The ethics of human relations methodology: An evaluation study of the effect on mood states

Author/s Guy Michel Franca, Silvia Reggi, Alessia Salvatori, Laura Pieroni
Publishing Year 2020 Issue 2020/2
Language Italian Pages 17 P. 747-763 File size 243 KB
DOI 10.3280/RIP2020-002013
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The aim of the study is to offer a first quantitative in-depth analysis of the ERH ethics of human relationships training to evaluate the possible mood changes in the subjects involved before and after training. We have used the Pro-file of Mood State Test with 51 subjects (Age: M=45,32; St. Dev. 8,7) before and after a training course for headmasters and teachers of schools. Results show a significant reduction of Tension-Anxiety, Depression-Dejection, Anger-Hostility factors, in line with the experimental hypothesis. The subjects involved in the training acquired tools for changing internally their states of anxiety, anger and hostility in a state of conscience which is the expression of the true self: it’s not only a matter of cognitive comprehension or self-persuasion, but of the capacity of regulation of what the person internally experiences. In our hypothesis, this process takes place through the activation of the Global Neuronal Workspace (GNW). The activation of GNW allows the global availability of information coming from the sensory centers concurrently with information from the limbic system and makes them accessible to conscious-ness, thanks to the activation of diffuse long axon neurons, that are particularly present in the prefrontal and parietal areas.Thanks to this process the individual is able not only to perceive but also to elaborate and consciously integrate what he has internally experienced.

Keywords: Emotions, mood, anxiety, happiness.

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Guy Michel Franca, Silvia Reggi, Alessia Salvatori, Laura Pieroni, La metodologia dell’etica delle relazioni umane: uno studio di valutazione dell’effetto sugli stati dell’umore in "RICERCHE DI PSICOLOGIA " 2/2020, pp 747-763, DOI: 10.3280/RIP2020-002013