> Contextual Behavioral Science CBS-SFU Lab


Annalisa Oppo

Internal Collaborations:

External Collaborations:

  • Giovambattista Presti, Facoltà di Scienze dell’Uomo e della Società, Università degli Studi di Enna “Kore”.
  • Paolo Moderato, Dipartimento di Business, Diritto, Economia e Consumi IULM, Milano
  • David T. Gillanders, The University of Edinburgh.
  • Marco Tagliabue, OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University.
  • Francisco Ruiz, Department of Psychology, Fundación Universitaria Konrad Lorenz, Bogotà, Colombia
  • Louise McHugh, University College Dublin (UCD)
  • Armando Piccinni Fondazione BRF.
  • Anna Bianca Prevedini, Centro Interazioni Umane
  • Giovanni Zucchi, Ospedale Maria Luigia
  • Enea Filimberti, Ospedale Maria Luigia
  • Andrea Bassanini,  MeP – Mindfuness e Psicoterapia

Research area and primary aims:

The theoretical perspective of the Lab is that of the Contextual and Behavioral Sciences, and the projects that take place in the lab can be divided into two main branches: one experimental from a behavior analytic and Relational Frame Theory perspective and one applied including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Functional Analytic Psychotherapy.

1) Regarding the experimental analysis, the interest is aimed to explore and processes of language and cognition. In particular, the processes of cognitive fusion, the self and implicit cognition.

2) Regarding the applied analysis, the interest is in the development of ACT-Based protocols for mood and anxiety disorders, the development of instruments to assess ACT and FAP processes and the application of ACT-BASED strategies in the context of Behavioral Economic and Nudge.

Topics of interest

  • Cognitive Fusion and Defusion Strategies
  • Implicit Cognition in Emotion Recognition
  • Intimacy Related Behavior
  • Relational Frame Theory
  • ACT for Post-Partum Depression
  • Nudge and Behavioral Economics
  • Food Addiction
  • Psychological flexibility and academic performance

Running projects

Psyflex at work program. Application of an in-presence and/or online protocol to promote flexibility and psychological well-being in workers: open label study.

GESTA. Online protocol for the promotion of psychological flexibility and well-being during pregnancy: an open-label pilot study.

Evaluating the effectiveness of two online defusion techniques on self-referential negative thoughts: an experimental study.

Clinical Cooperation:

  •  Istituto Europeo per lo Studio del Comportamento Umano (IESCUM)
  • MeP – Mindfuness e Psicoterapia
  • Centro Interazioni Umane
  • A Better Place