexts, with particular interest on the analysis of psychological factors in the treatment of medical pathologies (e.g. psycho-oncology research, infertility research, caregivers’ impact in managing medical diseases) and psychological factors linked to the COVID-19 pandemic (e.g. psychological distress, vaccine hesitancy).
Current research topics of the Laboratory are:
- Mental health impact of COVID-19 pandemic
- COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy
Laura Salerno email@example.com
- Adolescents’ problematic smartphone and social media use
- Escapism and Problematic Online Gaming
Maria Di Blasi firstname.lastname@example.org
The therapeutic alliance in group therapies