G Riva

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Affiliation: Istituto Auxologico Italiano
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. pmc Interreality: the experiential use of technology in the treatment of obesity
    Riva G
    ICE NET Lab, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy
    Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health 7:51-61. 2011
  2. pmc A virtual reality extended neuropsychological assessment for topographical disorientation: a feasibility study
    Francesca Morganti
    Applied Technology for Neuro Psychology Lab, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Via G, Pelizza da Volpedo 41, I 20149 Milano, Italy
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 4:26. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint The layers of presence: a bio-cultural approach to understanding presence in natural and mediated environments
    Giuseppe Riva
    Applied Technology for Neuro Psychology Laboratory, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milan, Italy
    Cyberpsychol Behav 7:402-16. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Interaction and presence in the clinical relationship: virtual reality (VR) as communicative medium between patient and therapist
    Giuseppe Riva
    Applied Technology for Neuro Psychology Laboratory, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Verbania
    IEEE Trans Inf Technol Biomed 6:198-205. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Virtual-reality-based multidimensional therapy for the treatment of body image disturbances in binge eating disorders: a preliminary controlled study
    Giuseppe Riva
    Applied Technology for Neuro Psychology Laboratory, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Verbania
    IEEE Trans Inf Technol Biomed 6:224-34. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Is severe obesity a form of addiction? Rationale, clinical approach, and controlled clinical trial
    Giuseppe Riva
    Applied Technology for Neuro Psychology Lab, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milan, Italy
    Cyberpsychol Behav 9:457-79. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint The sociocognitive psychology of computer-mediated communication: the present and future of technology-based interactions
    Giuseppe Riva
    Applied Technology for Neuro Psychology Laboratory, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Centre for Studies and Research in Communication Psychology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy
    Cyberpsychol Behav 5:581-98. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint The use of the internet in psychological research: comparison of online and offline questionnaires
    Giuseppe Riva
    Applied Technology for Neuro Psychology Laboratory, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milan, Italy
    Cyberpsychol Behav 6:73-80. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Six-month follow-up of in-patient experiential cognitive therapy for binge eating disorders
    G Riva
    Applied Technology for Neuro Psychology Laboratory, Instituto Auxologico Italiano, Verbania, Italy
    Cyberpsychol Behav 6:251-8. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Applications of virtual environments in medicine
    G Riva
    Applied Technology for Neuro Psychology Lab, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milan, Italy
    Methods Inf Med 42:524-34. 2003

Detail Information

Publications41

  1. pmc Interreality: the experiential use of technology in the treatment of obesity
    Riva G
    ICE NET Lab, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy
    Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health 7:51-61. 2011
    ..In order to illustrate the concept of Interreality in practice, a clinical scenario is also presented and discussed: Daniela, a 35-year-old fast-food worker with obesity problems...
  2. pmc A virtual reality extended neuropsychological assessment for topographical disorientation: a feasibility study
    Francesca Morganti
    Applied Technology for Neuro Psychology Lab, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Via G, Pelizza da Volpedo 41, I 20149 Milano, Italy
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 4:26. 2007
    ..Up to now several methodological approaches have been used in the assessment of the brain injured patient's navigational abilities showing a moderate correlation with the impairments observed in everyday contexts...
  3. ncbi request reprint The layers of presence: a bio-cultural approach to understanding presence in natural and mediated environments
    Giuseppe Riva
    Applied Technology for Neuro Psychology Laboratory, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milan, Italy
    Cyberpsychol Behav 7:402-16. 2004
    ..In the experience of optimal presence, biologically and culturally determined cognitive processes are working in harmony--to focus all levels of the self on a significant situation in the external world, whether this is real or virtual...
  4. ncbi request reprint Interaction and presence in the clinical relationship: virtual reality (VR) as communicative medium between patient and therapist
    Giuseppe Riva
    Applied Technology for Neuro Psychology Laboratory, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Verbania
    IEEE Trans Inf Technol Biomed 6:198-205. 2002
    ..It requires the creation and sharing of the cultural web that makes meaningful, and therefore visible, both people and objects populating the environment...
  5. ncbi request reprint Virtual-reality-based multidimensional therapy for the treatment of body image disturbances in binge eating disorders: a preliminary controlled study
    Giuseppe Riva
    Applied Technology for Neuro Psychology Laboratory, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Verbania
    IEEE Trans Inf Technol Biomed 6:224-34. 2002
    ..However, given the nature of this research that does not include a followup study, the obtained results are preliminary only...
