On Psychological virtuality and its hazards: Hikikomori and virtual object relations


The brain is continuously building virtual representations that allow mental simulation and anticipation of likely actions. These representations and the imaginary worlds are two different matters, since representations are constantly connecting with information from the organs of sense permitting therefore an adaptation to reality. This connection may be interrupted in two ways. The first is by cutting all ties between the representations of expectations and the experience feedback. Read more


Dissolution of boundaries and identity crisis in adolescence in the Network time: a dual /group approach


The author, after having identified the psycho-socio-structural modifications consequent to the pervasiveness of the virtual, proposes a reading of the adolescent identity construction starting from the risks coming from the dissolution of the typical boundaries of the digital age. Starting from some dual and group clinical situations, the need for a review of the psychotherapeutic setting to reach “hyperconnected” and potentially “borderless” adolescents is underlined. Taking into account the “limit” – lived and experienced Read more