Depression and walks in the woods

2022-02-10T18:52:24+01:0021 January 2022|Categories: Medicine and Research|Tags: , , , |

Depression is serious business! There are diseases that do not leave scars, that do not require plaster, crutches or patches, but that cannot for this reason be ignored. Psychiatric disorders are this: they are invisible to anyone without an experienced eye, but there are, and they are dangerous. DEPRESSION, for example, is often underestimated! Because it is so easy to say to a depressed person “go for a walk in the countryside!”? Simple: because you have no idea what depression is. Good, let's explain it, but not in an easy way, not with cartoons that confuse depression and sadness, [...]

Cognitive dissonance

2021-07-25T21:04:07+02:0016 July 2021|Categories: Curiosity|Tags: , , |

Discrepant information on the same subject is said to be discordant. Behaviors that are not fully aligned with one's own opinions are in dissonant relationship. The term "cognitive" instead emphasizes the relationships and processing of these pieces of information. Over the course of life we ​​accumulate, expectations about things and behaviors deemed congruent or not; and when the expectations are not verified we find ourselves experiencing cognitive dissonance. When a dissonance arises, generates in the person an urgent need to resolve it in order to return to a form of balance and coherence. Changing a decision or reversing the effect of a behavior can be difficult, if not [...]

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