  6. ncbi request reprint Is severe obesity a form of addiction? Rationale, clinical approach, and controlled clinical trial
    Giuseppe Riva
    Applied Technology for Neuro Psychology Lab, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milan, Italy
    Cyberpsychol Behav 9:457-79. 2006
    ..Finally, the paper presents and discusses the outcome of a controlled trial, based on the proposed approach, including a 6-month follow-up (211 morbid obese females with a BMI of >40 and a documented history of failures...
  7. ncbi request reprint The sociocognitive psychology of computer-mediated communication: the present and future of technology-based interactions
    Giuseppe Riva
    Applied Technology for Neuro Psychology Laboratory, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Centre for Studies and Research in Communication Psychology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy
    Cyberpsychol Behav 5:581-98. 2002
    ..Moreover, it presents the emerging forms of CMC-instant messaging, shared hypermedia, weblogs, and graphical chats-and their possible social and communicative effects...
  8. ncbi request reprint The use of the internet in psychological research: comparison of online and offline questionnaires
    Giuseppe Riva
    Applied Technology for Neuro Psychology Laboratory, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milan, Italy
    Cyberpsychol Behav 6:73-80. 2003
    ..These finding suggests that, if sampling control and validity assessment is provided, Internet-based questionnaires can be a suitable alternative to more traditional paper-based measures...
  9. ncbi request reprint Six-month follow-up of in-patient experiential cognitive therapy for binge eating disorders
    G Riva
    Applied Technology for Neuro Psychology Laboratory, Instituto Auxologico Italiano, Verbania, Italy
    Cyberpsychol Behav 6:251-8. 2003
    ..Moreover, the ECT sample reported better scores in most psychometric tests including EDI-2 and body image scores...
  10. ncbi request reprint Applications of virtual environments in medicine
    G Riva
    Applied Technology for Neuro Psychology Lab, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milan, Italy
    Methods Inf Med 42:524-34. 2003
    ..This paper intends to investigate the role of virtual reality (VR) in medicine. In particular it outlines the current state of research and technology that is relevant to the development of effective virtual environments in medicine...
  11. ncbi request reprint Virtual reality in psychotherapy: review
    Giuseppe Riva
    Applied Technology for Neuro Psychology Laboratory, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milan, Italy
    Cyberpsychol Behav 8:220-30; discussion 231-40. 2005
    ..In particular, the paper focuses its analysis on both actual applications of VR in clinical psychology and how different clinical perspectives can use this approach to improve the process of therapeutic change...
  12. ncbi request reprint Transformation of flow in rehabilitation: the role of advanced communication technologies
    Giuseppe Riva
    Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milan, Italy
    Behav Res Methods 38:237-44. 2006
    ..AmI and VR are used to trigger broad empowerment processes induced by a strong sense of presence, leading to greater agency and control over one's actions and environment...
  13. ncbi request reprint Affective interactions using virtual reality: the link between presence and emotions
    Giuseppe Riva
    Applied Technology for Neuro Psychology Laboratory, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milan, Italy
    Cyberpsychol Behav 10:45-56. 2007
    ..The significance of these results for the assessment of affective interaction is discussed...
  14. pmc The key to unlocking the virtual body: virtual reality in the treatment of obesity and eating disorders
    Giuseppe Riva
    Applied Technology for Neuro Psychology Laboratory, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milan, Italy
    J Diabetes Sci Technol 5:283-92. 2011
    ..This article discusses the possible role of virtual reality in addressing this problem within an integrated treatment approach based on the allocentric lock theory...
  15. ncbi request reprint Virtual reality for health care: the status of research
    Giuseppe Riva
    Applied Technology for Neuro Psychology Laboratory, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Verbania, Italy
    Cyberpsychol Behav 5:219-25. 2002
    ..This paper discusses recent evidence and outlines some guidelines for future research in this area...
  16. ncbi request reprint The mind over the Web: the quest for the definition of a method for Internet research
    G Riva
    Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Applied Technology for Neuro Psychology Lab Casella Postale 1, 28900 Verbania, Italy
    Cyberpsychol Behav 4:7-16. 2001
    ..The main characteristics of the model are: the focus on different frames and objects for each considered unit of research; the mixed use of quantitative and qualitative tools; and the final integration of results in a general framework...
