Rui Dias

Oporto, Portugal

About Rui


Clinical Psychologist , Psychodramatist, CEO, neurosciences post-graduation


English, Portuguese, Spanish

Areas of Expertise

Clinical Psychology, Psychotherapist/MentalHealthCounselor, health psychology

People don't know I'm good at

Percussion and arts

Comments & conversations

Rui Dias
Posted almost 4 years ago
If you could ask one question to all of your neighbors, what would you ask?
If i could ask one thing to my neighbor or to everyone for that matter it should be: "isn't life amazing? An astounding existence?" If anything else is a great ice breaker even if one does not agree, has i've found in a research project that i'm envolved. Its related to the process of meaning making, meaning search and the subsequent meanings hierarchy that is envolved in the process, so, Social Psychology. But i Made the experiment in my community, outside the research realm and works very well, i believe because its invitation to reflexion and even abstract thinking wich can be a very close, intimate, experience. And after all, isn't it an astounding existence?
Rui Dias
Posted about 4 years ago
What sets apart those driven by failure and trauma and those destroyed by it?
No easy task providing a general answer. One of the common factors that leads to psychological trauma maintenance is the avoidance of the emotional response triggered by the traumatic memories. One tends to avoid the memories, speaking of the subject, anything that remembers the traumatic memory. As the normal course of the emotions is not fulfilled they remain triggering high states of anxiety what leads to more avoidance. As noted, one feeds on each other. There is the cognitive bias to, and many times unrealistic believe that one has total responsibility for what happened, but for other side, don´t acknowledge any responsibility in the maintenance of the psychological condition. We have two dimensions of trauma effect : A cognitive bias and a emotional lack of integration, that is, as a person try´s to erase the bad feelings they remain apart of ones personality or at least they see it as something set apart from what they are and don´t fully process it normally. If something bad happens its normal to hurt and suffer, that is a part of the process of moving on. This is a very short resume of what cognitive psychotherapy as documented during decades and social - cognitive theories had hypothesized. Barlow and Horowitz are psychologists, psychotherapists that have to be considered. So we have a re-experiencing of intrusive traumatic symptoms followed by the avoidance behavior to attempt to keep the distance of the negative emotions.Also considering the previous hypothesis emerged an attempt of merging these two dimensions adding the concept of memory disruption where persons may have trouble intentionally accessing their memory of the event but have involuntary intrusions of parts of the event. Its proposed that because memory encoded at the time of the trauma is poorly elaborated and integrated with other memories with regard to details, context of time, sequence, and so forth. Look for concepts of sam´s and vam´s (verbally and situationally accessible memory's)
Rui Dias
Posted over 4 years ago
Harvey Fineberg: Are we ready for neo-evolution?
As there is any proof. , registry, genetic data of einstein and no way to verify it... that can not be considered. We can assume that his tools were the same that all of us but he used them in a very specific way... One thing that we can do is a comparison of several subjects with very similar genetics and with astounding differences in their outcome or development path, in their cognitive resources and coping skills... or verify the oposite. Identical twins are a privileged object of study in this matter