  17. ncbi request reprint Ambient intelligence in health care
    Giuseppe Riva
    Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Applied Technology for Neuro Psychology Laboratory, Milan, Italy
    Cyberpsychol Behav 6:295-300. 2003
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  18. ncbi request reprint The use of PC based VR in clinical medicine: the VREPAR projects
    G Riva
    Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Applied Technology for Neuro Psychology Lab, Verbania
    Technol Health Care 7:261-9. 1999
    ..psicologia.net) that are trying to develop a modular PC-based virtual reality system for the medical market. The paper describes the rationale of the developed modules and the preliminary results obtained...
  19. ncbi request reprint Virtual reality based experiential cognitive treatment of anorexia nervosa
    G Riva
    Applied Technology for Neuro Psychology Lab, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Verbania, Italy
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 30:221-30. 1999
    ..The results are discussed with regard to Vitousek, Watson and Wilson (1998, Clinical Psychology Review, 18(4), 391-420) proposal of using the Socratic Method to face denial and resistance of anorectic patients...
  20. ncbi request reprint Virtual environments in neuroscience
    G Riva
    Applied Technology for Neuro Psychology Laboratory, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS, Verbania, Italy
    IEEE Trans Inf Technol Biomed 2:275-81. 1998
    ..Finally, the paper provides a general introduction to virtual reality (VR), as it relates to its impact on cognitive and functional abilities...
  21. ncbi request reprint Virtual reality in telemedicine
    G Riva
    ATN P Lab, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Verbania, Italy
    Telemed J E Health 6:327-40. 2000
    ..This article also discusses technological, ergonomical, and human factor issues, and specific guidelines are presented for expanding the use of VR in telemedicine...
  22. ncbi request reprint Virtual reality as telemedicine tool: technology, ergonomics and actual applications
    G Riva
    ATN P Lab, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Verbania, Italy
    Technol Health Care 8:113-27. 2000
    ..In fact telemedicine is not simply a technology but a complex process whose successful exploitation needs significant attention to ergonomics, human factors and organizational changes in the structure of the relevant health service...
  23. ncbi request reprint Virtual reality as a new imaginative tool in psychotherapy
    F Vincelli
    Laboratorio Sperimentale di Ricerche Psicologiche, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Verbania, Italy
    Stud Health Technol Inform 70:356-8. 2000
    ..VR produces a change with respect to the traditional relationship between client and therapist. Virtual experiences is a third way between "in imagination" and "in vivo" techniques in psychotherapy...
  24. ncbi request reprint Virtual reality-based multidimensional therapy for the treatment of body image disturbances in obesity: a controlled study
    G Riva
    Applied Technology for Neuro Psychology Laboratory, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Verbania, Italy
    Cyberpsychol Behav 4:511-26. 2001
    ..However, given that this research that does not include a follow-up study, the obtained results are preliminary...
  25. ncbi request reprint The VEPSY updated project: virtual reality in clinical psychology
    G Riva
    Applied Technology for Neuro Psychology Laboratory, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Verbania, Italy
    Cyberpsychol Behav 4:449-55. 2001
    ..In particular, the developed modules will address the following pathologies: anxiety disorders; male impotence and premature ejaculation; and obesity, bulimia, and binge-eating disorders...
  26. ncbi request reprint The VEPSY UPDATED project: technical and clinical rationale
    G Riva
    Applied Technology for Neuro Psychology Lab, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Verbania, Italy
    Stud Health Technol Inform 85:395-401. 2002
    ..The chapter details the general technical and clinical characteristics of the developed modules...
  27. ncbi request reprint The VEPSY UPDATED Project: clinical rationale and technical approach
    G Riva
    Applied Technology for Neuro Psychology Laboratory, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Verbania, Italy
    Cyberpsychol Behav 6:433-9. 2003
    ..Moreover, the paper focuses its analysis on the possible role of VR in clinical psychology and how it can be used for therapeutic change...
  28. ncbi request reprint Virtual reality assisted cognitive behavioral therapy for the treatment of Panic Disorders with Agoraphobia
    F Vincelli
    Laboratorio Sperimentale di Psicologia, ATN P Lab, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Verbania, Italy
    Stud Health Technol Inform 85:552-9. 2002
    ..In each zone the characteristics of the anxiety-related experience are defined by the therapist through a setup menu...
  29. ncbi request reprint Avatars in clinical psychology: a framework for the clinical use of virtual humans
    A Gaggioli
    Applied Technology for Neuro Psychology Lab, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milan, Italy
    Cyberpsychol Behav 6:117-25. 2003
    ..The third level is concerned with the evaluation of the interaction characteristics required for a successful relationship between the patient and the virtual human...
  30. ncbi request reprint A VR-based multicomponent treatment for panic disorders with agoraphobia
    F Vincelli
    Laboratorio Sperimentale di Psicologia, ATN-P Lab, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Verbania, Italy
    Stud Health Technol Inform 81:544-50. 2001
    ..The characteristics of the approach will be presented through the description of the clinical protocol...
  31. ncbi request reprint Virtual reality as clinical tool: immersion and three-dimensionality in the relationship between patient and therapist
    F Vincelli
    Laboratorio Sperimentale di Psicologia, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Verbania, Italy
    Stud Health Technol Inform 81:551-3. 2001
    ..In this paper we focus on the characteristics of the new configuration in the relationship between patient and therapist...
  32. ncbi request reprint An examination of the reliability and validity of scores on the Italian version of the Dieter's Inventory of Eating Temptations
    G Riva
    Laboratorio Sperimentale di Ricerche Psicologiche, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Verbania, Italy
    Percept Mot Skills 86:435-9. 1998
    ..Analyses showed that the Italian version of the inventory can be considered reliable and valid, which suggested its use as screening test for the identification of subjects who may be at risk for over-eating...
  33. ncbi request reprint Factor structure of the Italian version of the Body Satisfaction Scale: a multisample analysis
    G Riva
    Laboratorio Sperimentale di Ricerche Psicologiche, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Verbania, Italia
    Percept Mot Skills 86:1083-8. 1998
    ..The analysis of the factor loadings also suggested that three items should be removed (teeth, eyes, and ears) from the Italian version...
  34. ncbi request reprint Training with computer-supported motor imagery in post-stroke rehabilitation
    A Gaggioli
    Applied Technology for Neuro Psychology Lab, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milan, Italy
    Cyberpsychol Behav 7:327-32. 2004
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Virtual reality for the treatment of body image disturbances
    G Riva
    Applied Technology for Psychology Lab, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Verbania, Italy
    Stud Health Technol Inform 44:95-111. 1997
    ..The chapter, together with the description of the VEBIM theoretical approach, it also presents a study on two preliminary samples (71 normal subjects, uncontrolled study, 48 normal subjects, controlled study) to test its efficacy...
  36. ncbi request reprint Virtual reality as assessment tool in psychology
    G Riva
    Applied Technology for Psychology Lab, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Verbania, Italy
    Stud Health Technol Inform 44:71-9. 1997
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Experiential cognitive therapy in the treatment of panic disorders with agoraphobia: a controlled study
    F Vincelli
    Laboratorio Sperimentale di Psicologia, ATN P Lab, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Verbania, Italy
    Cyberpsychol Behav 6:321-8. 2003
    ..This datum suggests that ECT could be better than CBT in relation to the "cost of administration," justifying the added use of VR equipment in the treatment of panic disorders...
  38. ncbi request reprint Representations of eating among adolescent Italian girls
    G Riva
    Istituto Scientifico Ospedale S Giuseppe, Laboratorio Sperimentale di Psicologia, Verbania, Italy
    J Soc Psychol 137:205-17. 1997
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Communication and cooperation in networked environments: an experimental analysis
    C Galimberti
    Department of Psychology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy
    Cyberpsychol Behav 4:131-46. 2001
    ..The results are analyzed to identify the psychosocial roots used to support cooperation in a digital interactive communication...
  40. ncbi request reprint Common daily activities in the virtual environment: a preliminary study in parkinsonian patients
    G Albani
    Neurology and Neurorehabilitation Unit, IRCCS, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Piancavallo VB, Italy
    Neurol Sci 23:S49-50. 2002
    ..VR describes the alterations of the motor plans in PD by a point of view different from the clinical one, by testing "pure" mental sequences of the execution of a movement, without the interference of motor disability...